The Brook Philosophy

What We Believe

We believe that addiction is a disease of the body, mind, and spirit. In order to overcome addiction a person needs to have a psychic change; which is to change the way they think and act. It means to recreate your life with a new set of principles. We do this by immersing ourselves in the Twelve Steps, which are actions spelled out in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. “Staying busy and getting back to work” are not things that produce this psychic change. You will find a strong fellowship in this community, you will make lasting friends, but the “what” will keep you sober is the program that binds us all together.

The Brook Retreat is solely operated by those who have recovered from addiction, be it alcohol, heroin, cocaine. Be it the first, second, or twenty-fifth time trying to get sober. The common denominator is that we all practiced the spiritual program fearlessly and thoroughly. We became free. We found a design for living that really works.