Our Transitions Program is segmented into three phases with each phase specifically designed to meet the clients’ changing needs.
The first phase of Oregon Trail Recovery Transitions program is used for continued stabilization in the recovery process and begins a continuum of care with twice daily groups and individual sessions 1-2 times weekly. Throughout the process, abstinence compliance is monitored and verified using a strategized system of random UA’s.
Upon arrival, clients are closely monitored in a one week “blackout” process allowing the client to become comfortable and stabilized in their new living environment and treatment protocol. After ensuring that the client is not a risk to himself or the safety of others, they are fully supported in the progressive inclusion of additional activities such as seeking employment, going to school, volunteering, recovery community involvement, going to the gym, stabilizing mental and physical health issues, 12-step immersion, attendance at individualized spirituality groups such as church or Native American sweats and ceremonies, going to local events with senior peers and inclusion in adventure and recovery excursions. In our residential living facilities, our clients are learning essential life skills, becoming familiar with 12-step support systems and gaining self-efficacy in their ability to remain abstinent from substance abuse as well as beginning to recognize, address and change other negative and self-defeating behaviors. When our clients begin receiving income, Oregon Trail Recovery opens a client savings account and the clients income is saved up to ensure our clients are financially stable when they leave the program.
As additional daily life responsibilities and activities are successfully increased, therapy progressively decreases to fewer groups and one individual counseling session per week. During this phase in the Transitions program, the client is monitored for symptoms of relapse and behavioral success at adjusting to and maintaining a clean and sober lifestyle with a progressive inclusion of personal responsibilities and privileges. In phase two our clients are employed, in school, or contributing in community service. Those who are earning income are beginning to see an increase in their client savings account. Those with legal issues are beginning to see solutions. Those clients who experience symptoms of trauma have found safety and are busy working with a qualified Master’s Level clinician for management of symptoms. The clients who are excelling in their treatment are able to mentor and support the newer clients. At the end of this part of the program, those with cars and driving privileges may be given the privilege of having their own transportation.
Phase three continues with a reduction in groups and one individual counseling session per week. At this point in our program, our clients have remained stable in their recovery from substance abuse and are well on their way to self-sufficiency. In this phase our clients focus on what preparations still need to be made to successfully leave the program and useful topics such as housing, budgeting, relationships, goal setting, crisis management, transportation, etc., are covered in a Senior Peer group. Our clients are monitored for self-efficacy in recovery and life skills. Many emotions arise at this phase of treatment, such as fear and excitement and therapy is geared to addressing any concerns or potential problems the client may be experiencing as they near the end of the program.