Recovery Support Services
Together we will travel on your path to recovery ...

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Our Mission
Abstinence from drugs and alcohol is only one part of recovery. We recognize the need for a holistic approach, which promotes both physical and mental wellness. Recovery is not a "one size fits all" concept. Therefore, each plan is customized to the specific needs of the individual. We utilize a collaborative process which allows each individual to have a voice in their client-centered recovery goals and plan. Traveling your path of recovery with you, we will

• Help motivate engagement in the treatment process
• Assist in developing and enhancing life skills
• Facilitate independence through positive change
• Help navigate obstacles in the recovery process
• Provide connections with community resources

What are Recovery Support Services (RSS)?
Lehigh Valley Drug and Alcohol Intake Unit offers Recovery Support Services to individuals seeking recovery from addiction. These services are most successful in conjunction with Drug & Alcohol treatment. Certified Recovery Specialists (CRS) and Case Managers (CM) help guide individuals in accessing treatment, getting their basic needs met, and establishing recovery supports in the community. The collaborative journey between the individual and their CRS/CM will address areas of need, as well as enhance the individual's efforts to get and stay clean.

What is a Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS)?
A CRS is a person in long-term recovery who draws on personal experience while working with individuals in early recovery in the office, in treatment, and in the community. A CRS provides
• Support and guidance
• Advocacy
• Introduction to recovery supports (e.g., 12-step meetings, SMART Recovery and Refuge Recovery groups, yoga, art classes)

What does a Case Manager (CM) do?
• Conducts assessment & referral to treatment
• Identifies needs, establishes goals, monitors progress
• Facilitates access to healthcare and other key agencies
• Links to community resources for housing, food, clothing, employment, etc.

Why should I work with a Certified Recovery Specialist or Case Manager?
Each CRS and CM will provide peer-based support for individuals on their journey in recovery. Individuals in the recovery process can benefit from the lived experience and/or guidance of our staff.

How much does the service cost?
Currently, this service is offered at no cost to those who reside in Northampton County. Lehigh County residents who have Medical Assistance-Magellan are also eligible to work with a CRS.

Am I eligible for RSS?
Ask your current counselor and any staff at:
Lehigh Valley Drug and Alcohol Intake Unit
Change on 3rd Street