Founded in 2006, Solutions of North Texas provides transitional housing for men and women wishing to continue their recovery. With two men’s sober living homes and one for women, SNT features a unique “SoberLiving+” program, wherein clients get additional staff assistance to make a seamless transition out of the house. With affordable monthly rent and an encouraging team, SNT is a solution-oriented program helping those with substance abuse issues get back on their feet.
Accommodations and Amenities
For a small deposit of $400, male residents are able to stay in either Jerry’s split duplex or Seth’s House. Seth’s House has six bedrooms with four to a room, for a total 24 residents. Bedrooms are furnished with twin beds and come with linens and towels; four bathrooms are adjacent to the rooms with double sinks and showers. Jerry’s house is a two-unit duplex, where each side has three shared bedrooms and two bathrooms—residents sleep three to a bedroom.
The women’s residence, Kathy’s House, accommodates up to 13 residents. The home has six bedrooms with typically two to a room, and one master suite that has enough space for three clients.
All residences offer spacious communal areas including backyards and living rooms. Each house has a flat screen TV with Hulu Plus and Netflix subscriptions for down-time. Comfortable couches fill out the living rooms and small offices with a communal computers are available as well, though they are reserved solely for writing resumes and applying for jobs—they are not to be used for social media.
The kitchen is fully stocked with appliances, cookware and dishes to prepare meals. All food is provided by SNT.
Rules and Regulations
SNT has a strict no-drug and alcohol policy. If a resident relapses they will be evicted immediately, though they are given a seven day grace period along with special instructions to follow if they wish to return to the house. If the relapsed client follows the directions (which include working with a sponsor and attending 12-step meetings), they can be considered by staff for readmission after the seven days have passed.
In order to maintain trust and reliability, residents are drug tested and must submit to random breathalyzer tests. All lab fees are included in the monthly dues, except certain tests for synthetic drug users which are extra. If a resident is on prescribed medication, they are responsible for informing staff and taking these medications as indicated by their doctor. Clients who are currently taking suboxone are not allowed unless they are on their final doses.
Upon arrival, residents meet with a case manager to map out their recovery plans. They are introduced to the Solutions “SoberLiving+” program, a four-tier life track which helps clients move over time towards autonomy. As residents demonstrate progress in their recovery they are granted less restrictive curfews and more responsibilities.
The curfews are non-negotiable; during level one, curfew is 8 pm daily. Clients are expected to get a sponsor from either an approved list or from a meeting within their first three days, and to begin working the 12 steps. Level one residents are also expected to seek employment and start working by the end of the four-week level one sequence.
The level two curfew is extended to 10:30 pm. In this stage residents are introduced to career strategies, budgeting, financial planning and education goal-planning with their case manager. After that comes level three with a midnight curfew, where clients are expected to complete at least 10 hours of community service per month in addition to their school or employment.
By level four, curfew is 1 am and residents are actively planning their re-entry into the community. On a case-by-case basis, over-night passes are permitted for level three and four residents.
Clients must attend three mandatory meetings per week which include one in-house meeting (also open to the public), one outside 12-step meeting and either a Big Book Study or a Recovered Through Christ meeting. Recovery programs are each resident’s choice as long as they are faith-based. Clients may also attend church groups.
SNT residents are encouraged to participate in outside activities to prepare them for community reintegration. Denton, Texas has a wide range of social activities to choose from including movie screenings, shopping and trips to restaurants. Going to the gym is encouraged, provided clients can afford the membership dues.
Solutions of North Texas teaches residents independence and autonomy in recovery. With the help of a case manager to develop essential life skills, SNT gives alumni an opportunity to grow into their newfound independence—all through a solution-based support system for long term sobriety. Though the faith-based approach may not be a perfect fit for everyone, SNT remains an affordable and responsible option.
Solutions of North Texas
2216 N Bolivar St
Denton, TX 76202
Solutions of North Texas Cost: $800 (30 days). Reach Solutions of North Texas by phone at (940) 898-6202 or by email at [email protected]. Find Solutions of North Texas on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube
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