Taylor Made Retreat is dedicated to creating a path to a spiritual awakening for those who come to stay with us. The facility, the property, and the program are all geared toward providing an atmosphere and opportunity to have your perceptions changed. We eliminate outside distractions and focus on the 12 steps and their application in our lives, both in the program house and outside. The 12-step immersion is augmented with Pilates, yoga, mindful meditation, and rigorous exercise.
Taylor Made Retreat provides hope for the hopeless and brings light into a disease of isolation and desperation. Substance use disorder (SUD) is insidious—it cuts people off from their families, their friends, and their ability to fully participate in life. This horrible disease robs sufferers of their dignity, their hope, and sometimes even the ability to differentiate the true from the false. At Taylor Made Retreat we present the steps out of the darkness of active use which become the steps into the light of recovery. SUD is a disease of isolation, and our goal is to break people out of that isolation by providing an environment that begins in the house and expands out into the community as our guests transition from their old lifestyle into a new, sober existence based on a whole new set of conceptions.
We have distilled a veritable lifetime of 12-step experience down to a program that can be presented in 30-day blocks of time. Our presenters have over a half a century of 12-step based recovery, as well as decades of treatment center work, but their focus is always on the steps at the Taylor Made Retreat. Members share their experience with the 12 steps, honestly discussing their struggles and perhaps their previous difficulties in practicing the 12 steps in their lives. We expose guests to 12-step meetings of all types and introduce them to potential mentors or sponsors, both at the house and in the meetings. We present—5 days a week—real-world examples of how others have lived the steps by sharing their personal experience with recovery through the process of applying the 12 steps in their lives.
In addition to the presentation of the alcohol and drug recovery program, we introduce a variety of spiritual meditation and yogic practices to enhance the step work and deepen the clients’ experience with their work and connection. Our hope is to expose our clients to every facet of 12-step recovery while they are with us, while creating a full integration of the program into their lives. Although this program is presented in 30-day blocks, we recommend a stay of 60 to 90 days to experience the full integration to recovery for life.
We believe that inside all our guests there is a spark of the Divine, and our intention is to provide enough love and hope to fan those flames and give the sufferers who come to stay at Taylor Made Retreat a chance to reignite that flame, fan it, and nurture it back to a raging passion for life. By offering a new perspective on their lives, restoring damaged and broken relationships, allowing individuals freedom—not only from the substance use but from the darkness that plagues the sufferer’s mind—our guests find a new happiness and a new freedom. Taylor Made Retreat not only restores our guests, it launches them into a whole new life, no matter how many attempts or how many failures have been experienced in the past.
The success rate for our first year has exceeded all expectations:
- For people who have stayed with us for 30 days or more, 82.3% are staying sober.
- For people who have stayed with us for 60 days or more, 91% are staying sober.
These statistics reflect the core of our addiction recovery care program and attest to its importance—Taylor Made Retreat offers a spiritual solution to substance use disorder. This is the most successful method of treatment, tried and true for over 80 years—a design for living that really works!