Welcome to Peace Club
What is Peace Club? We’re best friends and mothers, neighbors and siblings, coworkers and classmates. Despite our many differences, we have one thing in common: we are concerned about the state of our community and country, particularly skyrocketing overdose deaths and the hopelessness they represent.
For being one of the most prosperous countries on Earth, America has always struggled to make peace with its dark side. It’s time to bring the darkness into the open. We want to be a conduit for a conversation around addiction and mental health and believe we have a unique perspective to offer.
Our mission is simple: help individuals, families, and communities recover from the effects of substance use and mental health disorders. We do this by creating spaces conducive to healing and connection, advocating for the marginalized, and rethinking the status-quo of how treatment is delivered.
People Over Profit
It is glaringly obvious to us that there is too much focus on profit in this industry. The passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 brought a wave of corruption that sought to cash in on insurance payments for newly mandated addiction treatment and mental health benefits. You’ve heard the stories: lots of people got into this business hoping to get rich and in the process thousands of the most vulnerable got hurt, abused, and taken advantage of. The bottom line: too many people are in this business for the wrong reasons.
Healthcare should not be a profit making enterprise and that belief is foundational to how we’ve built Peace Club. It’s why we’re small, self-financed, focus on grant partnerships, and have never taken investment capital. It’s also why we’re converting Peace Club to a B-Corporation and looking for ways to involve employees and community members in setting the direction the company takes and holding us accountable to more than shareholders. Too often treatment is dictated by greed instead of what’s best for people. It shouldn’t be that way.
Recovery Is Hard, But You’re Not Alone
While we remain critical observers of the culture, institutions, and policies that got us in this mess, we have a whole lot of respect for people doing the work of recovery. It takes a great deal of bravery to take the first step, let alone maintain sobriety.
We respect the commitment people make when they ask for help and strive to be an inviting and welcoming place that facilitates the work ahead; an environment where people can be open to the vulnerable process of change, repairing relationships, and forging community.
Leaning on each other is foundational to our program and it starts with us. We show up for our community through partnerships with local agencies and nonprofits, leading the conversation around prevention, treatment, and recovery.
Our approaches are evidence-based, using therapeutic modalities and treatment practices grounded in theory and research. We take a harm reduction approach that is trauma-informed, community-driven, and experientially-focused.
We offer a range of services depending on the needs of the individual from partial hospitalization programs (PHP), intensive outpatient programs (IOP), outpatient programs (OP), and recovery housing.
What You Can Expect
We are committed to being a resource for people in recovery, as well as family and friends of those struggling with addiction and mental health issues. We do
You can expect weekly posts from us with a few specific focuses:
The nature of addiction and mental health issues
The impacts of addiction and how to recognize the signs and symptoms
Increasing empathy for those with loved ones experiencing addiction or mental health conditions
Increasing self-awareness and understanding for those struggling with addictive patterns themselves
Resources for those looking for treatment: How long it lasts, how to find quality treatment, what the day-to-day of our approach looks like, and the different therapeutic modalities we employ
Behaviors and practices that support recovery and contribute to improved mental health and well being
Information about our role in the community, how we intend to show up and make a difference, and how others can join our mission and get more involved
Dispelling stigmatizing beliefs
We promise to pursue quality over convenience, innovation over convention, and people over profit. We commit to meet people in their place of need and abide by the values of clinical excellence, hospitality, compassion, and creativity.
As we take on this mission, we ask that you, our readers, engage us in this conversation. Join the discussion here and on Instagram. Let us know what matters most to you and how we can best serve you. And if you think you’d like to hear from us more regularly, sign up for our newsletter.
We are more than a treatment center and we’re just getting started. Join the club.