On Saturday, thousands of people gathered in Pittsburgh for the Roads to Recovery Walk, which aims to dispel the negative stigma associated with recovery from addiction, and instead celebrate the many roads to recovery and all those who have traveled them.
I want to congratulate everyone in Pittsburgh who participated in this recovery walk and congratulate people all throughout the commonwealth who are in recovery from the disease of addiction. Your determination should be widely applauded and I hope that your strength is an inspiration to others who are suffering from a substance use disorder.
Harmony Life Center is staffed with volunteers whose lives have been impacted by addiction and peer coaches who provide services for those in the addiction and recovery community. From left are MJ Markley, vice president of the board of directors; Jesse Lloyd; Teresa Woods; Phil Agostinelli, and Karen Bennett, president of the board of directors.
JBRC provides a host of treatment options that attest to its success. In addition to All Roads Recovery Community Center, JBRC also offers a recovery housing program and physical health programs. Last month, the nonprofit opened the doors to its new residential treatment facility in Mays Landing that expands its current continuum of care and allows the organization to serve even more people. In conjunction with the opening, JBRC also unveiled a refreshed brand identity and was also named #1 Gold Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program by Best of the Press 2020.
About All Roads Recovery Community CenterAll Roads Recovery Community Center, the community-based recovery arm of JBRC, helps anyone struggling with addiction navigate their next steps on the journey to recovery. All Roads currently offers a wide variety of Recovery Groups, as well as one-on-one coaching with Certified Peer Recovery Specialists (CPRS). To learn more, visit allroadsrecovery.org, call 609-457-1080 or visit them on Facebook @AllRoadsRCC.
Although medications have proven effective in treating some substance use disorders, there are currently no medications that counteract the specific effects of methamphetamine or that prolong abstinence from and reduce the abuse of methamphetamine by an individual addicted to the drug. Severally psychotropic medications have been reported to be helpful in case reports or small studies. We try to make these options available to patients along with the non-medication treatment options to maximize recovery opportunities.
Recovery from addiction involves the healing of all dimensions of ourselves, not only the physical but, also, the intellectual, emotional, social, vocational and spiritual dimensions of ourselves. Involving an improvement in self-awareness and self-image, we realize and accept gradually that recovery is a lifelong process of restoring ourselves to better health.
The Better Roads Recovery Ministry in Hammond, Indiana, has been a haven of recovery for men and women from many states and foreign countries. Formerly the Hammond City Rescue Mission, since 1963 the Hammond Recovery Home has served to help men and women conquer their addictions, to develop a wholesome relationship with God, to secure long-term employment, to establish financial responsibility, to maintain a character level in tune with the Bible, and to ensure success with their families. Preaching that honors Christ is the heartbeat of the Hammond Recovery Home.
Residential drug and alcohol rehab at PRC is offered in comfortable, welcoming, community settings and is individually tailored to prevent relapse while fostering overall health and well-being. Residential treatment helps establish a solid foundation for long-term sobriety and recovery.
We offer high-quality, long-term addiction treatment options at a manageable cost. Learn about our three 120-day extended treatment options that allow self-paying clients the opportunity to fortify their recovery with additional time in our residential and outpatient programs.
Family involvement includes workshops which consist of group therapy and educational lectures. These workshops are an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of addiction and recovery, while developing the tools needed to grow as a family after addiction.
Our Assurance Program offers private pay clients an opportunity to return to treatment once within the first year after discharge for stabilization, without additional cost. This program does not include Medical Detox. The Assurance Program is designed to get your recovery back on track.
We believe in what we do, we stand by our program and by those we serve. As such, we offer individuals an opportunity to return to treatment once for stabilization without additional cost anytime within the first year after discharge. Our Commitment Program is designed to get your recovery back on track.
Meet Sara. After overdosing, Sara and her family found hope and healing in recovery. Today, Sara works at Recovery Centers of America helping others find their way out of the cruel cycle of addiction.
When we think of recovery programs for substance use disorders or addictive behaviors, many of us automatically think of the Twelve Steps. No surprise, since millions of people throughout the world embrace this philosophy that sprung up in the 1930s when the first Twelve Step group, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), was founded. Today there are Twelve Step mutual support groups for individuals and families that focus on other drugs, such as cocaine, marijuana, nicotine, or prescription pills. There are Twelve Step groups for those with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. There are Twelve Step groups for people addicted to gambling, sex, over eating, and other compulsive behaviors. And the list goes on.
A peer is a person with lived experience of recovery from mental illness or addiction. By combining this experience with skills learned in formal training, peer specialists (e.g., certified peer specialist, peer support specialist, recovery coach) deliver services in behavioral health settings to support long-term recovery.
Recovery is a non-linear process. It is not a defined set of tasks that are the same for everyone. It is highly individual and contains times of progress and times of relapse. There are many roads to recovery.
CARES envisions a world where recovery from addiction is understood, promoted, embraced, and enjoyed and where all who seek recovery have access to the support, care, and resources needed to achieve long-term recovery.
Patients can choose between in-person care and convenient tele-therapy visits. Either way, patients get help from a broadly experienced team of board-certified addiction medicine specialists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, physician assistants, behavioral health counselors, and recovery peers.
There are many roads to recovery, and Victory Recovery Partners takes them all. The practice is fully certified by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS), providing outpatient addiction recovery that helps patients overcome their addiction and live healthier lives.
New neural pathways are formed as addiction develops. This is because addiction chemically altered the brain's communication system. When you take that drug away, the brain must again form new neural pathways. Just as when we had to forge a new trail in the woods, this is initially uncomfortable. Neuroplasticity explains why the initial period of recovery is difficult and uncomfortable. But we know from our hiking trail example, this difficulty is only temporary. This information is very helpful to know when attempting recovery. We can be successful if we preserve through this brief, uncomfortable period. Remember, it was difficult and uncomfortable to forge a new pathway around a fallen tree. The same is true for the initial period of recovery. It can be difficult and uncomfortable while these new neural pathways are forming. As long as the recovering person does not give up during this initial period of discomfort, new neural pathways will form that support recovery. These new pathways will become more established and better developed over time. As they do, recovery becomes easier and more comfortable. 2b1af7f3a8