Transitional Living is offered to allow clients to move into a safe environment upon completing a residential treatment program. In order to get into transitional living a client must have 30 days clean and sober or completed some type of residential treatment. While in transitional living the client is required to attend outpatient treatment. After completing the modalities of outpatient and aftercare, and with treatment team approval, the client can continue to live in transitional living without attending treatment. At that time it is up to the Transitional Living Coordinator to monitor the client’s behavior and continue to assess if the client needs to come back into treatment for any reason.
Upon entering the transitional living home the client is required to agree to and sign the rules for transitional living. At that time they will be set up to enter into outpatient treatment. If for any reason the client becomes non-compliant with outpatient rules, (not attending groups or sessions as scheduled), they can be asked to leave the house and could be discharged from outpatient. However, if a client is asked to leave transitional living due to non-compliance of the rules they are given the option to continue with their outpatient treatment.
The primary purpose of transitional living is to give the client structure and stability in their life and to allow them to build a foundation of recovery. The clients are allowed to live in transitional living for up to 18 months. We hope that by the end of this time the client will be strong enough to leave transitional living and to live a life free of substances.