The Original Social Model
The creation of most social model recovery homes came about in direct response to the obvious and presented needs of alcoholics (later addicts). Those consisted of the need for food, shelter and an environment supportive of being sober and clean.
In meeting those needs with limited resources, recovery home operators were concerned more with implementation than theory. The response to the need was reactive, rather than deductive. Persons who were involved in the creation of social model recovery homes certainly were not trained in the scientific method or in systems analysis.
Most of the forefathers of Social Model came from the Alcoholics Anonymous school of “utilize, don’t analyze”.
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