Why Recovery Centers?
Stories of Recovery from mental health diagnoses or substance abuse disorders have been around for some time, but Recovery Community Centers are a new phenomenon. Our work is to provide one on one Peer Support, meeting people where they’re at, each journey unique.
For a person diagnosed with substance use or mental health disorder, the journey can be filled with obstacles. Embarking on such a journey alone can be overwhelming. The Recovery Center provides a sense of community, the knowledge that you are not alone, people care, are here to support, and encourage you.
Often, stepping into a recovery center is the first step out of a life of pain and despair and into a life of sobriety and sustained mental health. We are here to make that first step easier. We provide a wrap-around service that contains many elements which can include, housing, employment, education, case management, recovery coaching, or peer support to name a few. We offer support to help people off the streets and into a better life.
Evidence suggests (Chinman et. al., 2014; Humphreys, 2014), that peer-based support alleviates the symptoms of mental illnesses and promotes long-term recovery from substance use disorder. Peers have a unique offering to the recovery community: they are the experts of their own experience. A community of peers is a sustainable option for helping individuals obtain long-term recovery.
Peer-supported recovery is an evidence-based practice that incorporates many treatment modalities. We continue to be grateful for the support we receive.
Chinman et. al. (2014). Peer support services for individuals with serious mental illness: Assessing the evidence. Psychiatric Services. doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps/201300244/
Humphreys, K. (2004). Circles of recovery: Self-help organizations for addictions. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.