Benefits of Dunes Case Management
For many years now, Doctors and Airline Pilots, when they enter treatment, are required to sign a 5 year Monitoring Agreement to be administered after they leave a residential recovery care facility. These Agreements support case managers in helping clients overcome many of the challenges encountered in early recovery, while holding clients accountable; making them responsible for following through on their post-residential care recovery plans.
The Doctors’ and Pilots’ Plan helps ensure success in recovery because it builds structure and accountability into the recovery process. The Doctors’ and Pilots’ Plan was implemented for reasons of public safety and the results have been outstanding. These groups can show a documented success rate of approximately 85%!
We at The Dunes believe everyone should have access to recovery program components that contribute toward achieving such remarkable recovery outcomes. The Dunes Case Management Program (DCM) offers our clients an opportunity to achieve long term recovery which is unique in addiction recovery. The following lists detail benefits DCM offers clients, their families, and employers.
DCM facilitates a structured transition from each client’s time at The Dunes to a time when they are pursuing continuing recovery after they leave The Dunes, giving clients their best shot at long term recovery.
Complements and reinforces The Dunes continuing care plan helping clients gain maximum stability in their recovery encouraging them to stay active in the recovery process.
Identifies relapse behavior before actual relapse occurs helping clients avoid relapse-oriented thinking and behavior and thus relapses.
Helps restore trust which helps reinforce the benefits of recovery—earning back the trust of family, friends, and employers is an experience that strengthens recovery.
DCM emphasizes personal responsibility and accountability which increases clients’ chances at enjoying the benefits of long term recovery.
Improved rates of recovery give clients their best chance at a new addiction-free life.
Expedites return to home, work, and school helping clients start to experience being part of life as it was meant to be lived—a powerful reinforcement to continuing long term recovery.
Provides third party validation and compliance documentation as needed assisting clients in need of such validation the documentation they must have to comply with courts, agreements with employers, and similar arrangements.
DCM—Family & Employer Benefits:
Removes family from the role of monitor or “police” which helps remove stress and conflict from relationships helping family and employer relationships, with those in recovery, get back on track and prove more fruitful and satisfactory for all involved.
Helps establish positive communication, set boundaries, limitations, and defines consequences which brings clarity to the family’s and employer’s relationship with their recovering family member or colleague—enhances structure and accountability in the recovery process which in turn enhances the chances of a successful long term recovery.
Identifies relapse behavior before actual relapse occurs and helps educate family members and employers to identify signs of future relapse when it is still early enough to take appropriate action—then the DCM team is able to guide the family in taking the proper steps in an effort to help their loved one avoid a relapse episode.
DCM identifies client family needs and refers them to local resources for support and assistance as appropriate (e.g. Al-Anon, therapists, legal resources, financial, and other professional services)—guidance designed to raise the quality of family life while aiming to detoxify family relationships that active addiction so often spoil.
Provides family members (and employers requiring them) with regular client contact and updates helping them understand what is happening with the recovery of their family member while taking the drama out of relationships that were so often negatively charged by the damage active addiction brought to the family.
Gives families and employers piece of mind by improving their loved ones’ and colleagues’ potential for long term recovery.