Facilitate hope—the foundation of recovery.
If individuals with substance use disorders seek treatment or support, the most important outcome they can walk away with is the belief that anyone can recover and manage this condition successfully.
Fair support for everyone.
It’s important to recognize and understand the culture of the community you serve, so you can provide the best support. Recovery efforts should be customized based on community values and traditions. Race, soicioeconomic status, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or other characteristics can all impact an individual’s feelings towards seeking treatment and support.
As a professional provider, your job is to:
Respect the beliefs, practices and cultures of diverse people and groups
Address and recognize patient diversity
Help reduce barriers to access
Support yourself so you can support others.
Being a substance use professional isn’t easy, and many providers find themselves reaching a level of “burnout” sooner rather than later. Self-care helps to replace burnout with a feeling of self-empowerment and reward – so you can support your patients with the highest level of care. Recovery requires self-care… be an example.