True North Recovery has been privileged to walk with over 280 women finding long term recovery in the past 7 years and in 2019 celebrated with 35 of our residents when they achieved 1-year sobriety. True North Recovery Alumni highlight our value of service by returning to support our residents through sponsorship, sharing their stories, participating in meetings, and sober fun activities. Our alumni have graduated from our program to thrive as active members of the recovery community. These women have successfully accomplished various personal achievements throughout their journey at True North Recovery and have left with a spiritual foundation including life changing resources, skills, and support and lifelong relationships with women on the same path.
Our non-clinical approach supports women with 0-30 days of recovery who are on their journey to achieve long-term recovery. Our program engages our residents in a skills and tool-based curriculum to create balance, productivity, and independence. Through high accountability standards, we provide a safe living environment for women with short-term recovery to succeed. We understand that in some cases women need clinical services like detox to get started or mental health professionals to provide a plan to stabilize mental health issues as they begin the challenging work necessary for long term recovery. We focus on day to day living and partner with clinical resources that focus on women in early sobriety.
Often, women working to maintain long term sobriety have used clinical and therapy interventions and have a strong understanding of the disease of addiction but continue to struggle with relapse. To maintain long term recovery, we have to change how we live, how we think, and how we perceive the world, things we cannot find in a clinical setting. That is where our Compass program focuses.
a higher level of accountability and stability through the especially challenging first 30 days of recovery.
Tools and one one one support to help residents as they develop a structure that balances recovery with other responsibilities,
Realistic understanding of the importance real self care, and the part it plays in long term recovery.
a recovery program that includes all of the crucial elements needed to succeed such as attending regular meetings, working with a sponsor, and service work.
lastly, a spiritual program because WE CANNOT DO THIS ALONE.
I attended treatment for alcoholism in April of 2013. Following treatment, I followed the recommendations of my treatment team and moved into one of the Come Straight Home sober houses. The ability to enter sober living, instead of returning home after a 30 day inpatient stay, along with the tools and support I received as a resident, enabled me to build a long term recovery program.