For many an appropriate path to recovery from Substance Use Disorders is not an obvious choice. The most recognizable form of recovery may be a self-help program like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.
While for large numbers of people these organizations have offered a way and the means to establish and maintain recovery, for those in need of alternative supports the options are more limited. People that for a number of valid reasons find an abstinence based model of recovery impractical or an ill fit, may find their path to recovery is not as clear.
For these people it is helpful to know that there are different paths towards the goal of recovery. Mental health disorders co-occurring with Substance Use Disorders can have over lapping symptoms. By recognizing the need for and methods to achieve a more healthy lifestyle, for example, getting better night’s rest, and a regular diet, for the majority is what it will take to get started on a path towards recovery. For others, supports can be found with a variety of methods within the community, i.e. family, friends, and community organizations. For those people with co-occurring disorders, contacting Unity House PROS could be the first step to begin the path towards recovery.
To learn more about PROS, please contact Harlan Hall at (518) 274-2607 ext. 4172 at Unity House’s Front Door Community Resource Center located at 2431 Sixth Avenue in Troy.