The Extra Mile exists to provide an affordable, home-like environment for men ages 18 to 55 who have successfully completed primary residential treatment for substance dependence and who have the sincere desire to remain in a supportive recovering community as they practice and develop their sober lifestyle and continue to grow mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially. Residents will increase their personal skill level in the areas of: honesty, accountability, obtaining and maintaining gainful employment, social interaction, personal and financial responsibility, self esteem, goal setting and achievement.
TODAY'S REALITY: RELAPSE RATES ARE FAR TOO HIGH !!
Many addicted persons who seek treatment often believe "rehab" is usually a 28 to 30-day stay. In fact, the industry standard has long been a 90 day stay !!! Reason being, addiction didn't happen overnight and stabilization in recovery doesn't happen over night !! It takes quite a while for the physical and psychological effects of addiction to lessen its grips on our bodies and our brain.
T-I-M-E in treatment is a KEY FACTOR. The national percentage rate of relapse (after a shorter stay In primary treatment) is approximately 85 to 90 percent !! Without time to stabilize, (and practice what we learn in treatment), we often fall back into old mindsets, habits, and return to people, places and things that we know; "a comfortable misery" so-to-speak, And very often that is a path to RELAPSE.
We lose hope, get discouraged and disappointed. Sober Living Centers are a much expanded version of the "halfway house" concept. The major difference is that Sober Living Centers offer much closer supervision, oversight, direction and a holistic (mind-body-spirit) approach to a new life in recovery ! If you or your loved one wants a solid foundation in recovery, we hope you will choose to go THE EXTRA MILE in your recovery!!