Recovery as a Way of Being
Many of our clients are challenged with substance abuse issues. Our goal is to help them acquire a desire to stay sober, identify the ways substance abuse has negatively impacted their lives and the lives of others, develop the tools and attitudes to stay on track with their sobriety, and come to see recovery as a way of being that will serve them the rest of their lives. Recovery is more than abstinence. We define it as living a meaningful, healthy, fulfilling life as an honorable and responsible adult.
We hold a fundamental belief in the innate goodness of our clients. One common characteristic we observe in our students is low self-esteem. A significant piece of our therapeutic strategy is to support our clients in discovering their own strengths and positive attributes. Developing newfound resiliency within the individual participant is one of the most powerful results of the Legacy and Juniper Canyon experience. Through our lens of positive psychology, supported by the small unavoidable successes our clients experience in the wilderness and treatment center, they discover the gifts they can use to serve themselves and their community.
We believe in the ability of every person to learn to use good judgment and make responsible decisions. Our goal is to guide clients to develop the ability to control their impulsive behavior, to thoughtfully weigh the consequences of their decisions, to not blame others for their unhealthy choices, and to take responsibility for their own attitudes, thoughts, and actions.
We see in every woman who enters Juniper Canyon an honorable adult waiting to be self-discovered and refined. We guide each individual through the process of envisioning the honorable adult she is capable of becoming and developing a life success plan to fulfill that vision and realize her purpose.