ABOUT OWENSBORO REGIONAL RECOVERY
Located in the community of Owensboro in western Ky., Owensboro Regional Recovery offers a supportive, structured transitional living facility for adult men recovering from chemical dependency. Typically, residents have been recently discharged from a residential treatment program and utilize the program as an. Funded in part by governmental organizations, Owensboro Regional Recovery specializes in serving homeless and indigent men.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To be admitted, clients must be in active recovery, which suggests most applicants are recent graduates of treatment programs and/or recently released from a correctional facility. According to the facility’s website,applicants must also be eligible for Section 8 or tax credit housing and have no court dates within the initial 30 days of programming. In addition, if the client is referred by the courts, the individual must submit a criminal history record to ensure the program is appropriate.
To help clients transition back into the community, Owensboro Regional Recovery offers a highly-structured regimen of peer-based programming to promote sustainable recovery and self-sufficiency. The transitional housing unit relies on the 12-step model of recovery to support its residents’ sobriety. Residents may attend on- and off-site 12-step meetings, study fellowship literature, obtain a sponsor, and perform associated “step-work” during their time in the transitional home.
In addition to 12-step immersion, residents may also participate in peer-led group counseling sessions, as well as life skills workshops. While counseling sessions are generally designed to identify underlying issues that may contribute to addictive behavior, life skills workshops focus on preparing residents for living independently. Owensboro Regional Recovery’s workshops may focus on budgeting, preparing for job interviews, resume creation, and other skills to help ensure self-sufficiency upon program completion.
Residents may also be encouraged to obtain educational goals, such as obtaining a G.E.D. or enroll into vocational courses. As a transitional facility, residents may also be required or encouraged to seek employment once stable in their recovery.
According to the facility’s website, residents must be able to physically “trudge” up to two miles each day, which suggests Owensboro Regional Recovery incorporates physical activity into its overall programming. Residents typically participate in the transitional program between six and 12 months, depending on individual needs and the resident’s progress in the program.
Owensboro Regional Recovery employs peer mentors who are also in active recovery. These peer mentors may facilitate group activities and the facility’s day-to-day operations.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
While Best-rehabs.com hay yet to receive alumni feedback to date, secondary sources revealed very positive alumni reviews. On the facility’s Facebook page, which Owensboro Regional Recovery can manage, 94 individuals awarded the facility an average rating of 4.8 out of five stars. Alumni tended to praise the staff and the transitional program’s positive lasting effect.
“This place helped me to change my life and I have a debt to the program and the people who work here,” Matt, a representative reviewer, wrote. Alumni Jason added: “It has done more for me than any other program I have been to.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing echoed the positive opinions of alumni. Out of five stars, both survey respondent offered five-star ratings for the amount of family participation in the program. Cited an emphasis on “every day life, meetings, support” as facility strengths, one anonymous loved one also gave perfect five-star ratings for the facility’s staff support and counseling options.
The other loved one also offered four-star ratings for the facility’s counseling options. However, the loved one cited a lack of exercise as a facility weakness, which rebukes the facility’s claim of daily physical activity, but did cite the facility “treatment and cleanliness” as facility strengths.
Owensboro Regional Recovery is partly funded by the Kentucky Housing Corporation, the Department for Local Government, and the Kentucky Department of Corrections. However, the facility also accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance.