Case Management: The key to successful recovery

Case Management key to successful recovery

Case management may be the key to your successful recovery if you’re struggling with mental health and/or addiction. Case management is a personalized, professional care service that can help you access the resources you need to live the life you want.

We understand that the journey to recovery can be difficult, and sometimes all you need is a fresh perspective. That’s precisely what case management is all about. We’re here to support you in your day-to-day steps to recovery and make sure both you and your family get the support you need to heal.

Case Managers can help you understand what services and resources are available to you and how to access them. They also help you navigate the system, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and overcome any barriers to accessing treatment.

What Is Case Management?

Case management is an approach that helps individuals who struggle with mental health and addiction get the support they need. A case manager will work with the individual and their family to develop a plan of care that meets the individual’s needs. The case manager will coordinate services and provide support to ensure that the individual receives the best care available.


A Coaching Approach to Case Management?

Family-centered coaching is a way to help people understand how their lives fit together and make decisions about their future. In the traditional model, clients come into contact with a caseworker or counselor who offers advice based on her expertise. But there are many ways to look at a situation, and it is often helpful to hear multiple perspectives.

In family-centered coaching, the coach helps the client identify their needs and values and works collaboratively with them to develop strategies to achieve those goals. When working with parents, coaches encourage them to take responsibility for their children’s education, health care, and social relationships. They explore parental roles and responsibilities and provide guidance on parenting skills, helping families to live their own lives without debilitating preoccupation of their loved ones’ life. 

The difference between traditional case management and family-centered coaching lies in the fact that the latter puts the client in the center of the process. Instead of offering advice, the coach works with the client to find solutions that meet his or her needs and priorities.


What is the first step in recovery?

The first step in recovery is to admit that you have a problem. The second step is to ask for help. The third step is to take action.

You may think that asking for help means admitting defeat and giving up on yourself. That’s not true at all. It simply means that you are taking the first steps towards reclaiming yourself and healing.

I am not going to tell you what your problem is, because I don’t know you yet. But I can tell you that there are many people who will be able to help you. You just need to want it.


Who Needs Case Management?

People with serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, and substance abuse issues.

  • People with co-occurring mental health and substance use issues.
  • People with intellectual disabilities.
  • People with developmental disabilities.
  • People with physical disabilities.
  • People with chronic medical conditions.
  • People with other complex needs.


Why Should I Use Case Management?

Mental health conditions can be incredibly isolating and debilitating. Case management may be the key to your successful recovery if you’re struggling with a mental health condition. 

Case management is a personalized, professional care service that can help you access the resources you need to create a life worth living.


Case managers or coaches can connect you with the necessary resources, including mental health services, housing, employment, and social support services. With the help of a case manager, you can get the support you need to manage your mental health and empower the conditions to live a full and productive life.

  • A case manager helps you stay connected to your community, receive the right kind of care, and achieve your personal recovery goals.
  • You will have more control over your own life by having someone working with you every step of the way.
  • Your case manager will help you develop a personalized plan to manage your symptoms and get back to living your life and daily routine.
  • You will feel supported and cared for because we are here to help you.
recovery consultant Shirley Wantland
Shirley Wantland – CO-FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL
How Does Case Management Work?

Case management is a critical aspect of mental health care. It ensures that all aspects of the client’s life are coordinated and intentional, which leads to better outcomes. Case managers assess the client’s needs, goals, and experience to collaborate with providers, and advocate for the client.

They also monitor progress and ensure that the client receives appropriate care. By facilitating communication among all those involved in the client’s care, case managers play a vital role in ensuring that the client receives the best coordinated care.

Case managers coordinate and support all aspects of the client’s life, including housing, employment, transportation, medication adherence, and community support.

  • They assess the client’s needs, goals and preferences to collaborate with providers, and advocate for the client.
  • They monitor and reflect progress toward goals and ensure that the client receives needed services.
  • They facilitate communication among the client, provider, and others involved in the client’s care.
  • They communicate regularly with the client, provider, family members, and others who may impact the client’s well-being.
  • They make recommendations regarding changes in the client’s environment, treatment, and lifestyle.
  • They educate the client and family about resources available to assist with recovery.


Here are ten tips for getting the most out of case management:
  1. Make sure you find a case manager who is a good fit for you. The case manager should be someone you feel comfortable working with and who understands you and your needs.
  2. Discuss your goals and needs with your case manager. The case manager should help you set approachable goals and create a plan of action to achieve them.
  3. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you don’t understand something or need more support, don’t hesitate to ask your case manager for clarification or assistance.
  4. Follow through with the recommendations made by your case manager. If they suggest therapy, medication, or other treatments, make sure you take action and stick with it.
  5. Keep in touch with your case manager on a regular basis. Make sure they always have up-to-date information about your condition and progress.
  6. Be honest with your case manager. If you’re not doing well or if there are any changes in your situation, let them know so they can help you keep you accountable.
  7. Take advantage of the resources made available to you through your case management service. This may include therapy, medication, support groups, or other services that will support you in creating your purpose-filled life.
  8. Having a case manager leads to increased engagement with treatment and improved outcomes.
  9. Challenges will arise during recovery; when they do, be honest and proactive and talk to your case manager about how best to address them.
  10. Finally, remember that recovery is possible and that with the right tools and support, so is anything!



We all have our own unique story. Our backgrounds, past experiences, and goals in life often shape our paths to recovery from addiction or mental illness. At Recovery Consultants, we honor your story, and our experts can help you find your way back to wellness with personalized care created just right for you!

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