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Recovery Directions – Our Mission
Our Mission at Recovery Directions is two-fold: Helping addicts get into treatment, and to assist the transition back to life once recovery has begun.
Recovery Directions was founded under the 12-step principle of one alcoholic (or addict) helping another.
Recovery often starts with an intervention set up by family or loved ones. A successful intervention results in the addict being placed in a treatment or rehabilitation facility where they dry out or detox, and are introduced to the concepts of a 12-step program designed to teach them how to live sober.
But that is just the beginning of the process of living a happy and sober life. Once the addict is released from the treatment center, the real hard work of learning how to maintain sobriety begins. Recovery Directions offers high quality sober living homes for men and women that are filled with support from the residents and staff – all of whom are living the 12-step principles.
Sober living at Recovery Directions provides an invaluable tool when re-entering society – learning how to live life on life’s terms.
A friend needs help, but doesn’t want to talk about it. Should we do an intervention?
An intervention is a deliberate process by which change is introduced into peoples’ thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
The overall objective of an intervention is to confront a person in a non-threatening way, allowing them to see how their self-destructive behavior affects themselves, their family and friends.
It usually involves several people who have prepared themselves to talk to a person who has been engaging in some sort of self-destructive behavior. In a clear and respectful way, they inform the person of factual information regarding his or her behavior and how it may have affected them.
The immediate objective of an intervention is for the self-destructive person to listen and to accept help.
An intervention can be a helpful tool for a family member, colleague or friend who is resistant to addressing his or her problem.
At one time there was an attitude that people couldn’t be helped unless they hit bottom but that has changed. Often people who are resistant and enter treatment due to an intervention do very well.