“Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends—this is an experience you must not miss.”
– The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
Here at the Taylor Recovery Center our passionate mission is to help our clients recover from substance abuse and watch their “life take on new meaning”. A key principle of accomplishing this mission on part of both staff members and clients is dedication to service work and finding fulfillment in it. On the level of both our sober living staff and licensed counselors, meeting the needs of our clients is a top priority rooted in service. It is a well understood fact in the recovery world that helping others not only does good to the one who is helped, but brings about a great benefit to the person who is helping. Furthermore, the nature of the substance abuse field is one that calls each person to cultivate keen insight into the nature of addiction as well as genuine care and empathy, which together aid in effectively reaching others as they journey the road of recovery. Having an awareness of the importance of these qualities, Taylor Recovery staff members strive to always put them into active practice.
Dedication to service is not just limited to staff members at the Taylor Recovery Center but extends to our clients as well. As is the experience of many who are in active recovery, when one begins to experience the freedom and healing from addiction a natural shift can take place to begin seeking out ways of giving back, or engaging in service work. One aspect of the individualized recovery program that our clients receive at the Taylor Recovery Center to help them engage in fulfilling service work is the opportunity to work a recovery program with a sponsor. Our clients are highly encouraged to incorporate this into their recovery plan because of the life changing effect it can bring about. Sponsors are not only able to guide their sponsees through a recovery program, but also provide them with opportunities to help others.
Another great quality of the Taylor Recovery sober living experience is that when our clients first move in they encounter an entire community of people, of all different backgrounds, striving for the common goal of recreating their lives and staying sober. As of August 2015 30 clients are calling Taylor Recovery home along with 2 live-in onsite staff members. Our vibrant community made up of clients and staff members welcomes each new client warmly to Taylor Recovery. Our clients will find that making friends is easy and that our community finds fulfillment in helping each other in their recovery or in any simple daily matters. In essence, service expressed through genuine friendships and meeting the needs of others is highly regarded at the Taylor Recovery Center by both the level of clients and staff members.
Since its foundation our community goal has been to provide the best environment and structure to help our clients stay sober, find the joy of recovery and reshape their lives. Through an active commitment to service we at the Taylor Recovery center agree with an insightful statement by performance psychologist Dr. Molli Marti, “The more you become aware of and respond to the needs of others, the richer your own life becomes.”