The Grounds Program & What to Expect
Like life, everything at The Grounds is progressive, with challenges, expectations, and responsibilities increasing as members make healthy choices for themselves.
The Grounds is an achievement-based program with five levels that all members progress through. Each level has specific tasks and goals that allow members to increase their level of responsibility, while earning additional privileges and freedoms, including unsupervised time and activities, a weekly allowance, and established trust and accountability. Goals are designed to move members toward increasing independence, personal responsibility, financial freedom, and self-discovery. Each challenge allows members to experience and integrate into their decision making the daily living skills necessary for independence. Staff guide and challenge members to predict and consider consequences (positive and negative), identify resources, ask for help, improve interpersonal skills, practice problem solving, effectively communicate, demonstrate time management and engage in healthy decision making.
A Transitional Living Program for Young Adult Men
The Grounds is ideal for young men in need of additional support, as they transition from rehabilitation to independent sober living. Over the course of the program, residents work with sponsors, attend 12-step programs, attain employment and learn to manage their finances. Residents gain the skills they need to maintain a sober life, while also enjoying their free time in a healthy manner.
Integration Assistance for Graduates
Upon successful graduation from The Grounds Recovery program, we offer our clients transitional one-on-one mentoring and coaching services. After leaving the structured environment that we provide and moving into new recovery housing or an independent living situation, clients sometimes struggle with the challenges and new freedoms that come with the change. This integration phase provides our graduates with support and gives their families a boots-on-the-ground connection to their loved ones as they move toward independence.
The goal of our integration phase services is to foster our clients’ continued growth and accountability. In this capacity, we support them through weekly check-ins, goal setting, random drug and alcohol testing, and collaboration with their treatment team.
Family Support Groups
The Grounds Recovery offers a Zoom Family Support Group for the families of alumni and current clients. Zoom groups are offered twice a month, and all family members are welcome. Groups are facilitated by Alana Hecker who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and EMDR therapist with more than thirty years of experience in specialized training treating addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, and codependent relationships. As a safe space for families to share their personal experiences, feelings and firsthand experience with a loved one’s addiction, these groups focus on providing support and developing useful coping strategies. Within the groups, families can come together and learn ways to set healthy, supportive boundaries with their loved ones.