WHO WE ARE
Refuge Recovery Treatment Centers is the premiere Buddhist informed addiction treatment center in the United States. Founded by Noah Levine, our treatment program utilizes a unique blend of Buddhist philosophy and evidence-based clinical approaches, including attachment theory and EMDR therapy. As clients move through our program they gain clarity and learn to take refuge in transformational practices, supportive community, and their own potential.
As humans attempt to escape their suffering, they find themselves seeking refuge in people, places or activities that may temporarily satisfy a craving, but ultimately are destructive. According to the historical Buddha, true respite from suffering comes from taking refuge in practice (dharma), community (sangha) and insight into the nature of the self (Buddha). Through these “three jewels of refuge” we are able to break free from the cycle of addiction and repetitive craving. It is from this concept that we derive our name, Refuge Recovery, and our belief that all beings can find true refuge from addiction.
About our Founder
Refuge Recovery Treatment Centers utilizes an approach and philosophy that was developed by Buddhist teacher, Noah Levine, MA. Through the process of his own recovery and working with others facing addiction, Noah has developed a treatment program that highlights the usefulness of meditation and Buddhist practice. This program, outlined in his book Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction, serves as the philosophical backbone and structure at Refuge Recovery Centers.
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“Refuge Recovery shows me the path to the end of the suffering created by addiction and gives me the tools I need to navigate that path on a daily basis. The tools of the program and the teachings of the Buddha allow me to experience ordinary life in a relieving and refreshing way – a way which is totally different from any experience I’ve had in recovery, or in life, up to this point. In the Refuge program, ancient wisdom and modern knowledge reinforce one another and form techniques to build a solid foundation for living. If you have suffered as a sensitive human being in this world, as I have, then I believe you will find great relief in mindfulness, meditation, and the application of the teachings to your recovery and to your life.”