Advancing Knowledge

Advancing Knowledge

Advancing Knowledge Matters

Since the birth of psychology, research has always been the source of developing good ideas (i.e., knowledge) for helping people heal, grow, and change towards a lifestyle of wellness. Our goal at PCI is to participate in the research world in a variety of ways.  We are fully committed to advancing knowledge to help people get the best treatment possible.

Below is our “agenda” for contributing to the knowledge base. Notice that we operate at every level of society, because addiction and mental illness affect every person at every level of society.

Our Agenda

  1. “In House” Research Projects
    • We track many different outcomes for our clients
      • Treatment effectiveness, because we need to track how effective we are to be ethical.
      • Mental Health symptom reduction, because we are committed to patients healing.
      • Craving reduction over time.
      • Length of time “clean,” although this is important it’s only one variable of many.
  2. Presentations
    • Multiple science-filled presentations each year with topics like:
      • Understanding the opioid crisis
      • The neuroscience of addiction
      • Why working professionals “all of the sudden” burn out.
    • Constantly sharing the most up-to-date ideas, we vow to:
      • At all costs, tell the truth
      • Never mislead about what the research says
      • Finally, correct false beliefs when and where we see them.
    • Busting “myths” that most professionals believe
  3. Advocacy
    • Regular participation at local and state level via organizations like ATAC,
      • Addiction is both an individual problem, and a societal problem.
      • We need to break down the denial in society (e.g., “pot isn’t harmful”).
    • Daily posting on social media to advocate for science or research-based solutions.
    • Networking with local treatment centers, sober living facilities, and clinicians to raise the bar for “level of care” standards.

We have a number of ideas for research projects, presentations, and community level interventions. We are open to partnering with community groups, such as local government and law enforcement. And we are building partnerships with other treatment facilities.

Many facilities in the treatment industry have an “adversarial” approach to sharing ideas and knowledge. We don’t, and there is one simple reason why: it only hurts the community and the patients. This is the “old way” of doing business, and we want to be part of the solution, not the problem.

Contact us if you want to become part of the “solution” to the systemic problem of addiction and mental illness.