Recovery isn’t as simple as using your willpower. I found it impossible to use will power alone. It didn't work. Using the power I find in connecting to the people in the rooms or my sponsor, that works. No one chooses to become addicted but it is my responsibility to become educated about my recovery and personalize my recovery practice.
We offer workshops both mornings and afternoons for residents to connect with each other and bond through reading and discussing recovery literature, the Big Book and doing 12-step work together. These workshops spur thinking and discussion about recovery topics such as accepting help and helping another, non-judgmental acceptance of others, mindfulness and recovery or living "on life's terms", to name a few.