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Voluntary Interim Placement – Enhanced Recovery (VIP-ER) Program

This ten week residential program is a collaborative effort with 6 local agencies and partially funded by Sarasota County Government; the program is geared for those seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addictions.

 

david session “Sometimes we think it is easier to live with the old problems than work on the new solutions.”  

The VIP-ER program combines the strengths and resources of six local social service agencies to provide residential substance abuse treatment and extended services that “wrap around” clients for one year following program commencement.

The VIP-ER program’s object is to foster self-sufficiency, promote self-esteem and convey a sense of what is achievable when clients live “clean and sober.” The treatment plan is sensitive to the individual and based on the client’s goals.  The community treatment emphasis takes into account many aspects of a person’s life, such as family, peer relationships and employment readiness.

Basic Criteria for Placement Within Program:

  • Must have proof of Sarasota County residency for 90 days prior to entry and be at least 18 years old. 
  • Demonstrated need for treatment for addiction to alcohol and/or drugs including street drugs, prescription medications or any other such addictive substances. 
  • Desires to live substance free permanently through full participation in a residential recovery program.
  • A willingness to participate in a program of recovery.
  • The ability to receive and follow basic instructions and guidelines including: class attendance, dorm activities, Community maintenance chores and participation at recovery meetings.
  • Passing basic background checks for violent criminal and sexual offender history.
  • Be willing to participate in a program that is both interpersonal and clinical in its curriculum and open to therapeutic and faith-based approaches.
  • While the client need not be indigent or homeless to gain admission, the program is designed and funded as an alternative for those who cannot access treatment in any other setting primarily due to a lack of resources.
  • The client must be willing to commit the block of time needed to complete the program which would be no less than 10 weeks.
  • Please note – Due to the large number of clients currently requesting admission to the VIP-ER program, allowing re-treatment is not a viable option. (There are routinely a sufficient number of self-referral clients to fill the slots for the next two ten week programs.)

See next tab for details on CRP –
Community Recovery Program