Bethesda Recovery believes in the value of human life and is committed to giving every human being life more abundantly. We believe those suffering from substance abuse disorders have the same rights to life more abundantly as to others who are free from these difficult circumstances. In an effort to give this life more abundantly to those suffering from substance abuse disorders we recognize the following:
Substance abuse disorders are treatable diseases.
As with most diseases discreet treatment episodes, supported by continuing recovery support services, are often needed to help people achieve and maintain the recovery life which is life more abundantly.
We also agree and support the SAMSHSA Principles of Recovery as indicated in CSAT in 2007 and again in SAMHSA in their white paper of 208 Recovery oriented Systems of Care and the Role of Recovery Support Services
StATISTICS ARE NOT OUR GOAL......
wE ARE HERE
oNLY To hELP tHE ONE
To allow the clients of Bethesda to choose their own destiny
To take personal responsibility to obey the directives of this organization as long as it does not cross legal boundaries or my own personal convictions
To boldly stand against any illegal or immoral action taken by a fellow volunteer or by a client. This includes reporting first to the staff, then to the director, and finally to law enforcement if no action is taken
To help others by not doing harm
To pass along the good we have received from others
To continue to be trained and to gain knowledge about the program so that the clientele can receive the best possible care
To practice fair and equitable treatment of both staff and clients
To be diligent in the use and care of materials and products which are obtained by Bethesda Recovery and to give back. To refuse to take products or services without paying for them or having specific permission
To tell the truth
To be true to my word, keeping promises and commitments
To not abandon the clients or those we work with
To use good judgement, honoring confidentiality of clients and staff
To work hard
Do no harm to a client or the ministry
Make amends when necessary
To take care of myself by not neglecting my health or emotional well being or my spiritual life
To give clients a safe environment to recover, and by not touching a client in an inappropriate manner. To maintain client modesty at all times as a demonstration of respect and client dignity.