Transitional Housing

male living in transitional housing reading a book

A well-structured treatment program including transitional housing is necessary to create circumstances for sustained recovery. Nonetheless, completing a course of treatment does not mean that the road ends there. People in recovery still have challenges in life to overcome, in which support is essential.

Having a stable place of residence through a transitional housing program is an important part of the equation. At times, people are not ready to return to their homes and require an environment that is more conducive to their rehabilitative needs. This situation creates a demand for transitional living services and Transcend Recovery Community can assist men, women, and families through the process.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional living involves bridging the gap between a recovery program and an independent life. Transcend understands that while some people are capable of living independently, others may need the structure of a treatment facility. Additionally, there are those who fall in the middle of these two scenarios; a transitional housing program is appropriate for people in this category. Transitional housing creates a setting that fosters the element of recovery preceding independent living. As to be expected, there are rules in place that residents must adhere to; however, transitional housing provides residents with a sense of autonomy as well.

There is no definite timeline that applies to a transitional housing program. Every case is unique, and meaning some people’s stay may be longer than others. Whatever that timeline looks like, the required level of support must continue to its end.

Does Transcend Provide Transitional Housing?

Transcend believes in providing holistic support to those reintegrating into society while recovering. Often, this requires supplying residents with a consistent and supportive living space while they acclimate to a new lifestyle.

The goal of transitional housing is to ensure that clients are equipped to handle life in society by the time the stay comes to an end. Our sober living arrangement works similarly to that of transitional housing, and we ascertain to create a comfortable environment that is most conducive to long-term recovery. 

Transcend, along with the Heights Treatment, offers clients access to intensive outpatient treatment while they are residents. We attend to the need for support and assistance, while simultaneously providing suitable accommodation.

24-hour staff, in addition to other residents, provide clients with a sense of community while in transitional housing. There is also weekly communication with each client’s treatment team member, as this person effectively communicates with doctors, the intensive outpatient treatment team, and parents. 

How Does Someone Start Transitional Housing?

Beginning transitional living is a process that differs from person to person. Individualization of programs for each client is important, as recovery looks different for everyone. The Transcend team is acutely aware of varying circumstances among clients, and gaining a thorough insight of the client prior to their stay in transitional housing is essential.

This effort comes in the form of an evaluation process. The evaluation is conducted in order to address the client’s needs and to understand where they are at in their recovery. Client needs can range from simple adjustments to make the accommodation more comfortable, to understanding possible triggers within the environment. 

If you are in search of a transitional housing facility, Transcend is certainly an excellent option. Our program consists of a network of people dedicated to ensuring a healthy return to normal living. To get started, please reach out to us so we can discuss your individual needs.

Are There Transitional Living Programs Specifically for Men and Women?

While we do not currently offer transitional housing for families, we certainly have sober housing dedicated to both men and women. We often find that men and women are more able to prioritize their recovery in a safe and focused environment.

As far as transitional housing for men is concerned, one of the main aims is to meet the need for fellowship. A frequent challenge for men is understanding that asking for help and finding solidarity among their peers are essential steps to take. One of the best things for men is to secure support from their fellows that are going through a similar experience.

Transitional housing for women achieves a similar objective with a different method. Each of these facilities is led by a female program director who concerns herself with consistent growth and development for residents. The women gain an understanding they are worthy of compassion, love, and respect, and that their past makes them no less than human.

Are There Transitional Programs Near Me?

Transcend currently offers transitional housing in Los Angeles, Houston, and New York. Each location provides access to a well-balanced community and an abundant supply of attractions to explore. 

If you are interested in a gender-specific facility, please let us know and we can specify what we have available at each location. 

Contact Transcend today so we can help you move toward living your best life. 

Relapse Prevention

male group on hike for relapse prevention plan

Recovery can be extremely challenging, as it can create an immense sense of mental anguish at times. When a person is in active addiction, stopping using is generally very difficult. This principle is especially true if the person perceived a sense of comfort while in active addiction.  Recovery can be followed by a relapse, which is why relapse prevention is imperative to one’s recovery.

Rehabilitative treatment is geared towards maintaining sobriety, meaning there is a need for an effective relapse prevention plan. At Transcend we understand how essential relapse prevention plans and therapies are to one’s recovery.  We’re here to help create relapse prevention plans for all of our clients.

What Is Relapse Prevention?

A relapse can throw a wrench into any successful recovery effort. Even when a client has gotten treatment and is slowly reacclimating to daily life, the potential for relapse can become a concern. This trend is most prominent in the first 90 days of recovery, as that is the most likely period for relapse.

Transcend believes that with adequate support, making a full recovery is a reality. We intend to help our clients recognize this, which is where our relapse prevention plans come into play. 

The idea of relapse prevention involves helping our clients to strengthen the required skill set needed to maintain sobriety. Of course, developing these skills and leaning on them takes some getting used to, but we provide the necessary support at every step.

Through proper planning and execution, we contribute positively to the recovery effort, which benefits the personal growth of the client. We understand the risk of relapse at any stage of recovery, and this level of understanding is what allows us to provide adequate aid.

What Type of Relapse Prevention Plan Does Transcend Offer?

Helping our clients to stay the course of recovery is a task that we aim to approach delicately. Therefore, it is an area in which effective planning must take place. A relapse prevention plan needs to be a roadmap as well as a strategy. We need to be able to set adequate guidelines and measure the effectiveness of our efforts.

Our plan revolves around the pillars of support and community. This focus is due to the importance of these factors in a sustained recovery effort. To this end, we promote various meeting types in an effort to create an encouraging environment. 

The goal is to get our clients to identify themselves as a part of a community, as opposed to feeling like they are the only ones experiencing these issues. Once this is achieved, the Transcend team can identify when a person may begin to struggle and can intervene before relapse occurs.

Relapse prevention is not impossible, nor is it the end of the road. Therefore, we support those who have relapsed with adequate outpatient rehabs and sober companions when needed.

What Is the Best Way to Prevent Relapse?

Transcend acknowledges and appreciates the sheer level of difficulty present when overcoming any addiction. There is a process of consistent patience and practice to create success on the road to recovery.

The best way to prevent a relapse is to make fundamental lifestyle changes. The exact definition of insanity speaks to repeating a single course of action and expecting different results. We do not believe in approaching life in this manner and aim to help our clients understand how fundamental lifestyle changes can help liberate them from their addiction. Here are some of the practices used in relapse prevention:

  • Modifying associations – There are many cases in which the type of friends our clients had before recovery was a massive part of the problem. The temptation and its associated lifestyle need to be removed from the equation for the best possible outcomes. Associations that feed into the addiction typically lead to trouble.


  • Altering outing locations – Apart from people, there are also physical places that can trigger a relapse. For example, if alcohol was the drug of choice, then it may be best to avoid settings such as bars or nightclubs.


  • Adequate planning – This aspect is where elements such as the relapse prevention plan are drawn upon. There must be a total understanding of what is to be done to achieve a state of recovery.

What Are the Stages of Relapse?

Relapse is not something that happens overnight. It occurs in somewhat measurable stages. At Transcend, we understand the inner-workings of relapse, which is how we can adequately plan to address it. The stages of relapse are:

  • Emotional relapse – In this stage, a person’s mind may not directly be partaking in the addiction. However, there are behavioral patterns that start to occur as a part of post-acute withdrawal. Some of the signs include meeting absenteeism, anger, anxiety, isolation, mood swings, and defensiveness.


  • Mental relapse – You can imagine this state as an intense level of mental anguish. It is as if there is an internal war that rages on. At this moment, there is the thought of going back to using. However, the recovering part of you fights against it. Signs of this phase include fantasies about the addiction, lying, seeing the “good” in the source of habit, and returning to old circles.


  • Physical relapse – This stage doesn’t require much explanation. If someone experiences the first two stages and isn’t adequately supported, this stage occurs when the person starts using again. For example, a recovering alcoholic starts drinking again.

What Are the Best Therapies and Plans for Early Relapse Prevention?

If relapse prevention therapy is presented at an early stage, it generally refers to emotional relapse. The most important things for a person at this stage are recognizing that it is happening and altering the associated behaviors. If it manifests as anxiety, relaxation techniques may be helpful. If it presents as isolation, there’s nothing wrong with asking for help. The person who is struggling must move back toward the point of adequate self-care as quickly as possible.

Transcend aims to create a supportive and community-based environment to motivate our clients at this early stage before things take a turn for the worst. The meetings offered are safe spaces that clients can use to gain additional strength needed to tackle the issues of emotional relapse. 

In addition to peer support groups, many people in recovery have found that having a mentor has been instrumental in maintaining their sobriety. Mentors act as an additional form of support, providing newly sober people with encouragement and accountability to their sobriety. A good mentor has a deep understanding of the intricacies of addiction; in fact, many mentors have struggled with addiction in the past themselves and can relate on an empathetic level with their mentee. 

Ultimately, there is no need for clients to address these issues alone. They are never left to feel like their conflicts are foreign, shameful, or isolated; instead, they are empowered to share their experience. This information can be used to plan effectively and to address any potential deterrents to a full recovery.

Why Relapse Prevention Fails?

Relapse prevention strategies are necessary for a successful recovery. The problem is many of the developed strategies don’t optimally address the issues. It’s as simple as “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Note that this is not an indication that failures only occur if no planning takes place.

Relapse prevention most often fails due to poor planning. Additionally, people in recovery are not always treated as individuals. In order to avoid these pitfalls, Transcend emphasizes comprehensive planning as a part of our relapse prevention effort.

The less detail a plan has, the more likely it is to fail. We can attest to our planning workflow, which creates actionable strategies, as opposed to just concepts being laid out. It is important to remember that people look at these things to maintain their sobriety.

Personalization is another crucial element. The plan must be designed to work for the person it applies to. Recovery is a difficult journey, as it is also a highly personal one. We see our clients as individuals and always plan with that mindset.

Finally, even in some cases where planning is done right, commitment, and accountability to the plan is missing. Both the plan’s creator and the client must collaborate and stay motivated to see the plan through.

How to Implement Relapse Prevention Strategies

When planning for something, an implementation phase typically follows. Relapse prevention is no exception to this. At some point, the developed plan must be executed in order to achieve the desired results.

The best way to go about successfully planning and implementing is to have professionals in your corner who have a vested interest in your needs and your recovery. Transcend recommends that you reach out to us for your relapse prevention strategy implementation needs. We guarantee support, guidance, and motivation throughout your recovery. 

Call the recovery specialists at Transcend today at 800-208-1211 or use our contact us form to see how joining the Transcend community can change your life.

Medication Management

two clients receiving medication management therapy

Recovery can take numerous forms. For many people, it involves taking medications to get things back on track. Unfortunately, numerous factors can make the process of using medicine less straightforward than it should be. This issue is the reason that medication management services and medication therapy management can be necessary.

Transcend offers an excellent medication management service, which supports our client’s needs to improve the chances of recovery.

What Is Medication Management?

The purpose of medication is to ensure that an acceptable quality of life is maintained. Achieving this requires taking any administered medicine in the required quantities and at the right time. Medication management is a service that certifies the process remains consistent.

Statistically, many people either take their medications incorrectly or not on time. Those who are given prescriptions that require refills may not even fill them the first time. When this happens, the medicine often doesn’t have a chance to achieve an optimal outcome. In some cases, people experience adverse reactions to irregular medicinal patterns.

Medication management aims to eliminate these health crises by improving the levels of accountability and consistency in this context. Note that this is rarely a case of intentional negligence. People forget for numerous reasons, even when the conditions that are being treated pose severe risks to their health.

Regardless of this tendency, these people do deserve to be healthy like others. Support is all that is necessary to achieve this, and Transcend is firmly in the corner of empowering its clients.

Does Transcend Provide Medication Therapy Management?

Transcend offers a reliable medication management program. This concept is not to be confused with medication administration. We do not engage in administering the medicine, but we are willing to take part in other tasks to support our clients’ in this way.

This service involves actions such as locking meds away, accounting for medication use through auditing, observing clients as they take their meds, etc. These tasks may seem very simple to some, but they provide structure to those struggling with adhering to the prescribed schedule.

As this is a service that is heavily used by seniors, some people are inclined to believe that it is not something for the younger demographic to consider. We want to dispel that stigma, as age is not synonymous with a need for help. There are people of all ages who are not consistent with medication use, and the reasons for this vary. We do not discriminate, as we believe in the concepts of community, responsibility, and aid.

The work that we do has numerous benefits, including a reduction in long-term spending on healthcare, a sense of relaxation for loved ones, and better outcomes at the end of a course of medication-assisted treatment.

Methods Used in Medication Management Therapy

Transcend employs effective strategizing in all our programs, and medication management therapy is no exception. The following are some methods used to ensure that the intended objectives are achieved:

  • Motivational strategies – Periodically, people need compelling motivation to repeat a course of action. While some of our plans involve more substantial forms of intervention, this is one that aims to help clients make a fundamental mental adjustment. The idea is to help the client to understand how important they are and to clarify why creating a detrimental medical situation is a problem.
  • Follow-up – This method involves medicinal accounting. A helpful aspect of medication is that the quantity doesn’t lie. Think about pills, for example. If there is a packet that contains 10 capsules, and it continues to hold 10, then delinquency is present. The idea here is to evaluate a client’s behavior objectively and to make the necessary adjustments.
  • Engagement – This step feeds into the motivational strategies that we use to help our clients see their medication in a more positive light. This step involves effective communication and addressing concerns that clients may have about the process and its importance.

These are three of several different medication management techniques that the Transcend team employs to create the administrative consistency that promotes adequate health. We take great pride in this responsibility, and we intend to continue to foster a better quality of life for our clients.

Who Should Seek Medication Management?

As indicated before, there are various reasons that people could struggle with medication compliance. These persons are the ones that we encourage to make use of our. Persons who fall into this category include:

  • People who tend to stop taking their prescribed medication once they start feeling better – Medicine is an entire course of treatment that needs to be taken for the set duration. If a doctor has prescribed 24 pills over two weeks, it is because 24 pills are required. If you stop taking medicine because you start feeling better after one week, you compromise your treatment.
  • Those who struggle with sticking to the schedule – Whether you are very busy, or you happen to forget about taking your medication, it still affects the potential for your health to return to a place of normalcy. If the designated administration times keep passing you by intentionally or otherwise, medication management is a good idea.
  • People who are uncontrollable with pain medication – Pain medication can be very addictive and many who are prescribed have difficulties managing their pain medication. Pain medication therapy can assist in controlling this urge as medication may be locked up.
  • If you have thoughts of overdosing – This act borders on self-harm, which is counterproductive to the practice of medicine. If you feel inclined to do so, we implore you to seek aid. This recommendation applies whether it comes from a place of intention to cause bodily harm or an addiction to the medication.

What Are the Effects of Non-Adherence to Medication Management Therapies?

Even if you get assistance where medication management is concerned, you still need to respect and follow the guidelines for it to work. Transcend does not administer medications for clients. Our purpose is to keep you on track and to put the necessary elements in place to keep you accountable.

Even when factors that could prevent you from taking medicine are removed from the equation, the final decision is still yours. If you decide to be delinquent, here are some potential effects:

  • Higher spending in the long-term to correct the damage done by not allowing for effective treatment to take its course
  • Compromised quality of life because the medicine did not get to achieve its intended effect
  • Possible death in the case where the medicine is geared towards treating life-threatening illnesses or complications
  • Creation of mental troubles and worry for family members and other close persons concerned about your wellbeing
  • Illness escalations for ailments that have subsequent and more severe phases when they aren’t treated

We don’t want our clients to deal with any of these effects, and so we implore them to help us help them by taking the medicines when we indicate it’s time.

Call the recovery specialists at Transcend today at 800-208-1211 or use our contact us form to see how joining the Transcend community can change your life.

After Care Programs

three clients of after care program enjoying free time on pier

Recovery is never an easy process, and even after a rehabilitation program is completed, mental health and addiction hurdles do not simply disappear. That is why many seek after care programs. People can struggle for any length of time with the possibility of a relapse. At times, people or objects in the environment can act as triggers, which gives rise to an internal battle. In other cases, those who are in recovery may have a difficult time deviating from the destructive habits that were normal to them for so long. Aftercare programs are an important part of the recovery process and Transcend Recovery Community can assist anyone seeking further information.

What Is an Aftercare Program?

Aftercare programs are dedicated to increasing the chances of long-term sobriety within recovering clients. The right motivation and adequate resources can go a long way in helping people to stay clean as they walk the road of recovery.

This type of program should be baked into any successful recovery plan, as there is an undeniable need for continued support post-treatment. Relapsing is a real possibility, and clients who struggle with addiction may also have mental health issues. When the two are combined, it makes the recovery effort that much more challenging.

Aftercare is dedicated to understanding a client’s mental state and needs, which can then assist in maintaining a sober lifestyle. Typically, this involves understanding triggers, developing coping mechanisms for cravings and stressors, understanding the dangers of a relapse, and preventing a lapse from escalating.

Does Transcend Provide Aftercare Programs?

Transcend understands the need for comprehensive and sustained aftercare provisions for those who are on the road to recovery. To this end, we, along with our sister company, The Heights Treatment, provide aftercare treatment at various levels.

First, there is a partial hospitalization program (PHP), which is a comprehensive outpatient treatment program suited to clients who are transitioning from a residential treatment program. The structure of this program is very convenient, as treatment is completed on a consistent schedule while clients reside in their homes or a sober living facility.

Next, there is the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that also runs for several days weekly, and only requires a few hours daily. There are many addictions and mental health issues that clients struggle with that can be tackled with the various therapy options that fall under this program. Some of these include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Shame Resilience, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, etc.

Upon completion of other programs, such as PHP and IOP, there is a dedicated outpatient program (OP) for continued aftercare treatment. This program is geared towards a gradual reintegration into a healthy life for our clients. There are weekly individual therapy sessions, as well as a check-in group with peers.

Transcend and The Heights Treatment have created a workflow that allows clients to work through aftercare treatment with progressively greater independence. Of course, this is synonymous with different levels of accountability.

Additionally, upon completion of a sober living program, we offer our clients individualized case management to assist them. Therefore, they can keep meeting their goals, sticking to their prescriptions, remain connected to the Transcend community, etc.

How Long and How Frequently Will You Need Aftercare?

Transcend realizes there is no hard and fast rule where the duration of after care is concerned. Clients are often at different stages in the recovery process, and even those who are at similar stages don’t always have the same needs.

We prefer to assess each situation on an individual basis to determine the frequency and level of aftercare a patient needs. If we were to skip this step, our clients may feel like nothing more than another number to us. The Transcend way is to communicate and demonstrate to clients that we value them as individuals, and that we are committed to fostering their recovery in a personally appropriate manner.

As indicated above, the program is segmented into different levels that provide various balances between structure and independence. Frequency and engagement durations also vary here. For example, a plan with a more significant structure may require a six-hour session, five days per week. Alternatively, there may be another plan that only requires a couple of hours one to two days per week.

Give us the chance to understand your position, so we can ensure that the right program is used to get your life back on track.

How to Know if You Need an Aftercare Program

Recovery is not a straightforward process, and surely some form of support is needed to get through it successfully. Participating in an aftercare program increases the likelihood of remaining sober for life.

The program includes a comprehensive analysis of your mental state, needs, triggers, etc. Based on this information, our professional team can then establish a plan to help you cope and to make certain that you feel supported during this time.

While some clients undeniably require a higher level of care than others, we recommend that everyone entering recovery enroll in an aftercare program. On occasion, people may feel unsettled enrolling in these programs as a result of too much or too little independence. This particular issue is the reason that Transcend has partnered with The Heights Treatment: to provide a program that can attend to your aftercare needs based on function and necessity. If you are unsure of the extent to which you need aftercare, please reach out to us so we can assist you in getting a suitable amount of help.

The Risk of Not Having Aftercare

Statistically, approximately half of people who enter recovery relapse at some point; additionally, most of these relapses occur within the first 90 days of recovery. While the likelihood of relapse decreases with each day a recovering person stays clean, that risk is always a factor.

The recovery process can be thought of in the same manner as one would consider the treatment of a medical condition, such as diabetes. While there is no hard and fast cure for the condition, there are treatment options available to manage it effectively. As a result, the affected individual experiences a consistently better quality of life. Leaving an illness to chance and not managing it can create an unpredictable situation that is likely to have a poor outcome.

These programs are designed to help clients in numerous ways. There is the individual benefit of having a program that provides treatment in the most optimal way possible. There is also a sense of support and community that contributes significantly to the mental fortitude that aids in staying sober.

If one does not enroll in an aftercare program, there is always the drawback of missing out on these benefits, which compounds the risk of a failed recovery. Aftercare also caters to those who have had a lapse, which can be a very discouraging experience and challenging to recuperate from. Without adequate support, a slip is almost certainly going to lead to a sustained relapse.

What Happens If I Relapse During an Aftercare Program?

This question is a common one, as recovering people see relapse as a more significant threat than it is. If a slip-up occurs and the addiction resurfaces, people tend to believe the battle is lost. The issue here is that a strong sense of demotivation is created, which tends to result in a regression of chronic addiction.

At Transcend, we want our clients to understand that they are human beings, and a lapse is not an indication of failure and can be avoided in the future. Our aftercare treatments place a considerable emphasis on this area, as many individuals have relapsed due to having the wrong perception of themselves after a slip-up.

We ensure that our clients understand the implications of a full relapse, which provides motivation to stay sober. Even if clients experience more than a simple lapse, we never believe that anyone is beyond recovery. What we have created is a safe space where you can be open about your mistakes and insecurities in a way that allows them to be addressed efficiently.

Are There After Care Programs Near Me?

If you are considering aftercare, you may be interested to know what your options look like. Transcend is the best choice for you, thanks to our holistic approach to recovery. We cannot promise overnight success but can guarantee to support you through your journey.

We currently have locations in New York, Los Angeles, and Houston. Furthermore, we also have sober living facilities in these locations. Sober livings provide an optimal environment for your recovery process, as you complete your aftercare requirements.

Our sister company, The Heights Treatment, supports our aftercare provision at each location. If you are transitioning to the stage of aftercare, we recommend you reach out to us so we may discuss your needs. Upon doing so, we can establish which of our various comprehensive programs is best suited to you.Call the recovery specialists at Transcend today at 800-208-1211 or use our contact us form to see how joining the Transcend community can change your life.

Case Management Services

women going over case management services during lunch

Detox and rehabilitation programs are essential aspects of any successful recovery journey. Those who are recovering cannot go through the process without adequate support. On occasion, clients need additional assistance that goes beyond these programs; this is where case management services come into play and Transcend Recovery Community is a preferred company for case management.

What Are Case Management Services?

Case management involves a workflow that goes beyond the typical treatment system. It concerns itself with the integrated treatment options that provide a functional benefit to the client. The main idea is to ensure that those who are in recovery have access to all services that are required for the smoothest possible effort where sobriety is concerned. In many cases, the actions needed to pull this off span multiple disciplines.

Transcend offers a dedicated and individualized case management service that is tailored to the needs of the client. There is no set way of doing this, as the needs and requirements vary in each recovery context. We understand and appreciate that optimal daily living may look different from person to person. As a service provider, the onus is on us to meet whatever requirements come our way.

Successfully providing a dependable case management service means that our team aids our client base on several levels. This assistance includes, but is not limited to, organizational tasks in the life of the client, appointment creation and tracking, medication management, support for basic living skills where necessary, and attentiveness to clinical needs. By doing all of this in a way that is conducive to a better and more efficient recovery process, we create a situation in which the likelihood of long-term sobriety is higher.

How Does Transcend Provide Case Management Services?

At Transcend, it all starts with having the right people in the right places at the right time. As such, we make certain that we have a competent case management team to provide services efficiently and uniformly.

First, we develop an understanding of various addiction and substance abuse models, as we need this expertise to adequately support our clients with treatment options and other useful resources. Once we have an understanding, we must then effectively communicate the intended approach to the client in a way that drives cooperation through comprehension, not by force.

Transcend has a consistently modern idea of the treatment options available, government factors, insurance provision parameters, etc. These external factors can all help or hinder what we are trying to achieve, and actionable insights are the only things that can prevent the latter.

Cultural support is also an essential part of our case management approach, as we believe that diversity is a good thing. Instead of viewing different customs as a barrier to the recovery effort, we use them to support the work we do.

The areas highlighted are some of the necessary provisions that Transcend offers where case management is concerned.

What Are Typical Case Management Services?

Our case management services aid our clients on multiple levels. Some of the typical services that fall under this umbrella are as follows:

  • Assessment – When a new client begins using our services, we must accurately determine the person’s conditions, personality type, treatment requirements, strengths, and weaknesses.


  • Resources – Completing case management requirements involves incorporating available resources based on the assessment. This process may require contacting various service providers and organizations such as insurance companies, places of employment/education, community partners, etc.


  • Case planning – Transcend’s purpose in the context of case management is to assure that the client has the necessary tools and support to maintain sobriety on a self-sufficient level. This workflow involves detailed planning that must include the client, as this makes for a higher probability of success. It’s a roadmap that shows how the client is expected to get to sobriety maintenance with the resources needed.


  • Benefits – Depending on the client’s situation, there is potential benefit eligibility. Medical benefits, food stamps, etc., fall under this category, and we assist in filling out the required paperwork.


  • Progress monitoring – When a plan is established, it’s crucial to track the client’s progress to understand how effective the strategy is and where changes are necessary.

What is a Case Manager?

The case manager is the person who advocates for the client and conducts the various tasks explained above. Transcend prides itself on its competent and knowledgeable case management team. The team is committed to ensuring the holistic health and successful recovery of all clients who utilize this service.

Overcoming addiction can look different among clients, and case managers must be able to apply different treatment perspectives and documented approaches to the process.

While our case managers may use varying methods, they are all experts in several core competencies that fall under therapeutic and medical disciplines. They are also committed to creating the best possible recovery scenarios for clients through advocating for assistance in any way that is required. This can include assistance with complying with medical appointments, job training, housing, and other tasks that support recovery and gradual reintegration into the wider society.

Transcend trains its team to take a client-centric approach, as that is the only way to ensure that there is a higher probability of success. Apart from advocating for clients and seeking resources, the client must also feel included and supported throughout the process.

What Are the Benefits of Receiving Case Management Services?

Many people who are overcoming addiction require various outpatient services and other forms of care. Securing all aspects is not the most straightforward task for the client, as there are hurdles that need a dedicated focus. Managing outpatient treatment, finding a sober living, support group location, benefits registration, keeping appointments, etc., can make the process difficult.

Receiving case management services lightens this burden by removing the administrative overhead from the client’s plate. Transcend wants to remind everyone that it is perfectly fine to accept help, especially when it comes from a place of genuine care.

Additionally, the support we provide to our clients compounds the motivation to succeed on the road to recovery. There are some groups of people, such as those who have relapsed in the past, who stand to gain from having case management services in their corner.

We acknowledge the fact that our clients are no less than human, and mistakes do not define them. All we need to do is assist where necessary to keep their lives in smooth-running order.

Call the recovery specialists at Transcend today at 800-208-1211 or use our contact us form and see how joining the Transcend community can change your life.

Adolescent Mentoring


Our adolescent mentoring program provides support for teenagers when they need it most. Balancing academics, extracurricular activities, and the social dynamics of simply being a teen can be hard to manage all at once. Our program is designed to help young adults cope with these changes in a healthy and productive way. At a juncture when peer pressure and the temptations to engage in unhealthy living exert such a powerful influence, avoiding drugs and alcohol in high school can prove to be a real challenge.


Transcend has offered adolescent mentoring services since late 2012. Our mentors are highly skilled men and women who have extensive training and experience in the recovery field. Our adolescent mentors work closely with a supervisor, treatment teams, and families. Ongoing training and educational workshops for our mentors are an integral component of our program. We pride ourselves on effective communication and individualized approaches to wellness with each client.


Transcend’s adolescent mentoring program embodies a three-pronged approach designed to equip at-risk students with the skills they need to thrive in their recovery program.

  • Exposure to Resources: Mentors will connect clients to critical avenues of support, ranging from self-help groups to experiential outings.
  • Family Action Plan: Mentors will help create a Family Action Plan that delineates the guidelines under which a mentoring program will exist.
  • Recovery Accountability: Mentors will monitor a client’s recovery through urinalysis & alcohol testing.


Evidence suggests that ongoing support is the most critical component marking an individual’s success in recovery and a healthier lifestyle overall. While our adolescent mentoring program is incredibly individualized and is tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, we offer two different tracks of adolescent mentoring services.

Adolescent Mentoring Track Info

Track A ($1500 Monthly) Track B ($800 Monthly)
4 hours of weekly face-to-face contact with mentor 2 hours of weekly face-to-face contact with mentor
2 random UA drug and alcohol tests per week 1 random UA drug and alcohol test per week
Weekly check-ins with academic staff Weekly check-ins with academic staff
Family communication calls 4 times a week, along with full updates after each client meeting Family communication calls 2 times a week, along with full updates after each client meeting
Daily check-in call with client Daily check-in call with client
When applicable, mentors will accompany clients to 1 12-step/recovery support meeting per week

Sober Companions

Sober Companions | Transcend Recovery CommunityAt Transcend, we have encountered clients who need more than a sober living environment can offer. In the spirit of forming a loving community that accepts anyone with the desire for increased wellness, we have sober companions that are able to meet these clients’ needs in a deep and impactful way.

Transcend provides a trained and experienced team of sober companions to assist our clients in developing and implementing a daily schedule. Transcend will provide knowledgeable referrals to clinical resources and maintain communication with treatment professionals throughout our clients’ recovery. Our sober companions are able to be with our clients up to 24/7 in the comfort of their own homes, in a location that we set up for them, or anywhere else in the world.

Our sober companions are men and women who have worked in addiction treatment for numerous years and have experience with co-occurring mental health issues. We will work to integrate our clients into the larger Transcend community so that our clients can feel the support of their peers.

The Transcend team, with a mix of licensed clinicians, CADC’s, and others will tailor design the program to help each client on an individual basis all with a clinical mindset.

What Is a Sober Companion?

A sober companion is someone who helps a client transition back into the routine of a healthy life. We at Transcend understand that this is a multilayered process that requires physical and emotional support. After all, each client is going through the process of developing a new sense of normalcy. 

There is an immense level of difficulty associated with the transition. It must be navigated carefully so that the recovery effort can smoothly take its course. This kind of essential companionship is especially crucial for those who deal with a lonely living situation. 

Transcend’s sober companions work assiduously to keep our clients on track. This process includes conversations, help with cravings, and offering a dependable source of motivation, care, and strength. 

The arrangement tends to be on a live-in, on-call, or escort basis. There is greater control over the client’s living situation since the sober companion has the advantage of proximity. Therefore, there is an effective removal of triggers or substances.

Escort-based companions help prevent clients from relapsing as they travel to important locations, such as escorting clients to treatment centers around the world, work, sobriety meetings, or therapy sessions.

Who Are Sober Companions?

It takes a unique skill set for a person to be a capable sober companion. At Transcend, we ensure that we have the right people in the right place at the right time.

Transcend is highly committed to the holistic wellness of its clients. To this end, we go the extra mile to ensure that sober companions all embody the qualities below. 

First, the companion must be someone who has displayed excellent sobriety. This person must be one who can understand the client and act most beneficially based on experience. Anyone who needs a sober companion requires understanding and support in equal measure.

Next, there is a sense of compatibility that is necessary. In other words, a sober companion is a person who must explicitly be able to identify with the client’s struggles personally. Additionally, a Transcend companion is one who can act appropriately in any context.

The next consideration is the development of a respectful leadership relationship. There are going to be times when the companion must confidently steer the client in the right direction. This process should never be completed with aggression or a lack of respect. Clients must always feel empowered during the recovery effort.

How Do Sober Companions Help You?

Transcend intends for its clients to feel supported as they walk down the sometimes arduous road to recovery. Therefore, the sober companion system aids in three in general areas.

The first is relapse prevention. There is a sense of physical support associated with the companionship system. Depending on the arrangement, this can take several different forms. For example, a client may feel susceptible to relapse during transit. Therefore, an escort companion would ensure that this does not happen. Similarly, a live-in sobriety companion proactively removes triggers and stands in the way of addiction.

Next, emotional support is provided to whatever extent the client needs. Recovery can become a tedious mental battle, especially when people feel demotivated, unloved, invalidated, etc. Unfortunately, there are not many people who can listen from a non-judgmental perspective. The Transcend sober companion program provides this listening ear in spades, and it even involves discussion and counseling at the primary level.

Finally, the companion fills the role of an accountability partner. This function may involve developing a friendship with the client to create that extra sense of motivation since there is someone to stay clean for. Eventually, abstinence becomes the norm, and the client can function optimally.

Is a Sober Companion Right for Me?

Though we have a crop of excellent sober companions, we also want to be confident that the program is right for the client. Deciding how much you need companionship in recovery depends on the specifics of your situation.

Clients require support at different levels, and this is the reason that the companionship offering exists in various forms. For example, a client may be fine at home but may have reservations on the road or a client may seek 24/7 sober companion care for a period of time.

We at Transcend want you to remember that no man is an island. Humans are social creatures, and it is normal for you to rely on others for support and encouragement. Of course, we are willing to provide this for you in whatever way you may need it.

We would also advise you to contact us so we may discuss how applicable the program is and how it can optimally meet your needs.

Are There Sober Companions Near Me?

The answer is yes. Although Transcend is based in Los Angeles, we have sober companions across the country and most are willing to travel to you. So whether you live in Orange County, California, or Memphis, Tennessee, Transcend can service your needs.  We believe that nothing should get in the way of the sense of community that is imperative to a successful recovery. 

Transcend is a premier choice for a sober companion for anyone, anywhere in the world and we are always ready to help new and existing clients.

Interested in a sober companion? Call the recovery specialists at Transcend today at 800-208-1211 or use our contact us form and see how joining the Transcend community can change your life.

Sober Mentoring

Transcend provides a full sober mentoring program influenced by the phenomenal success of existing monitoring programs for doctors, pilots and nurses. Many of our clients have to relocate after leaving sober living, but need assistance with acclimating to new challenges and developing a schedule for themselves. Some clients need accountability and support to set out on their own. Our sober monitoring program provides face-to-face contact with clients, while providing randomized drug tests, and home inspections to ensure full support and accountability.

Sober Mentoring | Transcend Recovery Community

Transcend’s sober mentoring program was established to slow down the ‘zero to sixty’ transition from structured settings into more independent living. We offer guidance and accountability for individuals in various phases of recovery. Evidence suggests that ongoing support is the most critical component marking an individual’s success in recovery, and a healthier and more meaningful life overall. We work with each and every one of our clients to create an individualized approach toward continued wellness, in meeting the specific needs of our diverse clientele.

Our sober mentors are men and women in recovery who are trained to support clients in their recovery from addiction and co-occurring mental health challenges. Our sober mentoring program was born out of the challenges facing our clients, and provides our clients with the support they need to thrive. Through regular supervision meetings, constant communication, and training courses ranging from relapse prevention, family dynamics, crisis intervention and motivational interviewing, the Transcend mentor is dedicated to growing right alongside their client. Mentors meet on a specified basis with their clients, and offer urinalysis drug testing, home inspections, goal setting and tracking, job support, and ongoing collaboration with a client’s treatment team and family.

With the sober mentoring successes we have seen in both Los Angeles and New York, we have extended our services to other states to extend the reach of our comprehensive aftercare services.