- 42 day minimum stay
- Most men stay 42 days to six months
- Flexibility for progressing clients who would benefit from staying more than six months
Total immersion in the 1835 House culture of recovery is a powerful experience. It has changed the lives of thousands of men who made the decision to work the program. The 1835 Recovery Model emphasizes a supportive and respectful group setting with 24/7 access to counsellors who have first-hand experience in recovery. Residency offers time for individuals to grow in a stable environment with the mentorship of Alumni and peers.
The primary objective of the Residential Program is to help men obtain and maintain a healthy lifestyle that is free from drugs and alcohol. Clients begin with a focus on recognizing and accepting addiction, and developing coping skills to help prevent relapse. Through introduction to the Twelve Step Recovery Model, men quickly develop a strong external support system, in addition to the 1835 House community.
Returning to work or finding employment is an integral part of this model of recovery. A job contributes to self-esteem and confidence. 1835 House provides a system of support for men in early recovery as they seek employment, develop problem-solving skills, and meet real-world challenges as they arise. Clients experience gradual growth in self-sufficiency, and reintegration into the community as a healthy and contributing member.
The Residential Program includes:
- Psychological assessment
- One on one counselling
- Counsellor facilitated group discussions
- Introduction to the Twelve Step Model of Recovery
- Recovery support meetings (AA/NA)
- Recovery-related curriculum and assignments
- Aftercare planning
- Assistance obtaining employment
- Referrals to external agencies (skills upgrading, addressing client-specific barriers)