Ben has resided in El Paso, Texas since 1963, and has been in recovery since May, 1987. He began at the Recovery Alliance, first as a volunteer, then a dedicated board member, and finally in May, 2002, the chief executive of the organization! His extensive background in advertising, marketing, and business planning has been an asset to the organization, and he has striven to ensure the development and delivery of peer-based recovery support services. Currently the Alliance is accepting self pay individuals. Under Ben’s leadership, the Alliance has been recognized for excellence by Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) for developing a recovery community center that is a model for recovery community organizations. He was honored at the White House in 2011 for this work, as a Champion of Change. Ben is active in his recovery fellowship and his church.
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The Recovery Alliance sees recovery as a life affirming process that can be fostered by recovery support services. These services, which are described and delivered by peers in the recovery community, are alcohol and drug free social and recreational activities, informational workshops, skills development and training, career and business planning, parenting classes, education and housing. For the most part the Alliance provides these services, and hosts others such as mutual support groups from its recovery community center, or from Casa Vida de Salud, its 37-bed residential recovery center in central El Paso.
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The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
- Individualized Treatment
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Ben Bass - Executive Director
Mario Mendoza - Casa Vida Director
Mario is another native El Pasoan. "Alcohol and drugs took me to places in my life that I never thought I would go." Mario found recovery June 26th, 2009 and is also a graduate of Casa Vida de Salud. Hope is what brought Mario to Recovery Alliance. Mario has 2 children, and is able to be a part of their lives through recovery. Mario works tirelessly with the homeless Veteran's at Casa Vida de Salud. Mario loves to say, "In order to be found, you must admit that you are lost," and he personifies this with his work with the VA and the homeless community.
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