What is a Long-Term Recovery Program?
Many addiction treatment programs are quite similar; either inpatient or outpatient, these types of recovery programs consist of psychotherapy, group sessions, and a number of other components that have proven to be extremely common. The problem with these very similar programs is that they don’t address a very serious problem that plagues many individuals as they progress into more advanced stages of recovery, and that’s their futures.
Stout Street Foundation has taken a more nuanced approach to addiction recovery by making each individual’s future just as important as his or her present. Our vocational recovery program is a unique opportunity for anyone in the early stages of recovery who is looking for a place to get comfortable with newfound sobriety while learning vocational skills and regaining the independence that had been lost to addiction. This program combines all the best features of addiction treatment, sober living facilities, and recovery fellowships, providing a stable, safe environment in which individuals can live while pursuing job and career opportunities.
How Does Long-Term Recovery Work?
While most addiction treatment programs last for just a few months and sober living programs last for about a year, we welcome residents to join our vocational recovery program for however long they need, or up to two or three years. During their time in residency, individuals will help to maintain the facility and its grounds in much the same way that they’ll be maintaining their own homes and living environments upon graduating from vocational recovery. At a glance, you might think our vocational recovery program is a sober living home in disguise, but there are a number of characteristics that separate vocational recovery from sober living.
Rather than essentially being on their own, individuals in our vocational recovery program benefit from the structure and strong support system we have put in place. Most sober living programs leave residents to their own devices, but we provide much the same level of treatment and care as some of the best inpatient rehabilitation programs. We offer a variety of useful classes that are meant to help residents become confident in their abilities to remain sober. As well, each resident is provided with ample one-on-one counseling with a qualified, experienced professionals. It’s our belief that the disease of addiction is as much spiritual, social, and emotional as it is mental and physical, which is why we incorporate many different disciplines and utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques to provide the most comprehensive recovery support possible.
What are the Benefits of a Long-Term Colorado Treatment Program?
The greatest benefit of our residential recovery program is that it affords residents the ability to separate themselves from the environments in which they became and suffered from addiction; our facility is a safe, supportive, alcohol- and drug-free environment where individuals will never encounter temptation to relapse. This encourages residents to focus on their individual recoveries, allowing them to experience optimal levels of benefit from our program. As well, residential programs allow for the most intensive level of treatment possible, which means more time spent in the various therapies we offer here at SSF. Residential recovery also ensures that each resident receives much more individual attention from staff and can develop more profound relationships with fellow residents and peers in the program.
There are many benefits to participating in our vocational recovery program. Most addiction rehabilitation solutions that are available are far too short to have the level of effectiveness that we offer at Stout Street Foundation. Even inpatient programs that last as long as several months offer a far less immersive experience. Individuals in our vocational recovery program have the advantage of a much more extended period of time in which to master all the skills and acquire the knowledge required for a person to achieve lasting sobriety. Research shows that the high rate of relapse seen across the addiction treatment industry is largely the result of insufficient length of addiction treatment, but our program gives residents the time they need to become productive, healthy individuals who are ready to reintegrate themselves into their respective communities.
Want to Learn More?
If you would like to learn more about our vocational recovery program or have a love one who would benefit from a free consultation, please contact Stout Street Foundation toll-free at 866-722-7040. Please Don't hesitate to reach out to us today.
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A person in the throes of active addiction has difficulty returning to sobriety for a number of reasons, one of which is the lack of the right kind of support. Well-meaning loved ones often try to force addicts into recovery, but this isn’t the way to go. What most addicts need, particularly when it comes to recovery, is the support of peers who have either been through the recovery process themselves or who are currently going through the recovery process, too.
In the Stout Street Foundation vocational recovery program, each resident becomes part of a therapeutic community consisting of peers who not only understand the difficulties inherent in getting sober, but who become a built-in support system. Since residents live together for as much as three years, each person leaves our program with lifelong friends who continue to be part of each other’s recovery journeys. This camaraderie and sense of fellowship is quite therapeutic and something you won’t find outside our vocational recovery.
Our program turns individuals who may have lost or forgotten many of their vocational abilities into self-sufficient and contributing members of society. A major focus of our program is teaching accountability and helping individuals to regain the life skills that will be vital to their continuing success upon graduating from our program.
Our intent is to arm each individual with the experience, life skills, coping strategies, vocational training, and confidence that many individuals are lacking when coming from less intensive and far shorter programs.