What makes us different?

The Enlightened Recovery Program

Evidence Based, Community Powered, Enlightened Recovery.

A Biopsychosocial Approach.

The Enlightened Recovery Program views addiction as a disease that not only disrupts a person mentally and physically, but also destroys family cohesiveness and community relationships.

The over-arching objective of the program is to bring balance to the biological, psychological and social areas of an individual’s life, allowing for sustainable recovery at the intersection of health in those areas.

Find Freedom from Addiction.

“It’s refreshing to see a realistic approach to long term behavior change. What Enlightened Recovery Program (ERP) does is remind us that change is not osmotic or abstract; it is a series of self-directed changes that start with assessing our satisfaction in life and its many domains. Change tends to be a momentum game and ERP allows you to find a start point and create your own plan of growth. It’s not about just getting back what you had; its about harnessing your potential and staying in a state of growth and improvement. It teaches us to utilize today, because it will never happen again. It shows us that time and potential are a terrible thing to waste. We learn to drive our own change and, just as importantly, sustain that change.”

Robert Bazzel, BS

Clinical Therapist

A Program that Works. Recovery that Lasts.

Recovery is achieved in a systematic way, through six primary modalities:

1. Goals

2. Beliefs

3. Skills

4. Health

5. Relationships

6. Community

“I have personally witnessed clients transformed using the Enlightened Recovery Program in a way nothing else has. Clients are empowered to change their relationships with others, as well as with themselves. ERP communicates individualized treatment in a language that is understood to both the client and the clinician, with a strength-based approach to identify core belief systems linked to maladaptive behaviors.”

Heather Wilson, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Director

Enlightened Recovery is an Integrative, Evidence-Based Treatment Model

True Holistic Program. Our therapists and coaches assess and work to improve every area of our clients’ life. We know that drug and alcohol abuse are symptoms of a deeper issue. For sustainable recovery to occur, it is vital to get to the root of the client’s experience.

Individualized Treatment. Clients are given a personal life assessment to determine which specific areas need the most attention (i.e. family, finances, career, etc.), and with the help of their Enlightened Recovery Coach and Therapist, develop a personalized treatment plan.

12 Step Influence. Enlightened Recovery Program (ERP) incorporates the application of spiritual principles as they apply to sustainable positive lifestyle changes and Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).

Individualized Treatment. Clients are given a personal life assessment to determine which specific areas need the most attention (i.e. family, finances, career, etc.), and with the help of their Enlightened Recovery Coach and Therapist, develop a personalized treatment plan.

Family Support. Before visitation with clients, families have an opportunity to attend an orientation and introduction to an ERP family self-care tool, designed to work in conjunction with the clients’ treatment program. This initiates the family healing process and offers consistency for the client when they return home.

Neuroscience Application. Based off the neuroscience principle, “Neurons that fire together, wire together,” ERP’s RECOVER daily checklist utilizes the brain’s ability to re-wire itself through neuro-plasticity, while cementing new positive behaviors in the implicit/procedural memory systems.

Intrinsic Motivation. The ERP tools are designed to empower clients. Through self-directed learning, the client develops self-efficacy, and begins to correlate positive feeling with personal initiative.

Evidence Based. The ERP Model incorporates proven clinical treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Measurable Outcomes. Using self-report surveys and leading research software, we are able to track and measure the success rates of our clients.

I have been around the Enlightened Recovery Program for almost 6 months now and it has really been an eye-opening experience for the substance abuse treatment world. I have been working in this industry as a therapist and clinical director for the past 10 years and I have never seen anything like this before. The program really helps the clients in a way that they don’t even realize. The Enlightened Recovery Program embodies elements from the bio-psychosocial, ASAM, and the 12-step model. The clients are not realizing that they are getting so much from one model. The clients enjoy checking off boxes and completing goals. The Enlightened Recovery Program is really an amazing thing to see up front and personal and watch clients enter treatment with no hope or will and leave with goals, passion, and stability in their life. I can’t wait to see this program in treatment centers around the world.

Lindsie Brown, LMHC, LPC, CAP, ICADC

Clinical Director

Ongoing Involvement and Support

  • 18 Months Recovery Coaching. Upon completion of the Enlightened Recovery Program, clients have access to trained recovery coaches for 18 months
  • Coaches Training Program. Upon completion of the Enlightened Recovery Program (ERP), clients have the option to become trained ERP coaches at no cost. Coaches help bring a message of hope and recovery to the community, with our affiliated organizations such as Project HOME and The Hope House.
  • Extensive Alumni Program. Upon completion, all clients are automatically enrolled in the Enlightened Recovery Alumni Program, where they have access to ongoing support and encouragement through our closed Facebook group, YouTube page and monthly meetups.