Common Road to Recovery was founded in 2012 by Jorge A. Pena MCJ, IADC. Jorge Pena, formed this company to offer a variety of substance abuse services to individuals who experience barriers to obtaining necessary treatment services including those who are under-insured, have language barriers, or cultural barriers. In addition, Common Road provides E-Therapy (treatment by phone or computer) for those with transportation issues or child care problems that would otherwise prevent them from attending appointments. After working in numerous substance abuse settings in Iowa, Jorge felt a “revolving door” existed. High rates of recidivism, lack of customer service, limited ability for patients to guide their own treatment, and sometimes disrespectful treatment of patients by counselors and facilities, made the whole field feel like an extension to the court system.
Mr. Pena implemented the first substance abuse program in Cedar Rapids which gave patients a choice between traditional 12-step treatment, Native American Red Road approach and an evidenced-based modality of treatment, allowing self-determination for patients in regard to treatment modality. In addition, Jorge looked at bus routes and chose a facility easily accessible to the public. Common Road to Recovery recognizes that no treatment methodology works for every patient as no individual is the same. Therefore, treatment is individualized and consists of 12-step work and evidence based treatment in partnership with The Change Companies which offers a curriculum-based treatment option.
Today, Mr. Jorge Pena is an in-demand speaker, and can be available to speak at your group.
Common Road to Recovery provides substance abuse evaluations including those that are court-ordered. In addition, they provide individual sessions based on client need, e-therapy, family therapy, 12 Hour OWI/DOT class and education classes. You can review a fuller list of services we offer on our Services page. No patient is turned away for an inability to pay for treatment and helps those who are uninsured, under-insured, Spanish speaking, and Native American individuals. Common Road is also known for specializing in multi-cultural treatment for minorities and veterans.
The philosophy of Common Road is based on the belief that addiction to alcohol and drugs is a chronic and progressive disease which can be at the least destructive and at its worst, fatal. We believe that recovery from this disease is possible with support from others who have walked a common road, either with their own addictions or hand in hand with friends and family on their journey toward recovery.
As treatment providers we have to continue the learning process to keep up with the increasing challenges of the mental health, addiction treatment and medical profession. Common Road offers training to meet the needs of individual counselors and organizations. Workshops can be designed around the training needs of programs and the treatment they provide.
Needing a Substance Abuse Evaluation in Iowa?
Locations in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and via e-Therapy