The mission of iRecovery is to successfully treat Substance Use Disorders, thereby ending the cycle of hospitalization, discharge, relapse, decompensation and eventual re-hospitalization. The program is designed for individuals who need and require skilled nursing or sub-acute care coupled with substance use counseling and services from contracted partners. The overall mission is to utilize these partnerships to engage patients in a multi-modality Recovery Program, so that by the time they are medically ready for discharge they have stabilized their addiction and have adequate community supports in place.
Upon discharge from the care center and the iRecovery program, residents would be equipped with the knowledge, experience and community support systems to continue the recovery process. This lessens the likelihood of relapse and re-hospitalization. Prospective participants in the program are asked to be open to the idea of a life of abstinence from alcohol and the illicit use of chemicals. This request is made with a full awareness of the challenges and ambiguous feeling towards such a lifestyle change that is inherent with those who suffer from Substance Use Disorders.
What is iRecovery?
The iRecovery Program is designed to treat active addiction and teach sober recovery skills with the goal of long-term sobriety and recovery. iRecovery utilizes a groundbreaking holistic approach, in which sub acute medical and psycho-social needs are met. Our Program includes intensive group and individual therapy, administered by Recovery Specialists. Also, in collaboration with various local groups, our Program offers community support and assistance with re-integration upon discharge.
How does iRecovery work?
iRecovery is a clinical program that includes care by nursing, social work and physician staff that are well versed in the care of patients with substance use disorder. We have contracted with a third party partner to provide several integrated weekly group therapy sessions and weekly private sessions within the care center. Group therapy is the modality of choice when treating Substance Use Disorders. Two distinct models are used by our partners: Psycho-Educational groups and Process groups, both led by specially trained partner clinicians such as Licensed Practical Counselors, Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers and others.
The Psycho-Educational groups meet once weekly and here patients gain in-depth insight into their disease and the best treatment pathways available. The Process groups meet twice weekly and are based on the Mutual Aid Model. The Mutual Aid Model is an alliance of individuals working on common problems and goals to create helping relationships. These sessions are a vital ingredient to the recovery process. Finally, the private sessions are used to augment the work done in the group model.
Medication Assisted Therapy
iRecovery welcomes patients who are part of a Methadone, Suboxone or Vivitrol maintenance program. We view medication assisted therapy as a very effective tool in achieving sobriety. iRecovery facilities have established relationships with the major methadone clinics in Connecticut and use innovative techniques and delivery methods to best serve our residents and their needs.
The iRecovery discharge plan helps the patient towards a relapse-free experience. Together, the iCare clinical team, the third party substance use counselor and the resident will develop an aftercare program that includes outpatient counseling and finding a sponsor in a recovery group near to the patient’s discharge location. Discharge instructions will be provided to include a calendar of meetings, educational materials, and other local community supports. Finally, periodic post-discharge follow-up phone calls are made to the clients to ascertain their new experience.
The iRecovery Program supports a patient population with a unique and sometimes complex set of challenges. With relapse and patient safety in mind, we have developed protocols that address the following areas:
- Admission Adjustment/Integration
- Medication Management
- Environmental Safety
- Community Reintegration/Discharge
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In recognition of National Recovery Month, Trinity Hill Care Center in Hartford held a ‘Super Recovery Day’ program on Wednesday, September 25th. The event was superhero themed to remind resident in recovery at Trinity Hill that, “no matter how tough the fight may be, we all have the powers within to overcome the battle.” The day began with a super power packed breakfast from followed by an awards ceremony where Certificates of Recognition were to residents in recovery.
National Recovery Month Events Continue Across the iCare Health Network
September 27, 2019In keeping with the themes of National Recovery Month, multiple iCare Health Network care centers have been holding celebrations of what it means to be in recovery. Chelsea Place held a Celebration of Recovery Dinner with special guest speakers. The care center staff pitched in to serve the meal. Chelsea residents and staff also took a day trip to Elizabeth Park to enjoy the weather. The Silver Springs team had their own Recovery Celebration in the Silver Bistro.
The Touchpoints at Bloomfield Team Renews Their Pledge to Stigma Free Care
September 25, 2019With the help of the residents, Touchpoints at Bloomfield celebrated National Recovery Month by putting together a resident-led information table about Recovery Month in the front lobby. The center’s iRecovery Counselor Janice Lapage provided the team with information to distribute to staff, visitors and family members and ran a discussion group for our residents and staff. Most did not know the stigma that is carried by others that suffer from mental illness and/or substance use di…
Chelsea Place Holds 'Road to Recovery' Luau as Part of National Recovery Month, 2019
September 17, 2019September is National Recovery Month. Building on the momentum from their kick-off pep rally event and keeping with the themes of National Recovery Month, Chelsea Place Care Center held a Road to Recovery Luau at the care center in Hartford. The Chelsea Place team, residents and staff alike, have been embracing the theme’s of the moment and celebrating the victories that come with recovery from substance use, big and small.
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