At Pocono Mountain Recovery Center, we are well aware that treatment is just one phase in the long-term process of recovering from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. In order to ensure that our patients have the optimal support to maintain and build upon the progress that they make while in our care, we are proud to offer a variety of initiatives that supplement and extend the care that we offer in our detox, residential, and outpatient programs.
The following is a brief description of the extended care and sober living services within Pocono Mountain Recovery Center’s full continuum of care:
While an individual is still in residential or outpatient treatment, he or she will receive extensive relapse prevention education. Pocono Mountain Recovery Center offers several workshops to provide patients with the tools that will support a smooth transition out of treatment, help them to identify and avoid the triggers that can lead to relapse, and empower them to respond to relapse in a healthy and productive manner without falling back into the destructive behavior patterns of ongoing substance abuse.
The day an individual begins treatment at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center, members of his or her treatment team begin to develop a personalized aftercare plan. This plan will document the individual’s progress while in our care, identify any issues of concern, and clearly define the specific steps that will guide him or her along the path of lasting recovery. Among the elements that may be included in a patient’s discharge plan are professional referrals, community-based resources, sober residences, outpatient programs, counseling opportunities, and 12-step support group meetings in the area.
Sober Living Residences
For individuals who can benefit from a sober living environment while completing outpatient treatment, this center offers two gender-specific opportunities, Meadowbrook Manor for men and Rock Crest for women. The following are among the many features and benefits of living in one of our sober living residences:
- All residents must attend an outpatient treatment five times a week during Phase I and three times per week in Phase II
- Highly structured environments with a 24/7 staff to supervise residents
- Residents are required to be clean and sober, with zero tolerance for the use of alcohol or drugs and strict enforcement of all house rules
- Beautiful living accommodations with two residents in a room on a serene nine-acre property
- Three prepared meals provided each day along with a ready supply of additional snacks and beverages
- Use of washer and dryer onsite
- Weekly visiting day with family members and other loved ones every Sunday
Lastly, the typical length of stay in Meadowbrook Manor or Rock Crest is three to five months.
Continued Counseling and Support
When a patient leaves our campus after completing his or her time in treatment that does not mean that his or her relationship with Pocono Mountain Recovery Center has ended. The men and women who heal with us develop close ties with our counseling staff, and we are proud to be able to continue to support them through the post-treatment phases of their recovery. For example, program alumni always have the ability to communicate with members of their clinical team by telephone. We encourage the building of close relationships with a sponsor and active involvement with a 12-Step support group such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. Of course, alumni are always welcome to attend our in-house AA/NA meetings and alumni events.
Weekly Aftercare Meetings at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center
Every Wednesday at 6 p.m., program alumni are invited back to the Pocono Mountain Recover Center campus to speak with our counselors and the men and women who are currently in treatment about the successes and challenges that they are experiencing in their recovery.
Annual Alumni Picnic
Every spring, all alumni and their family members are encouraged to return to campus for our annual alumni picnic. This is an excellent opportunity to reconnect with the program, re-establish positive relationships within the recovery community, and celebrate our shared commitment to recovery.
For more information about sober living residences and other extended care options through Pocono Mountain Recovery Center, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to answering all of your questions and helping you determine if our programs are the perfect fit for you or your loved one.