Our Approach to Recovery

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If you want to get help, we want you

to understand our approach and

goals for your recovery.

Some students have a history of social functioning, educational and vocational skills, and positive family ties, but their substance abuse has eroded this prosocial lifestyle. For them, recovery involves rehabilitation, relearning, or re-establishing their capacity to sustain positive learning, as well as regaining physical and emotional health.

Other students have never acquired functional lifestyles. Their substance abuse is embedded in a larger picture of psychological and social deficits in education, employment, and social skills. Often they are antisocial or lack the motivation or capacity to pursue the values of right living. Oftentimes their experience in a therapy center is their first exposure to orderly living.

However, the goals of recovery remain the same for all students: to learn or relearn how to live drug-free positive lifestyles.

Our way of recovery involves changing how students perceive themselves. We believe that changes in lifestyle and identity are related. Those who acquire lifestyle changes and experience the healing of self-efficacy resulting from these changes eventually come to perceive themselves differently. This is a distinctive approach in the use of peer community models to pursue these goals.

Recovery Terminology

Being familiar with key recovery terms will make your journey ahead easier to navigate.



A person who is taking an interest and learning in their recovery.


Regaining lost or diminished capability, health, or previous levels of functioning; returning to a state of physical or mental health from a state of sickness and disease.

Goals for Recovery

Changing lifestyles through a multidimensional change, by unfolding a developmental process of social learning, which occurs through mutual self-help in a social context.

Therapeutic Community (TC)

Individual change results from the global impact of community life. The TC offers a vital process of re-creating communities that can heal and touch along with a self-help approach.

Faith-based (Approach)

The foundations of our teachings are rooted in Jesus Christ. We offer an evidence based approach to recovery with a foundation of faith-based techniques as one of our core values. Our approach is welcoming to all types of people, from all types of backgrounds. We have found many suffering from addictions, find hope and healing through Jesus Christ, and fill the void of loneliness caused by a substance abuse disorder.

Strengths-based (Perspective)

Is the assumption that all humans are capable of change and growth. All must be seen from the viewpoint of their capacities and capabilities, competencies, possibilities, talents, vision, hopes and values, regardless of how altered and shattered they may become due to their circumstances, trauma, and oppression. See potential possibilities rather than problems.

Social Learning (Theory)

A learning process and social behavior which proposes that new behaviors can be acquired by observing and imitating others. The activities for everyday life in the community provide the entire curriculum for learning about self, relating to others, and right living. Learning unfolds in stages, with realizable goals leading to an ultimate graduation.

Operant Conditioning (Theory)

The premise is that all behavior is learned; faulty learning is the cause of abnormal behavior. Therefore the individual has to learn the correct or acceptable behavior.

Peer Community (Model)

Is about connecting the students in the spirit of learning, sharing, knowledge, and collaborating with one another. A platform for those in addiction with more experience able to share with those in the early stages of recovery. A student who has the knowledge from their own experience with a condition, or the circumstances of those they help, or has received training to be empathetic and understanding in helping.

Behavior Therapy (Model)

Including individual & group counseling. Addressing a student’s motivation to change, providing incentives for abstinence, building skills to resist drug use, replacing drug-using activities with constructing and rewarding activities, improving problem-solving skills, and facilitating better interpersonal relationships. Also, participation in group therapy and other peer support programs to help maintain abstinence.

Work as Education and Training (Method)

Beyond the training of practical and useful skills, job training is used primarily to further the individual’s personal growth and socialization. Active participation in the program through meaningful work as a needed member of the peer community is the critical component of emotional health and a positive lifestyle.

I’m always going to be a student. I’m always learning. I’m always trying to understand. I never want to feel like I’ve arrived.

LecraeAmerican Christian Hip Hop Recording Artist