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It’s important that the individual also connects with individuals and organizations that connect them with the services they need outside of addiction recovery. For example, housing, employment and family relationships.
Here at Stairway Resource Center we understand the importance of offering support in these areas. It’s hard for someone to stay in recovery if they don’t have a safe place to live, a job with steady income or are having relationship issues!
Your recovery will be supported by helping you work on your housing, job and relationship goals while in treatment and beyond. This is done through case management services as well as connecting you with peer and community services to help with your sober housing, education, employment and family support.
Living conditions can present a major risk factor for relapsing into addiction. When someone struggling with addiction doesn’t feel safe in their home, it’s hard for them to stay focused on their recovery. It’s important that those in recovery maintain a comfort level when they are home. This includes removing the option to consume drugs or alcohol and removing as many stressors as possible that may trigger addiction cravings. Their environment should provide them with security and comfort so that they can move forward from their addiction.
Our outpatient program takes a medical and evidence-supported approach administered by a multidisciplinary team. The program works best when supported by the comfortable and safe home environment described above. For a patient in recovery, avoiding the temptation to use substances starts at home by making sure they aren’t available. If your loved one in recovery lives with you, we recommend not having alcohol or drugs in the residence.
Addiction is a potent disease, and the support needed to beat it should include sober housing. After spending enough time in a reliable and peaceful, substance-free environment, it will feel natural for the home not to have addictive substances in it. Forming a support network, both at home and away, is critical to success in recovery.
One of the key success factors for long-term recovery and preventing relapses is the ability to find gainful employment. Our comprehensive approach provides assistance and resources to make this easier. We tailor the assistance to each patient to help them meet their most pressing needs.
After battling addiction, it can be hard to regain the confidence to enter the workforce. We strive to give each patient the tools to confidently apply for jobs and start attending job interviews. Our support team will review and provide constructive feedback on an existing resume or help write a new one. Having a resume that stands out is the first step to getting back to work.
We also offer job coaching and techniques to improve interview skills. Many people, not just those battling addiction, find job applications and resumes to be stressful projects. Attending a job interview can be even more stressful. Patients in recovery from addiction may also have trepidation about being asked why they left their previous employment or have an employment gap on their resume. Our coaches will help promote having honest, dignified answers prepared for such tough questions.
Returning to the structured routine of a job and reestablishing a steady paycheck are the kinds of milestones we’re proud to see patients reach on the road to recovery.
We think it’s important that while the individual is working on rebuilding damaged family relationships they can also create new connections while in recovery. Both are important.
When you’re in recovery from addiction, it’s important to know that there is a community of people out there who understand what you’re going through. A peer support group can help you avoid the feelings of isolation that can come with getting sober. It will also allow you to make connections with others who are experiencing the same feelings as you.
Each night we host 12-step meetings for our community. This is a great way for individuals to connect with others who are also in recovery and work together on the steps, celebrate sober birthdays and other wins.
Keeping up with appointments is key for patients recovering from addiction. A lack of reliable transportation shouldn’t become an obstacle to recovery, so we provide transportation.
When a patient keeps their focus on recovery, meets key milestones, and puts in the hard work to overcome addiction, they deserve an advocate in their corner. We are proud to support recovering patients by advocating for them in the courts.
Similar to advocating with the courts on behalf of our patients, we can also offer support with parole and probation. We will monitor the terms of probation or parole arrangements and help ensure that patients meet their requirements and avoid incarceration time.
When someone is struggling with addiction, there are many situations in which they will have created personal conflicts with friends, family members, and others. We help our patients work through these conflicts and resolve personal matters that could otherwise contribute to a relapse.
Trauma can be a cause or an outcome of substance abuse and addiction. In some situations, a burdensome trauma may impede the recovery of a patient. We have the expertise to diagnose this underlying issue and the connections to refer care to trauma therapists who specialize in such cases.
Addiction and substance abuse are ruinous to the finances of those who are struggling with addiction, often resulting in job loss, irresponsible spending habits, or other financial concerns. One of the necessary steps we can assist patients with is financial budgeting by taking a critical look at income and expenses and helping patients commit to better financial practices.