Arbor Extended Care Treatment Program

Improve the odds of your recovery from drugs at our gorgeous Arbor Extended Care HouseThe Arbor Extended Care is designed to provide clients with a bridge 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 separate gender-specific programs are located in the heart of Austin, with easy access to recovery meetings and employment. 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 sober living following program completion
  • Daily house community meeting
  • All meals included
  • Transportation included
  • 10 weekly hours of clinical services, including individual sessions, group sessions, and psycho-education
  • 12-step immersion and completion
  • Monthly Equine Assisted Therapy
  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
  • Recovery Advocacy services
  • 24- Hour supervision
  • Random toxicology testing
  • Daily prayer and meditation groups
  • Nightly evening review groups
  • Medication management
  • Full-time recovery manager

Why Extended Care is Beneficial to Long-Term Recovery

At The 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 out of inpatient treatment 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 primary treatment without aftercare 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. At the Arbor Behavioral Healthcare, we recognize the need for a long-term program that guides clients through a continuum of care, resulting in sustainable sobriety and freedom. We offer 90-day residential treatment, and we complement that program with an extended care program that supports clients as they transition into independence.

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 The Arbor Extended Care.
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.

Additional Information:

Four Phases of Arbor Extended Care Program

Life Skills Curriculum

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Men’s House

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