Sage Prairie

Our Philosophy


Our philosophy at Sage Prairie is adapted from the Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) working definition of recovery.

Sage Prairie offers individualized pathways to recovery from disorders related to substance use and mental health. To accomplish this, we assist each individual to undergo a process of change through which each patient is given the tools and resources to improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.

SAMHSA has delineated four major dimensions that support a life in recovery.

Click on each quadrant to read about each dimension and how Sage Prairie offers services that make each possible.




SAMHSA Dimension
Overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms—for example, abstaining from use of alcohol, illicit drugs, and non-prescribed medications if one has an addiction problem— and for everyone in recovery, making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional wellbeing.
How Sage Prairie Serves the Patient
Sage Prairie offers access to evidence based treatment models encompassing physical and mental health.  In addition, behavioral therapies and tools are taught to enable individuals to a make healthy and informed choices around their own health after completion and in long term recovery. 


SAMHSA Dimension
A stable and safe place to live.
How Sage Prairie Serves the Patient
Sage Prairie has partners with Recovery Properties to offer individuals a safe and stable place to live while in treatment and a short while afterward, until they can access a safe and stable place to live outside of treatment.


SAMHSA Dimension

Relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.

How Sage Prairie Serves the Patient

Sage Prairie has offers support, friendship, and hope to many individuals. This is accomplished through engagement with ones’ own community or development of a new community in recovery.


SAMHSA Dimension

Meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school, volunteerism, family caretaking, or creative endeavors, and the independence, income and resources to participate in society.

How Sage Prairie Serves the Patient

Sage Prairie encourages individuals, after a period of stabilization, to engage in purposeful activities outside of treatment to engage or re-engage in meaningful participation in society.