About

Mission & Philosophy

Our Mission

“To provide comprehensive services for persons working toward recovery ~ through community awareness, quality and holistic clinical services ~ in an efficient, safe and fiscally sound environment.”

The overall goal of all Discovery House treatment centers is to offer effective outpatient treatment that promotes holistic recovery.

 

Our Statement of Philosophy

Recovery is defined as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. It is our job to support our patients as they move through the recovery process.

 

For our patients receiving medication assisted treatment it is our contention that patients should be maintained on medication for the shortest possible period of time, consistent with that individual’s goals, medical considerations, and their personal recovery. However, stabilized patients who abstain from use of alcohol and other intoxicating drugs, and show evidence of improvement in health and social functioning should be considered to be in recovery or recovering. We recognize that opioid addiction is a chronic, progressive illness that requires more than an acute care model of service delivery. We support a model of sustained recovery support analogous to medical management of other chronic diseases.

 

We believe that the inclusion of family members and other recovery supports is integral to the treatment of our patients. Harmful behaviors including drug abuse impact all aspects of an individual’s life, treatment is intended to help guide the patient to develop a healthy lifestyle, and improve their personal relationships.

 

It is our philosophy that the responsibility for personal growth and change lies with the patient. The Discovery House treatment team promotes the following goals and objectives for patient recovery:

• Health: Overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) as well as living in a physically and emotionally healthy way.

• Home: A stable and safe place to live.

• Purpose: Meaningful daily activities, such as job, school, volunteerism, family care-taking, or creative endeavors, and the independence, income, and resources to participate in society.

• Community: Relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.

 

Accreditation and Licensing

All 18 Discovery House facilities have earned full 3-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International).  In addition to national CARF accreditation, Discovery House is licensed by the state, certified by SAMHSA the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and regulated by the Drug Enforcement Agency.  This accreditation outcome represents the highest level of accreditation, is awarded to organizations that show substantial conformance to the standards established by CARF and indicate that present practices represent an established pattern of efficient and effective operations that is likely to be maintained and/or improved in the foreseeable future.

 

Discovery House continues to meet and exceed CARF’s accreditation standards and has built a system that ensures successful results.  Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of Behavioral Health and Opioid Treatment Programs.

For additional information on CARF visit www.carf.org