Several research studies by NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) find that the longer an individual is involved in a continuum of care and receiving treatment, the significantly better outcomes they achieve, including decrease in relapse rates.
Santé’s Transitional Living program provides a highly structured, therapeutic, apartment-style living for adult men and women to meet goals and achieve success in relationships, in service, in professions or education, and in long-term recovery.
Another recent Public Health Institute study showed that the individuals in transitional living-type programs recorded lower incidences of drug use, arrests, and harmful psychiatric symptoms 18 months after leaving treatment. Results also showed that residents who stayed longer in this level of care were less likely to relapse as compared to those who did not stay long.
As individuals continue to deepen their recovery, transitional living staff and residents alike identify and address missing life skills, including by not limited to: financial planning, budgeting, meal planning, educational guidance, building and restoring relationships in recovery, and career development.
Transitional living residents are in search of additional daily living support while in the early stages of recovery. Employment, community service, 12 step work, higher education and continuing education are important components for Santé’s Transitional Living Program.