Britelife Recovery believes that substance use disorder is a chronic, progressive, and fatal disorder that has no cure, but that can be arrested with appropriate treatment. Full arrest of substance use disorder requires that the individual become free of mind- or mood-altering chemicals except those prescribed by a physician to treat a co-existing condition or to maintain the client on a medication, such as vivitrol or buprenorphine, that will allow the client to regain some stability in their life while decreasing the negative social and medical consequences often associated with substance use disorder. Substance use disorder is a three-fold illness that impacts individuals physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Substance use disorder is a family disease in that it affects not only the addicted individual but also his or her close friends and family members.
Britelife Recovery believes that mental illness and substance use disorder may occur concomitantly or either may arise independent of the other, and each disorder may exacerbate the other. Britelife Recovery has adopted the CCISC (Comprehensive, Continuous, Integrated Systems of Care) model of care, which essentially promotes the belief that when an individual suffers from both substance use disorder and mental illness, both disorders must be addressed and treated within a system of care that is welcoming, accessible, integrated, continuous and comprehensive with regard to the treatment of clients and their families in order to achieve lasting results. In addition to adopting the above definition of mental health recovery and applying it to our work with individuals with co-occurring disorders, we have incorporated the “best practice” principles of the CCISC model into our orientation, training and supervision process with direct-care staff.
Britelife Recovery is a company that provides smaller more intimate settings that uses proven, successful, medically based treatment methods that is truly tailored to the individual.
Britelife Recovery has also adopted and implemented gender-specific care into its curriculum. We believe that substance use disorder is experienced differently by each person who goes through it and each person has their own path and patterns. With that said, different genders experience things differently as well. For this reason, gender-specific treatment recognizes that the differences between men and women are so significant that they often require specific treatment types and opportunities to achieve long-term success in recovery. Recovery and positive outcomes are increased with individualized care which is gender specific.
As behavioral health treatment providers, we also understand that most, if not all, of the client’s entering treatment with us have experienced one or more significant traumas in their lives. Trauma and adverse life events can have pervasive behavioral, neurological, emotional, developmental, cognitive, and social effects on individuals. Historically, the belief in the field of behavioral healthcare, and especially drug and alcohol treatment, was that underlying trauma issues should not be touched in treatment before the client has significant sobriety or mental health stability. However, there has been a significant shift in recent years to support the viewpoint that substance use disorder, mental illness and trauma are intertwined and that abuse of chemicals and mental health symptoms are often manifestations of untreated trauma. Thus, the need to address trauma has become a fundamental obligation for effective behavioral health services and is increasingly recognized as essential for the growth and recovery of trauma survivors. That is why Britelife Recovery will not only be a leader in Trauma Informed Care but will challenge itself to also a pillar in the treatment space as a trauma responsive environment. To this end, for Britelife Recovery to strive to be an organization that has full integration of trauma responsive care, its concepts must also apply to the workplace and employees. Our organization will create an environment that fosters healthy conflict resolution, interpersonal communication, and attentiveness to everyone’s safety and well-being.
To provide responsible treatment, the provider must strictly maintain client confidentiality according to State and Federal regulations and develop care that is based on the assessment of individual need. Successful treatment is directly related to placement in the appropriate level of care, and interventions that match an individual’s readiness for change. Placement decisions are based upon an assessment of the severity of symptoms and the individual needs of the client. Treatment must include education about the addictive process and the mental illness (if applicable) and the use of evidence-based treatment approaches for both. Therapeutic interventions for the individual and the family system must be integrated, strength-based, empathic, hopeful and person-centered. Britelife Recovery believes that all clients, regardless of age, sex, race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation are entitled to treatment that is respectful and honors the dignity and rights of everyone.
As an organization, Britelife Recovery will incorporate and exemplify servant leadership to all employees and the communities we serve as its fundamental guiding principle. Servant leadership is a leadership style that prioritizes the growth, well-being, and empowerment of employees. It aims to foster an inclusive environment that enables everyone in the organization to thrive as their authentic self. Whereas traditional leadership focuses on the success of the company or organization, servant leadership puts employees first to grow the organization through their commitment and engagement. Servant leaders want their employees to succeed. They spend time noticing the skills their employees have. They don’t just delegate tasks out to their employees, rather they work with them to find out what kinds of things they love to do and help give them tasks that are in that vein. They act as mentors to aid employee potential and are directly focused on helping everyone grow and succeed.