Recovery is much more than maintaining sobriety.
Recovery involves setting goals that will foster independence, family supports, self-confidence, and a new lifestyle that will lead to success in many areas of life while maintaining a sober lifestyle.
It is part of the treatment philosophy that residents are allowed to practice their recovery skills in actual community settings. This begins by attending recovery support activities in the community, initiating weekend passes when eligible and treatment appropriate, and employment and/or continued education. Residents are encouraged to seek and obtain volunteering opportunities or employment during their latter phases of treatment to meet some of their community integration and transition needs.
Wellspring Men’s Residential House works with its residents to address recovery, vocational, and employment needs. It has established linkages with community resources such as:
- The Career Center
- The Learning Center
- Maine Educational Opportunity Center
- The Bangor Area Recovery Network (BARN)
- and others
In addition, the Men’s House is seeking to expand opportunities for service and volunteering in the community.