One of the most critical measurements of treatment success begins the day individuals step foot out our doors and are faced with the question, “O.K. Now what?”.
Our life skill building is designed to help individuals discover their unique and purposeful place in the world. To this end, residents will be coached in life skills and the habituation of the lifelong pursuit of character development. Our holistic approach will stress green-minded, productive lifestyles and vocations in which the symbiotic relationship with the environment, the community and economic realities are practiced.
Back2Basics provides the support and guidance needed to avoid falling into the pitfalls of old habits and behaviors. We strive to equip our residents with the tools and purposeful goals necessary to carve out productive and satisfying lives in the world beyond our doors – a world in which success is measured in years and lifetimes of sobriety. The joy of witnessing long-term sobriety and highly functioning members of society is our greatest reward.
Independence Education: In-house curricula fuels the fundamentals of independent living through the emphasis placed on self support. Residents learn how to create a budget, efficiently shop for groceries, and produce healthy and economical meals for any occasion. Residents develop time management skills through creating and following through on schedules. Residents are allowed the opportunity to earn money through Back2Basics in order to buy their own personal items. No more relying on Mom and Dad!
Higher Education: Back2Basics residents have the opportunity to pursue undergraduate classes at Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community College. These institutions can be utilized to work towards a bachelors degree.
Home Life: Responsible for the care and maintenance of the home and campus properties. This includes developing and maintaining gardens, practicing recycling and composting practices, participating in home weather projects, assisting in do-it-yourself home improvement projects, and much more. Practical life skills are very important in helping residents become self-sufficient individuals.
Career Counseling: Back2Basics offers one-on-one counseling sessions aimed at uncovering vocational strengths and goals. Residents are provided with tools and resources necessary to succeed, and a coach to lead them through their process.
Volunteer Activities: Residents participate in community service projects including cooking and serving meals at the Flagstaff Family Food Center, volunteering at the Flagstaff food bank, and much more. Residents also participate in community and environmental restoration projects, such as Back2Basics own “Adopt-a-Highway” and campsite restoration.
Apprenticeship: Back2Basics is highly immersed throughout the Flagstaff professional community. Residents have the opportunity to work closely with various businesses in order to get experience in the professional world. Whether it be roasting coffee beans at Late For the Train coffee warehouse, or whipping up a recipe at a hot new restaurant like Fat Olives, Back2Basics can help kick start the vocational process.