Category - Blog

18
Nov

What is Recovery?

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) defines Recovery as: A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. FAVOR Grand Strand believes this includes the curtailment of substances and behaviors that have a detrimental effect on one’s life. These …

18
Nov

Recovery Coaching

Recovery Coaching is a powerful tool in the arsenal of approaches to the opioid epidemic. A Recovery Coach (sometimes called a Peer Support Specialist) is a person who is in recovery themselves from any number of physical or psychosocial conditions. These may include substance use, family of substance users, behavioral addictions such as sex or …

1
Nov

The Opioid Epidemic Has Created A Treatment Dilemma

How can we continue with our current addiction treatment model? Our current standard of care involves a system that was developed over sixty years ago. The typical treatment program begins with waiting for the substance user to “hit bottom” and be ready to get help. The substance user is then admitted to a treatment facility …