Collaborative Recovery & Re-Entry Program
“It may seem incredible that these men are to become happy, respected, and useful once more. How can they rise out of such misery, bad repute and hopelessness? The practical answer is that since these things have happened among us, they can happen with you. Should you wish them above all else, and be willing to make use of our experience, we are sure they will come. The age of miracles is still with us. Our own recovery proves that!” – The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous p. 153
Since Solutions’ inception in 2006, we have worked closely with every population that encounters those struggling with addiction. This includes, but is not limited to, the Denton County Specialty Courts, Sheriffs and Police Departments, lawyers, CPS, judges, and more. Through those relationships, we have developed a collaborative recovery and re-entry program that will act as a transitional service to individuals that have found themselves incarcerated and are hoping to change the course of their lives.
This program will greatly impact our community by lowering substance-related recidivism rates, saving tax dollars, and relieving financial strain on judicial, corrections, and healthcare entities. But the individual suffering with alcoholism and drug addiction gets the greatest payoff of all – freedom from addiction.
While incarcerated, candidates for the Recovery/Treatment Pod will be qualified by answering two simple questions:
- Do you believe you have a substance use issue?
- Would you like help while you’re here?
Once qualified, each participant will spend their time in the facility receiving recovery and re-entry education for their substance use disorder utilizing our innovative online delivery platform. After completion and release from custody, the client can choose to continue their recovery journey through their continued work in The Solution program format, or at an aftercare facility of their choosing. Working in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Office detention officers, Solutions staff will facilitate the entire program in a way that best meets the needs of the Sheriff’s Office. This can be done through staff training of Sheriff’s Office personnel to conduct the facilitation, and/or Solutions’ staff facilitation through the innovative online platform. The program consists of a comprehensive 12-week curriculum that has evolved over the last 17 years into a proven, rigorous, and effective program that yields positive and predictable results.
Goals of the Program:
- Educate participant how to recover by providing the tools necessary to achieve and maintain long-term sobriety
- Educate participants how to be financially and emotionally independent
- Provide re-entry strategies including effective job search training.
- Provide accountability in participants through oversight and adherence to a personalized plan
- Participants will demonstrate a clear understanding of the dynamics of substance use as they relate personally, and routinely identify situations or other factors that could pose a risk to sobriety.
- Participants will possess sufficient coping strategies to successfully manage substance use challenges.
- Participants will begin successfully utilizing social, vocational, physical, spiritual, and emotional support systems to maintain sobriety.
- Participants will report a significant improvement in mood and sense of well-being.
- Participants may complete The Solution program after their release from the facility, utilizing the same online platform modified for this purpose.
Topics Covered in the Program:
- Disease Model of Addiction
- 12-Step Recovery
- Self-examination skills
- Defining Personally Meaningful Values and Principles
- Improving Support Networks
- Family Dynamics of Addiction
- Career Development
- Coping with Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Shame in Recovery
- Repairing Harm Caused by Addictive Behaviors
- Helping Others Struggling with Addiction
“Solutions of North Texas (SONTX) is a proven program to assist in fighting drug addiction. At a time when the overdose on drugs resulting in death in thousands of instances is plaguing primarily our young people; a solution to reduce addiction by those who are in need and willing to participate has never been more important. SONTX offers such a program. SONTX has been accredited by the Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care. Actual overdose deaths can be found by researching “Drug Overdose Deaths in the U.S in 2021” or visiting https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/nchs_press_releases/2021/20211117.htm. In addition to rehabilitation, it will reduce the average daily jail population due to the elimination of some percent of drug repeat offenders. I encourage you to take the time to learn more about the success of this program. I am confident you will be surprised and impressed.”
– Sheriff Harold W. Eavenson (Ret.)
Twenty Years as Sheriff of Rockwall County Texas, retired effective January 1, 2021
Past President of the National Sheriff’ Association (NSA), June 2017 to June 2018
Co-Chair NSA Border Security Committee, 2014 to 2021