When You Arrive
The Keystone Halls program of recovery involves first assessing the needs of the individual, whether that person is suffering from alcoholic addiction or other narcotics. The disease element of the cycle of addiction is also considered, as most people suffering from chemical dependency have a physical predisposition to addiction.
Our case managers assess and place the individual, and then a plan of recovery and transition to a normal living environment can begin.
Social Services Help
Our case managers will help you get the basics you will need to get on the road to recovery. Worrying about food, toiletries and affording public transportation can create stress that leads to relapse. Early recovery depends upon removing as much of that stress as possible, and that includes helping to acquire the services needed to maintain a stable living situation.
We help determine our residents’ qualifications for programs like SNAP, help provide bus passes and work closely with the Veterans’ Administration for our VA clients. By helping mitigate the stressors on the individual, that person can more clearly focus on their recovery and the daily requirements to maintain sobriety.
A major component of the program at Keystone Halls is providing regular meetings through the week to help our residents become acquainted with each other, thereby creating a support group among themselves.
The meetings are also a way for each person to learn to integrate a program of recovery into their lives, making it possible to live the very recovery that restores the life!
Keystone Halls has three house meetings each week to guide the individual and build a recovery network.
Tuesday: Relapse Prevention
On Tuesdays, we have a house meeting specifically geared to relapse prevention, and this meeting helps our residents identify triggers that may cause a relapse into drug addiction or alcoholic dependency. Residents learn new skills and coping mechanisms to help respond appropriately when such triggers manifest, which happens frequently for those new to recovery.
Wednesday: Life Skills
On Wednesdays, Keystone Halls offers a Life Skills meeting to help residents learn how to properly adjust to the expectations society has for proper behavior and public decorum. Part of the issue that affects many people new in recovery is how to adapt to normal life circumstances, and many recovering alcoholics and addicts have never had the benefit of learning such basic skills. The Life Skills meeting helps those in recovery begin to learn skills of adaptation, communication, response and responsibility, elements critical to helping a newly-recovered person become well integrated into society.
Thursday: Spaghetti AA
On Thursdays, Keystone Halls has the Spaghetti AA meeting on the tree deck. The Thursday Spaghetti AA is almost a renowned local meeting that often attracts Keystone Halls alumni, who then help newcomers learn to use the 12 Steps of recovery in a way that helps strengthen sobriety and the spirituality necessary to maintain it. The Spaghetti AA meeting starts with a spaghetti dinner, followed by the AA meeting on the tree deck.