Breaking Free / Co-occurring Disorders
The path of recovery from an addiction and a mental illness is one of the hardest things you can do. We are happy to say it can be done.
“It has kept me sober. It has given me the willpower to maintain my sobriety. I now live a quality life.”
The Breaking Free program is a transitional living program focused on recovery from co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders located in Lewiston. It provides a safe, peer supported, shared-living environment. Breaking Free is a voluntary, transitional living program. The members typically stay up to twelve months in subsidized, shared living apartments with up to two other roommates. The program does not have staff members on site, however Case Managers are assigned to members and are available during weekday, business hours. Case Managers will assist program members in developing individual support plans to help guide their recovery and case management needs. Members apply to the program for the purpose of exploring ways to create and maintain a safe, healthy, and recovery focused environment. Current members, along with the support staff, interview potential candidates for entry into the program. Members participate in one to one as well as weekly groups to explore strategies in overcoming obstacles in a healthy way while building on their personal recovery.
Living within a shared apartment gives members and their housemates the opportunity to give to and draw from their respective strengths and experiences. It is a great opportunity for the individual committed to using shared living with peer and community supports to promote recovery and to bring about positive, personal change in their lives, and in the lives of those around them.
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