When an incoming resident travels along the asphalt driveway leading to the Aviary Recovery Center (ARC) in Eolia, feelings of hope, trepidation and courage may very well surface.  

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Sergio Chapman, CEO of the Recovery Center; Sharon Johnson, Recovery Coach and Anne-Marie Lynch, Clinical Directory assess patient progress at the Aviary Recovery Center.

By entering the Recovery Center’s program, each new resident makes a vital break from the patterns he or she has known relative to substance use.

Established in Eolia in 2017, the Aviary Recovery Center has drawn attention throughout the nation as one of the most highly regarded help centers available to the public.  A secret to the establishment’s success involves avoiding “cookie cutter” therapies and treatment involves individualized care, strategies and collaborative support.

Upon being admitted to the facility, patients undergo a variety of evaluations so that caregivers can provide the best possible approaches to each resident’s situation. The ethic of all those on staff is simple yet important:  help those who are ready to change and share tactics and ideals that will aid in the change process.

In a recent interview, Anne Marie Lynch (LCSW), Clinical Director, spoke of the collaborative environment of the clinic when she remarked, “It’s both a gift and a privilege when residents allow us to join them on the walk to recovery.”

Therapies are based on both evidence-based treatments and best practices in substance use healing, while referencing work being done by other successful recovery units.  Treatments are meticulously noted pertaining to each patient, and the data is assembled for on-going study.

Sergio Chapman, CEO of the Recovery Center, explained that methods used at the facility require nothing less than a major paradigm shift.  Programs like the ARC have begun to focus more on encouraging revealing a resident’s actual personality from beneath the layers of emotional life history.  Additionally, recovery supports the discovery of one’s self, then helps learners use tools that are taught via treatment programs.  Among all personnel, from physicians through recovery coaches, staff serve as (in Chapman’s words) “lantern holders” to help guide others toward progress.  

Many of the current residents come from the St. Louis area and find the ARC to be less like an institution and more of a home-like learning environment.  Families are welcome to visit, and Eolia’s reasonably close location to St. Louis allows residents to visit their homes when possible.

If interested in learning more about the Aviary Recovery Center, folks can contact 844-849-1955.  Important to note also is that jobs are available to localites; the personnel search includes openings in all areas -- from cafeteria staff through medical professionals.

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