Often, people new to recovery can struggle with the idea of seeking an understanding of a higher power. Thus, some traditional 12-step models that have religious overtones may not appeal to everyone seeking sobriety. There are alternatives, like\u00a0Refuge Recovery meetings in Hanover, PA. The Refuge Recovery method centers on using Buddhism for addiction recovery. What is Buddhism? More than a religion, Buddhism is an Eastern philosophy focused on an individual's spiritual development. The practice of Buddhism does not involve the worship of a god or a relationship with a higher power. The\u00a0basic teachings of Buddhism\u00a0are: \tNothing is fixed or permanent \tActions have consequences \tChange is possible These fundamental teachings, in addition to practices like yoga and meditation, allow individuals to progress along the path to enlightenment. Ultimately, an enlightened person sees reality with absolute clarity. This clarity allows for the development of awareness, kindness, and wisdom. For this reason, many find success using Buddhism for addiction recovery. What is Refuge Recovery? Refuge Recovery\u00a0is a treatment method that uses the principles of Buddhism to help those suffering from substance use disorder attain a life free from addiction. Through the recovery process, addicts learn to accept life on life's terms. As a result, a person can begin to look at their life, addiction, recovery, and even previous behaviors through a lens of acceptance and non-judgment. Refuge Recovery offers the Four Noble Truths: \tAddiction creates suffering \tThe cause of addiction is repetitive craving \tRecovery is possible \tThe path to recovery is available The Ranch PA Groups Using Buddhism for Addiction Recovery Successful rehab and sobriety are dependent on several factors, not the least of which is self-acceptance. Unfortunately, many afflicted people struggle with traditional 12-step programs because they are based on the belief of a higher power. Additionally, some may find the language outdated and that the one-size-fits-all approach doesn't fit at all. The Ranch PA offers a traditional 12-step program for anyone that feels that the method could work for them. However, we realize that lifetime sobriety is attainable through other non-12-step methods. With Refuge Recovery meetings, clients use mindfulness practice, meditation, and yoga to become centered. Focusing on the current moment, accepting reality as it is, and taking things as they come\u00a0helps those in recovery avoid, or at least\u00a0manage, emotional triggers. The Ranch PA is located on 15 acres in the beautiful rolling hills of southeastern Pennsylvania. Undoubtedly, clients enjoy the tranquility of the natural surroundings. Holistic treatment, like out yoga therapy for addiction, or acupuncture therapy program, provides additional outlets for healing. For this reason, it is an ideal place to begin your journey using Buddhism for addiction recovery. The Ranch PA's Other Non-12-step Programs Stages of Change In contrast, with this model, instead of an abrupt move to abstinence, approach recovery with a plan. The program involves the following timeline: \tPrecontemplation (not ready for a change) \tContemplation (considering making a change) \tPreparation (ready to make a change and to plan to act within the month) \tAction (has made significant lifestyle changes within the last six months) \tMaintenance (increasing confidence and working to prevent relapse) SMART Recovery\u00ae Meetings Using Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, SMART Recovery\u00ae teaches clients that thoughts become emotions that, in turn, influence behavior. Therefore, if you can change your thoughts, then your emotions and behaviors will follow suit. The four-point program focuses on: \tBuilding and maintaining motivation \tCoping with urges \tManaging thoughts, feelings, and behaviors \tLiving a balanced life Whether you think a 12-step program can work for you or not, addiction shouldn't control you. A residential drug and alcohol rehab center can help you overcome your addiction. Thus, get on the road to recovery by calling us today .