Choices Recovery Philosophy
Choices Recovery understands the need for effective addiction treatment for individuals who are struggling with substance abuse. The program's philosophy is to offer choices in the recovery process by using over a dozen treatment modalities with the goal being to reverse the physical and emotional damages of addiction and allow patients to enjoy productive, happy, drug-free lives.
Areas of Specialization
Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Art & Music Exploration
Vitamin & Nutrition Therapy
Yoga & Martial Arts Programs
I have learned how to live a fun-filling and happy life of sobriety, and though there will be rough days, I know now they are not the end of the world but something that you must confront in order to control your decisions and keep control of my life. I have learned that failures in proper communication that have affected me in the past can now be changed for the better. I have also learned that we all have choices to make that are well within our capability of handling in a positive manner, and that one bad choice can affect a large part of your life and survival.- Anonymous
A year & a half ago I left my last treatment center confidently. I was ready for success. I had found a new home in the AA 12 Step program, a program I had never expected to find comfort or belonging on the center was Highwatch Farm in Kent, Connecticut where Bill Wilson himself had written a good portion of our coveted Big Book. The cathedral with his very desk sat inside the blessed walls, untouched. It was a spiritual, inspiring place. So what went wrong? I had spent 5 weeks there, coming off of 5 AA meeting a day. The problem, though, was that over the course of my 5 week stay, I had also been on about 5 different prescription psych meds. The treatment center prided itself on the fact the Bill Wilson had written Alcoholic’s Anonymous on its grounds they needed no further security for their clients. We go Bill & psych meds & AA. I relapsed shortly after. I fell back down the rabbit hole quickly, tumbling into old habits & forgetting anything to do with 12 Steps. A year & a half later I found myself in Marne, Michigan. There were no psych meds allowed here & they certainly didn’t load us up on more, like the last 2 places I had been at. My first two weeks were a trainwreck of fear & anxiety. But then the medication cloud wore off. I saw myself for the first time and realized me relapses happened because I had never learned coping skills, I had learned to pop and anxiety pill instead. But not at Serenity Point! And then I started taking the 12 Step Native program where I began to strengthen my newfound coping skills even further. It teaches a path to “Wellbriety”, where we are sober AND well. Native took the 12 steps from my Big Book & added and ancient wisdom to them that I had never before gotten. My spirituality & the Native 12 Step went hand in hand together, combining my already existing beliefs in my Higher Power with its own. Between its powerful teaching, the guided meditations, the healing circles surrounding a beautiful fire & our facilitator Native Dave, I found a missing piece to my wellbriety puzzle. I found peace & I found my own serenity.- Jenna D.
I came into this program expecting to just go through it without a problem and a core. But when I started this program I started to realize that this program will change me if I put the steps into action. So I admitted the problems I had and decided it was time for me to change my future because if history repeats itself my future was not going to be okay. The life I have been living is not positive and it will not get me anywhere. These steps helped me learn to grow up because I’m done with this addictive behavior. Through the help of God I am willing to stop using and start being the man that I was put on this Earth to be. Through God I will be able to overcome the struggles. By keeping a clean house I will be able to stay sober, by helping out the community I will be able to keep my mind off of the things that would make me relapse and to keep myself busy so that I don’t go down that wrong path I’ve been choosing. I feel like my mind has changed and I am finally ready live in real sober happiness in which the drugs and alcohol had given me. These steps have changed me for the best and I feel if you try your hardest to follow these steps your life and sobriety can be changed and achieved. Just like what I have accomplished from this program changed my life, why don’t you let it change yours also.- Noah M.
I learned a lot about myself and my beliefs during this Red Road to "well-briety" study. It really messed with my core beliefs and values. I do believe in a higher power and that the higher power wants a personal relationship with everyone. I believe that many world religions teach the ideals of the positive warrior and love-based thought system. The idea that living this way brings harmony to our personal and family lives, our community and nation. I believe in the idea that all things grow and come full circle. I have seen many of the teaching come true in my past due to my actions, both positive and negative. I look forward to returning home and implementing these principles in my daily life.- Chris H.
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