Promoted spiritual guidance and due to financial problems within the facility (usually government "red tape"), an insight to what life should really be about was learned. Facility relied mostly on donations and state and federal grants which limited funding. Some of the people there volunteered their own time and resources which is actually a good thing if they were so situated. It promotes altruism and let you know that not everyone is just looking out for themselves. It is also as much or more helpful to the the one who gives selflessly. I believe in paying it forward and have reaped the rewards myself. A trait taught by drug addicts to drug addicts from their Higher Power. The weakness was the strength if you knew how to look at it. I cannot claim 100% sobriety because I still have a few beers with the boys from time to time but I have not been intoxicated in years. I have been the maintenance manger for a plastic refining facility, been a project manager in charge of the construction of a oil refining unit and I even delivered pizzas! I was just placed in the right place at the right time and luckily had enough of my own free will run wild to finely sit down, shut up and try listening to someone else.