Recovery education: 

Recovery Education

The Center for Spiritual Recovery is for those who want God to be part of their recovery.  The Center offers retreats as well as individual and group guidance and direction for those seeking to deepen their commitment to spiritual renewal and spiritual recovery.  The Center activities include: 

  • Friends & Family
  • Living in Balance
  • Seven Habits
  • Overdose Education & Training
  • Life Skills Program
  • Children's Recovery Program

Friends & Family Education

The guiding principle of this adult education program is that education reduces the stigma surrounding drug and alcohol dependence and that there is a need for services, education and resource information that addresses the familial dynamics of substance use and recovery. The mission of this program is to provide education about substance use disorders; provide education about how substance use impacts friends and family members; and provide community resource information. The goal of the six classes is to help friends and family members take the focus off the behaviors of the person with the disorder and put the focus on their responses to those behaviors in an effort to live in a more dignified, emotionally healthy and productive manner. This goal is accomplished through education about what drug and alcohol addiction does to a person physically, mentally and emotionally and about how family members can respond to the drug and alcohol use and resulting behaviors in ways that are less judgmental, more objective and less enabling while still remaining caring and supportive.


Living in Balance

Living in Balance Program is a practical recovery education program for people who are addicted to alcohol or other drugs.  Taught in an interactive format individuals learn about addiction terminology, triggers and relapse prevention, various emotional components of addiction and recovery, and several other topics.  

Overdose Awareness

The  REVIVE! Program provides education and training to professionals, family members, friends and others on how to recognize and respond to opioid overdose emergencies with the administration of naloxone, aka. Narcan.   SpiritWorks staff has been trained by DBHDS to facilitate trainings throughout Virginia


Seven Habits

SpiritWorks Foundation is certified to provide education trainings on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,  by author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity--principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

Life Skills Program

The Life Skills Program includes various skills development courses. The goal of the program is to teach specific skills that individuals in recovery need to learn for specific issues and situations that they will encounter during the course of their recovery from addiction.


Children’s Recovery Program

The Children of Families at Risk program is a curriculum based education program for children and youth grades 1-12 growing up in families with, or at risk for, alcoholism or other drug addictions. Courses are led by specially trained adult educators and require group attendance and participation of the children and youth involved. CFAR empowers children and youth to feel safe, to develop resiliency, and to be supported. Download a PDF of our CFAR brochure for youth recovering from the family disease of addiction