CommonGround in Addiction Recovery Programs
by patricia.deegan on Friday, May 18, 2012 - 3:04pm

We are pleased to announce that Delaware's Brandywine Counseling and Community Services (BCCS) has begun their implementation of CommonGround.  This is our first opportunity to work with an organization that specializes in the treatment of people with substance use disorders.  About 40% of the service users at BCCS have co-occuring addiction and mental health disorders.  At first we were surprised at the level of interest in CommonGround, especially since our web application is focused on mental health recovery.  But leadership at BCCS explained that their staff are confident in their capacity to support the recovery of people with addictions, but are not as confident in how to support mental health recovery.  From their perspective, CommonGround is a great fit because it empowers staff and clients to learn in vivo about mental health recovery and how to support it.  

We are excited about this new application of CommonGround and will keep you posted on our progress.