When you enter the program, the number one goal is to take you out of the survival-mode frame of mind by giving you a safe, stable, and secure place to start your recovery.
Addiction robs us of many things, including relationships. Learning to trust and accept help from others is vital to your sobriety. Rebuilding connections and finding a strong support system through a peer recovery community removes the isolation that addiction brings and helps you to be successful in your recovery and life. Together, we can overcome what we were incapable of achieving alone.
As addicts, many of us think that no one can possibly understand what it’s like. That other people just “don’t get it” because they haven’t been there. But at Step Denver, we have. All of us. Here, we use a Peer Recovery Support Model, which means you’ll always be around others who have been where you are, who relate to what you’re going through, and who can show you that recovery is possible.
While community is important for everyone, it is vital for those in recovery from the disease of addiction. When starting the recovery process, it’s easiest to trust and feel inspired by those who have been where you are. Knowing the people around you understand your struggle helps break down the walls of isolation that addiction brings. Overcoming addiction is made possible through a peer recovery community.
The Step brotherhood strengthens residents’ will for sobriety by giving them a sense of purpose—a strong community of men with shared experiences who are all working together toward a common goal. It’s the accountability to each other that increases our men’s motivation, reduces the shame of addiction, and teaches them the value of community in their recovery beyond Step.
Together, we can stay sober better than any one of us can alone.
You look in somebody’s eyes and you’ll see that they’re just as tired as you are. It’s inspiring to just look at somebody else and see the same. It’s like you’re looking in the mirror. There’s a lot of camaraderie with that.Ryan