For example, a coffee house frequented by college students and the homeless in Tacoma, Washington was shown to decrease drug addiction simply by offering a place for social interaction. The founder of the Parkland Community Change Center, a healthcare center for the socially marginalized, re-opened the coffee house as a non-profit when she saw increased drug addiction in her clinic after the coffee house closed, see Maddie Bernard. “The Coffee Effect” The Lute Times. (February 23, 2016). Other community-based solutions include a variety of initiatives that focus on aspects of the drug user’s life other than drugs, such as the incorporating “art therapy” and encouraging creative expression in treatment or drug preventative programs. Please tell us how Social Recovery worked for your organization. Use the link below to send us your story. Please use a pseudonym and protect the confidentiality of people you know.
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ORGANIZATIONAL BASED SOCIAL RECOVERY
For established treatment programs and recovery groups.
Established treatment programs and recovery groups can incorporate Social Recovery by focusing outside activities and social networks. The key is not always surrounding yourself with other recovering drug users but help recovering individuals gain access to social networks outside of recovery. Introduce people in programs to activities that they might like to engage in but are in other networks, with people they do not know. Facilitate introduction to new people and groups, such as established running groups, book clubs, and volunteer organizations.