Sojourner Recovery Services took a long and winding path to get to where it is today. The Sojourner Home opened in 1984 in Hamilton, Ohio as a rehab serving primarily women with alcohol abuse problems.
Later, after beginning a men’s program as well, the name changed from Sojourner Women’s Recovery Services to what it is today, Sojourner Recovery Services. Currently, Sojourner Recovery Services provides integrated mental health and substance abuse care to men and women alike.
Time for Contemplation
The Sojourner Recovery Services building sits just a few feet away from the Great Miami River, on an isolated plot of lands surrounded by great oak and elm trees. Sojourner Recovery Services offers many different treatment tracks for individuals suffering from mental health crises to needing addiction treatment.
Sojourner Recovery Services focuses primarily on serving dual diagnosis clients through inpatient and outpatient formats, as well as providing clients with transitional housing, aftercare services and support for mothers with children.
Sojourner Recovery also offers clients currently on the waiting list to enter the residential program a pre-contemplation service. During this time clients can receive two group therapy sessions a week as well as individual counseling.
Sojourner Recovery Services recently opened a brand new 16-bed women’s facility in Eaton, Ohio. The facility boasts bunk beds made out of repurposed timber, exercise facilities and covers almost 10-acres of a secluded forest.
Inpatient residential stays do not last for very long. Most inpatient stays aim to stabilize a patient to then get them to a less intensive treatment setting, which can either be an outpatient or intensive outpatient format.
Road to Independence
All potential clients at Sojourner Recovery Services first receive in-person assessments from the clinical staff at Sojourner. Sojourner accepts walk-in clients as well as pre-scheduled appointments.
After an assessment, clients get referred to either the inpatient or outpatient schemes for treatment. There is an ambulatory detoxification available at Sojourner that sees individuals going through withdrawal transitioned to an opiate substitute like Suboxone.
Any psychological or behavioral health issues presented during the assessment phase are addressed in every patient’s individualized treatment plan. Dual diagnosis patients get specialized care in the form of psychiatrist visits and being prescribed medications.
Inpatient residential stays can last for any amount of time depending on a patient’s needs. They can always be extended or reduced.
Different forms of counseling from a licensed therapist, individual and group, make up the majority of addiction treatment at Sojourner Recovery. Residents also receive case management services to better prepare them for their release. They can receive information on how to access social, health and educational services from social workers.
End of the Road
Sojourner Recovery Services offers a total of twelve spaces at their two, gender-specific sober living houses, one for men and the other for women. Women with children can enter the inpatient residential program since Sojourner provides onsite child care for women in recovery.
Pregnant women can also avail themselves of Sojourner’s perinatal recovery services. Women can receive treatment in the form of counseling, get connected to various outside social agencies for support and assistance, as well as attend addiction education classes.
Outpatient services at Sojourner Recovery services come in two formats, non-intensive and intensive. Both the non-intensive and intensive groups get follow-up assessments, group sessions, and individual counseling.
While non-intensive patients attend sessions two times a week for two hours, intensive patients attend group sessions five times a week for three hours. Both groups also attend individual counseling.
Sojourner Recovery has outpatient clinics all across Ohio. Men, women with children (who receive free childcare as well) and adolescents can attend outpatient therapy.
Sojourner Recovery Services has grown exponentially since it first opened its doors in 1984. While it added programs for adult and adolescent men later, Sojourner still maintains its commitment to treating vulnerable women by allowing pregnant women and women with children into its treatment facility.
With the opening of its new women’s residential facility, Sojourner Recovery Services continues its mission to provide the community with invaluable services and has also kept the promise of its namesake by helping people turn their world right-side up.
Prices for Sojourner Recovery Services based on a sliding scale.