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 education center for day programming, and for some of the wholistic programming such as (yoga, tai chi, and meditation) along with attending various 12-Step meetings within the metro-Atlanta community. Initially, we allow our new clients 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. Next, it is time to address the addiction and begin to acquire skills, tools, develop a sober network, and other support systems necessary for recovery, along with addressing any co-existing diagnoses that need professional attention. Sobriety always remains paramount in the client’s daily life which includes creating a balance within the emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical self. Our structured 90-Day Program is designed to help increase self-confidence and self-worth while providing a springboard towards a healthy and more productive life.
30 Day Program
For those clients requiring a shorter version of our residential program, Breakthrough Recovery Outreach provides a highly intense and highly structured 30 Day Program that is patterned after the 90 Day Program in terms of our holistic 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 30 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.
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.