The name may sound like a country and western saloon but Roadback Inc. is, in fact, a low-cost recovery facility serving Lawton and other communities in southwestern Oklahoma. Its long and somewhat convoluted history began in 1968 when Ina Miller, who was herself in recovery, established a halfway house for men, the second such facility in the US. From Miller Manor blossomed a number of recovery facilities that ultimately became Roadback Inc., providing state-funded non-medical detox and residential substance abuse treatment for women of varying resources, and outpatient and transitional living for men and women.
Accommodations and Food
Residents of the women’s inpatient facility stay in a dormitory-style living area with three to four women sharing a room and bathroom. Living quarters are simple but comfortable. Most of the furnishings have been donated by outside sources.
Meals are prepared and served by staff and residents. If residents wish to have their own beverages, including energy drinks, they must be approved beforehand and brought in by the client.
Treatment and Staff
As a state-funded substance abuse treatment facility, Roadback falls under the guidelines of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. As such, it is mandated to give priority admission (in the following order) to pregnant and IV drug users, pregnant substance abusers, IV drug users, women with dependent children, and persons with HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C.
With treatment grounded in the 12 steps, Roadback offers several options including non-medical detox, residential treatment for women, outpatient treatment, DUI programming and transitional living programs for both men and women. All clients are introduced to AA and NA in addition to therapy facilitated by mental health professionals.
Roadback’s non-medical detox program is, in effect, a medical detox follow-up. Clients are only allowed to attend the program if they have a doctor’s approval attesting to prior detox. They are then monitored for 72 hours as they are introduced to recovery in a supportive setting. If the client wants to continue treatment and meets financial requirements, Roadback contacts the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for funding assistance.
The women’s residential program includes 45 days of highly structured treatment. All residents are seen by the clinical director once a week. Groups and other treatment-focused activities are overseen by program staff including CADC-certified counselors. Roadback also offers the Pathways program, which provides residents with dual diagnosis support.
Residents attend two groups a day from 9 am to noon and from 1 pm to 3 pm with lunch served in between. Free time is available following treatment.
Roadback’s outpatient treatment services are available only to clients on Medicaid. Adolescents and adults are assessed for level of care prior to enrollment. Clients take part in individual and family substance abuse counseling, anger management courses, victim impact panels and a variety of substance abuse treatment services.
The transitional living homes are similar to a sober living environment, but with more independent living. Case management and low-intensity substance abuse treatment are available in a supportive environment that facilitates reintegration into the community. Length of stay varies and clients pay only a $10 per day copay.
In addition to it rehab services, Roadback offers a 10-hour DUI school program for drunk driving offenders for $150. Assessment/evaluation for this program costs $160 or $175 depending on the dates of arrest and conviction. Outpatient counseling costs $25 per group. Finally, Roadback offers a victim’s impact panel that brings speakers to the facility to address the consequences of drunk driving and drug use.
A low-cost rehab facility serving Lawton and southwestern Oklahoma, Roadback Inc. offers 45-day residential treatment and detox for women, and outpatient counseling and transitional living for men and women. Due to its funding structure, this facility is mandated to give priority admission to pregnant women, women who are HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C positive and women with dependent children, making it a safe, welcoming environment in which high-risk women can find recovery.
1202 SW A Avenue
Lawton, OK 73501
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