Augustine Recovery Isn’t Just a Place
TARC isn’t just about the excellent 3- or 4-month rehab- it’s about the superb aftercare for the addict and his family. My son is in recovery at the Sober Living House run by TARC. The guys all know each other, they’ve all gone through the same program, they are there to support each other. There are house managers and case managers that oversee the men at the house. They provide encouragement and guidance and head off problems that they foresee by observing behaviors that may lead in a negative direction. They provide support and education for the families through family conference calls. The case manager even facilitates a family alumni call once a week so families can have their own “on line AlAnon-type” meeting.
TARC isn’t just a “place”. It’s the caring and competent people who work there, it’s an environment of acceptance, growth and love. It’s fun, at times and camaraderie. This is what I see as a parent and I am thankful everyday my son has had the opportunity to be here.