The Morehead Inspiration Center is a residential recovery program, serving approximately 100 adult males, over the age of 18, that are seeking recovery from chronic alcohol or drug related addictions. The primary mission of the center is to strengthen the individual recovering from an addiction, support their families and to serve the community in which they reside. The Morehead Inspiration Center is one of ten across Kentucky that participates in the Recovery Kentucky Initiative, a not for profit organization, that was initially started by Governor Ernie Fletcher in 2005. This initiative was an attempt to address chronic addiction in Kentucky, a primary cause of homelessness. It is a 9-12 month recovery program that is peer-driven, teaches daily living skills, job responsibility, and provides practical living experiences within a safe environment (http://recoverykentucky.com/). To be considered eligible for the Morehead Inspiration Center the client must be male, 18 years or older, and in need of a support system to assist with recovery from chronic substance abuse. The client with limited resources or homeless, free of sexual misconduct, no previous acts of violence, compliant with any treatment for mental illness, does not require acute medical care, has no physical limitations, must be capable of group living and no court days within 30 days (http://recoverykentucky.com/). The center combines a safe housing environment with structured educational programs that incorporate the philosophies of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Alcoholics Anonymous is the original self help group founded on principles that provide support and encouragement for recovering alcoholics. New members are encouraged to work with a spon... ... middle of paper ... ...ences have thankfully sheltered me from witnessing a person suffering from a serious drug or alcohol addiction. Prior to this experience my knowledge was limited as to how one would successfully regain sobriety. I left the center feeling blessed, thankful that these men allowed me to witness a transformation in progress. Although I have been given the knowledge; I gained awareness that addiction truly is an illness. My thoughts and feelings will definitely be more tolerant and caring all while showing concern to those that I may blessed to be a part of their care in the future. References Fortinash, K. M., & Holoday Worret, P. A. (Eds.). (2012). Substance-related disorders and addictive behaviors. Psychiatric mental health nursing (5th ed., pp. 319-362). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby. Pathways [Brochure]. (n.d.). Morehead, KY: Recovery Kentucky, Morehead, KY.
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When we view substance use disorders, alcohol is the most widely used drug within the United States and 11 percent of workers have drinking problems (Frone, 2006). Over 20 million people used illegal substances in 2006 and 7 million people abused prescribed medications. Of the 18 million drug abusers, 18 years or older in 2006, 13.4 million (74.9 %) were employed full or part time (SAMHSA, OSA). These addiction problems have an expenditure of $276 billion dollars per year with most of this cost from loss of productivity and health care (H. Harwood, D. Fountain, and G. Livermore, 1992).
On February 27, 2014, I visited an Alcohol Anonymous (A.A) therapeutic group meeting called Another Chance. Another Chance is an intergroup meeting located inside the Concord Baptist Church of Christ, at 833 Gardner C. Taylor Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Another Chance has been in operation for over thirty years, and holds open discussion meetings on alcohol use and prevention, every Thursday from six in the evening until seven o’clock. This group interaction with alcohol substance use and abuse focuses on helping all members regardless of race, ethnicity or culture, to abstain from drinking one day at a time; and encourages them to maintain healthy thoughts and emotions through the use of the “Twelve Steps and Traditions” of recovery and intervention approaches.
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The community organization that I choose to focus on is a recovery center for substance abuse that goes by the name of Darrel Strawberry recovery center. Recovery center is located in my hometown Deland, Florida that’s 30 minutes away from Daytona Beach. Just little background about the facilities it’s a 28 day reseindetal program that design to treat addictions, when you mention it addiction it cover all drug addictions that a person is facing with. Inside the program they provided medical detoxication and treatment to the patient, however this program helped a lot of people but some people have go back because of the relapse they are face with
When dealing with homeless substance abusers; case managers have seen improved outcomes when dealing with high risk behaviors by using a combination of services to help the client. Quality of life can be improved by focusing on living conditions, reducing psychiatric symptoms, improving occupational functions, social stability, and parenting skills (Rapp, 2014). The different approaches that are used to combat these addiction problems with the homeless are low intensity, outreach, clinical, strength based, brokerage, integrated and comprehensive care. These types of models are used and they have been proven to be the most effective; broker, generalist and strengths-based approach (Rapp, 2014). Resources that the substance abuser needs readily available are a safe, stable living environment such as halfway houses, shelter or transitional housing. Peer support groups that involve others that have suffered and worked through addictions by attending Alcoholics Anonymous are important to the client to give hope and support. The case manager 's job is to provide and link the client with needed services, focusing on their strengths and giving solutions to problems that keep them homeless and suffering from addictions. Generalist case management provides the traditional
This facility uses the 12-step program that was conjured up by the intelligent individuals who are now the leaders of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill W. and Dr. Bob S. This method has been adopted by many other drug rehabs and is used often to help patients. This 12-step program has proven to be an effective procedure that quickly helps the victims of addiction and helps re-set their minds. This program was originally suggested on the book that the two leaders wrote, but gained popularity as more and more patients reacted positively to this type of treatment. This program mostly consists of mental assistance that allows the patient to be able to resist the urge of taking alcohol. The first of 12 steps is getting the patient to accept the fact that
Project Match is an individual intervention that is successful at helping people who have completed a substance abuse program. According to Lash (2011), Project MATCH is a manual-guided therapy treatment technique that is used in initial outpatient and continuing alcohol dependence treatment programs. They conducted individual interviews, various surveys, and other assessments to measure the treatment program. Lash further states that “Outpatients achieved significantly higher rates of continuous abstinence and were comparable on other drinking-related outcomes mediated by its greater success at engaging clients in 12-step activities” (Lash 2011, 243). This therapeutic technique will be a great factor in assisting clients with continuing care after their completion of a substance abuse treatment program. They were successful in reducing recidivism rates, educating patients on drugs and factors that lead to abuse, and promoting self-change. One of the researchers compared this intervention to others and said this process seems to be better than the generic modeling techniques that many substance abuse treatmen...
There are a series of meetings held in this location throughout the week, serving different functions and catering to slightly different populations. The one attended was an open meeting held on Sunday evenings. The meeting was open to all recovering addicts and their family members, but it was specifically catered to newly recovering young addicts.
When the term alcohol anonymous is said most of us think of a group of drunks that can’t seem to get themselves together and stay clean. For the student nurse this is the view that she had going into her first alcohol anonymous meeting. As bad as it sounds, it is kind of hard to imagine what goes through the minds and lives of people who deal with this struggle on a daily basis. Innervison was the eye opener that the student nurse needed to clear all the stereotypes, and negative thoughts about people that just seemed to want to drink and never get their lives together. Innervision is a non-profit organization that specializes in help with recovery patients, helping consumers find employment, education, and provides resources for patients with psychiatric disabilities.
There are certain centers that offer drug based treatment programs. In this type of treatment programs, the goal is not to attain sobriety but to just reduce the harmful effects of the drug abuse. If your main goal is to achieve sobriety then this program is not for you.
The rehabilitation center gives its residents a sense of hope. This is very important to those who suffer addiction. After listening to the three residents tell their story, they each stated how their family and friends disowned them. They felt as if no one cared about them; however, this changed once they started the rehabilitation
In patient programs can also be very effective, especially for those with more severe problems. They are highly structured programs in which patients remain at a residence, typically for 6 to 12 months. Treatment Centers differ from other treatment approaches principally in their use of the community—treatment staff and those in recovery—as a key agent of change to influence patient attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors associated with drug use. Patients in TCs may include those with relatively long histories of drug addiction, involvement in serious criminal activities, and seriously impaired social functioning. The focus of the TC is on the resocialization of the patient to a drug-free, free living lifestyle and delivers healthy coping mechanisms for individuals that have not been able to function in society without the use of a mood altering substance.
Prison is not a center for rehabilitation or a place that will intentionally assist one in turning their life around; however, there are centers and services that their soul purpose is to help those who are addicted Celebrate Recovery, Recovery Village, Foundations, and the list goes on and on. For instance, Therapeutic/Recreation Therapists work to maintain or improve the quality of life for people with special needs through intervention, leisure education, and recreation. They work in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, local government agencies, at-risk youth programs as well as other settings (40). Addictions are difficult to recognize early, and treatment is often complicated by psychiatric or medical illness, the presence or lack of support systems, and negative social attitudes (Summon). However, with the help of these services, fighting addiction is