Journey to Recovery Philosophy of Care (COD Lesson)
The resources found at Journey to Recovery are designed as practical tools to help you in your treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. It is our philosophy that successful recovery must tackle substance use and emotional issues at the same time. Treatment of co-occurring disorders is designed for two primary reasons: 1) to reduce symptoms and 2) prevent relapse. This introductory lesson will describe the foundational philosophy of care including: treatment is a choice, treatment must be individualized, successful treatment requires changing the way you think, lifestyle changes are critical, attitude will determine your success, and positive momentum can be developed.