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+ "Failure to Launch"
The stage between adolesence and adulthood demands a series of increasingly complex, difficult, and trying milestones. Too often, we see individuals who are incapable of taking the neccessary actions to sieze control and onwership of their lives. Often, these persons are fearful of their own ability to succeed and are confused as to the correct path to take.
At Lighthouse, lasting recovery is about so much more than removing substances from one's life. It's about discovering passion, purpose, and true freedom. We build resilience and the needed motivation to successfuly help individuals take on the world. And our staff and community are always there to help once a resident graduates in times of trials and hardship.
+ "Playing the Victim"
We often encounter individuals incapable of taking responsbility for their actions, the handling of life's consequences, and the need to leverage sympathy to obtain desired outcomes. They just don't think life is being "fair." In reality, the individual is overwhelmed, angry, feels helpless, and is self-degrading, compounding a sense of deep shame and loss of self-worth.
Our philosophy is to bring clarity, communication, introspection, and to help start developing personal accountability and self-love. We'll work to redefinine the individual's role away from being the "one always in need" to the one that is always looking to help others.
Self-sabotaging behavior is a common trait amongst new Lighthouse residents. Individuals feel subconciously unworthy of success and would rather "control" the situation by destroying it. This self-reinforcing cycle can become strangely second nature when individuals habitually act as their "own worst enemy."
We approach self-sabotaging individuals through a positive-reinforcement loop focused on removing critical internal negativity and working towards the development of a set of personal values. Furthermore, we practice becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable emotions, rather than simply running away from the problem.
+ "Living In the Extremes"
Addicts are wired to live in the extremes. The massive highs and cratering lows. It's always "all or nothing." Complete chaos or faltering attempts at controlling everything. They're constantly in conflict, oscillating between opposing emotions, opinions, or beliefs.
At Lighthouse, we promote a healthy balance between work, recovery, fun, and love. No individual life is ever perfectly balanced, but through the careful nuturing of each of these components, indiviudals are able to achieve a sustainable harmony and experience life as a "journey," not something that happens in one giant step.