DA: Interior and Cultural #4

Demographics as of 2016 of the religious affiliations of the population of Washington, District of Columbia.

These are the demographics on the religious affiliations of the individuals that reside in the District of Colombia as of December of 2016. The District of Colombia (DC) houses a big diversity of religious institutions that cater to the large variety of cultures that DC attracts. Although the majority of individuals identify with a denomination of Christianity they allow for a peaceful coexistence with individuals of other religious affiliations. As can be seen in the previous interior and cultural digital archives (#2 and #3). The Dupont Circle Club (DCC) takes on a Christian approach to rehabilitation, using a connection with God as the road to recovery. Even though DC is multi-cultural the fact that 51.14% identifies with a Christian denomination allows for the DCC to successfully use a Christian approach.

DA: Interior and Cultural #3

This clock hung on the wall takes the twelve steps to recovery and assigns them to each of the twenty-four hours of the day. It symbolizes to take recovery one day at a time.
The twelve steps for recovery, used by many rehabilitation and meeting facilities, is posted on the wall. These popular steps have a religious focus.

On the walls of the Dupont Circle Club (DCC) is a ‘The Twelve Steps’ poster a twelve steps clock. Both the clock and the poster incorporate the presence of God into they’re teachings further solidifying that the DCC uses religion as a tool in their program. Furthermore, at the beginning of each meeting the twelve steps are read out loud which with sufficient repetition the steps becomes a prayer that symbolizes recovery.

DA: Interior and Cultural #2

The two texts that the DCC uses in their programs. The blue book is Alcoholics Anonymous and the second Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.
Set up of one of the meeting rooms of the Dupont Circle Club. It can be seen how the chairs are arranged to face each other and the leader of the meeting.
The Blue Alcoholics Anonymous book can be seen distributed among the chairs. An excerpt is read out of this book at the beginning of every meeting.

These are the chairs in one of the meeting rooms of the Dupont Circle Club (DCC), they are set up in rows to face the center of the room where the leader of the meeting sits. They chairs are arranged in a way so that everyone can see each other creating a sense of community and mutual support among the participants.

The blue book sitting on the chairs is titled Alcoholics Anonymous and is the main religious text in The Dupont Circle Club uses to guide their members to recovery. Another text that is used is the book titled Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions which also takes a religious approach to substance abuse rehabilitation.

DA: Interior and Cultural #1

The serenity prayer framed on the Dupont Circle Club’s wall.

This picture frame found on the wall of a meeting room in the Dupont Circle Club (DCC) is one of the ways that it creates a positive and encouraging environment for their members. Just like this picture frame, they have other frames with encouraging quotes and prayers hung all over the meeting spaces. This specific picture frame contains the Serenity Prayer; similarly, the other picture frames also include words of religious encouragement. The Dupont Circle club uses these messages to create encouraging reminders and to solidify the religious ambience they want their members to adopt (their readings are of a religious base).