By: Kristin Dickie
The recovery rates for physicians, attorneys, nurses and pilots are significantly higher compared to the general recovering population. Robert Dupont’s longitudinal study of 16 physician’s health programs identified the common eight essential elements responsible for their significantly higher long-term recovery rates. The eight essential elements consist of: positive rewards and negative consequences, frequent random drug testing, 12-step programs and abstinence, recovery mentors, modified lifestyles, active and sustained monitoring, active management of relapse, and a continuing care approach.
How can we provide this type of service for the general population?
Recovery Transitions is a gender responsive, co-occurring disorder, Recovery Enhancement Program (REP) designed for adults leaving primary treatment. Recovery Transitions helps individuals transition back to their home or sober living environment by providing support and accountability in the form of group therapy, family support, and monitoring in order to increase the chances of sustained, long-term recovery.
The Recovery Enhancement Program (REP) was developed to fill a need in the addiction field for specialized treatment for those leaving primary treatment that is modeled partly after the physician health program model. The Recovery Enhancement Program is designed for those who have already obtained extensive education on addiction. It is composed of three, two hour group sessions per week that focus on Structured Family Recovery, Re-integration into daily life, and Mindfulness based Relapse Prevention. Additionally, treatment modalities focus on developmental recovery needs, accountability though monitoring and family recovery and mindfulness based relapse prevention skills. Following the twelve week Recovery Enhancement Program, a continuing care program is offered for continued group support and accountability.
For the Women’s Program please contact Kristin Dickie at 704-237-7037
For the Men’s Program please contact Steve Hanna at 704-517-0613