Awaken Recovery's program includes certified recovery housing, transportation, 12 Step Meetings, life skills coaching, employment preparation support, and artistic expression sessions.
We serve individuals 18 years or older who seek a life of recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders.
We provide a safe, supportive and substance-free environment for recovering women who benefit from a structured living environment as they re-enter the workplace and the community.
Our staff is dedicated to helping individuals through the process of recovery from substance use. We guide our residents on a path to achieve long term recovery, maintain a holistic balance of the body, mind, and spirit, and enjoy a life free of substance use.
Program of Recovery
– Staying sober and choosing to live a healthier life
- Practicing self care in daily activities
– Attending AA/NA meetings or recovery podcasts daily
– Obtaining and working with a sponsor
– Participating in support groups
– Daily prayer, meditation, reflection
– Working on the 12 steps of AA/NA
- Creating a personal recovery plan
- Identifying goals for achieving wellness
- Attending IOP or other substance counseling services
- Participating in education or employment
Artistic Expression Sessions
Awaken Recovery's Art Sessions help individuals express their emotions, improve self-esteem, manage their addictions, discover new hobbies, relieve stress, improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and cope with their recovery.
Dr. David Wiss became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in 2013 and founded Nutrition in Recovery, a group practice of RDNs specializing in the treatment of eating and substance use disorders. In 2017, David received the “Excellence in Practice” award at the national Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. The California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics awarded him the “Emerging Dietetic Leader Award” in 2020.
He earned his PhD from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health in the Community Health Sciences department (with a minor in Health Psychology) by investigating the links between adverse childhood experiences and various mental health outcomes among socially disadvantaged men. View his publications here.
His treatment philosophy is based on a biopsychosocial model which incorporates an understanding of biological mechanisms, psychological underpinnings, and contextual factors that integrate the social determinants of health. His website Wise Mind Nutrition is dedicated to providing information at the intersection of nutrition and mental health.
Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous
Step 1 (HONESTY) We admitted we were powerless over substances, that our lives had become unmanageable.
Step 2 (HOPE) Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Step 3 (FAITH) Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of our Higher Power as we understood them.
Step 4 (COURAGE) Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Step 5 (INTEGRITY) Admitted to our Higher Power, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Step 6 (WILLINGNESS) We were ready to have our Higher Power remove all these defects of character.
Step 7 (HUMILITY) Humbly asked our Higher Power to remove our shortcomings.
Step 8 (RESPONSIBILITY) Made a list of all persons we've harmed and become willing to make amends to them all.
Step 9 (ACCOUNTABILITY) Made a direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Step 10 (PERSEVERENCE) Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Step 11 (SPIRITUALITY/ AWARENESS) Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with our Higher Power as we understood them, praying only for knowledge of Their will for us and the power to carry that out.
Step 12 (SERVICE) Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and addicts, and to practice these principles in all of our affairs.