Three Aspects of Recovery
Brand New Mercies follows a recovery model that has been in use for 50 years by the CityTeam program House of Grace, with a 94% recovery rate. There are three aspects of recovery:
1. Physical recovery:
Abstinence from all mind-altering drugs.
2. Thinking recovery:
Getting out of the mental mode of being an addict and into the mental mode of being a recovered, whole person. This also requires confronting and dealing with past behavior, especially the harmful things participants have done to feed their addictions.
3. Feeling recovery:
Building emotional maturity. At the point in life when a person becomes addicted to a drug, they stop emotionally maturing, as the drug becomes a substitute for growth and personal development. To move forward with their emotional growth, participants must take an honest self-inventory and take responsibility for their own behavior—past, present, and future.