By Sandy Baker
You’ve completed your time in residential drug and alcohol treatment. This is an accomplishment worth celebrating. At the same time, you may be feeling fearful of the future. You know the risks of going back home. But what else can you do? If your at-home life is toxic or a trigger, consider the opportunities available to you through transitional living programs.
What Is Transitional Living?
Transitional living programs give you a place to live as you continue to build your self-confidence. They often provide gender-specific housing and 24-hour therapeutic support for clients who have already completed inpatient residential treatment. Unlike residential treatment, transitional living allows clients to live and participate in the surrounding community so they can learn to handle potential triggers with confidence.
At The Ranch at Dove Tree, we offer an exceptional transitional living program designed to give you the very best start at getting back to life. Our program encourages and supports you by keeping you surrounded by strong, positive people and healthy, sober activities. Our clients participate in numerous local outings and attractions, including going to restaurants, bowling, catching a movie, and hitting the go-karts. You will also have 24-hour access to recovery support.
TreeHaven for Women is a modern home on beautiful property. You’ll enjoy excellent food and comfortable beds, as well as expansive indoor and outdoor areas for study, reflection, and community.
TreeHouse for Men is a comfortable home in a residential area. It offers a large indoor living area, outdoor space, woodworking shops, and outdoor amenities.
In transitional living, you will have access to:
Ongoing Therapy: You’ll work closely with your therapists through intensive outpatient program participation. This allows you to continue to work on the challenges you began to address in residential treatment.
Life Skills Therapy: You also have a team available to help you make decisions about your future. They can help you develop skills to go back to school (especially if you are in our collegiate drug treatment program) or get back into the workforce.
12-Step Meetings: Daily 12-Step meetings allow you to connect with others who are going through similar challenges and build the skills you’ll need to maintain sobriety long-term.
Peer Support: Living with others who are also recovering from addiction allows you to share thoughts, concerns, and needs–and to build relationships that will last after you return home.
Job Coaching: When you work with our team, you’ll learn how important it is for you to get back into the workforce and create the life you want. We provide resume and job placement services to encourage and support you as you move beyond treatment.
Our transitional living program also offers medication management, academic and college support, and an outdoor adventure program. We’ll encourage you to participate in our wellness program, communications services, and treatment team support, available to you 24-hours a day.
Why Is Transitional Living So Important?
You’ve worked incredibly hard to get to this point in your life. Your drug and alcohol addiction is controlled, and you’re in recovery. Stepping back into daily life, with all of its triggers, may not be your best option right away. Our transitional living program provides the bridge between where you were and where you are now.
Call us today to discuss your needs. We are excited to help you begin your journey to a lasting recovery.