To truly heal from trauma and substance use disorder, you need a comprehensive range of addiction recovery resources. One of the most valuable resources you can have is the services of a social worker. March is National Social Workers Month, a time in which the tireless efforts of these selfless people are recognized.
BrightView appreciates the hard work of all of the social workers on our team. Providing you with such high-quality trauma and substance abuse treatment would not be possible without them. BrightView has Licensed Social Workers who can treat patients across all of our sites, whenever needed, to minimize wait time. This treatment includes addiction recovery resources. Reach out to us today online or at 888.501.9865 if you or someone you care about could use the help of a social worker to overcome trauma and substance use disorder.
What Is National Social Workers Month?
National Social Workers Month is a time to celebrate all the contributions social workers make to the well-being of their patients. Learning more about what social workers do can help raise awareness and cultivate an appreciation for this challenging field of work.
Social workers help out in many different settings, including:
- Substance use disorder treatment centers
- Mental health treatment facilities
- Veterans services
- Senior centers
Social justice and the safety of their patients are prime concerns for social workers.
They fulfill these needs by:
- Counseling people who have substance use disorders, family problems, or legal issues
- Performing regular check-ins to ensure you are safe and your basic needs are being met
- Visiting homes to see that children are living in a suitable environment
- Helping underprivileged people access the services they need for food and shelter
Social workers travel to help people on location. Their mission is to provide service to people in need, so they will go wherever you need them, whether you are receiving treatment for substance use disorder in a facility or are incarcerated. They may also visit your home to check in on your safety and well-being once you return.
The Role of Social Workers in Trauma and Substance Abuse Treatment
Social workers are dedicated to helping their patients get through life challenges, such as trauma and substance use disorder. Suppose you enroll in a substance use disorder treatment program. In that case, you will likely be assigned a social worker who will help you manage obstacles in your life to give you a better chance of achieving lasting recovery.
Some of the roles your social worker will play in trauma and substance abuse treatment include:
- Identifying co-occurring mental health disorders – Since co-occurring disorders are so common with SUD, social workers understand the signs and symptoms. They can refer you to the appropriate treatment.
- Conducting regular counseling sessions – Your social worker will visit with you regularly to check in on your well-being. These visits may be weekly, although they can be more frequent early in your treatment. Once you start showing progress, the sessions may be less often.
- Helping you set goals for recovery – Your social worker wants to see you get through difficult life situations and achieve the healthy, happy life you deserve. They will walk you through the goal-setting process and help you develop a plan to achieve your goals.
- Connecting you with necessary services – You may not be aware of services you qualify for that can help you stay on track with recovery. Some people get lost in the system because they do not know about their rights and entitlements and have no one to advocate for them. Your social worker can help you find relevant assistance programs that can help with things like safe housing, food, and legal services.
BrightView has Licensed Social Workers who can treat patients across all of our sites, whenever needed, to minimize wait time. Your social worker will be your greatest ally in tough times. Having them by your side allows you to know that you will always have someone in your corner fighting for you.
Celebrate National Social Workers Month with BrightView
When you enroll in trauma and substance abuse treatment at BrightView, you can count on having a caring, confident team of professionals ready to serve you. With the support of our social workers and other treatment staff, you will be well on your way to feeling better tomorrow. Reach out to us online or call us today at 888.501.9865 to get started.