Addiction & Recovery


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Those who are battling drug and alcohol addiction may have a long, winding road ahead of them; the path to recovery can be paved with many obstacles. However, long-term recovery is possible. Oftentimes completing treatment or detox can be scary and leave individuals feeling uncertain of which steps to take. We understand that you are making a significant investment to regain control of your life and we want to provide you with the tools necessary as you transition into successful long-term recovery. We at Red Hawk Recovery believe in the disease model of addiction and the 12-Step Program of Recovery.

We’ve compiled answers to our most frequently asked questions. We hope you find this information helpful, but always feel free to reach out if you have other questions.

What is addiction and recovery?

As defined by the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine), addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.
Addiction is characterized by inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. Like other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death.

When you’re struggling with drug addiction, sobriety can seem like an impossible goal. But recovery is never out of reach, no matter how hopeless your situation seems. Change is possible with the right treatment and support, and by addressing the root cause of your addiction. Don’t give up—even if you’ve tried and failed before. The road to recovery often involves bumps, pitfalls, and setbacks. But by examining the problem and thinking about change, you’re already on your way.

How long does recovery take?

Recovery tends to be viewed, especially by those who believe in the 12-Step principles, as an ongoing process. Putting down the drink or the drug is the first step in the recovery process. Once that occurs, recovery is about learning to live an honest, responsible, accountable life that is drug and alcohol free. Learning to manage life in a balanced, emotionally sober manner is a lifelong process. Self-growth is ongoing and never-ending.

What is a 12-step program?

Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob founded Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). After years of meetings and speaking with others about alcoholism, the established AA groups wrote the principles upon which their ongoing recovery was based. These principles and steps continue to guide other alcoholics to continued sobriety. The principles are found in 12 action steps. Millions of people have maintained sobriety by following these steps in addition to attending meetings. The AA 12 Step program has been so successful that other addicts have developed support groups based upon the 12 Steps of AA.

What is a recovery residence?

Sometimes a stay at an inpatient treatment center isn’t enough. Sometimes when a person leaves treatment, he or she is not prepared to go back home. Sometimes the idea of returning home to all of the pressures of work and family can be too much if attempted too early in sobriety. Sometimes, an individual doesn’t have a healthy environment available to them following treatment or detox. Sometimes, a person’s choices during their addiction have led to legal consequences that must be satisfied by a stay at a recovery residence. These facilities are also known as halfway houses, transitional living facilities, and sober living homes. To give newly sober individuals more time to learn how to live a clean and sober life, a recovery residence is an excellent option. Recovery residences are a way for a newly recovering addict to experience living, working and being responsible on a daily basis without the use of alcohol/drugs. The community environment of a recovery residence provides everyone with the same goal of recovery.

How can a recovery residence help?

For a variety of reasons, a person may not have the capacity to go through a short-term treatment program and remain abstinent from drug or alcohol use in his or her daily life. There can be emotional problems, environmental problems, physical problems or a combination of problems that make recovery harder to maintain. In these cases, a person would benefit greatly from the program at a recovery residence.

At Red Hawk Recovery, we perform frequent random drug screens to ensure a safe environment and have a comprehensive list of rules and regulations involving meeting requirements, curfew, behaviors, employment, etc. We expect our residents to exist at their highest potential in all areas of their life and have designed a program to support this way of living, with the support of community and staff. All of this is vital and necessary for relapse prevention.

What is relapse prevention?

Relapse prevention is the component of addiction treatment that provides the addict with tools to handle the daily stressors of life outside of the treatment environment. Relapse prevention is crucial to building a strong foundation for long-term abstinence and continued personal growth.

Why choose Red Hawk Recovery?

When choosing a recovery residence, you want to find a place where the founding members and staff not only understand the challenges of getting clean and sober, but also practice a solid program of recovery themselves. This is Red Hawk Recovery. The founders of Red Hawk Recovery, Marty and Catherine Wood, met in a 12-step program where they both at one time faced many of the same challenges newly recovering addicts deal with on a daily basis. They also shared a common passion for solid recovery and together envisioned a recovery residence for men and women where the staff was truly invested in the long-term recovery and stability of their residents. Red Hawk Recovery is full of joy and love of life and the residents are like family. We at Red Hawk Recovery believe that recovery is the beginning of a new and beautiful life and we are honored to be part of that journey with our residents.

How long will I have to stay?

The time a resident remains in sober living can vary greatly. Some residents have legal requirements that need to be met, while for others, it is the only safe living arrangement available to them during recovery. Red Hawk Recovery has a minimum requirement of six (6) months, but many of our residents will choose to stay longer. We are thrilled when residents choose to spend an extended amount of time in our program, thus ensuring a solid foundation on which real recovery is built.

What is the process for admission?

To get started, all you need to do is call! A staff member will schedule an interview and if you are determined to meet the requirements necessary for admission, we will set an appointment for the admission paperwork to be completed.

Marty Wood – 865-441-1020

Catherine Curry Wood – 404-906-8646

How much does it cost?

There is a fee of $350 Admission Fee, due at the time of admission, which is non-refundable once a resident has been admitted.

Program Fees are $250 weekly, due every Sunday at the beginning of each week. Residents who are admitted mid-week will be assessed pro-rated fees for that week. Or residents can pay fees on a monthly basis for $1,000 per month.

The resident is responsible for paying for their own food and transportation, as well as personal items

What should I bring?
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book
  • 12 Steps/Twelve Traditions Book
  • Daily Meditation Book
  • Linens/Pillow for a Twin Bed
  • Toiletries/Bath Towels, Washcloths
  • Groceries
  • Clothing/Personal Items
  • Admission Fee of $350
  • Pro-Rated Weekly Fees for the first week

*Items not Allowed:

  • Alcohol/Illegal Drugs
  • Narcotic Medications
  • Pornography
  • Illegal/Hazardous Items
  • Weapons