Greg interviews Matthew Eacott, the Vice President of Aware Recovery Care in North Haven, Connecticut. As someone that struggled with addiction and its resulting side effects, Matt has utilized his 19 years of recovery experience to help others in their fight against substance abuse disorder.
Listen to the podcast to discover how Aware Recovery Care is working to expand and make their approach to treatment more accessible to those affected by the opioid epidemic. Greg asks Matt about the turning point in his battle with substance abuse and how it led him to Aware Recovery Care. Matt explains that he had been fighting for years and gone through every type of treatment with no results until his therapist recommended a different approach. “My therapist of about six or seven years said ‘Matt, you’ve tried everything. You’ve tried every type of treatment, every traditional method of treatment. So… one of my friend’s is starting a new type of treatment program and it’s very early on in its stages of development. It’s really just an idea right now…But I believe it would be good for you.’ That idea was Aware Recovery Care. [It’s] a yearlong program in [your] home – not just in your home… you can basically live your life with all the freedoms you had, but you have a team of wellness professionals that’s assigned to you. They will bring you through a treatment plan and curriculum to focus on not only what is best for [you] as an individual, but also what’s best for the family. So we treat the person and the family together for a long period of time. Because a month or two months or even six, in my opinion, is not enough to be able to feel comfortable with all the ways you need to change your life – your behaviors, your thoughts. You have to recreate a support system around where you live. So a lot of the reasons Aware Recovery Care has such significant outcomes is because we utilize the supports that our around us and in our communities.”
Listen to the podcast to discover how Aware Recovery Care is working to expand and make their approach to treatment more accessible to those affected by the opioid epidemic.