What is Phoenix’s Therapeutic Recovery Housing Program?
Phoenix’s Therapeutic Recovery Housing Program (PTRHS) is a safe, healthy, substance-free living environment that support individuals in recovery from addiction and mental health. While recovery residences vary widely in structure. We customize our program to individual needs. All our programs are evidence-based and are centered with support and connection to services, that promote long-term recovery. Our housing benefits individuals in recovery by reinforcing a substance-free lifestyle and providing the ability to reset, restart, and live a new normal.
Residents live in Phoenix’s Therapeutic Recovery Housing Program (PTRHS) during and/or after outpatient addiction treatment. Length of stay is self-determined and can last for several months to years. Residents often share resources, give experiential advice about how to access health care and social services, find employment, budget and manage finances, handle legal problems, and build life skills.
Our Recovery housing is a part of our continuum of care; including outpatient services, Primary Care, Psychiatry, mental health, addiction, housing, and other treatment.
Why is Recovery Housing Important?
Individuals with histories of addiction lack essential recovery capital, which inhibits their ability to secure stable housing. Recovery capital refers to the internal and external resources needed to help individuals initiate,
“Phoenix’s Therapeutic Recovery Housing Program- is not about housing, its about building a foundation for supporting a life of recovery. We have different stages of the house for your level of care and stages of addiction. We transition patients from different stages of housing to create a sustainable outcome for recovery”
Without the availability of flexible, supportive, recovery-focused housing options, people are less likely to recover from addiction and more likely to face continued issues that impact their well-being, families, and communities. These issues include higher health care costs stemming from unaddressed substance use; high use of emergency departments and public health care systems; higher risk for involvement with law enforcement and incarceration; and an inability to obtain and maintain employment. These challenges are compounded by an overall lack of affordable housing nationwide.
Further, because the most federal policy does not classify addiction as a disability, individuals with histories of addiction cannot access the same income, employment, and housing benefits available to people with mental illness or other disabilities.