Erik's House of Healing is a place to live while learning and practicing healing and life skills needed to integrate and adapt to your future life after experiencing the trauma which resulted from the illness of a substance use disorder.
The disease of substance use disorder is traumatic at all levels: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The course of healing involves integrating that trauma, not overcoming it. To overcome suggests that you 'get past' or 'get over' and go back to where you left off. We don't return to "normal". We need a whole new way of looking at ourselves, of dealing with the ups and downs of life, of relating to people, new values, and new life skills. A healthy way to think of healing is learning how to adapt. Integration and adaption are learning processes that take time.