LIFE RECOVERY MINISTRIES

Issue 3: To incorporate spirituality as a component of treatment

Spiritual Recovery & Wellness Program

We provide an eight (8) week, (90-minute session per week) psychoeducational faith-based client education series entitled "Developing a Heart for Change". This program was designed by Rev. Karell T. McDaniel, LICDC-CS, which will be held at Y-Haven.


This educational series is a part of the Spiritual Recovery & Wellness Program. The goals of this program are to:

  • Spiritual Recovery - involves helping individuals:
  • Address the fundamental meaning of their lives, and
  • Positively reshaping how they think about God
  • Spiritual Wellness - includes leading these individuals through a process of reconciliation,
  • Personal reformation, and
  • Reintegration into the faith community.


A client is eligible for admission into the Spiritual Recovery & Wellness Program if he/she acknowledges a religious/spiritual orientation, and completes a Spiritual Assessment. Our curriculum is designed to focus on and address matters of the heart, which are often overlooked in mental health and substance abuse treatment. Substance users tend to be passionate about pursuing their drug of choice. However, when people decide they no longer want to use alcohol or other drugs, they rarely pursue recovery with anything that resembles passion. The goal of this group is to “communicate the importance of spirituality and the practice of religion in recovery.” We will also encourage clients to use churches, mosques, and synagogues as resources for recovery. This group is designed to incorporate spirituality as a component of treatment. Classes and services will be provided in participating network behavioral health centers..