RECOVERY-ORIENTED SYSTEM OF CARE (ROSC)

Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, Inc. (BBHC) is committed to partnering with the network service providers to transform Florida’s substance use and mental health system into a Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC).

Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC) is a framework for coordinating multiple systems, services, and supports that are person-centered, self-directed and designed to readily adjust to meet the person served’s needs and chosen pathway to recovery.

SAMHSA defines recovery as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. This definition does not describe recovery as an end state, but rather as a process. Complete symptom remission is neither a prerequisite of recovery nor a necessary outcome of the process. Recovery can have many pathways that may include professional clinical treatment, use of medications; support from families and in schools, faith-based approaches; peer support and other approaches. There are four major dimensions that support a life in recovery:

  • Health: Learning to overcome , manage, or more successfully live with symptoms and making health choices that support one’s physical and emotional wellbeing
  • Home: A stable and safe place to live
  • Purpose: Meaningful daily activities such as job, school, volunteer work, or creative endeavors; increased ability to lead a self-directed; and meaningful engagement in society
  • Community: Relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope

Behavioral health systems and communities form ROSCs to:

  • Promote good quality of life, community health, and wellness for all
  • Prevent the development of behavioral health conditions
  • Intervene earlier in the progression of illnesses
  • Reduce the harm caused by substance use disorders and mental health conditions on individuals, families, and communities
  • Provide the resources to assist people with behavioral health conditions to achieve and sustain their wellness and build meaningful lives for themselves in their communities
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