spirituality

Holistic Recovery

The holistic approach to recovery addresses the needs of the whole person. In order to successfully treat the whole person, AToN Center focuses on a person’s physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and social needs. The way we address physical needs is through possible detoxification, medication, nutrition, sleep/rest as well as an understanding of what the body …

When residents enter into treatment, often they fear the physical withdrawal symptoms and forget about the emotional and psychological withdrawal symptoms that can make long-term sobriety so difficult. These emotional and psychological symptoms comprise the second stage of withdrawal, called “Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome” or P.A.W.S. There is no set length of time that these …

Perhaps the two most important questions you can ever ask yourself are: “Who am I?” and “Why am I here?”. These two questions, ubiquitous in every culture, are the catalysts for profound thought. The question, “Why am I here?” speaks to the heart of finding a meaningful purpose in life, and while it may appear …

Part 1 discussed relationship as the first pillar of Spirituality.  Part 2 focuses on “Your Personal Value System.”We each have a value system composed of core supporting values. Core Values (about four to six) are those that form the foundation of our personal belief systems. Supporting values support the core values. Intangible core values (eg., …

Many of the residents who enter treatment at AToN express a desire to explore alternate paths for achieving and sustaining recovery.  At AToN we encourage residents in this endeavor by having them examine all aspects of self; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.  This spiritual aspect can be mysterious or elusive. During our week-end spirituality groups …