Members come to The Grounds because substance use and addiction have taken over their lives in such significant ways that an intervention was necessary. Recovery is vital to a healthy independent life. At The Grounds, sobriety comes first. Most of our members are very clear and familiar on the chaos that abusing drugs and alcohol created in their lives. Living free from the chaos, coping with uncomfortable emotions, learning how to socialize sober and healing the wounds caused by addiction isn’t easy. Putting the knowledge into action is what members learn while at The Grounds. We want members to be equally clear and familiar with the peace of mind and benefits that come from being free from addictive substances and related behaviors. It’s a journey that each individual must travel in their own way and time. We also know that some actions can help this process happen easier and quicker than going it alone. While at The Grounds, we immerse members in an active, eclectic recovery community with the hope that it will attract them towards taking the necessary steps to achieve their own personal recovery.
This immersion includes full participation in the 12 Step community. We introduce members to the 12 Step process as it is one of the most researched and proven modalities for successful recovery from substances. While we understand that all members may not adopt a 12-Step program for life, we feel a responsibility to make sure that they feel comfortable and familiar with it as it a powerful resource available to anyone at any time anywhere in the world. Examples of 12-Step activities that The Grounds requires: