“Building a Recovery Oriented System of Care in Illinois”
DHS-DASA began introducing recovery oriented values, principles and services into its system upon implementation of the federally funded Access to Recovery (ATR) program. Progress has been made in reorienting the system from focusing solely on the traditional acute care approach to a chronic care approach. Shifting to this requires the entire system (prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery management) to embrace a recovery oriented approach. This keynote will explore the State’s progress from ATR to the current system, and present DASA’s plan to expand the continuum of care and ensure an appropriate mix of substance use disorder services and recovery supports for youth, adults and families is available and accessible throughout the State.