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.
Vocational Training in Our Long-Term Rehab
Our vocational program exists because of our partnerships in the community. Stout Street Foundation employs each resident who takes part in our long-term treatment program. Everyone has a job. Some jobs are on foundation helping with the day to day administration and operations and some are off-site at companies that have partnered with us. Upon entering the treatment program we assess each residents’ training and job skills. We then do our best to place them in a roll where they can learn and develop new skills or further hone skills that they already possess.
Employment is a huge part of the treatment that we do here. It gives residents purpose and an opportunity to feel useful. They are going to work every day. They are once again responsible for their livelihoods. This responsibility helps rebuild their sense of self.
The companies that we partner with a very aware that the residents that they employ through us are going through the program. Each contract that we have with our partner companies lists out Stout Street Foundation’s rules and guidelines. They partner with us to help the treatment process and to give our residents another chance to get back on their feet and be a productive member of the community.
Why Vocational Training for Addiction Treatment in Colorado?
Some residents have never held a job. Some may have less than steady work history. Some have held high-level positions and have great education and skill sets. We find a fit for everyone. Stout Street Foundation requires that everyone who moves to the aftercare portion of our program has obtained gainful employment and will be able to sustain long-term recovery with it. The final six weeks of the first phase of our program allows residents to do their own job search. We provide a computer lab and resources to effectively help guide them in their search. We’ll help residents build resumes, fill out applications, and make referrals as they learn how to market themselves again.
The many benefits of Vocational Training in our Long Term Treatment Program are a valuable portion of the life skills that you or your loved one will obtain through our program.
If you or someone you know may be interested in employing our residents please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our residents are taken to and from work every day. They show up every day clean and sober and with a positive attitude and ready to work.
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.
Let's Go A Little Deeper
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.