The WholeLife Manifesto

  • We support and foster non-judgmentalism, meeting clients where they are at, harm reduction, and multiple pathways of recovery;
     

  • We support and foster holistic and integrated, interventions, efforts, and activities represent the best strategies for our clients to attain control of their lives. This is best represented by functionally addressing our multiple domains of function, as extrapolated in our mission statement. We believe that allopathic medicine and pharmacology/psycho-trophic medications should not be the sole alternative for our physical and behavioral health, and in fact, a holistic and integrated approach to health and wellness is much preferred;
     

  • We believe in the power of Peers, with learned experience, that they can themselves be the best ambassadors for recovery. Our goal is to create an ongoing, growing sustainable community, administered by Peers;
     

  • We believe very strongly in the power of community, and that a loss of community bonds and resources can be a major factor in addiction, as well as other mental illness. To that end, it will be a priority for the community to provide and/or be instrumental in creating and supporting community activities and events, as well as supporting re-entry activities
     

  • We believe that it is most important for the individual to define what recovery means for them, and that any strategies or pathways used, should helpful in supporting long-term recovery;
     

  • We support and foster recreation, fun, the arts, hobbies, etc., can be significant tools for addressing the challenges of addiction; as a result, we have focused on offering a wide slate of activities and resources in those areas. These include groups, classes, and activities in all varieties of music education, music production, recording arts, instrumental classes, songwriting, internet radio production, writing and video and media production; in the future we will add modules in the visual arts, such as in painting, graphic arts, and computer graphics;
     

  • We believe that appropriate and stimulating work/vocation can significantly aid in Recovery, and have as our goal, the creation of Business Incubators for our community, which can aid both our clients, as well as support our sustainability as a self-supporting entity;
     

  • We believe that individuals should have the freedom and choice to utilize multiple pathways of recovery including abstinence only, harm reduction, moderation management, as well as medically assisted treatment (MAT);
     

  • We support and foster a diverse program of groups, interventions and classes that address the multiple domains of function (see our catalog); and that at the heart of our program are ongoing peer recovery support and counseling groups, which address the variety of life challenges that we all face ongoing; our ultimate goal is to create a cooperative community.
     

  • We believe that Recovery is possible, and that we can control our own destiny; we believe that there are many different spiritual pathways that support a positive way of life;
     

  • We align ourselves with a variety of organizations and individuals whose philosophies of recovery bring hope, fresh insights, and newer perspectives to the Recovery Movement, and to what being in recovery means.