BSC Can Assist
Guidelines & Practices
Building Safer Communities, LLC offers services to those in need of a Recovery Coach. BSC follows and adheres to the guidelines and ethical practices of The Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) as well as the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR). BSC provides services in a professional, safe and nurturing environment and acknowledges the importance of confidentiality.
BSC Responds to the Need
Over the past 10 years an abundance of information has emerged surrounding the development of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) and the major role that a peer plays in this model of service delivery. Consequently, there has been increased interest in peer/professional services. Federal health care reform has fostered a transformational change in: an increased focus on peer services, funding mechanisms to support peer services and the credentialing of peer services.
BSC understand that recovery is an intense, personal experience that cannot be defined or administered as a universal. BSC contends that there are multiple pathways to recovery including: residential and outpatient treatment, rehabilitation and detox, faith and spirituality, natural remedies, criminal justice interventions, support from individuals and or family, mutual assistance groups, sponsors, such as Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholic Anonymous and recovery community centers.
A Reoveree’s journey is individual and stretches beyond abstinence alone and includes a full rreengagement process based on hope, resilience, health and wellness. The process can include family, friends and community. Recovery, however, starts when addicts have the desire and willingness to make better choices about their physical, mental and spiritual health. BSC, therefore, uses a four-part process:
ADAPT, SURVIVE, REBUILD AND THRIVE.
Recovery Coaching is a form of strength-based support for those who are either in, or seeking recovery from alcohol, drugs and, or other addictions. A Recovery Coach, also known as a peer mentor, has a type of partnership with addicts, and helps them Adapt and Survive the initial pain of getting clean by self-directing their priorities and supporting successful change. Recovery Coaching focuses on achieving any goals important to the individual. Coaches ask questions and offer suggestions to facilitate the Rebuilding process. Coaches, for example, urge Recoverees to take the lead in addressing their recovery needs. Moreover, Coaches honor a Recoveree’s values and then make principle-based decisions, create a clear plan of action, and use a Recoveree’s current strengths to reach future endeavors so that they can Thrive. A Coach serves as an accountable partner to empower addicts to sustain their recovery. Coaches also provide resources for Recoverees to access support systems, such as healthier environments, benefits and health care.
- helps initiate and sustain those afflicted from substance use or addiction in their recovery.
- promotes recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery.
- Serves as personal guide and mentor for people seeking, or already in recovery.
- helps Recoverees find resources for harm reduction, detox, treatment, family support and education, local or online support groups, or assisting Recoverees create a plan of change to recover on their own.
- Helps addicts find ways, such as abstinence, to stop using or reduce harm associated with addictive behaviors.
BSC & the Working Agreement
Recovery Coaches work with Recoverees beyond recovery initiation (ADAPT) through stabilization (SURVIVE) into recovery maintenance (REBUILD) and productivity (THRIVE). They guide and fuel positive decision making and support steps toward recovery. Coaches recognize and respect that there are many pathways to recovery. They do not, however, provide clinical services, which include primary addiction treatment and diagnosis.
Recovery Coaches support positive change by emboldening anyone, including those returning home from treatment or the criminal justice system to avoid relapse and to build community support, or work on life goals, such as relationships, work and education. Coaching differs from therapy because there is scant emphasis on feeling, and Coaches do not address the past and trauma. Unlike licensed addiction counselors Coaches are non-clinical and do not diagnose, treat addiction or any mental health issues. However, Coaches may assist individuals access clinical services to make Recovery a smoother process.
Recovery Coaching is a peer-based service that is developed and provided mainly by, but not limited to, those who are in recovery themselves and as a result have gained knowledge on how to attain and sustain recovery. Coaches can also be professionals involved in the recovery of others.
Location of Services
BSC hosts classes at its office: 261 W. 35th St. Ste. 305New York, NY 10001
or travels to offer services where ever you are.
Who BSC Works With & Contact Information
We contract with individuals, businesses, community organizations, corporations, agencies and other professionals. If interested in Recovery Services then click on the contact us link and send a request via email to [email protected] or text 347-498-4104. Please leave call back information and give a brief description of what you expect from your Recovery Coach. BSC looks forward to empowering you to Raise The Bar & Do-IT- Responsibly and become a better you