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The 7- Point Program

1. Out Patient Counseling

Clients are evaluated and linked to the appropriate agencies to be treated for substance abuse and mental health counseling.

2. Primary Medical Evaluations

Clients are scheduled for medical appointments during the intake process to physicians for primary evaluation and assessment to address immediate and long term medical issues and physical health.

3. Criminal Justice Track of Treatment

New Life Residential Center Administrative staff maintains a continual formal communication with all legal agencies (drug, family and criminal courts); CPS workers, probation and parole officers. Mandatory progress reports are submitted in compliance with client treatment plans.

4. Pre-Vocational Education Program

Clients are encouraged and directed to engage in opportunities that continue or further their education in an effort to position themselves positively back into society.

5. The 12-Step Process

Clients are required to attend 12 -Step Meetings for substance abuse. Mandatory attendance and application of principles obtained in these meetings are encouraged to assist clients in breaking the cycle and abusive behaviors.

6. In House Programming

Clients are offered In-House Programs all geared towards encouraging, educating and empowering them to recognize their self-worth and value. In-House Programs provide life-skills instruction, discipline, structure and responsibility for the clients.

7. Transitional Housing Coordination

Clients meet with a transitional housing coordinator to develop a plan for independent living arrangements prior to graduation from their New Life Residential Center treatment plan. Clients are given information, resources and recommendations for the best course of action regarding housing and assistive living arrangements.

"When I came to NLRC I didn't think I belonged there. There were many rules, regulations and boundaries that I did not think I needed to follow. Now that I have 8 months clean, I realize that all those things were necessary. I realize that you have to accept the process in order to transition into recovery. Going to NLRC really made a huge impact on my life and Ms. Margaret & Ms. Tina will always hold a special place in my heart."

                                                        Tay Y. 

"The love, support and discipline , especially the discipline I received at New Life Residential Center made me get myself together and go back to school. Now I am not only clean, but I am employed. I have a career. I will always thank NLRC for tough love. NLRC gave me a chance to have hope for a new was like I was in a cocoon and became a new and beautiful butterfly."

                                                    Valerie P.

"Prior to coming to New Life I snorted cocaine, smoked crack, abused alcohol, marijuana, and oxycodone. Tina and Margaret introduced me to a God who forgave me and would keep me sober. Even when I was difficult they pressed on. They gave me opportunities such as learning basic computer skills. New Life is not State run so the staff care. They aren't just there to get a paycheck. After graduating New Life I got my own apartment. The past 6 years have been a whirlwind of growth and opportunities. I have almost completed my psychology degree. Thanks to New Life, God, the program and my sponsor I have the ability to lead a sober life."

                                                    Justine C.

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