Frequently Asked Questions
Research shows that the amount of time an individual is engaged with treatment is the single best predictor of long-term success and sobriety. We highly recommend that clients commit to 60 to 90 days, however shorter stays of 30-45 days can also be appropriate depending on the circumstances. The actual length of stay will depend on many factors, and in some cases it can extend up to a year and beyond in order to ensure our residents leave feeling confident in their ability to live independently. Our resident’s task, whether staying for 30 days, 45 days, 90 days or longer, is to fully engage in all aspects of their recovery during their residency at Safe Landing. A high degree of personal engagement is the other most important predictor of positive treatment outcomes.
Yes. residents work closely with the team and Case Manager to determine the appropriate level of offsite independence. Structured outside activities are an important way to build skills and confidence and are encouraged at the appropriate time.
We provide local transportation for all therapeutic appointments and reasonable local activities including trips to the pharmacy, grocery store, gym, and other requested locations. Public Transportation is also available via the Boston/Leominster Train line.
The Case Manager will work closely with clients to arrange needed outpatient services and whenever possible will work with your insurance provider around coverage for these services.
All Residents will work with the Case Manager and treatment team to determine when guests are appropriate. The Case Manager will assist with arranging visits with family and friends. All guests are required to stay in common areas, and overnight guests are not allowed.
For the safety of all our guests, we provide frequent, random drug testing and breathalyzing, the results of which can be shared with families during the weekly status updates that are provided.
We provide transportation to local AA & NA meetings, SMART Recovery, AWOL, and IOP. The support team, along with the Case Manager, will assess each client’s specific preferences and needs and will facilitate accessing and scheduling the prescribed self-help options.
We have a very small census at Safe Landing (5 men maximum) which naturally promotes a high degree of individualized treatment from our team. Our program provides 24/7 support on-site, and each resident receives weekly one-on-one support from our highly qualified team, including our Executive Director, Case Manager/Licensed Social Worker, and/or Registered Nurse as their individual needs require.