Constant Awareness Monitoring
In the event that a resident experiences a re-occurrence of their substance use disorder (relapse or set-back), The Hartman House has developed a process through which that individual may receive the attention needed to attend to their current condition and prevent any further decline. This avails The Hartman Houses the opportunity to link that individual with their care-givers and loved ones in order to review options available with the help of staff, resident’s supports and peers. Individuals at this level of support are not meeting medical necessity for a detox treatment facility or emergent medical care. In some cases, there may be the need for a nursing assessment at which point the Hartman House will arrange for a visiting nurse.
The “spirit”, of this level of support is based on a collective consensus within the Recovery Residence industry that persons who have relapsed, having been in remission for a period of time, need a safe environment to re-group and preserve the hard work that they have done and things that they have accomplished in recovery. We refer to those things that one has “invested” in recovery as “Recovery Capital”*.
Constant Awareness at The Hartman House
While receiving the support in Constant Awareness at The Hartman House, a Recovery Capital Scale Assessment* will be completed by the resident as well as the SBIRT (Screening and Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment/Therapy), self-assessment. These,”tools” are valuable in making healthy choices as the individual moves forward with their Recovery Plan with the hopes of diminishing the shame and stigma often associated with Substance Use Disorders.
The “Length of Stay”, within the Constant Awareness Monitoring at The Hartman House does not exceed 3 days. This includes lodging in quarters specifically designed for this support; staffed and monitored to provide those things necessary while a determination is made as to what the next “step” is, as well as what elements are necessary to implement it. This is all being facilitated in a safe, sober and familiar environment, preventing further harm.
*White, W. & Cloud, W. (2008). Recovery capital: A primer for addictions professionals. Counselor, 9(5), 22-27.