Recovery Support Services are community-based meetings and support groups helping people in their recovery journey.
At Higher Path Living we introduce the following support services to expose each guest to their different approaches and discussions the strengths and short-comings of each. This allows the guest to select the service (and often the combination of services) that resonates with them the most. Some guests tend to gravitate to a particular approach, while others use them in tandem, taking the best of each to build a recovery plan to works for them.
Twelve Steps – meetings and discussion. Twelve Step programs are well known for their use in recovering from addictive and dysfunctional behaviors. The first 12-step program began with Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) in the 1930s and has grown to be the most widely used approach in dealing not only with recovery from alcoholism, but also from drug abuse and various other addictive behaviors. The first book written to cover the 12-step program was titled “Alcoholics Anonymous”, affectionately known as the Big Book by program members. Following the subsequent extensive growth of twelve step programs for other addictive behaviors.
SMART Recovery – workbook and meetings. SMART Recovery which stands for Self Management And Recovery Training helps individuals gain independence from addiction (substances or activities), and efforts are based on scientific knowledge and evolve as scientific knowledge evolves.
The 4-Point Program offers specific tools and techniques for each of the program points:
- Building and Maintaining Motivation
- Coping with Urges
- Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors
- Living a Balanced Life
Refuge Recovery – mindfulness & meditation. Refuge Recovery is an Eastern-oriented path to freedom from addiction. This is an approach to recovery that understands, “All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction”. By using the power of divine law (Dharma), we can relieve suffering of all kinds, including the suffering of addiction. This is a process that cultivates a path of awakening, the path of recovering from the addictions and other delusions that have created suffering in our lives and in this world.