Seeking recovery from an alcohol or other drug problem is a courageous act. The benefits of recovery are not limited to the individual; a person’s recovery benefits everyone. For those seeking recovery, Healing Transitions offers a long-term, 12-step oriented, peer run social model recovery program for individuals who are homeless.
An alumnus once stated that Healing Transitions is not for those who need it, nor is it for those who want it. He stated that “it is for those who are willing to do the work.”
To be eligible for Healing Transitions, a person must be:
- 18 or older
- Homeless or at risk of homelessness
- From Wake County
- Able to participate fully in an intensive recovery program
The Recovery Program is comprised of four distinct tracks:
- Motivation and Engagement Track – Participants attend Recovery Dynamics® classes and 12-step mutual aid recovery meetings in exchange for a guaranteed bed and a place to store personal belongings. The Motivation and Engagement Track allows a participant to explore whether they want to commit to the Recovery Program.
- Commit to Recovery I Track – Participants in the Commit to Recovery I Track have made a commitment to the Recovery Program. Participants are responsible for the daily operations of the campus, are engaged in peer accountability and focused on completing the Recovery Dynamics® sessions. Participants also complete job readiness and life skills classes taught by Wake Technical Community College.
- Commit to Recovery II Track – Participants focus on obtaining employment and recovery supportive housing as they establish a plan for transitioning into the community.
- Healing Transitions Alumni Status – Alumni return to visit Healing Transitions for the dual benefit of helping others and receiving support for themselves. Alumni teach classes, visit current participants, and access additional resources and support for themselves.
In addition to the Recovery Program, Healing Transitions offers non-medical detoxification and overnight emergency shelter. Both can serve as entry points for the Recovery Program, but people can enter directly into the Recovery Program if not in need of detox.