​​​​​​The Center for Intelligent Recovery

 

​​​​​​​mission statement

 
The Center for Intelligent Recovery promotes evidence-based treatment for substance abuse and addiction disorder, advocating for integrative healthcare for our youth, our communities, our country.



ENGAGING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS


Let's work together to aggressively battle America’s leading epidemic—youth addiction—through professional development, classroom intervention, and research and development of innovative new outpatient programs, accessible to all.


The change we need begins with  educating the public regarding the causes, courses and effective interventions for addiction disorder, reducing the stigma

associated with mental health disorders and substance abuse (SA).


Together, we can inspire save lives. 









introduction 

​​To see change, 
there has to be
 movement! 
 

Please help us with your resources, invitations to speak, donations and labors of love. ​

END THE EPIDEMIC

 

Addiction is America’s #1 healthcare crisis.


Youth addiction is "epidemic", according to The Center for Disease Control

Substance abuse costs rank sixth place in spending, representing 9.6% of our total national budget

Elderly, opiate and prescription abuse are also all classified epidemics by the CDC.  





Our most powerful tool in the treatment of addiction is prevention. One in four children who begin using addictive substances will develop a true addiction while only one in 25 who begin use as an adult.


Our non-profit 501c3 has joined with other highly renowned organizations in leading the way towards institutionalization of evidence-based standards for the treatment of SA.  

ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE

through EDUCATION 

FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE & MENTAL HEALTH

The Center for Intelligent Recovery (CIR)

To end the epidemic of opiate addiction sweeping our nation we must engage our schools, communities and government. Our actions must be both innovative and intelligent, disseminating resources evidenced by research. 


Integrative healthcare combining social services, behavioral therapies,physical restoration (including nutritional and pain management,) and both medical and pharmacuedical responsiveness can restore lives.


Each person has within them the intrinsic capacity to demonstrate expansive compassion, to make meaningful contributions to the well-being of our planet and to access the deep wisdom harbored within themselves.  All of this potential is lost to substance abuse.


Addiction, untreated and/or co-occurring mental and physical health conditions, and trauma all can disrupt one’s connection to self and the ability to connect with others in soulful integrity. Many people with these challenges suffer from compulsive patterns of personal abuse, (such as sexual, gaming and gambling compulsions,) and/or other self-harming activities--including criminal activity. Most of these conditions result from a combination of sources: genetic predetermination; brain and body systems irregularities; mental health/dual diagnosis conditions; cultural and community breakdowns; family systems breakdowns; and, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). 

The good news is that science, in partnership with health-care providers and researchers, have evidenced many effective treatments that interrupt the physical and psychological disease of addiction, as well as many related and contributing negative social conditions. 

Unfortunately, these advances have yet to be

incorporated into most of America’s treatment

offerings.

CIR is committed to change that reality.