While the 12-step program has been the primary addiction recovery strategy since the mid-20th century, today it is only one of numerous effective methodologies for long-term substance use management. At The Raleigh House, we offer Eastern philosophy-focused treatment while providing space for standard 12-step meetings. We specialize in treatments that incorporate mindful meditation, animal-assisted therapy, yoga, and a variety of alternative therapies into Western rehabilitation protocols. Our focus on crafting individual treatment plans for our guests offers a holistic approach that facilitates full-body wellness.
The 12-step program was created in 1935 as a faith-based series of principles based upon those first advocated by an organization called the Oxford Group. This approach differed from previous, non-science-driven addiction recovery techniques that relied upon willpower and human perfectibility. The 12-steps, on the other hand, acknowledged that addiction is a chronic condition that requires focused, life-long management and support.
The 12 steps of recovery, while different depending upon the type of substance dependency, typically include:
Numerous recovery programs employ the 12-step model. These include groups for families and children of people with substance use disorders, groups for people with behavioral addictions, groups for friends of people with addictive disorders, and support groups for trauma survivors.
The Raleigh House provides a safe space for people struggling with addiction who wish to participate in 12-step meetings. Our program is not based on the 12-step model, but we do offer nightly 12-step meetings and/or Dharma meetings to introduce them to clients and offer them resources for continuing support once they leave treatment.
Dharma recovery offers a peer-led, alternative approach to addiction management that can be used as a standalone treatment, though it is often practiced as a supplement to 12-step programs. Dharma recovery embraces a spiritual path to rehabilitation, though a belief in a Higher Power is not required.
The Dharma recovery program integrates Buddhist teachings into a community-based recovery model. The foundational principles of Dharma recovery are self-inquiry, compassion, wisdom, trust, and community support. The sessions begin with mindful meditation and then progress to shared readings and discussions. Participants are encouraged to share observations and experiences with the group. The structure and format of the meetings vary depending upon the facilitator.
At The Raleigh House, we encourage guests to pursue paths to recovery that promote full-body healing, whether they involve cognitive behavioral therapy, experiential therapy, family systems therapy, EMDR therapy, or a combination of treatments. We offer a safe space to heal and rediscover the beauty of mindfulness and sobriety.
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