Many ask why even have spiritual care with drug and alcohol treatment? Many more have tendencies of isolating themselves which is a common behavior among patients with drug or alcohol problems. You isolate yourself from people and from things that were once important to you. You lose touch with your values and all the spiritual principles that connect you to life and to others. You lose the richness of your life.
A healthy, balanced spiritual life is an element of recovery that helps you form a strong foundation for long-term success. Spiritual growth is at the core of 12-Step recovery; it is a journey that continues throughout your lifetime. Growing your spirituality links you back to what is important in your life and in your recovery.
The Spiritual Care Program at the Prevention and Recovery Center provides you the opportunity to develop and nurture your spiritual growth while you are in treatment. Spirituality is uniquely integrated into all of our programs at PaRC.
Spiritual Care Program includes:
- Lectures where you will learn how to use spiritual principles as a personal recovery resource.
- Meditation sessions that help you develop inner serenity and peace.
- Spiritual ceremonies that celebrate your accomplishment of your unique treatment goals.
- Our Serenity Gardens where you can retreat to and connect with nature and other people on the same path as you.
- Two separate chapels where you can meditate, reflect or pray in privacy and quiet.
- Optional traditional Christian chapel services with communion twice a week.
Do I have to believe in "God" in recovery?
No, you don't. The PaRC staff knows that people come to us with a variety of ideas and feelings about God. But we also know that participating in a solid 12-Step program involves dependence on a "Higher Power." Your particular Higher Power or God can be whatever is meaningful to you. It doesn't have to match any other person's concept and it might take you some time to identify and develop your Higher Power. We support your beliefs and will meet you wherever you are.
What is spirituality made up of?
In addition to developing your concept of a Higher Power, we also want you to begin developing universal spiritual principles such as:
Success in Spiritual Growth
Working the 12 Steps is a vital aspect of your personal spiritual growth in recovery. The general recommendation is to work through the first three steps while you are in your first month of treatment, then to work one step per month for the next nine months. That pace will get you through the 12 Steps in your first year of sobriety. And since Step 3 is such a vital step for setting the spiritual tone of steps 4-12, the PaRC offers a Third Step Ceremony where you will celebrate your accomplishment of this vital phase of your program.
Chapel Services are Available and Voluntary
Chapel services in the Cameron Chapel are led by Dr. Vaughn Bryant. Dr. Bryant is an ordained minister and performs communion and worship service in an Ecumenical Christian style. He integrates traditions from a variety of denominations, and everyone is invited to attend and participate.
All of us at PaRC, including our patients, see transformations happen every day. You can recover from alcoholism or drug addiction, and PaRC will help you build a strong foundation for your recovery.