Recovery Tools

12 Steps Route1520 utilizes a Christ-centered approach to recovery using the traditional 12-steps and seeks to uncover the Gospel within the 12-steps in a systematic approach. Rather than use the term “Higher Power” like many recovery programs, we unapologetically recognize Jesus Christ as our “Higher Power”. Embracing the 12-steps also allows Route1520 to satisfy any court mandated involvement in a recovery program. The Three Circles The Three Circles is a simple tool we use to define our sobriety for ourselves—to define what healthy sexuality looks like for us individually. We think through all our behaviors and organize them according to whether they are addictive (inner circle), healthy (outer circle) or somewhere in between (middle circle). It’s not always easy to tell if something should be in the inner circle or not. Typically, inner circle behaviors are those that:

  1. You can’t stop when you want to
  2. You keep secret
  3. Would have negative consequences in your life if revealed
  4. You use to numb yourself from difficult feelings
  5. Lack any real intimacy or respect
Click the link above for a detailed description of each of the three circles and specific behaviors that might be found in each. Heidelberg Questions 1, 2, and 60 The Heidelberg Catechism is a Protestant confessional document taking the form of a series of questions and answers, for use in teaching  Christian doctrine. Route1520 employs the following questions and their corresponding answers in our weekly recovery meetings:

Question 1: What is your only comfort in life and death? Question 2: What must you know to live and die in the joy of this comfort? Question 60: How are you right with God?