Social Model Recovery Program Characteristics

Please note: Residential Social Model Recovery Programs including Recovery Homes and Halfway Houses. The terminology will differ depending on the location of the program.

Social Model Recovery Programs are specifically community-based, designed systems of alcohol and other drug recovery services that are characterized by:

1. Provisions of a non-drinking, drug-free environment which encourages the development of life patterns conducive to sobriety and good health.
2. Encouragement of independence and personal responsibility on the part of participants.
3. Encouragement of participants to develop interpersonal relationships and social skills.
4. Provisions of a peer group of participants to develop interpersonal relationships and social skills.
5. Establishment of opportunities for meaningful involvement or tasks and specific roles for participants.
6. Alcoholism ad other drug addiction education and introduction to recovery resources for participants.
7. Informational services for alcoholics and other drug addicts and their families.
8. A program of non-drinking, drug-free social interaction which may include parties, dinners, dances, picnics, ext.
9. A community educational resource for those providing services to alcoholics and other drug addicts.

10. Orientation and involvement of participants in appropriate community services.
11. Linkage to community services, i.e. vocational rehabilitation, hospitals, courts, social service departments, physicians, counseling agencies, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and other self help programs.

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