The Regional Economic Community Action Program established Addiction Services that combines residential and outpatient treatment services to people suffering from alcoholism and substance abuse. Assistance is offered with recovery and involvement in services to promote self-sufficiency.
The Regional Economic Community Action Program (RECAP) has developed a continuum of Addiction Services to address the needs of persons with alcohol/chemical dependency. Two residential facilities are offered – New Life Manor and Hasbrouck House in addition to a Day/Evening Rehabilitation Program. The agency’s extensive array of housing provides further resources to assist with the ultimate goal of independent living. A multi-disciplinary staff consisting of a Social Worker, Medical Director, Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors, a Registered Nurse and an Addiction Counselor Assistant case-conference daily to meet the treatment needs of all clients.
New Life Manor is a 24-bed community residence for alcoholic/chemically dependent men that provides a bridge between intensive treatment and sober independent living. It offers structured skills training, meals, social activities and the opportunity to bond residents together in a supportive environment of recovery. There is 24-hour on-site staff coverage. All residents are required to attend day treatment programs. The average stay is 6-9 months. Linkages are developed with the Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) to assist with education, training, and employment. These services are available in each State. Hasbrouck House offers affordable, shared furnished apartments for people in recovery.
A Day/Evening Rehabilitation Program is under the Trust Center and Nite Lite Day Treatment Programs and involves education about addiction, group and individual counseling, self-help and discussion groups, personalized treatment planning, health education and medical exams/referrals, recreational activities, nutritional meal, relapse prevention skills, vocational rehabilitation, GED classes, and domestic violence groups. The program is typically six (6) months and operates Monday through Friday (9:00 AM to 1:30 PM) and 3 evenings a week from 4:30 – 9:00 PM. Each person’s needs are addressed in a holistic manner using agency and community resources to support a balanced recovery program. Daily treatment plans are developed under the acronym of FLAMES (Family – Legal Addiction/Attitude – Mental Health – Education/Vocation – All Encompassing). Interns are involved from the community college and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council. Follow-up involvement occurs with alumni participating in the program for a day during each month. The philosophy of the Trust Center is that alcoholism and other drug addiction is a highly treatable disease when a person accepts help.
Linkages – Addiction Services are coordinated with the Alcohol Crisis Center (detox services and emergency housing), mental health providers, Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), rehab facilities, out-patient service providers, Drug Treatment Court (pre-release coordination and referral) and Family Treatment Court (esp. child abuse issues), Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities (TASC), and prevention services under the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council (ADAC).
Individuals involved in RECAP’s Addiction Services are integrated as part of the total community. Day/Evening services enable intensive treatment while still living in the community. Participants of all the Addiction Services are also actively involved in community service projects. Maintaining a safe, alcohol/drug-free living environment helps lead to self-sufficiency through full-time employment with benefits.
Laura Brovich, Director of Addiction Services