Education on the disease of addiction is at the core of a patient’s treatment at Harbor of Grace. Group lectures, discussions, whiteboard exercises and videos allow patients to de-mystify their disease and better understand the steps they need to take in recovery. Topics include the neurobiology of addiction, recovery models, stages of change, the relapse process, relapse warning signs, nutrition, conflict resolution, and spirituality. This understanding allows for more informed decision-making and for implementing a more effective plan.