For Substance Abusers, Recovery-Oriented Care May Show The Way To A Productive Life

(By Taylor Sisk for Kaiser Health News)

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. — Every movement needs a champion, and in the largely rural counties of western North Carolina, Richie Tannerhill is a champion of the recovery-oriented care movement for people with mental health and substance abuse issues.

Recovery-oriented care is founded on the belief that people with behavioral health problems need guideposts to help them find their own routes back to a productive life — that medication compliance and symptom control aren’t ultimate treatment goals. Read article here…..

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