Similar to the dynamics of a family, when an individual is in a recovery program, it is important for all clients and staff to come together in such a way that patience, understanding, and harmony are always present. This allows for someone in recovery to feel comfortable with opening up about the experience of trying to apply recovery teachings in their daily life. Again, we are all trying to make progress. Some of us are new to recovery and some of us are more experienced. However, Good Heart acknowledges that all experiences and all time spent in recovery is valuable and should be shared. Those who have suffered from addiction often feel isolated and withdrawn from the world. We acknowledge this and make it a priority to reduce their suffering by developing a bond between them and their community.