Transitional living is an option designed to assist recovering clients in their efforts to rebuild their lives. The Transitional Living (TL) program currently provides housing to clients interested in remaining in a safe, gambling free, and sober environment until they are ready to transition back into society. The self-pay fee for T/L is $155 per week and subject to change without notice. This fee includes a variety of group counseling programs onsite and may be partially or fully covered by a grant.
It is critical to the success of problem gambling clients who have been through recovery to remain abstinent from gambling and substance free; therefore, this program is governed by strict rules of conduct and behavior to ensure clients remain abstinent and substance free while housed in the facility. Clean living is maintained by random drug tests and closely monitored activities. The result of the random testing and monitoring is that clients learn to make choices on their own and with the support of a counselor. Learning to make these choices helps them begin to establish new patterns for their lives. To remain in good standing in Bristlecone’s Transitional Living program, the client must remain clean and gambling free while living at Bristlecone, attend group counseling sessions at least once per day, and follow all Transitional Living program rules. The client must have an active treatment plan and meet with their counselor as recommended.