The Homa Therapy in-residence drug/alcohol de-addiction program.
The addict must leave his present environment and live at the Homa Therapy Center. The amount of time needed varies from person to person but in all cases a minimum of 8 weeks is required.
The Homa Therapy Center provides the environment necessary to begin the process of training the addict how to react positively to all circumstances without stress and anxiety. This is accomplished by daily practice of Agnihotra copper pyramid fire as well as other Homa fires based on phases of the sun and the moon, etc.
In one room at the Center, exactly at sunrise/sunset, Agnihotra is done by one person who may be a therapist, staff member or a patient.
In a separate room, another type of Homa is practiced for at least 4 hours or more daily. People can take turns doing the HOMA. The therapist or staff members can share the performance of this HOMA. If patients wish to participate in performance of HOMA they may be allowed to do so.
On certain days, if possible, round the clock twenty-four hour HOMA is done.
I. Homa Therapy Mind Training Program is taught, giving the addict the ability to practice and use the Homa Therapy In-residence Drug/Alcohol Deaddiction Program to live a sober/straight lifestyle.
As part of the Mind Training Program a few simple and easy to do Hatha Yoga exercises are shown along with breathing exercises, depending on the individual and age group.
II. Seven Guidelines of the Homa Therapy In-residence Drug/Alcohol Deaddiction Program are given as a roadmap to achieve and maintain happiness and freedom from addiction. The Mind Training Program is a prerequisite for following the Guidelines in that it is the foundation upon which the Guidelines were established.
III. The Alcoholics Anonymous Program is studied, discussed and put into practice in a group setting.
IV. A Cleansing Diet Plan is provided which helps to facilitate the cleansing process necessary to the addict's recovery.
V. A Daily Program is provided of physical work such as gardening, landscaping, carpentry and cleaning (depending on skill level) balanced with class instruction, group meetings and self study activities such as reading of pertinent literature and self reflective writing.
Upon leaving the Homa Therapy Center the patient is armed with all the material and mental aids necessary for recovery and a new lifestyle.
The habits acquired over a lifetime can and will challenge the recovering addict and his/her sobriety. Depending on the individual it is necessary to return to the Homa Therapy Center for reinforcement of the new life habit patterns. It is advisable that the recovering addict return for "in-resident reinforcement" on a yearly basis.
If the recovering addict so chooses he/she may return to the Homa Therapy Center for outpatient meetings as often as he/she likes. It is advisable to keep the company as often as possible of those who are leading sober lives and practicing Homa Therapy on a regular basis.