ADDICTION • MENTAL HEALTH • LIFE ISSUES
With locations throughout Bristol, Morrissville and Levittown, Pennsylvania, as well as in Ewing, New Jersey, Progressive Living is a network of structured sober livings and addiction recovery homes. We help both, men and women struggling with drug and addiction through our array of gender-specific residences.
When it comes to first getting sober, we are fortunate to be here in Bucks County, PA where there is such an abundance of addiction recovery services, including drug rehab centers, sober living homes, halfway houses and so on. Consequently, some people will choose to get sober through residential treatment, while others may go the route of living in a recovery home while attending outpatient treatment 3, 4 or 5 days per week. The thing to consider is that most reputable recovery homes will, at the bare minimum, require that a new resident be able to provide a negative drug & alcohol test prior to moving in.
While our sober living homes and recovery houses are quite structured, the fact remains that some drug addicts and alcoholics simply must be in a no-freedom type of environment for an initial time frame. These individuals will generally come to Progressive Living following a period of 30-90 days in an inpatient drug rehab setting. For this reason, we generally prefer that a new resident already have a period of 30 days prior to moving into any of our recovery residences. We make exceptions on a case by case basis…
For instance, if a resident with less than 30 days clean plans to attend outpatient treatment initially upon move-in, this would present a possible reason for an exception.
The recovery model at Progressive Living focuses on healthy, effective and comprehensive solutions that address the aspects inherent to recovery from addiction and related mental health disorders. Given all that we provide, our sober living homes are still among the most affordable throughout Pennsylvania (Bucks County).
SOBER LIVINGS & RECOVERY HOMES
- RECOVERY HOMES: Higher structure than sober livings with the option to add on various treatment services
- SOBER LIVINGS: Less structured residences designed to reintegrate the client into the world with success in sobriety
- All locations are gender-specific in order to place greater focus on the overall recovery process
- Strategically structured along with a comprehensive array of support services
- For sober living & recovery housing call: (215) 584-0340 – 7 days a week
ADDICTION TREATMENT CONCEPTS
- PHP: “Partial Hospitalization Treatment” – Generally a more affordable alternative to traditional residential drug & alcohol treatment
- IOP: “Intensive Outpatient Treatment” – A step down from PHP, usually 3 days per week, also a common add-on for those living in our residences
- Residential/inpatient treatment provides the highest level of clinical care
- Treatment focus on substance abuse as well as related mental health disorders
- Many programs designed for those 18 and up (there are also rehabs that are designated for teens & adolescents)
3 COMMON PHASES OF RECOVERY
In some cases a new client will first be required to spend a small period of time in a medical detoxification setting prior to starting residential treatment. Some inpatient rehab centers provide detox as part of their array of services, while others partner with nearby standalone facilities.
Medical detoxification is most commonly seen in the cases of alcohol addiction, benzodiazepine addiction (i.e., Vanax, Valium, etc.) and opioid addiction (i.e., heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, etc.) Each situation, however, is assessed on its own basis, and by a medical professional licensed to make such assessments. A word of caution, it is never a good idea to attempt self-detox by forcing one’s self to abruptly stop using a drug/alcohol in which the body has become dependent upon through consistent use. Doing this can cause great harm and can even be fatal.
ADDICTION TREATMENT: Residential, PHP, IOP
There are essentially 3 primary levels of licensed substance abuse treatment, which in many cases includes treatment for secondary mental health illnesses which is referred to as dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders. The highest level of treatment (rehab) is residential or inpatient, which entails the client living in and receiving clinical services in one location. This is the most restrictive and is generally 30-90 days for short term programs, and as long as 12-18 months for long-term.
The 2nd and 3rd levels for treatment are PHP (partial hospitalization) which is generally outpatient 5 days per week, and IOP (intensive outpatient) which is most often 3 days per week. PHP and IOP are great tools in helping a newly sober person to transition more effectively from inpatient to normal day to day living.
SOBER LIVING HOMES & RECOVERY HOUSING
The addiction treatment process is most effective when done so in a consistently transitional manner. The next phase of recovery is the recovery housing element. During this phase clients begin to integrate back into life as a newly sober individual, while maintaining a well-structured schedule as set by the program standards. While each client is viewed on a custom level depending on their unique life elements, they likewise are required to adhere to the general recovery and program guidelines, all of which are strategically designed to strengthen their sobriety and prepare them for the next phase of sobriety.
Sober living housing is the final phase of what we provide and is designed to enable the client to begin work or school, while also providing them with varied elements of support. A common scenario of sober living would be that of a client working during daytime hours and then returning to the sober living for dinner and then an recovery support meeting like AA or NA. Our sober living homes also have weekly housing meetings, curfews, random onsite drug testing and various other support services. It is recommended that clients live in sober living at least 90 days to 6 months.
Progressive Living | An affordable and effective way to change your life TODAY!
Locations in Bucks County, PA and Ewing, NJ
HERE TO HELP
Progressive Living provides structured sober living homes and addiction recovery housing. Our focus is on helping men & women new in sobriety to re-acclimate into life in a manner that is conducive to living as a proactively sober individual. It is often the case that a client at any of our recovery residences will take part in outpatient treatment during their initial stay here. If requested, we are happy to provide clients with information on local outpatient rehab providers based on prior experience and their overall reputation. Information provided however, is not an endorsement nor based on any clinical matter or assessment.