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All clients entering Breakthrough Recovery Outreach undergo an initial assessment of their substance use and co-occurring mental illness history by a licensed staff member. The results of this evaluation lead to a recommendation for the types of services that are best suited for the client. In other words, based on the assessment, the type and length of program recommended is based on several factors: addiction history (type of substances used, length of substance use and quantity of substances used), presence of co-occurring mental illness, and other needs of the client. BRO offers the following types of programs: 90 Day Program
For those looking for a long-term, residential recovery program, Breakthrough Recovery Outreach provides an initial 90 Day Program for both males and females. This type of client is in need of a 24/7, highly structured, residential environment to remove them from the opportunity to acquire alcohol or substances while keeping them safe, comfortable and focused. The 90 Day Program provides around the clock supervision by BRO staff while the client engages in therapeutic programming, wholistic activities and community based 12-Step meetings. The clients are transported, based on gender, to Breakthrough’s office for the day programming, to off-site facilities for some of the wholistic programming (i.e., yoga studio, kickboxing and exercise gym), to various 12-Step meetings within the metro-Atlanta community and to church. Our 90 Day Program consists of Recovery Phases that the client transitions through as he or she becomes stronger in their recovery. The three (3) phases are Red Phase, Yellow Phase and finally, Green Phase. Initially, the Red Phase is a period of “settling in” to the Recovery Residence Program, becoming oriented to the rules and expectations of the program, and becoming acquainted with fellow community members. Then, it is time to address the addiction and begin to acquire skills, tools, and network and support systems necessary for recovery, along with addressing any co-existing diagnoses that need professional attention. The Yellow Phase is a period of continued growth in both recovery and personal growth. Sobriety remains paramount in the client’s daily life and more attention is being paid to creating a balance within the emotional, spiritual, mental and physical self. Recovery is being strengthened by being actively involved in the 12 Step program and increased self-confidence and self-worth continue to be primary targets as a result of dealing with one’s emotional, spiritual, physical and mental health. It is time to transition into more activities outside of Breakthrough with employment, school work or volunteerism while still having a safe and sober living environment. The Green Phase is a growth period for integrating new sober living skills into daily life activities by using sponsors, family, friends and therapists. Personal independence is growing as recovery is practiced in real life activities while still having a safe, home base that provides familiarity, support and community. Although still in the infancy stage in recovery, the Green Phase allows continued recovery and personal growth. It helps to ensure further progress towards implementing the wholistic recovery model of Breakthrough by becoming a balanced individual who has addressed their emotional, spiritual, mental and physical needs.
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28 Day Program
For those clients requiring a shorter version of our residential program, Breakthrough Recovery Outreach provides a highly intense and highly structured 28 Day Program that is patterned after the 90 Day Program in terms of our wholistic approach in the treatment of mental illness and alcohol and substance abuse. The same wholistic, evidence-based medical and psychological modalities are utilized along with our traditional 12-Step approach to recovery. Typically, the 28 Day Program works well for someone who has been sober but had a brief relapse and needs to get refocused and recommitted to the personal goal of recovery.
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Adolescent Program
Adolescents di¬ffer developmentally from adults and have unique challenges, such as relating to their families, dealing with peer groups and peer pressure, and getting an education. Adolescent BRO addresses not only substance use and mental health concerns but also behavioral issues and many other aspects of a teen's life. We recognize that drug and alcohol abuse hurts more than the teens that use them, and are therefore dedicated to helping the entire family work through the network of problems caused by the teen’s substance use or dependency, as well as the underlying mental health and social issues behind it. We motivate our residents to challenge themselves to recover and take control of their lives. We provide a safe, caring, and supportive environment for your child to heal. For those looking for a long-term, residential recovery program, Breakthrough Recovery Outreach provides an initial 90 Day Program for both male and female teenagers. The adolescent is in need of a 24/7, highly structured, residential environment to remove them from the opportunity to acquire alcohol or substances while keeping them safe, comfortable and focused. The Adolescent 90 Day Program provides around the clock supervision by BRO staff while the teen engages in therapeutic programming, wholistic activities and community based 12-Step meetings. All residents will have a minimum of three hours of individualized schooling on weekdays through Faith Academy and a personalized education plan to maintain the teen’s current study curriculum. The teens are transported, based on gender, to Breakthrough’s office for the day programming, to off-site facilities for some of the wholistic programming (i.e., yoga studio, kickboxing and exercise gym), to various 12-Step meetings in the evenings within the metro-Atlanta community and to church on Sundays.
BRO’s Outpatient and Continuing Care Plan for adolescents is a plan developed by their Counselor with input from the adolescent, parent or guardian, and the Treatment Team prior to the teen leaving the program. It addresses, as appropriate:
  • Continuing care needs may include: individual and family therapy, medication management and/or outpatient programs
  • 12-Step meeting schedule
  • Family relationships
  • Academic needs
  • Social needs and accessibility to community resources
  • Indication of anticipated problems following discharge and suggested measures to take

Teens are encouraged to remain in the Continuing Care phase of the outpatient program for a minimum of one year. During this phase of treatment, teens attend a weekly peer facilitated support group, have access to BRO staff for support and guidance, and are encouraged to continue involvement in young person's 12-Step programs in the community. Parents also remain involved in the weekly Parent Support Group. As adolescence can be an especially difficult time for teens with peer pressure to use drugs and alcohol, teens are encouraged to utilize their sober peer network for support and to remain connected with the staff and program as much as possible.
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Sober Living Program
The Sober Living Program at Breakthrough Recovery Outreach provides a safe, clean, structured housing environment in which to reside within a sober community while having the freedom and flexibility to continue transitioning to full independent living. The Sober Living Program is designed for clients who have a minimum of 90 days of recovery and are fully committed to remaining sober. Clients are expected to be engaged in productive work or school while adhering to Breakthrough’s Sober Living policies. In addition, clients are expected to attend 12-Step meetings, submit to random drug screens, have a 12-Step sponsor, participate in individual psychotherapy for a certain period of time, and adhere to curfews and community housing rules and regulations.
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