TRANSITIONAL LIVING

Transitional Living

Nationwide outcome studies suggest that a lack of a stable, structured, alcohol and drug free living environment while participating in transitional care such as an outpatient program can be a substantial barrier to recovery. A destructive or dysfunctional living situation can significantly impact the recovery of even highly motivated individuals. This arrangement significantly benefits persons making their first attempt to recover from their mild to moderate addiction. In many cases, the family or loved one with whom the identified client is residing is usually exhausted, distraught, and may even need help themselves in understanding how addiction could have entered their family. Transitional Living benefits both parties by providing a safety net for the client in treatment and a stress-reduction break for the family and/or loved one. Many insurance health plans require that their members attempt Outpatient Treatment before authorizing a higher level of care such as residential. In this case, an individual entering Outpatient care may not have a supportive living environment that would increase the odds of completing a program and continued abstinence from substance use. Alternatively, this integrative arrangement is usually considered in the aftercare discharge plan for individuals leaving inpatient hospitalization or residential treatment care facilities to maintain continuity of care during the difficult transitional phase of re-entering the community. The lack of a safe and sober environment can many times lead to relapse within 30 days of discharge. It is important that individuals gradually transition back into the community with continued treatment and supportive living environment.

Pacific Solstice intake therapists identify this common barrier to successful recovery during the intake screening process and recommend a safe recovery environment while participating in treatment while preparing a discharge plan during admission that includes stable, supportive, and safe living arrangements when leaving our Transitional Care facility. Our goal is to guide our clients in planning and coordinating their next phase of recovery after completing treatment.

For individuals who may benefit from day-to-day structure, peer support, transportation, and a safe living environment based on a 12-Step recovery foundation, Pacific Solstice offers a newly remodeled (2016) Transitional Living Home located in Lake Forest within 5 minutes from our Outpatient Center. The residence is a beautiful alcohol and drug free temporary home for men in a structured, safe, serene, and supportive environment. Within a short distance from the home, there is access to public transportation, 12-Step recovery meetings, grocery stores, restaurants, health clubs, and coffee shops. Our guests are supervised and supported by staff with long-term sobriety that hold credentials as Licensed Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians, and registered Alcohol and Drug Counselors. Residence staff communicates with our clinical team on a daily basis about client progress, motivation, crisis, concerns, and recommendations to assure continuity of care during their treatment episode at Pacific Solstice. Clients participating in our integrative treatment and transitional living program are provided transportation to our treatment center and other recovery-related activities.

The goal of our Transitional Living Home is to provide quality and ethical services above the existing standards of the typical Sober Living Home. All of our staff, outpatient care and transitional living, caring and compassionate professionals focused on building a solid foundation in our community where our clients can continue to recover and achieve their new sober life goals. Our Integrative Outpatient Treatment and Transitional Living home arrangements provide an experience similar to most residential treatment centers for less than half the cost.

This additional component of our treatment compliments a smooth transition back into the community and increases an individual’s ability to maintain long-term abstinence from substance use. We owe special recognition to David’s Transitional Living, as a partner in making this is available to you or your loved one.