Life of Purpose was created as part of the implementation of a macro level social work intervention to address the systemic needs of young people receiving treatment for substance use disorders (SUD) in a modern environment. By providing a research driven solution through integration with higher education, we are implementing alternative solutions and goals in the field of alcohol and/or other drug (AOD) treatment. Drawing from social work theory and lived experience, the Life of Purpose model treats young adults with substance use disorders from a problem solving approach. Evaluation of the normative treatment episode would suggest that the industry is not providing effective solutions for the decreasing age of onset and timing in AOD treatment. A treatment methodology where young adults concurrently receive clinical services and educational support produces a service unique and arguably superior to the more generalized and generic treatment models that currently dominate the industry.
As part of ongoing quality improvements, Life of Purpose Middle Tennessee sought out an accreditation from The Joint Commission. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
Benjamin Jones, Executive Director of the Murfreesboro based treatment center spoke highly of his clinical team in his comments.
An accreditation from the Joint Commission is something that is important to me. We hold our staff to a high standard here at Life of Purpose Middle Tennessee and the gold seal is shows it. Our on-going quality assurance program and performance improvement goals show our staff’s effectiveness in much more than the seal of approval, it is our client outcomes and the people that we have helped since we opened our doors.
Life of Purpose Middle Tennessee serves emerging adults who are seeking recovery from their addictions. Located in Murfreesboro near Middle Tennessee State University, Life of Purpose Middle Tennessee offers intensive outpatient treatment and outpatient services in the form of academically focused aftercare. Offered as a stand-alone program or as a step down from a primary treatment, the Life of Purpose Treatment model provides services specifically designed to assist emerging adults who have a desire to focus work on their education while simultaneously sustaining their recovery and clinical services.