Defining Recovery – At HeadWaters, we want to do more than help our clients to understand and stop problem behaviors. Beyond that, we want to help them utilize the tremendous talents and abilities they have in order to fully experience an abundant life that is free from addiction.
The treatment philosophy at Origins is spiritually-minded, and provides a firm foundation for 12-Step recovery. Addiction is a chronic, neurobiological disease that affects the mind, body and spirit. Like other chronic diseases, it is a progressive illness, and, if left untreated, it can be fatal. But there is real hope for recovery and a new, more fulfilling life.
Addiction can be successfully managed and treated- we do recover.
At Origins, we believe recovery is essentially a spiritual process built on these values:
By encouraging these principles in a supportive manner, the staff at HeadWaters are able foster a healing climate in which to recover. Through participation in an environment in which compassion and authenticity are core values, clients at HeadWaters are able to nurture the spiritual experience vital to permanent sobriety.
We believe that recovery is measured not only by abstinence, but by the ability to walk confidently with these values on a daily basis, regardless of the present circumstances.
While we are interested in knowing how many of our alumni are sober or abstinent in the months and years following treatment, key recovery benchmarks are more far-reaching. At HeadWaters at Origins, we want to know how our clients’ relationships have improved as a result of engagement in treatment— and we hope to discover that their lives are more fulfilling than before. Above all, we hope to learn the ways in which our alum have been able to share their gift by walking a path marked by loving action. All of these factors are the mission of sustainable recovery, and experience shows that true recovery positively impacts not only
the individual, but the lives of those around them.
When an individual passes on the gift of their recovery through love and selfless service, they engage an ongoing spiritual practice that leads to permanent sobriety.