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Life of Purpose Accredited by the Joint Commission

We are proud to announce that we have officially earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation. The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program was established in 1969, and has long set the standard for measuring outcome based patient care at the institutional level. CEO and founder, Andrew Burki states “Because our model is unique within the substance use disorder treatment industry, accreditation is particularly important in order to ensure that our services are consistent with the highest possible care standards.” 

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LIFE OF PURPOSE AND YPR: The E.P.I.C. Integration of Advocacy into Clinical Care

Life of Purpose CEO and founder, Andrew Burki has always been a staunch supporter of the advocacy mission of Young People in Recovery (YPR). The Life of Purpose treatment model is built around the core mission of empowering young people in early recovery by providing them with educational opportunities that have historically been unavailable in traditional treatment environments. So this shared ideological value of empowering recovering young people has created a natural partnership between the two organizations that has resulted in several promising joint advocacy initiatives.

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Life of Purpose: Existentialism and Education in Youth Addiction Treatment

Chemical Dependency is the ultimate expression of existential vacuum; a state of habitual unconsciousness to the exclusion of all meaningful activity and relationships. In existential terms, it is necessary to discover some greater sense of purpose in order for the dissolution of such a painful state of emptiness to occur. The great existential theorist, Victor Frankl stated “Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with any ‘how’.” In this case, the ‘why’ is the meaningfulness that the recovering person ascribes to their sobriety. However, many young clients arrive in treatment confused, fragmented, resistant or unwilling.

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