In this compelling presentation, people with lived experience of recovery from co-occurring disorders discuss among themselves, and then with people who provide service, the issues of most concern to them when they ask for help. They discuss their views on their conditions and their recovery, and their experiences with treatment. The centerpiece of the video is the dialogue between recovering people and providers. People who provide services will gain a better understanding of the importance of relationship, equality, empowerment and authenticity in their work. Those in recovery will learn more about co-occurring conditions and about what they should expect from providers of care.
This DVD is meant to be used for training people who provide services. It is also an effective informational presentation for recovering people who are seeking help. The DVD can be used for agency staff training, or it can be viewed by individuals at their convenience. A companion, web-based educational module can be used to obtain continuing education contact hours. For more information visit www.ccsme.org
Learning Objectives of Recovery Stories
- To foster an understanding of recovery from the perspective of those engaged in it
- To convey, from the perspective of recovering people, what aspects of treatment and relationships with service providers work to support recovery
- To encourage an understanding of the importance of mutual relationships, welcoming, and empathy from people who provide services