About Our Program
For those wanting to change their lifestyle, this program is a good choice. Those seeking recovery undergo a peer-interview prior to acceptance. Questioning focuses on motivation to change.
TLC HAS THREE LEVELS TO MEASURE PROGRESS:
An initial two-weeks during which an entry level peer should only leave the property to attend 12-step meetings or seek employment. If an entry peer leaves for other reasons, they should be with a lead peer. This support helps clients guide each other in recovery.
A peer progresses to Level One if they have a job, a sponsor, and a 12-step home group. Level one peers may leave the property alone, though they observe an 11:00 p.m. curfew on weekdays, a midnight curfew on weekends. Curfews help decrease the risk that residents will be in situations where they may relapse. Voluntary compliance with curfews help residents develop the discipline to maintain recovery.
Level Two assists peers who meet Level One guidelines for 30 days, owe no service fees, and support TLC’s activities. Level Two peers have a midnight curfew on weekdays, a 3:00 A.M. curfew on weekends and periodic overnight and weekend passes. Curfews are designed to decrease the risk of situations where individuals might relapse. Voluntary compliance with curfews will help peers develop the discipline to maintain recovery.
For a level to pursue their own recovery, we suggest they-
Complete a 12-week Big Book study.
Attend 90 12-step meetings in 90 days.
Attend an 8-week relapse prevention class
Submit to a drug screen at their expense.
Attend 4 hours of in-house peer counseling each week.
WHO GETS IN:
TLC accepts any substance abuser who asks for help in recovery, whether they have money or not, with a few exceptions. The program doesn't accept arsonists, sexual offenders - such as rapists or child molesters. Those with TB are not accepted. HIV positive applicants are accepted.