As part of our person-centered approach to care, we present all clients with an option of multiple, inclusive recovery programs, allowing them to choose the path they wish to take according to what best suits their needs. The basis of each program is:


The 12 Steps, originated from The Big Book, the Basic Text of Alcoholics Anonymous, are the basis of this peer-led, community-based program. The only requirement to participate is a desire to stop misusing substances. The process of working the steps is intended to address the physical, mental and spiritual dimensions, replacing self-centeredness with a growing moral consciousness and a willingness for self-sacrifice and unselfish constructive action. 

At The Prairie Recovery Center, we present a more modern view of the 12-Steps, showing clients how to use the method as a powerful tool for change.

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) Recovery

SMART Recovery is an abstinence-based approach focused on changing participants’ lives from self-destructive and unhappy to constructive and satisfying. The program teaches scientific methods and coping skills designed to empower individuals to grow and develop a more positive life path. It works to address present-day events and the causes of self-destructive behaviors, while looking at the past only for its teachings.

SMART Recovery works to spur behavioral change through its 4-Point Program®:

  1. Building and maintaining the motivation to change.
  2. Coping with urges to use.
  3. Managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in an effective way without addictive behaviors.
  4. Living a balanced, positive, and healthy life.

Refuge Recovery

Composed of a practice, process and tools, Refuge Recovery is one avenue for  healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. Its guiding philosophies are the teachings of Siddharta Gautama (the founder of Buddhism), who was a philosopher, radical psychologist and spiritual revolutionary in Ancient India. He created a method to end addiction through meditation, wise actions, and compassion. 

Refuge Recovery does not require that participants believe in a god or gods, instead it asks that participants trust the process and put in the hard work involved in recovery. Its systematic approach follows the traditional buddhist practices of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. It holds that the wisdom and compassion gained through the practice allows participants to become mindful of their mental processes, develop a deep understanding of the suffering their addiction has created, and allow them compassion for their own pain.

Celebrate Recovery

A biblical and balanced program that helps clients work towards overcoming hurts, hang-ups and habits, Celebrate Recovery was launched over 25 years ago to help those in recovery with the words and loving power of Jesus Christ. Now, there are 35,000 Celebrate Recovery churches throughout the world. Over 5 million people have completed a Step Study in this Christ-centered, 12-step program.