Drug and alcohol addiction is a devastating disorder that affects every aspect of a person’s life—family relationships, job performance and finances, and personal health. When you are ready to make a change, we are here to help.
At St. Gregory Recovery Center, we invite our clients to begin a faith-based virtuous life that will help you reach your goal of life-long sobriety.
Virtuous Life Recovery Program:
At St. Gregory, we introduce our clients to our exclusive Virtuous Life program. This is a loving invitation to change the path that has led to an addictive lifestyle.
In the Virtuous Life program, we explore seven virtues (faith, hope, love, prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) as a path for improving and transforming our lives.
Let’s briefly explore each of them:
Faith: Faith represents a strong belief and trust in God or a higher power. It involves a deep sense of conviction and reliance on spiritual truths and teachings.
Hope: Hope is the confident expectation of good things to come, especially in the context of one’s salvation and the promises of God. It provides encouragement and optimism in the face of challenges.
Love (Charity): Love, often referred to as charity, is a selfless and unconditional love for others. It involves showing kindness, compassion, and goodwill to all, and it is considered one of the central virtues in Christianity.
Prudence: Prudence is the ability to make sound, practical, and wise decisions. It involves discernment, careful judgment, and the consideration of moral and ethical principles in one’s choices.
Justice: Justice is the virtue of giving each person their due, ensuring fairness, and upholding moral and legal principles. It involves treating others with equity and seeking to right wrongs.
Fortitude (Courage): Fortitude, also known as courage, is the strength of character to face challenges and difficulties with resilience and determination. It helps individuals stand firm in their beliefs and values.
Temperance: Temperance emphasizes self-control and moderation in one’s desires and appetites. It involves managing one’s passions and maintaining balance in all aspects of life.
How we apply the 7 Virtues to Our Virtuous Life Recovery Program
We examine each virtue to understand what it is and how we can apply it in our own lives and circumstances. The virtues are faith-based habits that allow us consistently to make better choices. By developing these virtues, we develop the habit of making better choices to create better outcomes for our lives.
The concept of virtue originated in Greek culture as a word that translates to “excellence.” Virtue, at a basic level, was the study of living excellently. The pursuit of virtue is the pursuit of excellence. Virtue isn’t simply about making one or two positive choices—virtue is the habit of behaving excellently in every given situation. Growing in virtue through a faith-based program like the one at St. Gregory with help us develop good habits that allow us to thrive.
Developing Your 7 Virtues with Our Virtuous Life Recovery Program
Using our exclusive program, we will give you detailed information and practical advice about how you can develop each virtue in your own life and how you can use them as a framework for making decisions, both during your time at St. Gregory and after you graduate.
We are firmly convinced that if you engage in this process and grow in virtue, you can live your life excellently and substance-free.
Virtuous Life Recovery Program Treatment Approach
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Within the first couple of weeks in our program, our clients are often feeling better than they have in years and have begun the process of retraining the brain’s ability to effectively process information and apply what they will learn. Now we can focus on your life and the tools it will take to walk away from substance abuse.
Emotional responses to circumstances in life and “triggers” for the desire to use drugs and alcohol are deeply rooted in our thought processes and belief structures. The way we perceive ourselves is often based on our abilities to react rationally to events and circumstances in our lives. The way we manage relationships, process emotions, and deal with stress, trauma, and challenges in life is crucial to the outcomes we will experience and directly relates to our overall satisfaction and fulfillment.
By human nature, we all want to experience happiness. For the most part, our happiness is derived from our working, living and relationship environments. For some, this also includes their faith. When we struggle with these and don’t know how to fix or resolve the problems, we tend to seek experiences and other things that will help us feel better. This is where dependencies to drugs or alcohol begin. The problem, however, is that these are only temporary fixes, and they also move us farther from real solutions that will have lasting effects.
CBT is consistently shown to be the most effective therapeutic method for treatment of substance abuse. Our program employs the very latest in CBT techniques, developed by world-renowned addiction researchers to instill the tools necessary to understand why you think, feel, and behave the way you do—and how to change those responses! To learn more about the therapeutic techniques and program used at the St. Gregory Recovery Center, Click to learn more about cognitive behavior therapy!
Health & Wellness Program
The St. Gregory Health & Wellness program integrates the latest in nutritional education and exercise trends. We incorporate positive recreational sports and physical activities into our health and wellness programs to promote healthier lifestyles.
Recovery Coaching & Life Planning
The latter portion of the St. Gregory program begins to take a serious look at how our guests can apply the tools they have learned here to their lives when they return home. This is one of the most important aspects of our program as it provides planned goals and objectives for recovery and is an invaluable resource to help our graduates maintain the motivation and resilience necessary for abstinence.
Each person works with his or her counselor on mapping out a recovery plan for when they return home to their jobs and families. This plan puts into action the tools learned here and includes both short-term and long-term goals for themselves, their relationships, their careers, and their overall direction in life. Click to learn more about our Recovery Coaching Program!
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