Supporting Recovery Through Warm Handoffs

Supporting Recovery Through Warm Handoffs
by Emilie Dauch, M.A., LPC, CADC II
 
For the last two years, supported by of our local coordinated care organization PacificSource Community Solutions, BestCare assumed a more prominent and trusted role in developing an outcomes based service delivery system for individuals with moderate to severe substance…

The Power of Collaboration

The Power of Collaboration

by Natalie Heidtmann, Outreach Counselor

In January 2016, BestCare Treatment Services created a new position, one that had never been utilized in this area. While I work at BestCare, I spend most of my time at various St. Charles facilities. This a collaborative venture between BestCare Treatment Services and St.…

Gardening and Recovery

Gardening and Recovery by John Price

When I was approached about doing a garden at the Best Care Residential program in Redmond, of course I was excited. Not only because I am a chef and have always dreamed about having an onsite garden that I could use in the preparation of the meals I prepare, but also the thought of “farm to table”…

Meet our counselors: Pete Pennington

Meet our counselors: Pete Pennington 

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Pete Pennington empowers patients to go confidently in the direction of their dreams and live the lives they've imagined. 

What do you most enjoy about your work?
I enjoy sharing the courageous journey of self-transformation that creates lasting change. People who grow in recovery…

The Roadmap of the Recovery Process

The Roadmap of the Recovery Process
by Bob Snyder  BA, CADC II, NCAC I

The journey of recovery from addiction is a long one. When we say its “one day at a time” we mean it; yet it also means that we are breaking down a very large journey into smaller steps. Just as a journey of a thousand miles begins with single step, the following stages can help us understand the…

Being abstinent does not mean you are in recovery

Being abstinent does not mean you are in recovery
By Bob Snyder, BA, CADC II, NCAC I

During my last 25 years of working as a treatment provider, the topic of what it means to be in recovery has often been debated. A very common misconception is that if someone is not using drugs or alcohol then they are “in recovery”. If someone…

Compassion, Experience, Recovery

Compassion, Experience, Recovery
by Dennis Crowell MA, LPC

Compassion, Experience, Recovery. Those three words are the cornerstone of BestCare’s new logo and tagline. They were formulated after hours of conversation, dialogue and questioning about who we are and what we believe in. They strongly describe this whole agency of 170+ employees…

From Chaos to Complete

From Chaos to Complete
by Joe Allred

I rose from a world filled with chaos and despair. I spent 25 years in the dark world of addiction. I was a career criminal with a nasty IV drug habit and a tendency for violence. I placed drugs above everything and everyone in my life and did not see any way of change, nor did I want change for most of my life.

You see,…

Parenting in recovery

Parenting in recovery
by Carolyn Knolle

Let’s face it: if parenting is challenging at best. That’s why parenting in recovery can be one of the most difficult challenges you will ever face. Much of the challenge can be in dealing with feelings of shame and loss that goes along with being an absent parent when caught up in the…

Failure vs Success

Failure vs Success
by Bob Snyder, BA, CADC II, NCAC I

One of the things we’ve been hearing from many different sources in the last couple years is “you have to fail at outpatient treatment before you can get into residential treatment”.

This…

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