After the initial 90 days and with staff recommendation, residents move to the next house and continue the supportive services that have proven helpful while allowing the resident to shift to a more self-directed mode.
Phase II residents take on responsibility for specific aspects of the program like transportation and management of their personal schedule. This is still a highly accountable environment though somewhat more peer-driven with strict adherence to program requirements. Core services transition to bi-weekly. Services may include: Counseling, Scheduling, Money and Medication Management.
(Elements of phase 2 can certainly be customized to best serve the individual needs)
A bi-weekly 45-minute individual meeting with a Licensed Addiction Professional (Master’s prepared Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor) assessing program compliance and momentum with acknowledgment of current struggles and triumphs. Sessions help provide support and added structure to the resident’s experience.
Our entire staff meets weekly to discuss each resident and address ongoing challenges they may be experiencing. During these sessions, program compliance is reviewed and goals are created to assist the resident in their ongoing recovery. Each client is assessed and outside recommendations are provided for additional support. These may be but are not limited to individual therapy, DBT groups, IOP groups and psych referrals.
Families are provided a bi-weekly update pertaining to there loved one's progress into the PLUS program. During this update, families are provided an overview of the clients progress over the previous week in regards to meeting attended, sponsor contact, work hours/volunteer hours/job search. Families will be informed of the client's involvement in the community and with their peers and growing support network. During this time, families may also address family boundaries and communication or any other issues related to the rebuilding of the family relationship.
The purpose of this communication is to provide the family with a sense of security knowing that their loved one is in good hands and working towards building a new life. In addition to this sense of security, families may also move towards more regular day to day communication with their loved one rather than feeling that they have to check up on or monitor their family member in recovery.
All medications are stored in a secure staff office. During the weekly check-in, medications are dispensed in 7-day allowances and staff arranges any appointments or refills needed. Dispersal schedules or allowances may be altered per a specific individual’s personal or medical needs. Our on-staff nurse is available to residents by appointment to deal with any medication or health concerns that may arise.
In order to promote financial responsibility, each resident is given a weekly allowance. A portion of this allowance is to be used during the staff-facilitated weekly trip to the grocery store, while the remainder is to be budgeted by the resident for their personal spending. This account is funded by the resident’s payee until employment has been obtained at which time a resident will be contributing to their own personal financial needs through the money management program.