At the core of the Samadhi model is our recovery community and outreach center. For use by anyone - individual or family member, in recovery from substance use or other addiction related disorders, we will provide critically needed services in a welcoming, safe, compassionate environment without dues, co-pays or fees for service from our members.
Most of the services delivered, as well as daily operations of the center, will be provided by volunteers from our community. At Samadhi, we believe that connection, community and a sense of purpose provides the foundation to those in recovery to not only achieve, but to sustain their goals. Further, those utilizing services will have the option to remain engaged by volunteering, offering an opportunity to evolve from student to teacher.
Addiction is automatic and compulsive. Because of this, it precludes states of mind that are open, peaceful and free.
When an individual cultivates mindfulness they become increasingly aware of their addictive behavior and it ceases to be automatic. For this reason, Samadhi employs a mindfulness-based approach. Highlights include:
Low-threshold services to meet basic needs (e,g., laundry, showers, snacks, computer and internet access, syringe exchange, referrals);
Outreach, education, and assistance for the community on addiction, how to access addiction treatment, how to navigate complex insurance and treatment issues;
Acupuncture and other energy based healing modalities. We will also teach mindfulness based therapies that can be practiced at home or work.
Peer-based Recovery Coaching (P-bRC), substance abuse counseling, family and individual therapy, CRAFT;
Recovery Coach Training (free of charge via scholarships)
AVP - Alternatives to Violence group. This group is run in many prisons and jails in our area. This is an excellent resource for re-entry in the community.
Recovery groups (e.g., peer lead, 12-step, 8 step, Refuge Recovery);
Health and wellness classes (e.g., mindfulness training, Meditation, nutrition, selfcare, yoga, Qi-gong, somatic dance and movement);
Trauma-informed services (e.g.,YOGA, EMDR and Somatic Experiencing);
Dance, movement and Music will be a major part of the outreach center.
The Recovery Cafe: A coffee shop open to the general public that will serve as a place for individuals who have chosen a path of recovery to gain employment while finding purpose and skill building amongst a supportive and safe environment. These Cafes have been established in other parts of the country with great success.
Early projections are to serve a minimum of 1200 people per year.
We are unique in that our services will be available to those in recovery from non substance related illness; radical inclusivity for wellness is our goal. In order to meet our deliverables for operations and programming, support from community stakeholders and private donors is imperative. We would need to raise basic operating costs (rent, utilities etc) and staff salaries in order to get started. We seek to become the gold-standard for community-based recovery and wish to contribute to the field of addiction recovery and the burgeoning mindfulness-based therapeutic movement that is changing the way we approach recovery, health, and wellness in this country. The quote above by Buddhist Recovery teacher Josh Korda really sums up our philosophy at SAMADHI.
THE SAMADHI MODEL
The SAMADHI model will eventually consist of 3 parts. We will be creating an intensive inpatient addiction treatment center, a holistic and herbal based detox facility, and a community outreach center. The community outreach center opened in April 2019 at 122 Clinton Ave, Kingston NY.
1. Addiction Recovery Inpatient Center
Samadhi will be a long term residential treatment center (3 to 9 months) for recovery for those suffering from substance use and related disorders and addictions. The core program is based in alternative treatment modalities: Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP), Mindfulness-Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR), Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Somatic Experiencing. The practices and exercises throughout MBRP and MBAR are designed to raise awareness and increase intentional responding by shifting out of “autopilot” and bringing attention to physical, emotional, and cognitive experiences, both in triggering situations and in typical daily routine activities. Several practices specifically target tolerance of negative physical, emotional, and cognitive states, thereby decreasing the need to alleviate discomfort by engaging in impulsive behavior.
2. Detox Center
The SAMADHI Detox Center will employ a holistic approach to detoxification. Mind, body and spirit are treated together with compassion and understanding. During this process the body and mind are undergoing very extreme changes and it is important that ALL aspects of the person are taken into consideration at this time. Holistic detox has its roots in evidence-based, proven treatment options. Along with more traditional medical detox, it supplements this care with alternative and complementary services. These services will include meditation, acupuncture (NADA Protocol), Tibetan medicine, nutrition and herbal treatment. Meditation can be a powerful tool in your recovery. Acupuncture may be a part of your detox and recovery. Slim needles or lasers are used to stimulate certain parts of the body and re-establish balance. Like meditation, acupuncture can help you find immediate relief and long-term recovery support.
3. Outreach Center
The SAMADHI Recovery Community Outreach Center, opening April 2019, is a safe, welcoming and stigma-free space that embraces the many pathways to recovery. All programs at Samadhi will be provided free of charge.
We will have family navigators to help remove the many barriers to finding addiction treatment with real time solutions to insurance challenges so that individuals who are ready can access treatment on demand.
At the Center individuals and families can receive services such as peer-led addiction and recovery support groups for bothe the individual and the family. We will offer life skills training; collaboration with community resources; Trauma informed care (EMDR and Somatic Experiencing), fitness, health, mindfulness based and wellness activities; community service opportunities.
The many pathways to recovery will be embraced and celebrated, increasing the chance that an individual will succeed in their recovery.
*We do not yet have the credentialing or the start date for the detox and inpatient center. Our team is working on this and will update this website regularly. Future plans include a recovery café.
The Recovery Café will be a coffee shop open to the general public that will serve as a place for individuals who have chosen a path of recovery to gain employment while finding purpose and skill building amongst a supportive staff.