What are Safe Passage Transports?

Safe Passage Transports is a service that provides professional consulting where we work to minimize the anxiety of the transitioning and travel experience. We know the decision to enter treatment is not an easy one and the decision to trust professionals to handle the transition, although difficult, is most often necessary.

We work very closely with each client and their family on a one-on-one basis, as well as all involved professionals, to create the safest possible arrangements and experience. We understand the significance of selecting the right Sober Chaperon for each client and select a compatible, gender-specific match for each client.

To make the transition easier, we make all travel arrangements and do our best to manage costs for clients and their families. While working closely with the receiving treatment facility, we also arrange all travel and transportation details necessary for a safe and secure transition. Throughout the process, we will communicate vital information with family and professionals and notify everyone when the client is safely transitioned.

Adolescent Safe Passage Transports

We believe it is important for every adolescent to be treated with dignity and respect.
Making the decision to place your adolescent in treatment is an emotional and difficult experience. Once the decision has been made, the arrangements to get your loved one to the treatment center is the next step.

Hired Power has an expert team of caring professionals that provides families with the necessary support and assistance during this time. Our Safe Passage Transports for adolescents ensures a safe and secure transition from home to an identified treatment setting, helping to make the process smoother and provide peace of mind for all involved.

What is an Adolescent Safe Passage Transport?

At Hired Power, Adolescent Safe Passage Transports is a service that provides professional consulting where we work closely with families to minimize the fear and anxiety of the treatment experience. Placing an adolescent in treatment is a difficult decision to make, but similar to safe passage for adults, trusting professionals to handle the transition is often necessary and can help make it easier.

We work very closely with parents and professionals to create the most effective and safest possible arrangements for a smooth experience. Each family is matched with a certified, gender-specific Personal Sober Assistant and our team will make all the necessary travel arrangements, so you can concentrate on providing support for your loved one. We also work closely with the receiving treatment facility and arrange all transportation details for a safe and secure transition. All vital information is communicated to families and professionals, and everyone involved will be notified when the transition is safely completed.

Mental Health Safe Passage Transports

Creating a Safe Passage Transition for yourself or a loved one struggling with mental health issues is important.

Often, having a professional accompany a client to a mental health treatment center and help manage the rigorous travel details can be the determining factor of getting to the desired destination safely. Situations such as carrying personal medications, passing airport bars, figuring out gate changes and delays, lack of proper identification or even the need to drive to the next destination can be stressful, but an experienced professional can provide the necessary emotional support and guidance during this difficult time. At Hired Power, our Safe Passage Transports can reduce the stress and anxiety of this experience and ensure that clients entering mental health treatment arrive safely and without incident.

What is Mental Health Safe Passage Transport?

Mental Health Safe Passage Transport is a service that provides professional support, guidance and transportation to help minimize the anxiety of entering treatment. Having professionals handle the transition is often necessary to ensure clients get the help they need.

Much like with adult and adolescent transport services, we work closely with mental health clients and their families to provide the safest possible arrangements and experience. We also coordinate with professionals and select a compatible, certified and gender-specific Sober Companion for each client.

For a safe and secure transition, we handle all travel arrangements and transportation details, doing our best to manage costs. Our Personal Sober Companions are also able to travel to a client’s home or current location and assist them with essential preparations, then accompany them to the door of the treatment facility. Families and professionals will receive vital information throughout the process and everyone will be notified when the transition is complete.

Who Benefits from Safe Passage Transport Services?

Hired Power’s Safe Passage Transport services are ideal for clients and their families who want to ensure a smooth transition into a treatment facility. Our Personal Recovery Assistants are able to travel to a client’s home or current location, assist them with essential preparations and accompany them to the door of an addiction or mental health treatment center. This service has helped to bring continuity to the experience and decrease the risk of a client’s relapse or refusal to return to the treatment setting.

Common situations where a Safe Passage Transport can be utilized are:

  • When a client needs to return home during the course of treatment for a family situation or visitation.
  • Transportation to a treatment center from court, jail or prison following a legal issue.
  • Safe passage to treatment after a drug or alcohol intervention, especially when travel is involved.
  • When a client needs to return to treatment after a hospital stay.
  • Moving into an aftercare or extended care program after primary treatment.

In these instances, a Hired Power certified Sober Escort will arrive and provide transportation and safe passage for a client, door to door. Transitional periods have long been proven to be a time of increased risk and anxiety for both patients and their families, but this service can reduce the potential need for an additional intervention or detox as it lowers the opportunity for relapse in recovery.

The Vital Importance Of Transitional Support

According to ongoing studies, the value of a structured and supervised transition plan is essential in establishing continued sobriety and recovery.

Transitions are times of uncertainty. These phases of life require leaving behind the safe and familiar, moving toward a future that brings new possibilities. Sometimes this can be exciting and we look forward to starting over or taking a big opportunity. At other times, the unknown is a cause for concern. We worry about failure and whether things might not be better down this new path. These fears are especially prevalent in transitional periods during recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, when the uncertainty presents a challenge and often includes extra pressure to succeed. Transitions from home to recovery treatment, between levels of care or back into independent life are known for being high-risk situations for relapse because individuals can be left vulnerable and without guidance.

Several ongoing studies into effective recovery treatment emphasize the value of a structured and supervised transition plan in establishing continued sobriety and recovery. Offering an added level of support during these tenuous transitional periods helps individuals in recovery avoid relapse when they are most at risk. Transitional support programs take many forms that are adaptable to every person’s situation and needs. Whether a client needs a traveling companion as they move to an out-of-state treatment center, a Sober Coach to help them navigate social situations or a care management service that can coordinate ongoing appointments and meetings, transitional programs are available to make the recovery process safer and easier.

Read on to learn more about common types of transitional support services and how they can help you or your loved one adjust to each new stage of recovery without worry. These services can be combined with our Safe Passage Transports for comprehensive support throughout each stage of recovery. To learn more about options like these and other care management solutions, contact Hired Power today. Our services are available nationwide.

Safe Passage

When your loved one decides or agrees to seek treatment for their addiction, your first concern is making sure they arrive safely at their treatment center and begin their program right away. The physical transition of traveling to treatment from home, a hospital, a courtroom or otherwise is a crucial moment in recovery that can often be risky. Individuals who struggle with addiction may panic and act out, or they may doubt their decision and try to put off entering treatment. It is immensely helpful to have a trained professional on hand who can ensure that an individual arrives safely and securely at their destination. This also removes the burden of transportation and logistics from an individual’s loved ones and allows them to focus on being supportive and working toward a sober future.

Personal Recovery Assistants

Many of our clients struggle with a complex combination of addictive behaviors, including alcoholism, drug addiction, depression and/or eating disorders. Their recovery process will be equally complex as they seek to incorporate various coping mechanisms and forms of treatment into their day-to-day life. Having someone to assist with day-to-day living skills such as time management and meal preparation can provide much-needed support during this time and increase the success of the journey to long-term recovery.

Personal recovery assistants, or PRAs, are individuals who work one-on-one with clients and their loved ones on a deeply personal basis. Sometimes called Sober Companions, these certified professionals are trained to provide all the assistance someone in recovery might need during transitional periods. They are equipped to handle emergencies, communicate with family members, coordinate legal or medical services, assist with finances and provide safe passage transportation. As an extended service, PRAs also work one-on-one with clients as they navigate even the most challenging social and work situations.

PRAs provide a constant presence during transitional periods. Among many other items, they can help with:

  • Mapping out day-to-day schedules
  • Making arrangements for travel or treatment
  • Getting clients involved in healthy hobbies
  • Helping individuals through difficult social or professional situations

PRAs eliminate the feelings of isolation or loneliness that frequently accompany a transition out of residential treatment (where individuals are surrounded by a built-in recovery community) and into independent life (where finding like-minded sober people can be a challenge). PRAs can also be essential at later stages of recovery for individuals who are going through a different life transition, such as changing jobs, moving away from home or becoming a parent, which can add stress or worry that can lead to relapse. A PRA provides the consistent, professional support that some individuals need in especially difficult times.

At Hired Power, our Personal Recovery Assistants are varied individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Many are in active, long-term recovery themselves and are uniquely qualified to offer advice and support at critical emotional and behavioral junctures. Our Personal Recovery Assistants have undergone specialized training, thorough background checks and are fully insured.

Sober Monitoring

Addiction strips people of their ability to recognize or respond to the negative outcomes of their actions. They act only in service of getting their next drink or high and cannot stop themselves. As a result, adjusting to independent life requires re-learning to be accountable for one’s own actions — recognizing consequences, setting boundaries for yourself and taking responsibility when you make a mistake. For those who have recently been living in the grip of addiction, these concepts can be a significant adjustment.

Sober monitoring is a key component of long-term care that helps clients stay on track in recovery with regular drug and alcohol testing, either at a provider’s offices or in a client’s home. Monitoring gives clients an external measurement of their sobriety and holds them accountable to someone or something other than themselves. Monitoring also allows providers to identify relapse early and get clients back into appropriate treatment quickly.

Sober monitoring services address the problem of accountability in recovery transitions. These services include but are not limited to:

  • Regular check-ins
  • Drug or alcohol testing
  • Financial monitoring
  • Court reporting
  • Case management

Together, this customizable suite of services can create a concrete, comprehensive plan for monitoring an individual’s progress in recovery and ensuring that they are meeting specific checkpoints and accomplishing goals. This gives transitional periods a strong sense of direction and prevents individuals from experiencing feelings of purposelessness or pointlessness, which can contribute to relapse.

Recovery Care Management

Transitioning between stages of recovery can be a stressful experience simply due to the significant adjustment required of the individual. There are many small day-to-day items that add up into a long list of things to do and remember. If an individual in recovery attempts to keep track of these things on their own, they may become stressed and lose sight of their recovery. If a family member tries to take them on, they can be shouldering a larger burden than they anticipated, and they may find that some things fall through the cracks.
In addition to the personal aspect of care transitions, some of the logistical aspects involved include:

  • Planning where to live
  • Finding new providers near home
  • Attending appointments and meetings
  • Returning to school or work
  • Managing finances
  • Sticking to a daily schedule
  • Maintaining personal wellness

Recovery care management includes broad management of all of these aspects of recovery care and more, including identifying local providers, making and coordinating appointments, overseeing a client’s Hired Power team, communicating between providers, clients, family members, and making adjustments in a long-term care plan as necessary. With professional recovery care management, individuals and their families have a supportive team available to help plan transitions and account for the adjustments needed as an individual moves through different phases of recovery. Care management removes the stress of keeping tabs on the small details and allows those involved to focus on their larger goal of living a fulfilling and substance-free life without relapse.

Sober & Professional Coaching

In addition to our other transitional services, we also offer sober and professional coaching. Our certified coaches are professionally trained to offer part-time support and guidance on a one-on-one basis with our clients. Sober coaches provide personal and social advice for individuals who are struggling with relationships, stress, mental health symptoms, cravings or otherwise. Professional coaches provide career counseling and advice regarding workplace behaviors and boundaries, helping clients maintain positive professional relationships and meet their career goals.

Transitional Support at Hired Power

At Hired Power, it is our goal to improve the lives of our clients and their families, no matter where they are in the recovery process. We know that transitioning between stages of treatment or between stages of life can be stressful and confusing, and we are here to make the process easier. A successful recovery outcome is enhanced and facilitated with transitional services we offer, like safe passage, personal recovery assistants, sober monitoring and care management.

No matter which of our services is best for you and your loved ones, we are here to help. That’s why we continue to expand on the professional concept of recovery transition services, with added management solutions that can be provided on their own or as part of a customized combination of programming. These services can take the uncertainty out of pivotal moments in recovery through customized guidance and support. Transitional support services can be exactly what you need to stay the course and focus on what’s most important: your health, happiness and sobriety.

Safe And Structured Transitions

Safe and Structured Transitions at Hired Power can be a combination of short-term (three to 10 days) or long-term (nine to 12 months) services that provide support to clients as they transition home and establish the change needed to build a strong foundation for long-term recovery.

Returning to independent life from a residential treatment center can be an emotional and challenging experience. For many, leaving behind the safety and structure of full-time care reintroduces the stressors and troubles of everyday life — often, the very same ones that led an individual to use substances in the first place. It can be difficult to readjust, find one’s bearings and start moving forward, all while integrating everything learned during treatment. Combined with the pressure to stay sober, succeed and become a productive member of society, these concerns can weigh heavily on individuals in early recovery and are frequently cited as a reason for relapse.

At Hired Power, we understand the difficulties that come with moving out of full-time treatment. Our Safe and Structured Transitions services are designed to provide added transitional support during this time and are highly customizable to meet each client’s needs. Transitional services with us can be either short or long-term assistance, or a combination of both, and may include one-on-one recovery assistants, care coordination, monitoring services, recovery coaching and safe passage transportation. The goals of our transitional services are first to provide intensive, objective-driven support for an individual as they transition back to independent life, and then to firmly establish the lifestyle changes needed to ensure lifelong recovery and sobriety.

If you or someone close to you may need transitional support or other recovery care management assistants, please reach out to Hired Power. We offer our services in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas of Southern California as well as remotely nationwide through our extensive network of providers. Contact us at 800-910-9299 to get started.

Transitional Support Timelines

Short-Term

The first week after completing a recovery program and being discharged from a treatment setting is a high-risk period for relapse in early recovery. The stress of moving, especially back to a place like a family home that comes with difficult or emotionally-charged memories of days before treatment, can be hard on an individual. Additionally, some people find themselves at home and alone for the first time in many months after returning from treatment. Those first few days might be the first time in years that an individual has needed to attend to mundane tasks while sober.

Our short-term support options such as personal recovery assistants are intended to ease some of these worries in a three to 10-day time frame after discharge from a residential or inpatient recovery program. These services may include:

  • Assistance with transportation home
  • Full-time, one-on-one sober companionship
  • Care coordination with new providers
  • Initiating implementation of recovery skills

Long-Term

Transitional support can extend beyond the physical transition out of a treatment center. Navigating the psychological adjustment of leading an independent, sober life is a process that takes months or years to acclimate to, and often a limited time in a residential program is not enough to fully learn the necessary skills for lasting recovery. Long-term transitional support can come in many forms, but the objective is to guide individuals in recovery as they slowly become accustomed to living independently without relying on drugs or alcohol.

Hired Power offers a variety of long-term transitional support services that are typically utilized for nine to 12 months after leaving treatment, though our timelines are flexible based on clients’ needs. Long-term recovery transition support services may include:

  • Recovery care management/care coordination
  • Sober coaching
  • Professional coaching
  • Sober monitoring

As you or your loved one nears the end of their residential treatment program, we encourage you to reach out to us. We work individually with each client to create a customized plan for transitioning and the days, months and years following discharge. Our short-term and long-term services, including personal recovery assistants, are available in the Los Angeles and Orange County area as well as nationwide via our remote network of providers.

Contact Hired Power

Studies prove that the longer a client receives continued support, the greater the potential for lasting recovery. At Hired Power, it is our goal to help individuals find lifelong sobriety and stop relapse in its tracks. Safe Passage Transport and Transitional services like those above are designed to offer additional guidance and support as clients move through the stages of recovery and learn how to live a fulfilling sober life.

Do you or a loved one need help? Since its inception, Hired Power has been referred to by more than 350 leading treatment providers from the U.S. and abroad to provide transitional support and recovery services. This statistic validates the need for continued guidance and support during the transitional phases of early recovery.

We want to hear from you. Our offices are located in Southern California’s Orange County area, but our services are available nationwide. No matter where you are or what you need, we offer a variety of services that might be right for you. Please call 800-910-9299 to speak with a recovery professional or fill out our contact form.