Transitional Clean Living is within walking distance to the main facility, for those that need to continue working with the treatment team on a step-down level. If your loved one has gone to treatment prior, this should be the next step. Often times people don’t have a problem staying sober in treatment, it’s learning how to live. This was also created for those that are chronic relapsers, or those that have “stacked trauma.” This means they require ongoing therapy. After intensive inpatient treatment, trauma therapy needs to continue. This allows our clients to continue with their therapist that they have built a relationship with. Between 60-120 days we see a shift in the “pink cloud” and reality collide. Clean living provides a soft landing for those times. Nora Volkow, NIDA studies the neurological roots of addiction, she researched the alcoholic/addict brain. Her research team came to the conclusion that it takes 90 days for the “brain to reset itself and shake off the immediate influence of a drug.” Researchers at Yale University have documented what they call the sleeper effect – a gradual re-engaging of proper decision making and analytical functions in the brain’s prefrontal cortex – after an addict has abstained for at least 90 days.
Recovery is not taught. We prepare them for relapse potentials. This must be experienced. When they are first out of treatment, it is a sensory overload and everything is overwhelming. That’s why we are here. We help them through these floods of emotion.
The Clean Livin’ LLC program is another unique facet of partnership for wellness. Clean Living is not for everyone, this step is recommended only by the treatment team. Based upon years of research, most of those that leave in-patient treatment relapse or fall back into unhealthy behavior. This is not because they didn’t follow instruction, it’s because after being in a protected environment the transition to “real” life can be overwhelming and they don’t have the support and accountability they need. Most of those that seek our assistance have either had some type of trauma or mental health issue that they are also managing. This step is critical for long-term recovery. Often times, during this transition, they are still working on intensive work and/or adjusting to medications. It is during this time that we support a healthy balance, offering the support and tools needed to manage through this time.
The recovery journey is different for everyone and we believe all clients need and deserve individualized care. The Clean Livin’ homes provide a step down from the structure of residential treatment. Residents can experience the autonomy of independent living while engaging in programming that fits their personal needs.
Transitional clean living is different that sober living. The Clean Livin’ is a much more structured approach. Residents continue to receive ongoing medical care, therapeutic services, transportation assistance and iTMS™ treatments. We have on-going staff assistance, accountability and urinary analysis.
Academic Support: The Clean Livin’ community will administer career aptitude tests and work with local colleges. We have a relationship with a community college, along with UT San Marcos which is 22 miles away.
Career Support: They will create a resume and be given the skills they need to have to succeed. We have partnered with many local businesses and they are keen to hire our residents.
Additionally, they may participate in recreational activities, meal services and in-house meetings. Each resident has an assigned recovery coach that is with them through each step of their journey. Residents learn to participate in their outside community through service work, sober community events, sponsorship and mentoring. The time needed at Clean Livin’ varies from a month to a year. This is dependent on the needs of each.
This transitional model is designed to bridge the gap between intensive residential treatment and sober independent living. With purpose and commitment in their lives, our Clean Livin’ residents are beating the odds.
There are 4 phases at Clean Living.
Red Phase Goals:
Silver Phase Goals