12-Step & Non-12 Step 2017-07-29T23:51:02+00:00


Good Heart is not for or against any type of philosophy known to support the path of recovery. Spirituality is a critical component in all various 12-step and non-12-step paths. Our goal is to allow people entering recovery to discover and investigate a spiritual path that will provide them with an experiential practice meant to provide rational insight, conscious awareness of their need to release, and faith that healing is possible. Dealing with addiction, cravings, and mental health problems, one’s suffering is immense. For that reason, we maintain and encourage all clients in early recovery to find structure in either a 12-step or a non-12-step philosophy that guides them through finding a higher power in whatever way they understand it. The path to recovery is individualistic and we are not here to create the path for any one person. What we are here to do is to show them that there are paths to recovery and that one of them can lead to personal recovery and that their individual healing is possible.



Our programming focuses diligently on enriching and strengthening our client’s understanding of their addiction and the possibilities of their recovery. Each structured path within our program is developed based on the client’s presenting problems, their strengths, wants, and needs, and their future goals. Our perspective is simply this: Whichever path leads you to your Good Heart, we support.

The cycle of addiction is rooted in an unbearable suffering that begins due to various circumstances. 12-step and non-12-step philosophies have the same goal; That goal is to relieve the individual from their suffering, to find a higher power to guide them through their suffering, to transform one’s attitudes and behaviors, and to continue the knowledge they currently have by giving it to others. Many individuals suffering from addiction find that there are unwholesome aspects of their personality that do not serve themselves or others. At Good Heart, we help people unlearn the unhealthy and unbeneficial thoughts, behaviors, and actions they used to identify with and bring them to a place of solitude with greater self-esteem, greater respect for others, and the ability to forgive themselves and all prior circumstances. When this is achieved, miracles can happen.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being.

“Ultimately, choosing to get treatment may be more important than the approach used, as long as the approach avoids heavy confrontation and incorporates empathy, motiviational support, and a focus on changing… behavior. Ultimately, there is no one-size fites all solution, and what may work for one person may not be a good fit for someone else.”

Shenpa Surfers

Good Heart Recovery hosts a weekly spiritual path meeting open to the public with the sole purpose of guiding one’s internal needs towards sources that can provide healing. Within our meeting, we provide guided meditations, health mindful eating techniques, participation and sharing for all involved, and a speaker whose path to recovery can enlighten all who listen.

Community Based Support Groups

We encourage all clients to create a structured life outside of treatment that includes community based support groups, whether 12-step or non-12-step.

“It’s 12-step AND non-12-step. There’s no dualism here, this is all spirituality. These are all vehicles for growth; these are all vehicles for change.”

Jaymee Carpenter
Spiritual Director

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