September Is National Recovery MonthErik
This September we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Recovery Month! Originated and sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Recovery Month is an annual observance intended to promote understanding and education for all Americans about substance abuse and mental health treatment.
The 2019 theme is Join the Voices of Recovery: Together We Are Stronger.
One primary goal of Recovery Month is to inform the public that treatment programs work, and that people can and do recover from substance use and mental health disorders. Recovery Month serves as a reminder that millions, more than 23 million recovering people are leading productive and meaningful lives. It is a recognition that these people have made continuous improvement in life quality, in the same way that people continue to manage and recover from other conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.
One important factor in the evolution of treatment for substance use disorders and mental health diagnoses is the development of measurable evidenced-based treatment interventions. As treatment regimens have developed over the last seventy years, it has become more possible for physicians, nurses, therapists, and counselors to evaluate and improve specific techniques and interventions. Patients and families today are able to receive the benefits of these improvements and innovations in prevention programs and long-term support. How can those who seek recovery, and their family members, ensure that they will receive evidence-based treatment, as they look to various sources for assistance? The most straightforward way to find evidenced-based treatment is to search for providers that have obtained high levels of accreditation for the provision of these services.
Positive Recovery is that kind of facility. The founding members of our management team began work on obtaining our Joint Commission accreditation as the residential facility opened. Joint Commission provides oversight and performance measurements for many types of healthcare organizations. Joint Commission accreditation indicates that Positive Recovery complies with the highest national standards for safety and quality of care.
Our residential facility has entered into a pilot program with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Under this certification program, ASAM will verify that treatment providers meet ASAM criteria, the nation’s most respected, comprehensive, and widely-used set of research-validated standards for providing outcome-oriented care. The residential campus will undergo certification in October and become one of the first treatment centers to be designated as a Medically Monitored Intensive Inpatient Services facility.
Do you need help with a substance use disorder? Does someone in your family suffer from an addiction? There is hope! Recovery Month is almost here—investigate the possibilities! There’s another way to live, without the sadness, chaos, and demoralization of alcoholism and addiction. Call and speak to our dedicated staff at 713-904-4699 today! A new, happy life is waiting for you!