How Can Refuge Recovery Help
When seeking treatment, recovery, and long-term sobriety, it is important to build a new support system that helps keep you grounded and engaged in the recovery process. Getting help and support for alcohol addiction, substance abuse issues, and other mental health problems can be a daunting and scary process, but you don’t have to do it alone. If you or a loved one decide to participate in a treatment program, they may recommend that participants also attend outside meetings and support groups as a part of the continuation of care.
The most common outside support groups are based on the 12 step model originally founded in Alcoholics Anonymous. While many people enjoy and benefit from the structure of 12 step programming, many do not and need other options. No matter what your belief system is, everybody deserves the same chance at recovery and healing. Refuge Recovery is a support group for recovering individuals that is not connected to the 12 steps or any addiction treatment organization or mental health program.
The History Behind Refuge Recovery
Refuge Recovery can be described as a process, set of tools, and practice designed to put individuals on the path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. The philosophy of the Refuge Recovery Program was born out of the teachings of Siddharta Guatama. Siddhartha was a man who lived in India 2500 years ago. He was a radical psychologist and spiritual pillar of his time. By evolving in his own spiritual practices and experiences, he realized and found a deeper understanding of why human beings experience so much suffering. Throughout his spiritual journey, he found a way of life that ended all forms of addiction and the grief that it brings.
His practice involved meditation, wise actions, and compassion. Siddartha found a way to free himself from the phenomenon of craving, the feeling that urges people to engage in certain destructive behaviors or indulges in substances. He spent the rest of his life dedicated to teaching others how to live a life of well-being and freedom.
Meditation Practices Used in The Refuge Recovery Program