Treatment & Recovery
SERAC regularly convenes key partners in the pursuit of a recovery-oriented healthcare system.
The following are characteristics of a recovery-oriented healthcare system:
- Co-Occurring Capability: The ability to address the co-occurring nature of mental health, problem gambling and substance use disorders.
- Trauma Informed: Individuals who have experienced trauma and or adverse life experiences are at a higher risk for experiencing a behavioral health disorder.
- Culturally Responsive: The ability to address health disparities and unique risk factors that are faced by the various subpopulations in our region.
- Gender Responsive: Recognition that gender impacts the way individuals interact with their environment.
- Person Centered: Individuals with addiction and/or mental health needs are engaged, supported, and empowered to work on their own behalf and feel included by their communities.
- Family Involvement: Natural support networks are critical gatekeepers and partners in treatment and recovery.
- Strength Based: Recognition that successful treatment and recovery are rooted in the process of identifying and building assets across multiple domains.
See the Practice Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Behavioral Health Care by Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services by the Yale University Program for Recovery and Community Health (Tondora & Davidson, 2006).