COO Charlie Day talks health care and the Affordable Care Act yet again, this time pulling in "socialized medicine" and what it means. Read on.
Many who have walked the road of addiction recovery have heard of the need to take “inventory of ourselves.” Of what exactly are we to take inventory, many of us ask. For some, we take inventory of the internal and external assets that have been decimated or might still exist that will influence our recovery. Such assets sound a lot like the concept of “recovery capital” that our COO Charlie Day wrote about last November. If I can, I hope to illustrate the concept of recovery capital in real-life terms.
One of the things I learned early in my career was that if someone wants to avoid saying “rule of thumb” they can just as easily say “generally speaking.” Something else I learned early in my career is to be careful of “rules of thumb” and “general rules.” The reason is they can distract from digging into the facts to find the correct answer. . . However, without digging a little deeper into what we are about the same would not be said so quickly for Face It TOGETHER. The reason is we are in the business of using the principles of social entrepreneurship to essentially eliminate addiction as our nation’s greatest public health issue.
CEO Blog: We Need Each Other: The Inevitable Marriage of Integrated Providers and Recovery CommunityMarch 18, 2013 at 11:36 am by Kevin Kirby
As social entrepreneurs out to eliminate addiction as a major national public health issue, we are ever observant of developments both within and outside of the realm of the traditional alcohol and drug field. Periodically, we are thus able to discern where external developments might converge in such a way as to effect our ability to achieve our Mission. One such convergence is the recent trend of health care providers to integrate behavioral health (including addiction) and primary care.