Support, Support, Support!
In the end, the individuals who live in a therapeutic sober living home need to feel welcome and accepted by all who live in and work with the home. We at Independence Again believe that once you are here, you are family. We will be supportive of all choices and support natural positive and negative consequences.
Unfortunately, that is unlikely!
Each individual will be assessed for a "least restrictive environment plan" by a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with over 20 years of experience. The plan may include detox, residential, substance use IOP, mental health counseling, outpatient care, meetings, or other options to help them be successful.
Science has proven the Rat Park Theory!
Basically, this means that people who are surrounded by people working on the same goals, structure, and general enjoyment of their life will have more motivation to learn a new way of life. We work on this through individualized therapeutic interventions, structure, and goal directive plans.
The investment is based on the needs.
There is a $310 entry fee with a weekly $155 fee. This includes housing, utilities, internet, case management, random drug/alcohol testing, and reasonable transportation assistance.
* The Resident must have the Entry Fee at the time of admission. If the resident does not have the means to pay a weekly fee, a family session will be scheduled. Residents should not be sent money as this is not a need.
At Independence Again, you are free to change your mind. We will hold a meeting to discuss the consequences you will have and discuss your options. Residents will sign a document stating they understand the choice, and Independence Again will notify relevant supporters of the decision.
*Upon residents return, staff will complete a new assessment, and Independence Again will require program restrictions.
The environment is not the solution. It is a tool!
In many cases, staying where one is will create unnecessary risk. This occurs for many reasons. Withdrawal Risk, Mental Health Barriers, People, Places, Things, Poor Self-Care, Relationships Barriers, Poor Intimacy Skills, Pride, Boredom, Overconfidence, Isolation or Uncomfortable Emotions. Understanding the risks to physical, emotional, and spiritual relapse is vital.
Many individuals need a new environment, additional non-family support, and ongoing family support to make the life-altering changes needed for long-term recovery.
Therapeutic Sober Living homes are for individuals who have negative consequences due to alcohol or drug use and are trying to maintain sobriety while building or re-building community support networks. There is a curfew, employment requirements, and counseling requirements that each individual must comply with to remain at Independence Again and complete the program. Random alcohol and drug testing are completed throughout the stay. Each individual must be accountable for one’s own behavior, chores, and obligations with the support of the Independence Again professional staff and volunteers.
This means that all residents will be positive about their recovery and with their fellow housemates. All residents will hold themselves and their housemates up with admiration and respect at all times. Each house member will actively work towards goal completion. Everyone will be responsible for being where they say they will be when they say they will be there and complete all tasks asked of them promptly. Each resident will be required to tell the truth about all things big and small, no matter what it is. Above all else, to make Therapeutic Sober Living work, everyone must be sober from all mood and mind-altering drugs at all times.
Everyone is given an assessment at the time an application is completed; at that time program recommendations will be made. This will determine the minimal length of stay. There is no maximum length of stay with Independence Again.
Utilities & Internet
Random drug and alcohol testing
*Intensive Outpatient Treatment
*Low Intensive Outpatient Treatment
*Health Care Coverage
*Services are provided at an additional cost to basic services. In some cases, insurance will cover part or all costs associated with these services. These services may also be contracted out through another provider based on recommendations for the individual.
*Sober living is for motivated individuals who have something to gain from recovery and lose from ongoing addition.
*Individuals must be willing to participate in their own recovery with the support of their housemates and the staff at Independence Again.
*Time is part of the solution, life consequences and barriers did not emerge in a day, and they will not go away quickly. However, with time and support, this too shall pass.
*Being willing to follow the staff's recommendations and supports will give you an edge that was not in your recovery before starting with Independence Again.
Letter from the Founder,
Therapeutic Sober Living is not for everyone; those who do not have an internal desire to stay drug and alcohol-free will not do well in the Independence Again Program. This is because we will support independence with supervision; this program, if not one of complete restriction, offers therapeutic course correction while making real-life decisions with close supervision and guidance. Most of our residents who leave the program do so due to being unwilling to follow our simple rules; however, those same residents know they are loved and supported by us well after they have left our program. We will never tell a person how to live but over them a new way to live as long as they are willing to do whatever it takes.
Lynda Loftis, LADAC
Independence Again is a 501 c3 organization directed by a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with over 25 years of experience.
The support staff comprises individuals who are motivated to be a part of the solution and not the problem.