What We Do
SpiritWorks Foundation is a Recovery Community Organization based in Williamsburg, Virginia. We serve individuals affected by the disease of addiction by helping them live drug free. We provide peer led programs and services to individuals and families to deepen their understanding of the chronic disease. We equip them with effective recovery management skills and specialized recovery tools. SpiritWorks offers a wide range of programs for all age groups, including children and teen educational groups, empowerment groups for women and men, recovery support services and community activities.
Our philosophy is based on wellness, not simply abstinence. Abstinence can be an entry into recovery, yet recovery really begins with a choice. SpiritWorks honors that choice and nurtures its growth by coaching life skills, attitudes, and behaviors. The person in recovery develops a plan for maintaining optimal health in mind, body, and spirit. Because each person in recovery is a part of a family and community, we have programs and services for friends and family, with special emphasis on the well-being of children and youth. No one recovers from addiction alone.
The value of Peer Recovery Support Programs
The journey to recovery requires great fortitude and a supportive network. As we celebrate National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, we also express our appreciation for the family members, mutual aid groups, peer support programs, health professionals, and community leaders that provide compassion, care, and hope. Across America, we must spread the word that substance abuse is preventable, that addiction is treatable, and that recovery is possible.
—Barack Obama, Presidential Proclamation, National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (September 30, 2010)