"[Recovery] is not sitting on a sofa, symptom-free...
Symptom reduction and some of the traditional ways we looked
at [recovery] in the past aren't going to work anymore.
You have to a have a goal, you have to be a part of community,
you have to really put some [goal] in front of yourself to say
'Okay, I'm going to recover to this."
Main Street Housing provides a platform: somebody becomes a Tenant, a member of society, a neighbor. [That] is where we need to go."
MSH Executive Director Ken Wireman participated in an exciting panel discussion on "Supporting Recovery with Safe, Sober, and Peer-Oriented Housing" for the August 2014 episode of SAMHSA's Road to Recovery Television Series.
Episode Description: Recovery housing environments are increasingly being recognized as a critical component to recovery success for many individuals. This show will examine the growing support for recovery housing in many states and communities, highlighting the many forms that these housing programs can take. Among the housing programs available are sober housing and recovery housing tailored to specific demographic groups such as adult men, adult women, young adults, and college students. The activities and programs offered in these housing settings will be discussed: one-on-one counseling, group sessions, peer recovery support, management of medications, mediation, spiritual engagement, and others. For a variety of reasons, the need for recovery housing is likely to rise in coming years. At the same time, challenges and barriers remain to providing recovery housing. Strategies for overcoming these challenges and barriers to meet the need for recovery housing will be explored.