Arbor Extended Care Treatment Program

Improve the odds of your recovery from drugs at our gorgeous Arbor Extended Care HouseArbor Extended Care (formerly Hope Harbor) is designed to provide clients leaving rehabs and entering recovery with a linkage point between inpatient treatment and traditional sober living. This program is also ideal for someone who has had a period of sobriety but has relapsed for a short period. We provide a full 12-step completion process, access to excellent therapeutic resources, and a specific focus on life skills. Our two separate gender-specific programs not only function to fill a needed niche for clients requiring a higher level of care than outpatient care provides. This program is also a more budget-friendly alternative to inpatient treatment.

Program Details:

  • 90 day average length of stay, with the option to transition to traditional sober living following program completion
  • Onsite management
  • 24- Hour supervision
  • Random toxicology testing
  • Daily house community meeting
  • 12-step immersion and completion
  • All meals included
  • Transportation included
  • 10 weekly hours of clinical services, including individual and group sessions, as well as psycho-education, provided by Arbor
  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
  • Daily prayer and meditation groups
  • Nightly evening review groups
  • Philanthropic development program
  • Medication management
  • Full-time recovery manager

Why 90 Days in Extended Care is Beneficial to Long-Term Recovery

At Arbor Behavioral Healthcare we recognize that alcoholism and addiction are chronic diseases. For this reason, we recommend at least a 90-day stay in any transitional living environment after completion of a primary alcohol/drug treatment program. The transition from a highly structured inpatient treatment center to a successful real life can be difficult. It is often a lengthy process for clients in early recovery from drug/alcohol addiction to acclimate to a new environment, develop an understanding of what their challenges and goals are, and begin to implement a plan for sustained change and improvement.

Because of this typical timeline, 30 days in extended care can often prove to be insufficient. It is vital that clients have enough time to internalize the need for improved life skills, time management skills, and various aspects of life that encompass a holistic plan for recovery.

Additionally, we often do a great deal of damage to our bodies and minds during active alcoholism and/or drug addiction. The reality is that these organic issues take time to heal. The longer that clients can remain in an environment that is supportive of this transition, the greater their chance for long-term sobriety and overall success in all areas of their lives.

Life Skills

In considering the many aspects of life that suffer during active alcoholism and addiction, life skills are an important aspect that are often neglected. While this term can seem a bit broad, life skills can be defined as any psychological, social, or interpersonal skill that is important.

The fact that many of these skills must be relearned, or even taught from scratch, can be one of the most overwhelming aspects of recovery, and therefore has become one of the key focuses of Arbor Extended Care.

All house managers are certified as Peer Recovery Support Specialists, have undergone intensive training, and have successfully navigated this journey themselves. They are properly armed with the necessary tools to mentor residents on these important skills.

By meeting clients where they are at, setting measurable and attainable goals, and providing support along the way, we help clients learn to live again.

Four Phases of Treatment

Each participant will progress through four extended treatment phases to guide the transition from high structure to increased independence:
  • Orientation – This phase is designed to integrate the client into the home and program. They’ll begin to work the first steps in the 12-step process and participate in a home group.
  • Preparation – This phase begins when the individual is in full compliance of phase one. They’ll continue to progress through the 12-step process, add new life skills and gain additional privileges.
  • Integration – Participants in this phase of care are actively working step 9 of the 12-step process, complete an IOP, begin to mentor others and start to build their discharge plan. They have more opportunities for independence, offsite interactions and added privileges.
  • Graduate – Residents must maintain all the progress and commitments made during the first three phases. They are actively working steps 10-12 of 12-steps and demonstrating recovery principles in their life. Graduate are eligible to leave the property from noon to 5 pm daily to work in employment, education or other treatment plan goals.

Additional Information:

Four Phases of Arbor Extended Care Program

Life Skills Curriculum

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