What do you do when you suspect that your family member or colleague is using but you know that they are not ready for an intervention?
The monitoring program gives you tools that answer your questions; confidence to speak with the concerned person; and the knowledge to approach them later to speak with them about your concerns and what kind of help is available.
Once a person decides to get professional help, this is a good time to prepare them to be monitored so that you all are on the same page.
The monitoring program allows you the opportunity to engage with your loved one after treatment. The professional can sit down with your family member while at treatment and explain to them how the monitoring program can be part of the continued care.
After treatment sometimes it is easy to drift and fall back into the old ways of life. The Monitoring Program helps someone new to recovery have goals and objectives that they will look at one time per week. They can either engage in the monitoring program themselves or be monitored by someone.
When a person in recovery has more tools to help them, the success rate statistically increases.
When a person is new to recovery, it's like they have a new life and they have to try to sort through their new life. They have to learn how to avoid their triggers and old friends that have accompanied them down the wrong path. They have to figure out what they should keep in their life and what they should get rid of and our monitoring program will help them do this.
If you have been in recovery for many years and know how to confidently take one day at a time, the monitoring program will give you the opportunity for you to have someone monitor you to help deal with their sobriety.
When you monitor someone, you engage in a conversation with them one time per week about the new life of recovery. This allows someone new to recovery feel like they are not alone in this new journey and monitoring can have a positive effect on the success of their new life. If you have been in recovery for years, you may want to have someone monitor you so they begin to hear about some of the ways to stay in recovery themselves.
The monitoring programs started years ago when the pilots of commercial airlines needed to prove it to their supervisors that they are remaining in recovery. Since the program is successful with pilots, physicians and other healthcare organizations implemented similar programs. Statistically, those who go through treatment have about a 50-50 chance to stay in recovery after treatment in one year. Those who are in a monitoring program have higher rates of success. The monitoring program helps a person be more accountable.
Those who monitor themselves or someone new to recovery statistically have better results for life-long recovery. Anne-Marie, Director of the Monitoring Program, explains some of the benefits.
When monitoring a person, this is an excellent way to give a person new to the life-of-recovery have a better chance of success and avoid relapse. Having another person walk this new life with a person new to recovery is key.