The most important component of the Beit T'shuvah faith-based model of recovery is the spiritual community. It is through this community of study, meditation, prayer and discussion that the residents transition from behavior patterns of perfectionism, failure, isolation and entitlement to life goals of progress, accountability, and gratitude. Residents look to religious archetypes, shared heritage, and communal wisdom for the strength to alter their behavior.
Beit T'Shuvah has many levels of residential treatment, designed to give each resident a unique continuum of care that provides an individualized program within guidelines. Each resident is closely monitored by members of our LEADERSHIP team as he/she progresses throughout the various programs to ensure a healthy transition into a sober life. Residential treatment varies in length according to individual client needs, but typically involves six months' residence.
While in Primary Care, residents benefit from all prongs of our integrative recovery. Upon entering Beit T'Shuvah, residents are assigned a staff counselor with expertise in addiction counseling, an individual therapist, and a spiritual counselor from our clergy staff. Residents also participate in group therapy sessions, 12-step meetings, Torah Study, and music process groups.
Additionally, residents have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities within our arts in recovery program, including choir, creative writing, and participation in our original musical, freedom song. The Career Center also provides skills assessment and assists residents in location occupational training/placement and educational opportunities as each resident progresses through the Primary Care program. A full time career counselor works with Beit T'Shuvah residents and alumni to prepare them to re-enter the workforce. Services include career assessments, vocational training and job placement. The Career Center includes a complete resource library as well as access to the internet and World Wide Web.
The Sober Living program is open to individuals with over four months of recovery. Residents resume work and pay rent while still participating in therapy, Torah Study, and 12-step meetings.
Apartment-style living, located on a separate floor of the Beit T'Shuvah campus, is available to graduates of the Beit T'Shuvah program. Residents of this community-within-a-community enjoy private rooms and autonomy while still having the healing presence of the greater Beit T'Shuvah community and the option of participating in community activities.