Prevention & Intervention

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