Recovery Assistance Program

When treatment at the The Oaks at La Paloma campus ends, the recovery process is just beginning.

Research shows that nearly half of all those who don’t take part in a prescribed continuing care program will relapse within the first year. A long-term care management program is the most effective tool to ensure individuals don’t just begin the recovery process but that they remain in recovery.

The Oaks at La Paloma’s Recovery Assistance Program (RAP) provides ongoing support for individuals stepping down from residential treatment as well as clients from the community at large. Recovery Assistance Program offers a clear plan and the structure that is needed to transition back into a sober life. Clients who make it through their first year without a relapse have an exponentially greater chance of maintaining long-term sobriety, and RAP can help dramatically increase recovery rates by guiding our clients and their loved ones through effective implementation of a continuing care plan.

You don’t need to remain in the Memphis area to take part in RAP. A comprehensive, one-year behavioral health care management program that can be undertaken from virtually anywhere in the U.S., our Recovery Assistance Program provides much-needed support and accountability. One-on-counseling, weekly reporting, family support and resource referral are just part of this multi-faceted program.

Structured to identify relapse potential BEFORE it happens, RAP’s services include a complete set of tools used to assist in delivering multiple levels of care to those struggling with behavioral health and substance abuse issues.

The Oaks at La Paloma’s Recovery Assistance Program is a comprehensive care management program based on the proven Systems Approach. It’s NOT a monitoring program. The focus is on collateral contacts, client contacts and advocacy, and processing both negative and positive feedback. This gives us an increased ability to identify relapse behavior and decreases the severity of any relapses that do occur, returning clients to recovery sooner.

How RAP works:

  • Removes the family or employer from the role of monitor and counselor
  • Provides education on addiction, behavioral health and recovery
  • Serves as a resource for ongoing information, assistance and guidance
  • Verifies compliance, which improves recovery rates
  • Provides support, relief and hope for all involved

What RAP includes:

  • One-on-one recovery coaching with the individual (a care manager is available 24 hours a day during the Recovery Assistance Program)
  • Monitoring/compliance
  • Collateral contacts
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) with therapist, psychologist, 12-Step sponsor, family, employer
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Family counseling and support
  • Contracts and boundary setting
  • Resource referral
  • Legal reporting, where applicable
  • Weekly phone reports and monthly written reports for designated points of contact, including legal guardian/spouse/significant other, IOP/OP/Aftercare counselor, mental or medical health professionals, sober house manager, employer and/or sponsor
  • Working in conjunction with families, workplace and treatment center of origin
  • Outcome tracking

Who is a good candidate for RAP?

  • Individuals with multiple treatment experiences
  • Those returning to risky recovery environments
  • Individuals unable to enter a step down program
  • Those with legal consequences
  • Individuals with custody or divorce issues
  • Those who require additional support, structure, responsibility and accountability

The Benefits of RAP Care Management

The Recovery Assistance Program is focused on the individual in need, but it’s a complete program that benefits the participant, the family and the participant’s workplace or employer.

For the Participant – RAP facilitates the transition from treatment to recovery while complementing and reinforcing the prescribed continuing care plan.

The ongoing program helps to restore trust while supporting personal responsibility and accountability, increasing the potential for long-term recovery. RAP also expedites the individual’s return to home, work or school in a safe way, while providing third-party validation and compliance documentation as needed.

For the Family – RAP removes the heavy burden of being the monitor or “police” in this relationship and gives family members peace of mind that their loved one’s potential for long-term recovery is greatly improved.

RAP also assists family members in establishing positive modes of communication that include boundary setting, limitations and consequences. Needs of individual family members are assessed and referrals to local resources are made, including Al-Anon, therapists, legal aid and other financial or professional services.

For the Workplace – With RAP in place, co-workers and supervisors are removed from the unwanted role of monitor or “police.”

Returning workers’ improved recovery rates will make them more productive and less of a liability. RAP is also, time- and cost-effective, limiting workplace distractions and increasing productivity.

If you have any questions about our Recovery Assistance Program or need help, please contact our call center.

Admissions coordinators are available 24 hours a day at 901-350-4575.