We believe in and have expanded on the definition of Social Model Recovery as defined by the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs http://www.adp.ca.gov/FactSheets/Social_Model_Recovery.pdf.
According to the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs:
The social model of alcohol and drug recovery in California has evolved through several generations to what we know as today’s model. Social model programs emphasize the process of learning through ‘‘doing’’ and ‘‘experiencing’’ and providing positive role models.
At Soba we help teach people and connect people so they can “do” and “experience” their newly sober lives in all the aspects they choose to: from learning how to cook, to getting a job, to participating in a sober BBQ.
Social model programs are cost effective and outcome effective because of their ability to build strong and lasting social support systems.
The Soba Treatment Program, from detox to sober living communities, is designed to be as cost effective as possible in allowing the person to stay a minimum of six months. We believe in order to have a foundation in recovery each person needs to stay in the Soba community for a minimum of six months and we make this as affordable as possible for each person.
The roots of modern social model are in the mutual self-help concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous. Individuals struggling with early sobriety often were temporarily homeless and in need of social support systems. Members of Alcoholics Anonymous would often house newer members and act as guides by sharing their own experiences. Since Alcoholics Anonymous, according to its “Traditions,” could not be involved in support systems, it became a movement of its own. When public support began to flow into these recovery homes, they became more formalized with program standards and facility licensing.
Part of every level of recovery in the Soba community includes the Twelve Step Program. We believe this is a necessary part of the road of recovery. While in day treatment and inpatient treatment, Twelve Step meetings are a part of each person’s daily schedule. While in the sober living community, meeting attendance is considered a part of the daily choices to achieve recovery success: a day clean and sober.
An example of social model includes Recovery Homes, which are community-based, peer-group oriented, residential facilities that provide shelter and recovery services in a supportive, non-drinking, drug-free environment. Services provided include individual and group recovery planning, alcohol and
drug recovery education, group support, recreational activities, assistance in obtaining health, social, vocational and other community services.
Soba has created a community that allows for all of the above and is open to ideas and creativity to help meet the needs of individuals seeking treatment from drugs and alcohol.
Typically, the home is cheerful, warm and accepting, and provides an environment in which the recovering alcoholic or addict has the opportunity to make a positive change in lifestyle with an alcohol- and drug-free environment and positive role models.
We are proud that we find it impossible to enter the Soba community and not feel the positive energy of people making the change in their lifestyles to live clean and sober. We believe it is important that people are plugged into the community so they can support and encourage each other on their journey.
The major goal of a recovery home is to provide an environment in which men and women recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction will experience a sober, functioning lifestyle, and return to the community as a responsible drug-free individual.
The mission of Soba Living is to provide cost-effective, quality treatment to individuals suffering from alcohol and drug addiction, while assisting our clients to build a strong foundation in recovery. Our treatment plans emphasize trust, respect, confidentiality and compassion. We are committed to the philosophy that we exist for the client’s well being and will tailor each client’s experience to their specific needs and circumstances.