Recovery as a Way of Being

Many of our clients are challenged with substance abuse issues.  Our goal is to help them acquire a desire to stay sober, identify the ways substance abuse has negatively impacted their lives and the lives of others, develop the tools and attitudes to stay on track with their sobriety, and come to see recovery as a way of being that will serve them the rest of their lives.  Recovery is more than abstinence.  We define it as living a meaningful, healthy, fulfilling life as an honorable and responsible adult.   

Strength-based Approach

We hold a fundamental belief in the innate goodness of our clients.  One common characteristic we observe in our students is low self-esteem.  A significant piece of our therapeutic strategy is to support our clients in discovering their own strengths and positive attributes.  Developing newfound resiliency within the individual participant is one of the most powerful results of the Legacy and Juniper Canyon experience.  Through our lens of positive psychology, supported by the small unavoidable successes our clients experience in the wilderness and treatment center, they discover the gifts they can use to serve themselves and their community.


Individual Agency

We believe in the ability of every person to learn to use good judgment and make responsible decisions.  Our goal is to guide clients to develop the ability to control their impulsive behavior, to thoughtfully weigh the consequences of their decisions, to not blame others for their unhealthy choices, and to take responsibility for their own attitudes, thoughts, and actions. 


Honorable Adulthood

We see in every man who enters Legacy Treatment Center as an honorable adult waiting to be self-discovered and refined. We guide each individual through the process of envisioning the honorable adult he is capable of becoming and developing a life success plan to fulfill that vision and realize his purpose.  


We believe that the family can provide the most effective support for lasting treatment success.  Outcome studies show that family involvement in treatment greatly increases the likelihood that changes will be more meaningful and have a greater likelihood of permanence.  We teach and practice fundamental communication and conflict resolution skills that will help move the family toward higher levels of functioning and harmonious mutually respectful relationships.