At SUD RECOVERY CENTERS, our immediate goal is to provide all our clients a safe, stable and structured environment that is critical as they begin their recovery process – an environment where they can practice coping skills, self-efficacy, and make connections to the community including work, education and family systems.
The type of treatment offered by SUD RECOVERY CENTERS is based on the assessment of the client previously conducted.
SUD treatment is dependent on the needs of the individual. The type, length, and intensity of treatment is determined by the severity of the SUD, types of substances used, support systems available, prior life experiences, and behavioral, physical, gender, cultural, cognitive, and/or social factors. Additional factors include the availability of treatment in the community and coverage for the cost of care.
The ultimate goal of SUD treatment is recovery. SAMHSA has created a working definition of recovery that incorporates four major principles: health, home, purpose, and community. It is helpful for professionals referring to treatment to have a foundational understanding of recovery.
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, Understanding Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Resource Guide for Professionals Referring to Treatment, March 2018. Accessed 4.27.2021 from
At SUD RECOVERY CENTERS, our ultimate goal for our clients is their recovery. Recovery is a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.
Recovery Wis. Admin. Code § DHS 36.03(23) The process of a person’s growth and improvement, despite a history of mental or substance use disorder in attitudes, values, feelings, goals, skills, and behavior and is measured by a decrease in dysfunctional symptoms and an increase in maintaining the person’s highest level of health, wellness, stability, self-determination, and self-sufficiency.
There are four major dimensions that support recovery:
- Health—overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms and making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being.
- Home—having a stable and safe place to live.
- Purpose—conducting meaningful daily activities and having the independence, income, and resources to participate in society.
- Community—having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.
Hope, the belief that these challenges and conditions can be overcome, is the foundation of recovery. The process of recovery is highly personal and occurs via many pathways. Recovery is characterized by continual growth and improvement in one’s health and wellness that may involve setbacks. Because setbacks are a natural part of life, resilience becomes a key component of recovery.
The process of recovery is supported through relationships and social networks. This often involves family members who become the champions of their loved one’s recovery. Families of people in recovery may experience adversities that lead to increased family stress, guilt, shame, anger, fear, anxiety, loss, grief, and isolation.
The concept of resilience in recovery is also vital for family members who need access to intentional supports that promote their health and well-being. The support of peers and friends is also crucial in engaging and supporting individuals in recovery.
At SUD RECOVERY CENTERS, we seek to empower our clients in their pursuit of the four major dimensions (health, home, purpose and community) that support recovery, and we continuously seek to instill hope in each of our clients. We do all this by striving in all our programming to be responsive and respectful to the health beliefs, practices, and cultural and linguistic needs of diverse groups of clients we serve.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Recovery and Recovery Support, accessed 4.27.2021 from: Recovery and Recovery Support | SAMHSA.