The Crossroads Centre, Antigua
The Crossroads Centre, Antigua Founded by Eric Clapton in 1997, Crossroads Centre was created to provide quality, affordable treatment for alcohol and other drug dependencies. This 32-bed facility, located on the island of Antigua, has become recognized as an international Centre of Excellence for addiction treatment.
Program services further include:
- Bevon House, a 16 -bed half-way house for Antiguan residents
- The Sanctuary in Delray Beach, which offers transitional living homes for men and women in early recovery
- Case management services for people in early recovery
- The Renewal Program, which offers five-day recovery retreats in Antigua for people in recovery
Recovery begins with just one step and Crossroads Centre is the perfect place to start the process of recovery.
I wanted to let you know that today marks exactly 2 years since I left Crossroads with my recovery tool belt in hand. I was full of strength and hope and also some apprehension about what lay in store for me. I have lived these past 2 years one day at a time and it has been a wondrous adventure for me.
I have returned to school and will be entering the Master’s program at Florida State University’s College of Social Work in the fall. I have also gotten certified by the State of Florida as a Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) and have accumulated nearly 6,000 supervised volunteer hours at a local IOP and addiction recovery agency. I got married last August and have been performing my music at a variety of festivals all over Florida and across the country. That’s a whole lot of activity to have experienced in only 2 years of sobriety/recovery but it seems much longer. Today, I am feeling strong and healthy and my recovery is not just a part of my life and me, it defines, encompasses and is inseparable from my life and me.
The people who helped me achieve my accomplishments are too numerous to name, but my experience at Crossroads set the foundation for all that has occurred since. My thanks to everyone in the Crossroads family cannot be adequately expressed in words. Although I miss everyone tremendously, a part of me will always be their and I carry a part of Crossroads with me wherever I go. I have tried to describe my recovery many times using words and this seems to capture my feelings best: “Everyone and everything outside myself and including my own self and from within myself is other than me. My lover is this, whatever I can discover beyond myself”.
Peace and Love.
I am a living miracle, absolutely nothing short of it. After surrendering “my thinking” in favor of the thinking of recovery, I can say that almost instantaneously something happened to my attitude and commitment. I became concerned more with consequences, actions, contentment for right now, living spiritual principles in ALL my affairs, killing the ego and cleaning out life-taking defects. From my experience, applying these actions has put me, recovering alcoholic/drug addict in a position that involves gratitude and putting that behavior in motion.
I participated in the inaugural group of the Renewal Program January 18-22, 2010; talk about a blessing. The facility is comfortable, luxurious and beautiful. Next to being totally blown away that I was actually involved in this phenomenal experience was the inheritance of spiritual and emotional growth through my participation in the groups and lectures (“Spirituality” and “Recovery Revitalization”). An absolutely wonderful group which included sobriety time of up to 20 and 32 years. We opened up to each other, bonded, cried and ate together and went to meetings together. The experience was wonderful.
Meeting and growing with fellow human beings seeking a greater internalization of spirituality, gaining new information along with being reminded of the basics and their absolute importance to my continued recovery has helped me tremendously in staying grounded in what is really important to me. Becoming a better human being one day at a time, one moment at a time and one interaction at a time by applying spiritual principles in my life. And that is my “Thanks In Motion”. I am very, very grateful.
The Sanctuary, founded in 2005, became a subsidiary of the Crossroads at Antigua Foundation in December 2006, thereby continuing its mission to offer the best in not only treatment, but continuing care. Following treatment, men and women begin the journey of recovery living one day at a time in an environment which is aesthetically pleasing and fosters a healthy, self- disciplined, and meaningful life.
Located in Delray Beach, Florida, approximately one mile from the Atlantic Ocean, the men’s residences consist of three lovely, well appointed homes next door to each other, in a quiet neighborhood and in close proximity to numerous twelve step meetings. The homes are host to a maximum of five men, per house, with continuous on site supervision.
Several blocks from our other homes is our women's residence, which opened in 2008. This home has not only a lovely meditation pond, swimming pool and on-site, female- only supervision, but a program specifically designed for the five women who reside there.
The goal of the Sanctuary is to help recovering men and women reclaim their rightful places as healthy and productive members of society. Our presence in the Delray community can not only be seen in the volunteer hours that we give to the city but by the community park, which bears our name.
Keeping with the philosophy of the Crossroads at Antigua Foundation, the Sanctuary delivers the highest quality of transitional living experience available, giving residents the best possible start along the rich and rewarding path of sustained recovery.
Visit our website: sanctuarydelraybeach.com
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