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.

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Why Refuge?

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 Addictionserves as the philosophical backbone and structure at Refuge Recovery Centers.

Meet Our Team

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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.”


“When I first started to drink and use drugs it made it easy to connect with other people. In the end of my addiction I was using drugs and alcohol to connect with myself and every else was gone. Meditation and the process of Refuge Recovery taught me how to reconnect with myself so I can connect with others.”


“My time at Refuge Recovery has been a life changing six months for me. The instructors and house staff have been caring and committed since the day I arrived. I'm confident that the meditation training and practices have provided me with life long tools for self efficacy. Overall, Refuge is a comprehensive recovery approach that has given me both education about my drug abuse, and more importantly, practical tools to deal with it.”


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