H.O.P.E. Program: Health, Optimism, Peace, and Excellence.
The HOPE program is 12 weeks in duration. Adult clients attend group therapy three times a week or one Saturday per week to obtain the minimum of nine hours per week. Breaks are given during these sessions including lunch break on Saturdays. Use of AA/NA meetings is recommended however not required for completion of the program. Families must attend at monthly sessions; lack of family participation does not prohibit an individual from graduating from the HOPE program. Random and for-cause drug screens are conducted to assess possible substance use and monitor treatment compliance. Forensic fluids screens are oral swabs that are utilized and sent to an independent lab for results.
Evidence based curriculums are utilized as the basis for instruction in the HOPE program and guides the education, coping skills training, and emotional healing of substance abusing clients. Only proven interventions are accepted as part of the program. The best practices focus is constantly updated to reflect the latest research and clinical evidence regarding “what works” in treatment. SAMHSA and ASAM guidelines are also utilized in the program.
Individualized needs and case management are an integral part of the program. Each client will be assessed utilizing the Addiction Severity Index and/or the SASSI standardized tools. Brief readiness screenings will also be conducted in addition to a full biopsychosocial evaluation by a licensed professional. After collection of details surrounding the individual’s history and future goals, treatment will be tailored to that individual. Some clients may have individualized treatment to stabilize co-existing disorders prior to referral to the HOPE program.
Recovery cannot be the primary focus if a client has unmet psychiatric, medical, housing or other personal needs.