What is Refuge Recovery?
Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. The Refuge Recovery program has adapted the core teachings of the Buddha as a treatment of addiction.
We recognize that substance use disorder is not the only cause of addictive suffering. We embrace those who suffer from addictions of all kinds, which are referred to as process addictions- which include: codependency, disordered eating, gambling, technology, sex and love addiction, shopping, or any other cycle of craving cycle that creates suffering.
We are a peer-led community with support provided by the non-profit charitable organization Refuge Recovery.
How Does It Work?
Refuge Recovery follows the traditional Buddhist system of the Four Noble Truths, which begin with four actions:
- We take stock of all the suffering we have experienced and caused as addicts.
- We investigate the causes and conditions that lead to addiction and begin the process of letting go.
- We come to understand that recovery is possible and take refuge in the path that leads to the end of addiction.
- We engage in the process of the Eightfold Path that leads to recovery.