Our Editorial Policy
The Recovery Village aims to connect more people to the life-saving treatment they need for addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Educating the public about the nature of behavioral health conditions and treatment options helps lower barriers to recovery and change lives.
Throughout our website’s medical web pages, blogs, news, related articles and continuing education webinars, we deliver evidence-based content with medically reviewed facts and the latest scientific research. Our mission is to help others by delivering trustworthy, accurate and up-to-date medical and clinical information from a group of passionate contributing experts.
Content Creation Process
Addiction and mental health are sensitive topics. That’s why The Recovery Village Editorial Team carefully vets and reviews every piece of content we publish.
Each medical reviewer is a licensed behavioral health or medical professional who uses their knowledge, experience and access to resources to analyze and confirm every statistic, study and medical claim on the page. They’ll review every cited source and add their own, using information from:
- Government bodies like the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
- Scientific journals like the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse and British Medical Journal (BMJ)
- Educational institutions like Harvard Medical School
- Esteemed organizations like the American Medical Association (AMA)
- Other resources trusted by the medical community
Medical reviewers include licensed counselors, clinical social workers, pharmacists and nurses, and most have master’s or doctorate level degrees. These experts proudly place their names and approval on every piece they’ve reviewed.
Content is reviewed regularly to reflect new research findings and statistics in the addiction and mental health fields and new developments that impact the nation’s behavioral health, like the COVID-19 pandemic. We also regularly publish innovative research studies on current addiction trends, organize continuing education webinars for healthcare professionals and report on the latest behavioral health news.
By focusing on quality and accuracy, Advanced Recovery Systems aims to be a trusted leader and authority in substance use disorders and mental health. We write about behavioral health issues with empathy, addressing the realities of addiction while emphasizing that recovery is possible and within reach.
We strive to encourage and motivate our audiences to make the life-saving decision to seek help for themselves or others through compassionate and compelling content.
Chief Medical Officer