21.02.2023 Nick Recent News

Social Model Recovery Systems (SMRS) is a system of programs designed to help individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) to recover from addiction. These programs are based on the social model of addiction, which views addiction as a disease that is best treated through social support and peer interaction, rather than medical intervention alone.

SMRS’ programs typically involve a residential or outpatient setting, where individuals receive group therapy, counseling, education, and life skills training. The focus is on providing a supportive community environment that encourages individuals to take responsibility for their own recovery and to help others in the program. This approach is rooted in the belief that addiction is a social disease, and that recovery is most effective when individuals have a supportive community to lean on.

The social model is often contrasted with the medical model of addiction, which emphasizes the use of medication and other medical interventions to treat addiction. However, many treatment programs incorporate elements of both models, as addiction is a complex and multifaceted disease that requires a comprehensive approach to treatment.

SMRS has been effective in helping individuals with SUDs to achieve and maintain sobriety. They provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals can connect with others who understand their struggles and work together to overcome addiction. However, it’s important to note that not all individuals with SUDs will benefit from the social model approach, and treatment should be tailored to the individual’s unique needs and circumstances.

Our programs offer specialized services and support for different populations, including men, women, women with children, and the LGBTQ+ community.

For example, some SMRS programs may have gender-specific treatment tracks, with separate groups and therapy sessions for men and women. This approach recognizes that men and women may have different experiences and needs when it comes to addiction and recovery and provides a safe and supportive environment where individuals can connect with others who share their experiences and work together to overcome addiction.

Similarly, some SMRS programs may offer services specifically for women with children, recognizing that the responsibilities of parenthood can be a significant barrier to accessing and completing addiction treatment. These programs may offer childcare services, parenting classes, and other support services to help women with children navigate the challenges of recovery while also fulfilling their responsibilities as parents.

Finally, some SMRS programs may focus specifically on serving the LGBTQ+ community, recognizing that members of this community may face unique challenges when it comes to addiction and recovery. These programs may offer services such as LGBTQ+ support groups, culturally competent counseling, and specialized programming that addresses the unique needs of this population.

The goal of these specialized programs is to provide a more tailored and supportive environment that addresses the unique needs and challenges of each population and increases the chances of successful recovery.

SMRS’ programs are in-network with most private insurance companies like Kaiser, Aetna, Beacon, Blue Shield, and more. Being in-network means that the program has an agreement with these insurance companies to provide services at an agreed-upon rate, which can make it more affordable for individuals seeking treatment. This can also mean that individuals may have lower out-of-pocket costs for their treatment, making it more accessible for those who may not otherwise be able to afford it.

It is important for individuals to check with their insurance provider to determine what is covered under their specific plan and to understand any potential out-of-pocket costs. To find out about your insurance coverage, call 877-50-SOCIAL or 877-507-6242 to speak to one of our staff.