Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Recovery Point?
Recovery Point of Huntington provides a long-term program of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Since opening in January of 2011, Recovery Point of Huntington has graduated over 120 men. Currently, Recovery Point provides housing, food, and recovery services to 100 men. Our peer-driven, social model of recovery has proven to be effective in initiating and sustaining long-term recovery from addiction. Our current statistics show that over 68% of our graduates remain abstinent one year.

What is a Peer-Driven, Social Model?
Traditional treatment centers operate under a clinical model comprised of licensed clinicians, counselors, and physicians. Recovery Point utilizes a peer-driven, social model introduced by The Healing Place of Louisville, KY which utilizes Peer Mentors as class facilitators. Each Peer Mentor will share their recovery experience with another peer early in recovery. Our program places individuals in real-life experiences where they learn how to live sober. This same model is being replicated throughout West Virginia through funding from the Justice Reinvestment Act.

Why choose Recovery Point of Huntington?

  • Recovery Point of Huntington is cost-effective. The non-medical detox and residential recovery program is provided at absolutely NO COST to the individual alcoholic/addict. Residents contribute to their room and board in ways such as- food preparation, housekeeping, building and grounds maintenance, security, peer-mentoring, teaching, etc. Recovery Point of Huntington is a private, not-for-profit organization that relies on grants and charitable donations for funding and is able to keep costs down to an average of $25 per day per resident (considerably less than the average $250 per day in a traditional treatment facility or the $50 per day in our local regional jail).
  • Recovery Point of Huntington has a proven record of success since 2011. Statistics show that 68% of the alumni remain abstinent for at least one year after completing the program. This is roughly five times the national average for successful recovery from alcohol and drug addiction in traditional facilities. Recovery Point of Huntington program saves lives and restores individuals to their families and communities. It takes the alcoholic/addict from detox to sustained recovery- from a position of entitlement to empowerment- from a tax burden to a tax payer.

How does the Recovery Point of Huntington program of recovery work?

  • The Recovery Point of Huntington model is based on the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous that a) views alcohol and drug addiction as a chronic physical, mental and spiritual disease; and b) advocates a unique “social” method of treatment- one recovering alcoholic/addict helping another to achieve sobriety. Residents are not only required to attend outside AA/NA meetings, but to complete the curriculum of Recovery Dynamics, a systematic program of application of the 12 steps found in Alcoholic Anonymous. The curriculum consists of 28 classes and 32 written assignments.
  • Instead of relying on outside professional counselors as staff, Recovery Point of Huntington utilizes in-house Peer Mentors- graduates who have recently completed the program and, thus may serve as successful role models of recovery. These Peer Mentors are uniquely qualified to facilitate meetings and classes, provide peer-to-peer support and guidance, and model appropriate social and life skills.
  • Residents form a therapeutic community that operates on the principles of peer mentoring, group conscience and consensus decision-making. The community emphasis on taking personal responsibility for one’s actions, self-discipline and accountability to the peer group provides the primary catalyst of change for the recovering addict and alcoholic.

What is non-medical detox?
This refers to the process of detoxification from alcohol and drugs without pharmaceutical intervention. A typical stay in detox lasts 5-7 days. At least one Detox Monitor trained in CPR and First Aid is on duty at all times to monitor vitals for withdrawal symptoms. No medication is administered during the detoxification stage unless deemed medically necessary prior to the individual arriving. If a client requires medical attention, they will be immediately admitted to one of the local hospitals and remain under the care of hospital staff until medically cleared. As soon as the client is medically stabilized, he is required to attend in-house meetings and classes that will prepare him to participate in the recovery program.

What are the specific phases in the recovery program?
Off the Street (OTS) I and II: OTS residents are required to attend daily classes and participate in 12-Step meetings where they are introduced to the core concepts of recovery. Through interactions with peers who provide guidance, support, and model appropriate social and life skills. Participants are challenged daily to practice sober living skills, acquired through peers and staff in recovery. OTS residents will learn the basics of personal accountability to the group, and begin to move away from the “street” mentality.
Recovery Phase I: In exchange for room and board, all Phase I residents are required to complete daily job assignments and fulfill the requirements of the formal program of recovery 1) the curriculum of Recovery Dynamics 2) Peer Mentoring 3) Community Meetings.
Recovery Phase II: Residents who become Silver Chip eligible will have one of two options upon graduation: 1) Move into the Peer Mentor office 2) Move into the transitional living house. Peer Mentors are compensated through a small stipend, while transitional residents must be gainfully employed, pay rent and meet the house requirements as set forth by the Phase II Coordinator.

How can I find out more information about Recovery Point of Huntington?
Call (304)523-4673 or visit www.thehealingplaceofhuntington.org.
We encourage you to come visit our facility and see our program. We believe recovery from addiction is possible and seeing our program in action, you will too.