Located in Plano, Texas, Bentley Place is a comfortable men’s sober living owned and operated by Michelle Adams. After struggling with her own addiction for many years, Adams opened the successful Recovery Inn for women, and in 2013 opened Bentley Place as a men-only facility. Using a combination of 12-step work and therapy, clients live a healthy, quiet life surrounded by peers and a supportive group of treatment professionals.
Accommodations and Amenities
Set in a quiet, residential neighborhood, Bentley Place is a two-story home with six bedrooms and three bathrooms. The 12-client facility is impeccably decorated with vibrant colors and art covering the walls. Bedrooms are shared between two and three clients, while bathrooms are shared between four people. The spacious home also has a large living room with a big screen TV and cable, a kitchen with new appliances and a dining room. A pool table and swimming pool can be found in the backyard for relaxing on hot Texas days. Use of cell phones and personal devices, such as computers or iPads, is permitted while living at the facility.
The only thing clients are responsible for bringing are clothes and personal items. Otherwise, staff provide all bedding, toiletries, laundry detergent and cleaning products. The staff prepare three meals a deal, providing healthy choices such as fresh salads, fruits and nutritious snacks.
Included in the monthly fee is a gym membership and clients are encouraged to work out several times a week. Clients take part in frequent sober outings such as paintball tournaments, Texas Rangers baseball games, movie nights and group dinners.
Rules and Regulations
In order to live at the facility, clients must have recently completed either a residential or outpatient treatment program with a minimum of 30 days under their belts. There is no required stay at Bentley, though clients commonly stay anywhere from six months to one year.
Treatment is a mix of the 12 steps and therapy. During the first 30 days of treatment, clients are required to attend 30 support meetings, some of which are held at the facility.To fully complete the program and graduate, clients must complete step five, participate in Big Book study and follow the house rules.
Clients are expected to get a job within a couple of weeks of moving into the facility—they must work a minimum of 30 hours a week during daytime hours only—unless they choose to go back to school full time. If neither of those options are possible, then volunteering for community service work for 20 hours a week is required.
Daily alcohol and weekly drug screenings take place at the facility and, if a client tests positive, they are immediately dismissed from the program.
Bentley clients often take part in an off-site outpatient program at Intensive Integration, the nearby treatment facility owned and operated by Adams. They attend 12-step meetings in the community and meet weekly with recovery counselors for individual therapy sessions. Relapse prevention, coping skills and education about the disease of addiction are addressed during treatment. If an individual needs more support, there is an IOP option with 10 hours of treatment per week that uses evidence-based practices in group therapy.
A recovery house manager who lives on-site is available 24 hours a day for assistance. In addition, Bentley Place employs a psychiatrist who has experience working with dual diagnosis clients, LADCs, case workers and peer counselors who have been through the treatment program themselves.
An aftercare plan is integrated into treatment for each client that may include support meetings and access to therapists after clients leave the facility.
Bentley Place is a beautiful facility that offers unlimited, one-on-one support for each client. The program can serve either as a step-down treatment option or a final stop before returning back to the community. The structured daily routine allows clients to become active members of society, using the 12 steps and employment to aid their recovery.
PO Box 250396
Plano, TX 75025
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