Adolescent Recovery Home

The Recovery Home at Woodridge is a 12 bed step-down program for males 16 to 19 years of age who have completed a residential substance abuse treatment program and who are working toward their transition to independence and continued sobriety.

Here we provide an alcohol and drug free living environment with rules, peer-led groups, staff activities and other structured operations that are directed toward maintenance of sobriety for young men. We want our Recovery Home residents to establish relationships with other people who are learning how to stay sober, and with those who are committed to the recovery lifestyle.

The Recovery Home helps bridge the gap from highly structured, intensive residential treatment facilities to the unrestricted environments that these young men came from before entering care. The program is intended as a supplement to the formal treatment and recovery process by creating an intermediate sober environment with generally less supervision than found in an intensive treatment facility, but with considerably more structure and peer support than can be expected in the resident's home environment.

Our staff provides one-on-one counseling sessions, 12-Step meeting support, in-house support groups, life skill development, employment/education guidance, fellowship activities, and family support. Counselors collaborate with each resident’s recovery support system, including referring treatment centers and continuing care service providers.

Young men living at our Recovery Home have the opportunity to seek and maintain employment while continuing their treatment, or to work on their educational pursuits through attendance at our onsite Meridian School North or through educational/training institutes in the community.

Key Features

  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Staff on waking duty 24/7
  • Services delivered by multi-disciplinary team consisting of:
    • Licensed / certified addiction counselors
    • Nursing staff
    • Physician
  • Individual and group counseling emphasizing cognitive behavior techniques, life skills training and the Principles of 12-Step Recovery. Groups include:
    • Cognitive behavioral groups
    • Small process groups
    • Drug education groups
    • Relapse prevention groups
    • Anger management groups
    • Life skills groups
    • Wellness groups to address co-occurring disorders
    • Weekly family program, including family education groups and visitation
  • Therapeutic recreational activities
  • AA, CA and NA meetings
  • On-site and off-site educational programming
  • Off-site employment opportunities
  • Individualized aftercare plans to promote sustained recovery and meet specific relapse prevention and continuing care needs.