Comprehensive Support System Aids in Recovery, Breaks Down Stigmas, Says Chapters Capistrano

Having a diverse support system that involves not only friends and family but the community can positively impact recovery efforts, asserts Chapters Capistrano.

Leaving the safe environment of an addiction rehab center and transitioning back into society can be difficult. There are many challenges and temptations to overcome. Being surrounded by family and friends who support the client’s lifestyle changes is beneficial, but getting the entire community involved can be even better. A recent article on Youth Today highlights the positive impact of forming recovery communities to connect those in recovery with valuable resources and tools. Orange County drug and alcohol rehab center Chapters Capistrano has released a new statement to the press regarding the need for a strong support system and acceptance within society.

“Even though clients are in recovery, they may still face criticism or judgment from society,” says Susie Shea, co-owner of Chapters Capistrano. “When communities join together to show their support and acceptance, it can make transitions easier. A history of addiction can make it more difficult for clients to secure jobs, but being willing to give clients a chance and encouraging their professional and personal growth can be the positive reinforcement they need to keep pushing forward. Their addiction should not define them because they are so much more than that.”

The article explains the concept of recovery communities, saying “it’s a method aimed at surrounding the recovering addict with people who can help, many of whom are former addicts themselves. It’s about changing how people think about addiction and breaking down social and legal barriers that many experts now say make it harder to stay on the path of recovery.”

A key component of recovery communities is educating people about long-term recovery so that they are more informed about how they can help rather than hinder the process. It involves speaking up to change public policies and creating a network of resources where those in recovery can turn for help and support. Access to these resources can help curb risk of relapse and connect clients to others who can help them stay on the path of recovery.

“Having a broader support system gives clients options,” says Shea. “For instance, some college campuses are establishing groups that bring together those in recovery. College can be filled with temptation, but students know that they have somewhere to turn. They can make friends who understand what they are going through. This allows them to continue the progress they made while in treatment and can complement their relapse prevention plan and attendance at other support groups.”

Recovery communities can support clients in reinvesting in their lives and futures by giving them access to more resources. “We need to continue working to break down the stigma surrounding addiction and join together in helping people get back on their feet,” says Shea. “They have worked hard in treatment to turn their lives around and support from family, friends, and the public can help them keep moving in the right direction.” Chapters Capistrano provides comprehensive, customized treatment plans to meet individual client’s needs and equips them with the tools and strategies necessary to support long-term recovery.


Chapters Capistrano is a luxury drug and alcohol treatment center located in the city of San Clemente in Orange County, California, with two beautiful ocean-view homes. Specializing in all types of substance abuse, Chapters offers flexible treatment programs that are designed to offer greater confidence in addiction recovery. With a thorough approach to detox, counseling and mental health, this center has delivered many success stories. In addition to offering alternative approaches to conventional recovery, Chapters is also recognized for providing guest comfort with exceptional accommodations, private rooms and cell and laptop allowance. Those searching to begin a new “Chapter” in addiction recovery are encouraged to contact the facility today.

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