Our Mission and Vision
Right Choice Health Group stands behind its mission – we treat addiction as a disease, not a choice. We believe we can help you as long as you’re ready for change.
Our vision is to become the proud national leader in treating addiction with a core value of caring.
Stop Stigma, Treat Addiction Now. Addiction is a chronic brain disease and has devastating impacts not only on the person suffering from the disease but also on the individual’s loved ones. A person with addiction is aware of the harms of using dangerous drugs like heroin and prescription painkillers. The individual tries to quit, but cannot stop using drugs because of the imbalance in brain chemistries from long-term drug use. No one wants to become an addict, no one wants to die from drug overdose, but it happens. A person dies every minute of every day due to addiction. Addiction does not discriminate whether you are rich or poor, black or white. Addiction has the power to kill anyone. From 2000 to 2016 more than 600,000 people died from drug overdose. In the year 2016 alone, 60,000 deaths were attributed to this national epidemic. One person is dying every 20 minutes in this country. More people are dying from drug overdose than from motor vehicle accidents every year.
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) saves lives. MAT combined with substance abuse counseling increases the probability of a person remaining in treatment. FDA approved medications such as Buprenorphine (Suboxone), methadone or vivitrol have proven to prevent overdose related deaths. Unfortunately, many people in our society still believe in the myth that addiction is a choice rather than a disease. However, the science is very clear and addiction is a chronic brain disease that causes the loss of control pertaining to judgment. Hundreds of thousands of people do not have access to MAT and are still at risk for overdose related death. Due to this risk, we cannot afford to stigmatize our patients by believing in the myth that “treating addiction with medication is replacing one drug for another”.
At Right choice health group, we believe a person with addiction should be treated with respect and dignity without further shaming them or stigmatizing them. We believe that the stigma is more dangerous than overdose itself.
Right Choice Health Group stands behind its mission – we treat addiction as a disease, not a choice. We believe we can help you as long as you’re ready for change. Take your first step, let us help you now.