What we want to see covered

Recovery Advocate Program (R.A.P.)

The Recovery Advocate Program is modeled after the programs that show success in helping those suffering from addiction establish and maintain long term recovery.  For at least a year – and up to 5 years – the Recovery Advocate works with the client, the client’s family, and treatment professional to develop, implement, and most importantly, to ensure the client is keeping compliant with treatment plan.

A detailed Behavioral Contract is established with the input of the client, treatment provider, treatment team and Recovery Advocate.  It is designed to clearly lay out guidelines as to what is expected in the upcoming year.  This contract can extend up to 5 years.  The guidelines will also help to establish healthy behaviors and the consequences if the client or family become non compliant with any aspect of the agreement.

The Recovery Advocate remains in close contact with the addict to provide support and family consequences. They also educate and support the families in enabling recovery and not the addiction. They work with every member of the client’s treatment team, including the client’s sponsor and therapist.  By giving the addict clear guidelines and ongoing structured support, the recovery process has a greater chance of taking hold and resulting in long term sobriety.

Sober Living

A safe sober environment is essential to recovery.

Most addicts and alcoholics come from chaos. Their lives have become unmanageable. It’s why many seek help in the first place.

Sober living gives people in early recovery a chance to get their lives back in order.

Residents at sober living are surrounded by people who want sobriety, just like them. They don’t have to worry about finding a place to sleep or a roof over their heads. It provides them the accountability that was lacking when they were using.

We believe people new in sobriety want to get their lives back. They want to be productive, contributing members of society. Sober living teaches them how to do that.

Most treatment plans do not consider Sober Living a form of treatment and it is not covered.

Sober living keeps addicts on track by providing structure and accountability. Without it, addicts and alcoholics face grave challenges to maintain their recovery. 

Interventions

Everyone needs some form of intervention or major crises in order to change.

Interventionists facilitate earlier entrance into treatment.  It is rare for a person to seek treatment on their own.  This is one reason why only 10% of those needing treatment in this country receive it contributing to 144 deaths per day nationwide.  Most are preventable.

Intervention programs are typically very successful at motivating clients to seek treatment.  Upwards of  98% of people intervened on seek treatment.  Interventionists are trained to work with family and friends to smash through the addict’s rigid denial and defense mechanisms and break through to reality, thereby leading the way to start the recovery process.

The intervention is not only for the patient, the most important part of the intervention is the role in changing family behaviors to support and enable recovery instead of addiction.

Some families members need treatment themselves since they are face many challenges due to the codependency that is a hallmark of addiction.  Some families are just as addicted to the chaos and reacting instead of responding.  During the process of an intervention we help the family create a family contract and educate them on what is supporting addiction and what is supporting recovery.  Different from what treatment centers provide we teach families how to get help for themselves, not just help for the addict.

The following line are studies that show the increase of success when the family is involved and learns to support the process.

http://www.springerlink.com/content/nph8q84375164x11/

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J160v02n01_05

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2791374/

Intensive Family Programs

Families play an important part in success or failure of the recovery process.

Addiction is a family disease. It’s hard to find any family anywhere not touched by it. Addicts and alcoholics leave a path of wreckage behind them. They are taught in recovery how to clean it up. Family members are usually not so lucky.

Broken and resentful families can be healed. They can’t do it by themselves. They need help too. Intensive therapy can teach them to take care of themselves. It can teach boundaries within the family.

A common question that many in the field hear from families is, “What can I do to help?”  Intensive Family programs provide that education and support so they are able to effectively

Random Drug Testing

Unscrupulous providers have been taking advantage of the insurance companies. They have been charging outrageous amounts of money for a simple drug test.

Random drug testing is a key component to getting and keeping someone sober. It shouldn’t cost insurance companies an arm and a leg to provide this service. For example, PHP’s are able to provide random drug screens for $50-100 per test, far less than the tens of thousands per year charged to insurance today.

THAT IS THE WAY IT SHOULD BE.

This issue is dividing the treatment industry. We want to make it very clear which side we are on.

We want to work with insurance providers to determine a fair price industry wide.

We want to send a message to providers taking advantage of insurance companies that it has to stop.  Now!

The Recovery Advocate Program is modeled after the programs that show success in helping those suffering from addiction establish and maintain long term recovery.  For at least a year – and up to 5 years – the Recovery Advocate works with the client, the client’s family, and treatment professional to develop, implement, and most importantly, to ensure the client is keeping compliant with treatment plan.

A detailed Behavioral Contract is established with the input of the client, treatment provider, treatment team and Recovery Advocate.  It is designed to clearly lay out guidelines as to what is expected in the upcoming year.  This contract can extend up to 5 years.  The guidelines will also help to establish healthy behaviors and the consequences if the client or family become non compliant with any aspect of the agreement.

The Recovery Advocate remains in close contact with the addict to provide support and family consequences. They also educate and support the families in enabling recovery and not the addiction. They work with every member of the client’s treatment team, including the client’s sponsor and therapist.  By giving the addict clear guidelines and ongoing structured support, the recovery process has a greater chance of taking hold and resulting in long term sobriety.

Sober Living

A safe sober environment is essential to recovery.

Most addicts and alcoholics come from chaos. Their lives have become unmanageable. It’s why many seek help in the first place.

Sober living gives people in early recovery a chance to get their lives back in order.

Residents at sober living are surrounded by people who want sobriety, just like them. They don’t have to worry about finding a place to sleep or a roof over their heads. It provides them the accountability that was lacking when they were using.

We believe people new in sobriety want to get their lives back. They want to be productive, contributing members of society. Sober living teaches them how to do that.

Most treatment plans do not consider Sober Living a form of treatment and it is not covered.

Sober living keeps addicts on track by providing structure and accountability. Without it, addicts and alcoholics face grave challenges to maintain their recovery. 

Interventions

Everyone needs some form of intervention or major crises in order to change.

Interventionists facilitate earlier entrance into treatment.  It is rare for a person to seek treatment on their own.  This is one reason why only 10% of those needing treatment in this country receive it contributing to 144 deaths per day nationwide.  Most are preventable.

Intervention programs are typically very successful at motivating clients to seek treatment.  Upwards of  98% of people intervened on seek treatment.  Interventionists are trained to work with family and friends to smash through the addict’s rigid denial and defense mechanisms and break through to reality, thereby leading the way to start the recovery process.

The intervention is not only for the patient, the most important part of the intervention is the role in changing family behaviors to support and enable recovery instead of addiction.

Some families members need treatment themselves since they are face many challenges due to the codependency that is a hallmark of addiction.  Some families are just as addicted to the chaos and reacting instead of responding.  During the process of an intervention we help the family create a family contract and educate them on what is supporting addiction and what is supporting recovery.  Different from what treatment centers provide we teach families how to get help for themselves, not just help for the addict.

The following line are studies that show the increase of success when the family is involved and learns to support the process.

http://www.springerlink.com/content/nph8q84375164x11/

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J160v02n01_05

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2791374/

Intensive Family Programs

Families play an important part in success or failure of the recovery process.

Addiction is a family disease. It’s hard to find any family anywhere not touched by it. Addicts and alcoholics leave a path of wreckage behind them. They are taught in recovery how to clean it up. Family members are usually not so lucky.

Broken and resentful families can be healed. They can’t do it by themselves. They need help too. Intensive therapy can teach them to take care of themselves. It can teach boundaries within the family.

A common question that many in the field hear from families is, “What can I do to help?”  Intensive Family programs provide that education and support so they are able to effectively

Random Drug Testing

Unscrupulous providers have been taking advantage of the insurance companies. They have been charging outrageous amounts of money for a simple drug test.

Random drug testing is a key component to getting and keeping someone sober. It shouldn’t cost insurance companies an arm and a leg to provide this service. For example, PHP’s are able to provide random drug screens for $50-100 per test, far less than the tens of thousands per year charged to insurance today.

THAT IS THE WAY IT SHOULD BE.

This issue is dividing the treatment industry. We want to make it very clear which side we are on.

We want to work with insurance providers to determine a fair price industry wide.

We want to send a message to providers taking advantage of insurance companies that it has to stop.  Now!

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