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Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.s)

The following comments are contributions to this website from the peer leaders in the therapeutic community of T.H.E.

All clients entering T.H.E. or any other program, have questions about where their lives are headed. In helping new clients become acclimated and appreciative of the opportunities they have, questions invariably arise. The following is a list of commonly asked questions posed to clients who have lived in T.H.E.’s therapeutic community for some time. The list is not all-inclusive, but may help set a proper perspective and foundation on which to build. The way T.H.E. distinguishes itself is in the peer led therapeutic community; we are always trying to make it stronger. So if what follows does not answer your questions, keep asking; it is better than sitting on questions that become resentments.

Q: How long is treatment?
A: “Completing” treatment is not determined in time, but rather in change; change of thought, attitude, feelings and behavior. Hopefully, treatment will be seen as an avenue for curiosity of self, change and a limited lifestyle.

Q: Is there any structure?
A: There is a lot of structure and defined expectation that are addressed in partnership between you, your treatment team, containment team and especially us, your peers, as you progress through the four phases of treatment. Expectations and goals are established and other personal characteristics are measured.

Q: What does it take to succeed in this program?
A: Many clients have successfully completed treatment and continue to work with and support peers and the therapeutic community.

Q: Can I talk to my kids and my family?
A: You can talk to your kids and family here. You can spend time with them and eventually live with them. The process is long but you choose to take the necessary steps to keep them safe. Relationships in family must be honest, open and free of manipulation.

Q: How do I pay for all of this?
A: Part of taking ownership and responsibility is being financially responsible. Unemployment leads to low self-esteem and isolation, both of which are high risk and dangerous. You’re expected to be employed as soon as possible. There are more than 100 clients in T.H.E., which is an excellent source for job leads.

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