triendss Today, there are 16! Recovery center staff provide assistance to individuals and families to help them navigate the addiction treatment system and secure insurance coverage for various levels of addiction treatment.
Not meant to be drop-in centers where individuals and friends go to just hang out, RCOCs may host scheduled social events, such as alcohol-and-drug-free celebrations. The centers also provide an opportunity for individuals and families to connect with peers who are going through similar challenges so that they can benefit from shared experiences and commitment to common goals for recovery.
Other services that might be offered include life skills and parenting groups, yoga and meditation, vocational training, and development of skills for self-care and self-management. Access to peer advocates, recovery coaches, and friendsz peer specialists through these recovery centers help to further enhance the recovery process. An RCC is not a treatment agency; it is not a step club; it is not a drop-in center, although aspects of all of these are apparent.
Higher education[ edit ] Barclay CollegeHaviland, Kansasassociated with Friends Church, "an evangelical Friends school which accepts and embraces persons with evangelical Christian beliefs from a variety of denomination backgrounds" Bryn Mawr CollegeBryn Mawr, Pennsylvaniafounded as a Quaker institution, now non-denominational Cornell Universityfounded by Friends, now non-denominational Duke Universitythe founding organization, the Union Institute Society was a group of Methodists and Quakers.
Services are accessible not only during daytime hours, but also during evening and weekends, to meet the needs of individuals and families who may be in need of assistance at varying hours. RCOCs are not meant as a substitute for treatment.
The centers promote long-term recovery through skill building, recreation, wellness education, employment readiness, civic restoration opportunities, and other social activities.