AWOL (A Way of Life) recognizes that addiction and recovery is stressful for all involved. Therefore, we are committed to providing guided personal support to make the process as efficient as possible.
Because AWOL (A Way of Life) is designed for individuals with a recovery foundation and who are ready to integrate and function in recovery, employment, volunteer and/or academic settings, it is preferred that potential clients have had previous inpatient treatment.
In order to be considered for admission, potential clients must complete an application and develop a comprehensive recovery plan.
An initial phone screening will be conducted to ascertain whether a prospective client is an appropriate candidate for AWOL (A Way of Life). Next, he is asked to complete an application and meet for an in-person interview with the house manager or owner. A site visit can be arranged for both the potential client and families.
Following this meeting, the house manager or owner will contact the applicant and inform him of whether or not he has been accepted. Acceptance is based on the candidate’s assessed ability to be responsible for himself, his recovery and respect of others. Upon completion of the application process, our house managers will be accessible 24/7.
AWOL (A Way of Life) does not provide clinical services. However, we partner with the appropriate agencies for support services, counseling, job training and employment placement. We encourage clients to complete outpatient chemical dependency programs when appropriate and to utilize other community resources to enhance the recovery process.