Just as addiction doesn’t happen in a vacuum, neither does recovery. The most effective substance use disorder treatment programs are grounded in an ecosystem of recovery. This includes not only the professional counseling and support staff at the treatment center but also the patient’s family, friends, and community. At its core, recovery is a process of healing and growth. It requires connection to others who have been through similar experiences.
At BrightView, we are dedicated to cultivating an ecosystem of recovery wherein everyone who seeks addiction treatment with us can thrive. Our multidisciplinary team is passionate and friendly and has extensive experience in addiction recovery. Whether you’re in need of an Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, or Connecticut drug rehab, we can help. To learn more about the BrightView ecosystem of recovery, contact us at 888.501.9865.
What Is an Ecosystem of Recovery?
An environmental maxim attributed to Alexander Den Heijer goes, if a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment, not the flower. Similarly, when a person suffers from addiction, it isn’t enough to try to fix the person. It is also necessary to cultivate an environment in which that person can thrive.
An ecosystem is a physical environment and all of the organisms in that environment. Similarly, an ecosystem of recovery includes the person suffering from addiction, the primary relationships in their life, and an environment wherein everything possible is aligned toward the purpose of recovery.
The ecosystem of recovery reflects an emerging addiction recovery practice. This approach, which is based on establishing partnerships andbuilding bridges between stakeholders, may be especially useful to treatment centers serving rural communities. It is especially being employed to counter the public health crisis of rampant opioid addictions.
In an ecosystem of recovery, treatment is guided by five pillars of care which are to save lives, engage community support, expand access to treatments, screen for substance use disorders in routine health visits, and create community programming that supports recovery. These pillars are augmented by a well-rounded set of complementary best practices that include reducing the stigma surrounding addiction treatment.
A recovery ecosystem is one of the most holistic approaches to addiction recovery.
Benefits of a Recovery Ecosystem
Intentionally entering an ecosystem of recovery can bolster the addiction recovery process by ensuring that all factors align to live a sober and healthy life. An ecosystem of recovery may include numerous holistic and multidisciplinary therapies such as family therapy or medication assisted treatment.
Some significant benefits of working towards sobriety within an ecosystem of recovery are:
- Stress reduction and healthy coping skills
- Spiritual connection and emotional fulfillment
- Relapse prevention
- Better overall health
- A clearer sense of purpose
- Increased self-esteem
- Confidence in identity
Working towards sobriety in an ecosystem of recovery is a whole being healing experience. In an ecosystem of recovery, you can begin again and embrace a confident, purpose-driven identity while learning the necessary skills to live a life of sustainable sobriety.
Contact BrightView to Experience Our Unique Ecosystem of Recovery
At BrightView, we understand that healing is about caring for the whole person. Our compassionate team has extensive experience creating an
ecosystem of recovery wherein we treat the root causes of addiction. Our multidisciplinary team employs a variety of holistic and evidence-basedtherapies that address the root causes as well as the symptoms of addiction.
With locations across the country, we know how to make addiction treatment accessible and transformative. We accept walk-ins until 3 pm every weekday, and in many cases, we can provide same-day counseling appointments.
If you or a loved one suffers from an addiction, we can help. Contact our friendly, knowledgeable team at 888.501.9865 to learn more about our offerings or enroll.