We’ve created PLUS to offer a comprehensive, customizable, yet highly accountable program for those looking for the appropriate next level of care. This is a very comprehensive sober living program. Residents commit to a minimum stay of 90 days followed by a planned transition to another home as they gradually step down in requirements toward a more self-directed routine.
A weekly 45-minute individual meeting with a Licensed Addiction Professional (Masters’s prepared Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor) assessing program compliance and momentum with acknowledgement of current struggles and triumphs. Sessions help provide support and added structure to the resident’s week.
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.
A counselor facilitated group encouraging residents to explore deeper understanding of different aspects of their recovery. It is a client driven model and is their time to talk about struggles and accomplishments of their week. Residents engage in an open, honest and focused discussion about a variety of topics including relationships in recovery, healthy boundaries, triggers, and relapse. With guidance and feedback from the LADC facilitator, this group helps tremendously with group bonding.
Families are provided a 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 to 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.
(The routine our residents follow is crucial to their success long term.)
SPSL Staff meets weekly with each resident, individually, to facilitate construction of a 7-day schedule, catered to each resident's specific needs. Teaching residents organization and time management, a schedule promotes balance of time and completion of both program requirements and personal goals in a manageable way. The schedule facilitator also arranges any doctor; mental health and outpatient appointments while working with the case management team to assure all the resident needs are accounted for. We aim to give a foundation of a healthy daily routine that is a crucial part of long-term success in recovery.