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1398: Extended Care Program in Worcester

1398 is Washburn House’s extended care (or structured sober living) program, located at 1398 Main Street in Worcester, MA. It’s a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment for you to continue your recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.

The Benefits of Extended Care

A structured sober living home makes your transition from inpatient care back to ‘normal life’ easier by giving you coping strategies and healthy lifestyle habits. If you think a sober environment is a good treatment option for you, you’ll receive a wide range of benefits when you come to 1398:

  • Help accessing clinical programming, such as partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) or intensive outpatient programs (IOPs)
  • Opportunities to build vital life skills, like cooking and budget management
  • Employment assistance, including resume-building – We work with a local staffing agency to help you start looking for a job, practice for interviews, and more.
  • Access to an in-house gym, computer lab, activity room, and nutritional counseling
  • Activities like yoga and meditation
  • Accountability – 1398 has a strict policies when it comes to alcohol and drug use.
  • Peer support – You’ll be surrounded by others who have the same goal as you: staying sober. This can be a great source of motivation and foster a sense of community and camaraderie. You’ll continue to benefit from the sober support network you build even after you leave 1398.

Because 1398 is about your transition back into sober life, you’ll enjoy much more freedom than you would have in residential care. For example, residents of Washburn House’s extended care program can travel with Washburn House staff to local meetings. This helps you develop positive relationships with others and join a community of sober living.

How Is 1398 Different Than PHP or IOP at Washburn House?

You may be wondering about the differences between sober living, like 1398, and day treatment (PHP) and IOP programs. The primary difference is that patients of day treatment and IOP typically live at their own homes and come to Washburn House for treatment. When you choose structured sober living with Washburn House, you live at 1398 Main Street in Worcester. It’s a great option if you’ve chosen PHP or IOP but don’t feel ready to live at your house, in your neighborhood, or around your triggers.

Day Treatment (Partial Hospitalization)

When you’re in our partial hospitalization program (PHP) in Worcester, you’ll have several hours of therapy and group exercises each day to build essential skills. It’s called partial hospitalization because you can return home after you’ve completed your daily routine. In an extended care program, you live on the premises.

PHPs provide therapeutic services with the same intensity as inpatient programs, but they’re offered on a less-than-24-hour basis. While living at 1398, you’ll have access to support 24/7, if you need it.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs)

Residential addiction treatment involves a highly structured recovery plan. You’re monitored closely and constantly as you live in a clinically supervised setting with other patients.

PHPs are a step down from this, and IOPs are another step down. Patients undergo fewer hours of treatment and have more independence. You can join an IOP and continue to go to work or school.

Sober living houses or halfway houses are usually a step down from IOPs. They promote sober living, responsibility, and wellness through peer support. People with shared experiences use their skills and insight to help each other. When you’re at 1398, you may undergo your own form of therapy or treatment, but it’s not required.

Unlike IOPs, sober living homes don’t have in-house medical or clinical support. Many, like 1398, are tied to addiction treatment centers offsite that offer these forms of treatment if you need them. In the case of 1398, it’s Washburn House in Worcester.

PHPs and IOPs are often essential components of a patient’s road to addiction recovery. 1398 will act as one of the final steps in your transition to living a sober life in society.

Who Is Eligible for 1398?

Our structured sober living home is open to any Washburn House resident who has completed inpatient treatment and wants to continue recovery.

If you haven’t completed residential treatment but still want to join extended care, our clinical team will work with you to make sure it’s the right spot for you.

Does Insurance Cover Sober Living Homes?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) says insurance companies have to offer coverage for mental health conditions, including substance abuse disorders. A sober living home helps you recover from addiction, but the federal government doesn’t classify it as a treatment facility, so insurance isn’t required to provide coverage.

At sober living houses like 1398, you’ll pay rent and cover any other costs, much like living on your own. If you enter 1398 unemployed, don’t worry! We’ll help you find work or undergo job training, and there are a variety of ways to cover the cost of living. We’re happy to speak with you about your options.

Can I Access Extended Care If I’ve Never Had Addiction Treatment Through Washburn House in Worcester?

If you haven’t completed our inpatient program but still want to join extended care, our clinical team will give you a full assessment to see which program is best for your recovery needs.

An inpatient facility gives you a strong foundation for your addiction recovery. By transitioning to 1398 in Worcester, you add to this foundation and maximize your chances of staying sober. Even if you haven’t used inpatient services, our extended care program may be the best choice to get you where you need to go. Contact us today at 800-717-3019 for more information!

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