Founded in 2002, Hired Power is a dynamic group of recovery professionals who provide an empowering range of services in a compassionate and healing environment. Their founder, Nanette Zumwalt, is an interventionist who works all over the country, supporting clients and families struggling with addiction and mental health-related issues for over 25 years. Seeking to promote independence and empower their clients who suffer from Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), Hired Power turned to Telehealth with Soberlink Alcohol Monitoring.
Treating an alcohol use disorder can be particularly tough when the client is a college student in recovery. Not only is it difficult for these students to stay connected to a recovery program, their temptations to drink are compounded due to the alcohol-accepting atmosphere of college. UNC Chapel Hill, the oldest State University in the Country, understands this problem and has found innovative solutions to help these students.
According to The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 7.5 million children live with a parent with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) or Alcohol Abuse – that equates to about 10 percent of children in the U.S. Exposure to Alcohol Use Disorder at an early age can have a drastic impact on a child’s mental health, resulting in both short-term and long-term consequences. To better understand the impact of Alcohol Use Disorder on children, read our list of 5 ways Alcohol Use Disorder can affect a child’s mental health.
How do we make recovery not just a possibility, but the expected outcome of addiction treatment? This was a question thought leaders sought to answer at a 2013 symposium held at the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. What stemmed from this conversation was a new perspective on addiction recovery, one that focused on long-term monitoring as a means of achieving lifelong recovery.
Mobile alcohol monitoring and dynamic support work together to ensure the continued recovery of executives in this innovative, peer-based program. The Lighthouse Sober Living residences offer comfort, amenities and support to executives and other high-level professionals. Residents go to work during the day and come back at night to personalized care in a homelike but elegant setting. Available to anyone in recovery and also included as part of a Lighthouse residential stay, The Lighthouse Recovery 365 Coaching provides companionship, camaraderie and monitoring in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
Parental drinking affects millions of children each year as one in eight Americans battle alcoholism. Approximately one in four American children are growing up with at least one parent who intermittently binge drinks or consistently drinks heavily. These national trends have obvious implications for custody cases, as parents with a history of alcohol use disorder may face skepticism regarding their parenting abilities. Soberlink alcohol monitoring breathalyzer system enables parents to document sobriety, leading to increased parenting time.
“Positive tests should result in immediate punishment.” Positive tests are defined as a series of submitted tests that indicate alcohol consumption. But as serious as a positive test result may be, leading with punishment is often not the best path. In fact, the most beneficial response may be an assessment followed by an adjustment to treatment or care.
“Any instance of missing a test should be treated as a slip or relapse.” A missed test is a scheduled test that is not submitted within the required test window. The consensus of the expert panel agreed to a test schedule of 2-3 tests per day with a 2 hour test window. This type of schedule was determined by the panel to be convenient enough for a patient for the recommended 12 months of use in continued care.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. – Soberlink, the leader in mobile breath alcohol detection technology, proudly announces the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation as the first annual recipient of its Continued Care Partner Award. The Connection Program was launched by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in 2011 and has successfully served thousands of clients in early recovery by providing personalized addiction recovery coaching, monitoring and family support. Connection coaches are licensed addiction counselors trained in recovery management, relapse prevention and phone support.
“It is better to require random tests and surprise the client instead of setting up a test schedule.”
It is generally accepted that urine drug screens should be administered randomly and periodically, but Soberlink’s daily testing should be viewed from a different perspective.
While it might seem like a good strategy to try and catch the recovering patient “off guard” with random tests, this will quickly create a toxic and stressful environment around testing. It may further place a strain on the relationship between the patient and clinician.