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. The company incorporated as a Non‐Profit in the State of Texas in 2013 and received 501(c)(3) recognition by the IRS in 2014. In 2016 SIRIUS*RECOVERY was registered as a DBA with the State of Texas as our Addiction & Recovery Service. All donations to FIFTH DIRECTION and SIRIUS*RECOVERY are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
After having experienced working in the Chemical Dependency / Substance Abuse Treatment “industry” Dean was unsettled by the fact that the “success” rate is dismally low. A widely held statistic is that 1 out of 10 clients actually “make it.” A few problems were immediately obvious. The treatments offered only addressed the symptoms, i.e., the substance abuse. The deeper problem underlying the substance use or as one therapist put it “the things no one wants to talk about” were rarely addressed. When given this information, client’s intuitively know this is true. These “core issues,” the real problems, are always emotional with anxiety underlying virtually all maladaptive behaviors.
SIRIUS*RECOVERY has developed a new treatment modality that addresses the core emotional issues that drive addictive behavior. This is not Treatment as Usual (TAU). This is emotional work that can empower a person to make lasting change. There are three interwoven areas that make up the process: emotion work, mindfulness practice, and a life vision / purpose. This combination “re‐imagines” what recovery looks like for the individual. No longer is the person identified by their addictive behavior, e.g., I’m an alcoholic; no longer is the person relegated to ongoing meetings about their addiction in order to maintain their sobriety; and finally, the person is no longer controlled by unaddressed emotional issues. True freedom from all addictive behaviors is possible.