The heart of GraceWay Recovery Residence is the 12-step methodology of Alcoholics Anonymous. We help women who have substance use disorder, as well as other process addictions such as disordered eating (bingeing, purging, restriction, exercise bulimia), gambling, self-harm, co-dependency, and cognitive-behavioral disorders. Our team has developed an in-depth 90 day curriculum, as well as our own 12-Step workbook and worksheets. You will be walked through the 12-Steps and their principles in a way that is engaging and immersive that motivates and empowers you to stay sober.
Your counselor will work with you to determine what your individual needs are and then develop a comprehensive recovery support plan tailored to those needs that is continuously updated every 30 days.
Weekly Individuals Sessions
You will meet with your counselor individually each week. You will receive one-on-one counseling in relapse prevention strategies, healthy coping skills, the 12-steps, codependency, anger management, healthy communication styles, employment preparation, and social skills to promote healthy sober living. You will be supported in creating an effective relapse prevention plan and in understanding triggers that may increase relapse risks, as well as in overcoming any barriers that may inhibit your recovery process.
Groups are held 4 different times daily Monday through Friday. This totals up to 20 hours a week of group time. These groups are overseen by a trained peer support specialist or counselor, and provide an opportunity for you to process your experiences, struggles, and challenges. Groups consist of process groups, educational groups, 12-Step groups, creative and art therapy, experiential groups, spiritual groups, and cognitive behavioral groups.
Nutrition and Exercise
You will be provided 3 healthy meals each day and will also help to prepare and cook these meals for your community. Each morning an allotted time is scheduled on campus for exercise. We also have memberships at 2 local gyms and use those memberships for different classes such as Yoga, Zumba, Tabata, etc. You will receive a minimum of 4 to 5 hours of scheduled physical activity each week.
Life Skills Development
Our team provides one-on-one support to help you develop necessary life skills. GraceWay is a homelike environment and you will have daily responsibilities just as any household would, which include chores, cooking, and maintaining a schedule.
The 12-Steps are a spiritual program of action, not a religious one. You will learn how to connect with a Higher Power of your own understanding. Many people struggle with the concept of God or Higher Power before they come to GraceWay, and you need not be a religious person to find fulfillment in 12-Step recovery.
Our carefully crafted program will guide you to learn how to operate by spiritual principles such as honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness. Our entire curriculum promotes each person to engage in spiritual disciplines that are essential components of 12-Step recovery. The end result is substance-free living during the recovery process, and sets the foundation for a solid program of recovery upon discharge.
You will learn your patterns involving past relapses and also how to cope with relapse triggers. You will gain new tools in the form of 12-Steps to help navigate the world sober. Our team will work with you in group settings, as well as one-on-one, to help you develop and maintain this toolkit.
Job Readiness Training
We differentiate ourselves by providing a job readiness training program with our partner, The Bread House & Granary. When the time is deemed appropriate, residents may begin training at The Bread House, which opened in 2009. The Bread House is a health-conscious bakery and farm to table restaurant with a specialty coffee and juice bar that helps support GraceWay and keep program fees affordable. This training will begin after the first 30 days and consist of a few volunteer hours each week and does not constitute employment. If residents choose to transition into The Way sober living after 90 days then they can apply for employment at The Bread House. The Bread House specializes in freshly-milled whole wheat breads and baked goods and they exist to provide training to GraceWay residents in their wholesome and temptation free environment. There are many different areas for job training including a kitchen, lunch service, coffee and juice bar, bakery retail store, event space, and wholesale baking. This enables residents to not only learn job training skills, but also provides them with an opportunity to have a purpose again.
24/7 Staff Support
With a combined total of 51 years of sobriety, the staff at GraceWay Recovery Residence are here to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. We are dedicated to helping you learn how to live sober and reach your goals.
GraceWay encourages continued family involvement throughout the recovery experience. We will provide communication to court and legal services if needed and keep families up to date on their loved ones progress. Each family member is required to attend at least 6 Al-Anon meetings to learn how to be a part of the solution moving forward. We provide family support and education on enabling behaviors, the disease of addiction, and work with families and their loved one to help restore a healthy relationship. Click here for more information on our family program.
You will be provided transportation support via staff for the purposes of medical appointments, group outings, employment (if not working at The Bread House) and gym activities.
Your stay is individualized and re-evaluated every 30 days, and is determined by your need and degree of participation in the group.