Our Program: How exactly do we help addicts get sober for life?
By providing housing, utilities, and food. These elements of basic human
need and dignity are often lost when substance abuse is out of control. Re-
establishing them is a foundational step for a sober and productive future.
Through structure and accountability. Most people don’t appreciate being
told what to do, but addicts need help establishing healthy boundaries as well
as a sober daily routine. Let’s face it. What you’ve been doing hasn’t been
working, so why not let us guide you in developing a sober daily routine and
surrounding yourself with sober people who are like minded? Over time this
sober daily routine becomes a sober lifestyle, and these sober people you’ve
been spending time with become a healthy and sober support system who you
can call upon when you feel weak.
By showing unconditional love and acceptance. People who come to us
have typically hit rock bottom, and that is often accompanied by feelings of guilt,
shame, regret, and a lot of negative self talk of failure, gloom, and doom.
Besides providing structure and accountability, our staff’s primary job
description is to show God’s unconditional love and acceptance to the people
who walk through our doors. We believe this unconditional love and
acceptance are the keys that unlock healing for the heart, and hope for the
future. If you let us, we will get to know you and listen to your story. We will
laugh with you, cry with you, and build a relationship with you as you walk out
your journey of recovery.
By providing a family-like atmosphere and encouraging community. If
you are struggling with addiction, you can’t do it on your own. In his Ted Talk
from TEDGlobal London, Johann Hari makes the statement that, “the opposite
of addiction is not sobriety, the opposite of addiction is connection.” We all need
a family and a place to call home. Despite our large size, Lighthouse
encourages and fosters community in several ways:
We offer several in-house meetings every week. During those meetings,
Participants can share with each other, support one another, and make
connections with others who are going through the same struggles.
By providing on-site staff who are available to support you, to listen, pray
with you, and to encourage you in your journey.
We serve house meals, hold sober social events, holiday get togethers,
provide Christmas gifts, & birthday cards. These activities create bonds,
give individuals a sense of belonging, and show each person that they’re
a valuable part of the Lighthouse family.
709 Wagner Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80521
The Lighthouse is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.