Birth of the Program

Over the past fifteen years, Beyond Betty founder Allison Harden has provided community outreach for two residential treatment centers with special programs for licensed professionals in need of addiction recovery services. These licensed professionals included physicians, airline pilots, pharmacists, nurses, attorneys, dentists and other practitioners. These professionals received long-term (5 years or longer) recovery management services which included components of a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC).

A ROSC is a coordinated network of community-based services and supports that is person-centered and builds on the strengths and resiliences of individuals, families, and communities to achieve abstinence and improved health, wellness, and quality of life for those with or at risk of alcohol and drug problems.


This long-term model, the foundation of Beyond Betty’s philosophy, shows statistically significant improvement of post-treatment outcomes over those for the general population.

Allison feels these services and better outcomes should be available to all, regardless of background or career.

Get Recovered is a post-treatment engagement program that includes continuing care, recovery support services, checkups and self-monitoring. It is a 5-year, long-term model comparable to how other chronic health disorders, such as cardiac conditions or diabetes, are effectively managed.

Physician Health Programs (PHPs) for addiction recovery management have been studied for over three decades. The data show that they offer the promise of substantial improvements in long-term outcomes. The entire duration of their care is 5 years or longer moving this model from an episodic acute point of care delivery system to a true recovery management approach for a chronic condition. PHP 5-year abstinence rates for substance use disorder are 79%. (Addiction Recovery Management, Kelly & White, 2011)

In contrast, the majority (over 50%) of people completing treatment in the United States resume their alcohol and/or other drug use in the year following treatment, and most within 90 days of discharge of treatment. (Addiction Recovery Management, Kelly & White, 2011)

Recovery Management and ROSC approaches assess and place greater emphasis on strengths, assets and recovery capital.

Recovery Capital is the breadth and depth of internal and external resources that can be drawn upon to initiate and sustain recovery from severe alcohol and/or other drug problems.

~ Granfield & Cloud, 1999

Beyond Betty works directly with individuals in recovery as well as other addiction and recovery professionals.

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