The Spring Board recovery center was created to help those with substance abuse issues recover. The organization operates by providing a house for those in need…
The Spring Board recovery center was created to help those with substance abuse issues recover. The organization operates by providing a house for those in need to live in until they can find a sober living home. The houses are generally for men and women and range in sizes from one bedroom to three bedrooms. The house offers various services that include a full service gym, walking and bike paths as well as transportation for those that need to work or go to appointments.
Some of the services provided by the Springboard Recovery program are on a sliding scale fee, so families can pay a small amount and get the benefits that include group meetings, professional help, support and treatment in the onsite recovery center. The transition period can last anywhere from a few weeks to three months depending on how serious the addict is and the severity of their addiction. During the transition to a sober living home, many of the addict’s responsibilities have been eliminated including their employment, child care, medical care and credit cards. They have the option to come and go as they please during the initial few weeks at the sober house.
The majority of the clients that enter the program are men twenty or thirty years old who have an addiction problem that has developed over the years. Men usually come to the spring board for either short-term treatment or long term treatment. The average age is thirty-four with men making up eighty-five percent of the entire intake. A majority of clients entering the program are middle-aged with a variety of educational backgrounds including some that have not graduated from high school. The majority of the clients are classified as outpatient while others require inpatient treatment.