Recovery is an individualized process that typically involves detoxing, figuring out core issues and any co-occurring disorders whether they are of a physical or emotional in nature, and finding sober coping skills and techniques. One must utilize these skills and techniques in daily life as they find a sober support network, new places, and new things. They must begin to rediscover themselves regarding hobbies, interests, likes, and dislikes.

What are Some Recovery Pathways from Drug and Alcohol Dependency?

There are many support group choices including 12-step ones. Some of these include: Paths to Recovery: One Size Does Not Fit All

  • Alcoholics Anonymous: This everyday self-help group uses the “Big Book” to help guide the recovery process. A.A. allows members of any age, race, culture, and education.
  • Cocaine Anonymous: C.A. does not discriminate against anyone attending its meetings. It does require the individual to have a strong desire to quit the utilization of any mind-altering substances.
  • Crystal Meth Anonymous: C.M.A. supports their meetings via member donations. Anyone wishing to abstain from the use of drugs and alcohol is welcome to take part.
  • Marijuana Anonymous: M.A. allows anyone to attend their meetings as long as they are wanting to maintain sobriety from mind-altering substances, especially cannabis.
  • Narcotics Anonymous: N.A. began in 1953. It also does not turn individuals away. It utilizes contributions from members to continue with ongoing fellowship. They do not distinguish between any substances, including alcohol.

There are also support groups for co-occurring mental health or physical health difficulties. Loved ones, including family and friends, can be wonderful backing for your continued sobriety.

Your own desire to stop using drugs and alcohol is very important in ceasing the use of addictive substances. Sometimes children, work, or school can aid with this decision. Getting in trouble legally can even be a path to recovery. Probation officers may be great guides to getting you the treatment you personally need. There are also educational programs in jails to aid with sobriety. Treatment professionals, such as substance abuse counselors, mental health therapists, and psychiatrists, and general practitioners, may help you to heal in many aspects of your life. These may occur in many settings such as inpatient, residential, outpatient, intensive outpatient, or an emergency room. Faith and attendance at religious organizations can help you as well.

An Alternative Rehab in Burns, Tennessee Which Has a Foundation in the 12-Steps

Sometimes a combination of recovery methods can help you the best to become, and remain, sober. Places, such as Discovery Place, can aid you in quitting the use of opioids, cannabis, alcohol, and other addictive substances. Twelve-Step programs can also play a vital role in you maintaining your sobriety and continued recovery as they lay the groundwork for healing after you cease the use of drugs and alcohol. Besides peer group support meetings, trained professionals, such as those at the Discovery Place in Burns, Tennessee can guide you in finding a life free of alcohol and mind-altering substances. Our alternative recovery program has an amazing combination of trained professionals who utilize a 12-step philosophy: Twelve-Step recovery meetings, sponsorship, sustained work on the Twelve Steps, and continued events and communication. Call us today at 1-800-725-0922 and get the help you deserve!


  • Discovery Place was the answer for my son. He did the 90 day and then the step down program and sober living. We give this organization 10 stars. They met my son where he was …emotionally, mentally, physically. They helped him put his life back on track. Discovery Place employees care about their guests. If your son, brother, nephew, grandson or husband needs excellent supportive care THIS is indeed the facility.

    Kim Morton
    Alumni Parent
  • I have remained sober and it is because of DP. DP is the best place there is, hands down. I keep everyone there in my prayers, and I encourage everyone there to take what they are practicing and do it in their lives, after.

    Roy Mantelli
  • Over the past year, I’ve been putting into actin what Discovery Place taught me, and I have experienced a complete perspective change of the world, and the people in it. I get to be a man of service and love today, and for that I am grateful to Discovery Place.

    Matt Kassay
  • Discovery Place means the world to me. They showed me the tools that I’ve tried to use everyday in my life to think less often of myself, and more frequently of others. I am learning to lend a hand when I am able and to have a honest and humble relationship with God and the people around me. Not only am I clean and sober, but also I am happy and fulfilled.

    Tommy Parker
  • Discovery Place and the men who work there made recovery attractive, and more importantly, fun. There is strength in the struggle. I am forever grateful for my time at Discovery Place.

    Creed McClellan
  • When I got to Discovery Place my whole life was in shambles, but I didn’t know it. I spent 6 months in their programs, participating in all three phases, and was met with kindness and love all along the way. It is unbelievable to me, where I am now relative to where I was when I arrived at DP.

    Lance Duke
  • I can never say enough good things about Discovery Place and the people who work there. Before checking in to DP, I was out of options and out of answers. Fortunately, Discovery Place has a solution. Taking suggestions from the staff at DP saved my life, and as a result, I’m now more content and hopeful about life. I’m grateful for Discovery Place showing me how to live a healthy life so that I can become a better man and help the next guy.”

    Tyler Buckingham

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