The Level 2 Recovery Advocate Program is more intense than the Level 1 Recovery Advocate Program. Recovery Advocates at Level 2 work with each client for at least a year or up to five years. The program, which is highly structured and intensive, includes all of the benefits of the Level 1 Recovery Advocate Program plus a more rigorous support system aimed at preventing relapse, education the client and helping them transition successfully back into normal life. Individuals who qualify for the Level 2 Recovery Advocate Program have often tried everything else and we find this solutions to be very effective. At the Recovery Community our commitment is to the sobriety and ongoing recovery of each of our clients. We boast high levels of success with this protocol because the Recovery Advocate gets to know each client on a very personal level. At times, people relapse because the are unable to see the true consequences of their behaviors. By involving his or her loved ones and family and creating constructive bottom lines, long term recovery is possible. At this level we also work with the courts, therapists and other recovery partners to ensure a solid foundation is built. This program is very similar to the high licensed professionals in a diversion program.
Level 2 Recovery Advocate Program Protocol
- Creation of an agreement with the client, family and the Recovery Community that outlines specifically recovery behaviors and relapse behaviors and the consequences of said actions
- Daily contact during the 1st phase of Level 1 of the Recovery Advocate Program between the client and their case manager.
- Monitoring and testing of urine – these screenings will be performed at random so the sampling method is valid. If the test comes back positive, a no show, or not calling in, further actions are taken to prevent possible relapses.
- Regular attendance and monitoring of attendance of a 12-step program. Depending on the type of addiction a recommendation to a 12-step program and attendance of meetings is required. The client will be given a check-in sheet to be signed at the meetings.
- Regular meetings with a 12-step Sponsor. A 12-step sponsor is someone that is in recovery and can be a strong ally for a newly sober person in recovery. Meeting with a 12-step sponsor is one more way to be plugged into recovery
- Monitoring of participation and engagement with a yearlong recovery plan – this can include but is not limited to: therapy with a psychologist or psychiatrist, a sober living program, a sober companion, aftercare.
- Providing the family and client with detailed updates and progress reports. Also providing recommendations or identifying problems within the case management
- 12 month structured call schedule to check in with Identified Person, Primary Therapist, Sponsor, Family Members, and other Treatment Professionals.
- Weekly Treatment Team calls with internal team to review progress and strategies continuing care plans.
- Recovery Advocates and senior staff are available 24/7