The Extended Care program at Westport House offers young men a bridge between inpatient treatment and independent recovery.
Extended Care at Westport House is a comprehensive program for young men who have a history of chronic relapse or who have experienced multiple treatments episodes. It blends the transformational power of experiential activities, physical fitness & recreation, and local recovery community immersion with evidence-based clinical services to establish a supportive environment in which young men can develop the life-skills and practical experience characteristic of individuals who have achieved long-term sobriety.
Extended Care at Westport House facilitates the personal, behavioral, and spiritual growth of young men as they transition from a higher level of care to a new way life. This highly personalized, practical, nurturing, and comprehensive approach to community reintegration combines recreational, social, and physical fitness activities with local support group immersion (12-step, SMART Recovery, etc.) and evidence-based behavioral health care delivered by masters-level clinicians.
As independent life and recovery skills develop, Extended Care clients experience increasing levels of freedom and responsibility in the form of work & volunteer activities, vehicle privileges, home passes, and independent health, fitness, social, and recovery activities. Progress is constantly evaluated by the client’s care team. The typical length of stay in the Extended Care phase is 60 – 90 days, however success is measured by meeting individualized goals and objectives and not by number of days “in the program”.
Upon successful completion of Extended Care (e.g., have a sponsor, are employed/volunteering, etc.), clients have the opportunity to “step-down” to sober living where they experience increasing levels of independence while remaining under the watchful eye of their case manager and clinical team.
Designed to meet the needs of young males with a history of substance abuse, chemical dependency, and co-occurring behavioral and mental health disorders, Extended Care incorporates a variety of behavioral, therapeutic,and treatment methods in addition to experiential therapies. Young men who participate in Extended Care can benefit from the following:
- Individual therapy
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Medication-assisted Treatment (Sublocade, Suboxone, Vivitrol)
- Psychiatric & medication management
- Health and physical fitness training
- Recovery & life skill development
- Regular drug testing
- Relapse prevention education
- Financial management support and skills training
- Recovery community immersion (AA, NA, SMART Recovery, and Refuge Recovery)
- Employment & volunteer opportunities