How do you measure success?

How do you measure success?
Claire Boomgaard

Battling addictions is a lifelong process, so it’s really tough to determine trackable measurements. Measuring sobriety is ‘a day at a time’ process.

We have chosen to use “short and rare” relapse in our calculations, in other words, defined as less than a week and no more than 2 times per year.

The other question is ‘what constitutes a relapse.’ Statistics tell us the average person goes through seven treatment programs before achieving a constant state of sobriety.

We believe that every aspect of a person’s life impacts their ability to stay sober. This is the reason Recovery Beyond focuses on the whole person by providing people who care and people who are able to be called upon when a challenging situation occurs.

Life isn’t easy for any of us, and people who suffer from substance abuse disorder must learn to break the patterns that lead to negative consequences in order to lead a better life. Further, we are looking to establish additional measures related to other life areas, such as stable housing, jobs, health and nutrition, and access to medical care.