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Recovery Support Services
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Recovery Support Services

Recovery Support Services Highlights

Caron’s Recovery Support Services specialists provide individualized, clinically driven services to ensure that you and your family have the resources you need to successfully transition from residential care back to everyday life. Services are offered nationally and virtually. Your Caron clinical team will recommend the appropriate level of care for your circumstances.

Even if you did not receive inpatient care at Caron, you may still access our recovery support services.

Recovery Support Services

Your recovery support specialist is a trained clinician with extensive experience in providing continued care. You will receive a custom plan for your ongoing care, specific to the needs of you and your family. This program is not a substitute for continued treatment or your participation in a 12-Step program or other recovery program.

Specialists are available to assist you virtually and in person. The services noted below are examples and not an exhaustive list. Recovery support specialists work with their clients and families to determine what services are needed.

Please note that fees for external clinical services such as local clinical care and wellness services are not included in the fees for recovery support services and must be paid for separately.

Your Commitment

  • Follow Caron’s clinical recommendations for continuing care.
  • Maintain complete abstinence from mood-altering substance, including alcohol.
  • Communicate with your Recovery Support Services specialist regarding all clinical and wellness appointments, as well as recovery-related and 12-step activities.
  • Agree to random urinalysis and/or SoberLink alcohol monitoring throughout the entirety of the program.
  • Sign pertinent releases to allow communication with key stakeholders (clinical team, referent, family).

72-hour Reintegration

  • Concierge care customized to meet all your recovery needs as you transition back to your back to your home and/or family
  • Assistance organizing your home, including removal of intoxicating substances and related paraphernalia
  • Working with you on your recovery action plan, including your daily routine
  • Going with you to daily recovery meetings
  • Connection to local resources, like a 12-Step contact and Caron alumni coordinator
  • Assistance with setting up clinical and wellness appointments, including finding a pharmacy
  • Monitoring Soberlink tests and administering drug testing

Case Management

  • Monitoring progress and communicating with key stakeholders (clinical team, referent, family)
  • Weekly individual case management sessions
  • Working with you to create a weekly schedule that addresses key life areas and supports recovery maintenance
  • Coordinating employment and educational support
  • Coordinating local substance use treatment, like outpatient programming and therapy, and wellness services, like acupuncture or nutrition counseling
  • Coordinating random drug and alcohol screening
  • Connection to treatment providers in case of relapse

Recovery Coaching

  • Assistance with short- and long-term goal setting
  • Helping you manage triggers, negative emotions, and challenges and identify personal strengths that support your life in recovery
  • Going with you to activities that may be triggering or challenging

Family Support

  • Optional family coaching in person or via video
  • Bi-weekly family meetings to set goals, establish expectations, and create an action plan
  • Education on substance use disorder, healthy boundaries, and other related topics
  • Identifying resources for support

Monitoring Only

  • Coordinating random drug testing and alcohol screening (via Soberlink), including connecting you to your clinical provider in the case of continuous recurrences of substance use
  • Screening “live time” results and contacting you to provide a urine sample if you miss one or more testing times
  • Bi-weekly calls
  • Monitoring progress and communicating with key stakeholders (clinical team, referent, family)
  • Helping you identify an accountability person you can speak with if you miss three or more testing times or test positive for use

Specialized Virtual Recovery Support Groups

These support groups are optional resources at an additional cost, for those looking for additional support and connection.

  • Significant Other Support (SOS) Group: In a safe, intimate environment, group members process their thoughts and feelings with the support of peers and an experienced clinician. The group focuses on discussing relationships, trust, and intimacy; developing healthy coping and self-care skills; recognizing relapse signs; and learning about relapse prevention practices.
  • Women’s Recovery Group: Women often have unique early recovery experiences. This group offers them a place to focus on relapse prevention, share their struggles, and offer one another feedback and guidance in a supportive space.
  • Men’s Early Recovery Group: Participants discuss their goals, strengths, and challenges in a circle of peers who understand and can offer support. Along with other recovery supports, this group contributes to a strong foundation for participants’ lives in recovery.

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines recovery as "a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential."

Yes, Caron has support groups and fellowship programs for Caron alumni, families, and friends. Find one close to you.

The most well known is Alcoholics Anonymous, more commonly known as AA. AA’s central tenet is that a person must admit that they are powerless over alcohol. Another foundational tenet is that a person must have faith in a higher power to attain a healthy mind. There are groups for other types of addiction, including Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and several similar groups, as well as Al-Anon and Nar-Anon for family members.

Other types of recovery groups include:

  • Smart Recovery, which uses rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy to help people maintain their recovery
  • Recovery Dharma, which is founded on Buddhist principles to support recovery
  • LifeRing Secular Recovery, an abstinence-based, anonymous organization that uses the principles of sobriety, secularity, and self-help to achieve and maintain recovery
  • Women for Sobriety, a peer-support program tailored specifically for women
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