A three phase program dedicated to the recovery of young adults ages 18 to 25, designed to assure sustained sobriety, accountability, and a strong work ethic. Located near the University of Arizona and Pima Community College. Freedom from drugs/alcohol, and the associated co-occurring disorders is attainable for every young adult who completes this program. .
Tucson Transitional Living is an intimate sober-living residential program dedicated to the recovery of young adults aged 18-25 from drug/alcohol addiction. The core curriculum is highly effective for all forms of substance abuse including drug/alcohol addiction, relapse prevention, SA, eating disorders and dual-diagnosis treatment (bi-polar disorder, BPD, PTSD, anxiety, depression).
Tucson Transitional Living has a very low rate of recidivism for those who complete the 12-month program. Those who graduate continue onto a college campus and/or find gainful employment as sober and productive young adults within the community at large. Tucson Transitional Living is a highly structured sober living environment.
Residential staff are active 12-step members and are responsible for coaching and guiding the residents through the daily schedule and ensuring their safety in the process (24-hour coverage). Licensed therapeutic professionals are contracted to work with the residents in a group setting to provide guidance and therapeutic support in overcoming addiction and destructive behaviors associated with drug/alcohol abuse. Therapeutic contract staff includes Jerry Harmon LISAC, CADAC, ICADS, George Goldman, Ph.D., Mary Fuller-Fougerousse PMHNP-BC, Dr. Jennifer Dvoskin PsyD, Catalina Christophe LISAC, and Jim Soward LPC LISAC. One on one therapeutic support is also available to residents who require additional care (reviewed on a case by case basis). Medical supervision is provided by a select list of local psychiatrists who are available to TTL residents requiring psychiatric evaluation and/or med management for dual-diagnosis. Other medical concerns are addressed by local medical practitioners on an as needed basis. Although Tucson Transitional Living does not dispense medications, daily supervision is provided as the resident is expected to continue with the prescribed treatment as outlined by their medical doctor.
The Tucson Transitional Living program, teaches long-term solutions that combine the fundamentals of the 12-step program with experiential group therapies, ongoing accountability, peer on peer support and active participation in the daily discipline of sober living. Each stage is specifically designed to provide the necessary skills and fundamental building blocks required to achieve a firm foundation in recovery. In effect, over the course of the 12-month residency, the rigorous curriculum of intentional living, sober living principles, leadership training, life skills development, therapeutic support, physical activity, work ethic, academic pursuits, cultural diversity, community service and employment strategies is integral to a meaningful and life-changing experience. The Family Workshops are also an important facet of the program and are scheduled between three (3) and four (4) month intervals following registration in the program. Each workshop is designed to further enhance the resident’s recovery through honesty, integrity and clear boundary setting for all involved.
The Tucson Transitional Living residential site is located in the city of Tucson, Arizona and is a private enclave comprised of eight (8) separate dwellings that provide accommodation to a maximum of twenty-two residents. The size of TTL fosters an intimacy with those living onsite, and, as such, residents do not fall under the radar as they are held accountable every day by their peers, residential staff and the licensed professionals working with the community.