Prevention And Intervention Are The Bookends Of A Modern Continuum Of Care
Anazao Community Partners believes that recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
Four major dimensions support a life in recovery:
Health: overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms—for example, abstaining from the use of alcohol, illicit drugs, and non-prescribed medications if one has an addiction problem—and for everyone in recovery, making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional wellbeing.
Home: a stable and safe place to live;
Purpose: meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school, volunteerism, family caretaking, or creative endeavors, and the independence, income, and resources to participate in society; and
Community: relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.
Guiding principles of recovery:
Recovery emerges from hope
Recovery is person-driven
Recovery occurs via many pathways
Recovery is holistic
Recovery is supported by peers and allies
Recovery is supported by relationship and social networking
Recovery is culturally-based and influenced
Recovery is supported by addressing trauma
Recovery involves individual, family, and community strengths and responsibility
Recovery is based on respect
Based on these dimensions and guiding principles, Anazao has developed community partnerships to provide a network of recovery strategies. These programs include prevention and educations services, interventions with at-risk individuals and recovery support.
Targeted initiatives include:
School-based education programs
Problem gambling prevention and intervention
Drug and alcohol prevention coalitions
Juvenile justice programs for at-risk youth
Reentry coalition for ex-offenders
Safe Communities coalitions
Speaker’s Bureau on a variety of behavioral health topics
Recovery support networks
Housing and vocational assistance