Recovery Start

Recovery Start is a twelve-session group based upon Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., 30 Tasks of Recovery. Participants focus on the initial seven tasks essential for early recovery: denial, etiology of addiction, powerlessness, limiting damage from past behaviors, establishing sobriety, ensuring physical integrity, and becoming engaged in a supportive culture.  These tasks are described in The Recovery Start Kit, a packet of material participants are provided at the start of the first session. Daily exercises such as meditations, and core dialogs, along with weekly exercises that are completed and then reviewed within the group allow members to learn new techniques to address problem areas in a new and positive, life-affirming way.  Prerequisite for entering this group is completion of the Beginnings program