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Safe Havens

A temporary residence with fewer rules than emergency shelter; staff trained in engaging persons who are reluctant to seek behavioral health or other services; links to treatment and other services as well as other residential programs and permanent supportive housing.

Screening

The first step in identifying the presence or absence of alcohol or other drug (AOD) use, whereby data is collected on an individual in order to make an initial determination if an alcohol or other drug problem exists and/or to determine if emergency services are warranted.

Self-Determination

A movement which gives persons receiving services more control and responsibility in choosing how they want to live their lives.

Self-direction/empowerment

People in recovery lead their personal path of recovery. They do this by exercising independence and choice. The individual identifies personal life goals and in collaboration with others, directs his or her recovery by designing a unique path towards those goals. People have the opportunity to choose from a range of options and to participate in all decisions that affect their lives.

Single County Authority

The agency designated by the local authorities in a county to plan, fund, and administer drug and alcohol treatment activities. These are the agencies that BDAP uses as its primary contractor for this purpose.

Social Cooperative/Entrepreneurialism

The development and operation of small businesses (“micro enterprises” by people in recovery based on their talents and interests and in partnership with their local community. The resulting businesses offer goods and services to the general public and may be either for profit or not for profit, but should be at least financially self-sustaining, although perhaps subsidized through tax breaks or other government means.

Spirituality

A personal relationship with a "God of one's own choosing" is seen as a potentially valuable resource for recovery support and is respected as a chosen component of an individual's recovery support system. This relationship can be sustained either independently or within a formal/structured religious belief system. There is respect for explicitly religious, spiritual and secular pathways of recovery.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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