Why to Consider a Cross Area Service Program

September 9, 2022

Even though the recovery journey may be talked about as a whole, a number of important steps are involved when overcoming a drug or alcohol addiction. Each of these steps plays an important part in solidifying and maintaining sobriety for the long term. 

One of these steps is often living in a recovery residence of sorts where clients stay for an extended time in a structured, sober environment. Not only does this help them in their transition from one recovery stage to the next, it may prevent a relapse from occurring in the long term. 

Cross Area Service Program 

At October Road, we are thrilled to be able to offer a residential treatment home for clients in need of additional support before they fully transition into life outside of treatment. Known as our Cross Area Service Program, we can offer clients monitored care as they continue to recover from substance use. 

CASP welcomes males ages eighteen and older and ensures them comprehensive care, a personalized treatment plan and even vocational support as they continue to make their recovery their own. With access to a Peer Support Specialist, they can seek help and support twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. 

Additionally, with certain expectations around the home, including household duties and activity planning, residents can begin to reestablish healthy routines to take with them and integrate into life long after residential treatment has concluded. 

Who does CASP serve? 

The Cross Area Service Program recovery residence accepts individuals from all stages of the recovery journey, including those who: 

  • Have just completed detox, but still desire more treatment and support before returning home; 
  • Have been hospitalized, but no longer require intensive medical treatment; 
  • Have been through residential or inpatient treatment programs and are desiring a temporary place to reside as they continue with counseling and rehab treatments.

Currently, CASP accepts those without insurance, but cannot accept clients who require medically-assisted treatment. 

What does CASP involve? 

This residential treatment program includes 10 weeks of various benefits and treatment plans with the goal of giving residents the skills and coping mechanisms needed to reenter normal life following time in substance abuse recovery. 

Certain beneficial features of the program include: 

  • Food – Healthy eating and meal prepping is crucial to recovery and residents will be taught the importance of nutrition, in addition to the ins-and-outs of cooking for themselves;
  • Vocational development – Skills like resume building and interviewing can help those who lost their job due to substance use (or never had a career) find and obtain something to their liking; 
  • Transportation – For those still in treatment, transportation will be provided for the sake of promoting and maintaining recovery; 
  • Coordination with primary medical care – Where those requiring medical attention can still receive the help they need from their primary physician; 
  • Community resources and events  – Reintegrating into the community is an important part of recovery, and having access to the ongoings in the area can help things begin to feel normal once more; 
  • Discharge planning  – Knowing what is necessary for maintaining recovery after treatment and having a plan to meet these needs is crucial to long term sobriety; 
  • Additional supports – These may include medical or dental care, and clothing if needed and available. 

In addition, residents have access to an on-site Peer Support Specialist. This team member can be a valuable asset to residents, helping them in various ways including: 

  • Advocating for those in recovery;
  • Helping residents set realistic goals;
  • Training patients on important life skills;
  • Educating family members and support people about addiction; 
  • Developing programs and resources for addiction recovery; 
  • Leading support groups; 
  • Sharing their skills and stories with others.  

With certified staff members, structured living environments and support offered both during and after residency, those who complete their time in a Cross Area Service Program are likely to feel more secure and confident in their sobriety and recovery. 

Interested in a Cross Area Service Program? 

If you are recovering from a substance use addiction and are seeking a residential treatment home in which to continue your recovery, consider October Road’s CASP located in Asheville, North Carolina. With personalized recovery plans, help in planning for the future and support available 24/7, you’ll feel stronger and more confident in your recovery. 

To learn more, reach out to October Road by calling 111-111-1111 or visiting our website to learn more.