Kootenai Recovery Center
Supporting many pathways
to holistic recovery
The Kootenai Recovery Community Center is a place where anyone who is struggling with substance abuse and/or mental health issues can walk in, free of judgment and seek community resources to help them achieve long-term recovery.
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About The Kootenai Recovery Center
There are Many Pathways to Recovery:
Individuals are unique, with an entire list of specific needs, strengths, goals, health attitudes, behaviors, and expectations for recovery. The pathways to recovery are highly personal, and generally involve a redefinition of identity in the face of crisis or a process of progressive change.
Recovery Exists on a Continuum of Improved Wellness:
Recovery is not a linear process. It is based on continual growth and improved function. It may involve relapse and other setbacks, which are a natural part of the continuum but not inevitable outcomes. It is the result of improved care and balance of mind, body and spirit.
Recovery Involves Healing & Self-Redefinition:
While the pathway to recovery may involve periods of time when activities are directed or guided to a substantial degree by others, recovery is a self-directed process. The person in recovery is the “agent of recovery”, responsible for themselves.
Recovery Has Cultural Dimensions:
Each individual person’s recovery process is unique and impacted by cultural beliefs and traditions. A person’s cultural experience often shapes a recovery path that is right for them. Recovery is building or rebuilding healthy family, social, and personal relationships.
We Have the Power to Do Something About It
People naturally think of hope as a positive thing, but what exactly is it? Hope is a quality that offers you motivation to achieve goals, to persevere when times are difficult, and to offer support to others. Many counselors believe it is necessary to the therapeutic process, including the process of living in addiction recovery. It is safe to say that anyone who wants life to change needs hope that it can happen.
The belief that it is possible for things to get better, and that you have the ability to control your own destiny is tremendously powerful. Uncovering hope causes problems and challenges to lose some of their power over you, and this, in turn, prompts you to want to determine your own destiny. You can look at hope as a catalyst that helps you find your hidden strengths, see possibilities where none previously appeared, and begin the process of positive change.
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Our Top Priorities
Over 21 million Americans are suffering from substance use, co-occurring, and/or behavioral health disorders. And many more are at risk every day.
Recovery coaching is a form of strengths-based support for people with addictions or in recovery from alcohol, other drugs, codependency, or other addictive behaviors.
Peer support occurs when people provide knowledge, experience, emotional, social or practical help to each other.
Support groups and 12-step programs are integral parts of the process of recovery from substance abuse and behavioral health issues for many people around the world. These include Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, SOS, NAMI, SMART, ETC.
Community & Recreation
We are working on keeping our center’s community space open. On August 1, 2019 we will be down-sizing and only doing recovery coaching as space permits. Please consider donating so we can continue providing a space for those in recovery.
Life Skill Classes
The term ‘Life Skills’ refers to the skills you need to live your life. Any skill that is useful in your life can be considered a life skill. Everything from tying your shoe laces to swimming to driving a car or using a computer.