Because compliance monitoring is not a service many programs offer, it can be challenging to know whether your loved one needs this service. This service is an excellent way to ensure that your loved one is staying sober. However, with this service, there comes a variety of compliance FAQs. We strive to answer these questions and give you information that you need to feel comfortable using this service. To learn more, please contact Southworth Associates today at 844.521.0523.
What is Compliance Monitoring?
This compliance FAQ is, perhaps, the most common. Fortunately, this question is also relatively easy to answer. Compliance monitoring is a basic service that Southworth Associates offers. Each client receives a Southworth compliance monitor when they agree to seek treatment. With this service, we monitor your loved one’s sobriety and ensure that they are staying sober.
We monitor your loved one’s compliance using randomized drug and alcohol testing. We ensure that a team member observes all testing to make sure that your loved one’s test is accurate and has not been tampered with before analysis.
We test with just enough frequency to eliminate gaps in testing times. Furthermore, we use hair, blood, nails, saliva, urine, and breathalyzer protocols to reduce the risks of drug and alcohol not being detected.
Compliance FAQs For the Spouse, Parents, or Family
Q: How Will You Know If Your Loved One is Staying Clean and Sober?
A: Monitoring provides simple, reliable, and objective proof of abstinence. You don’t have to make any more guesses, potentially harmful accusations, or walking on eggshells.
Q: When Should We Ask Our Loved One to Participate?
A: Our internal findings are that the earlier a treatment program introduces compliance monitoring, the higher the likelihood an individual will engage. Meaning, it is best to present monitoring while the individual is still in treatment, perhaps at the beginning of their stay, if possible.
Compliance FAQs For the Recovering Individual
Q: I Already Completed Treatment, So Why Should I Agree to Be Monitored?
A: Many in early recovery have made prior attempts to recover. Many times, families withdraw from or avoid the recovering individual. This withdrawal can result in lost time or mistrust and worry from children, spouses, parents, or other loved ones. Monitoring allows the recovering person to establish concrete trust and confidence within the family.
Why It Works
For nearly 30 years, Southworth Associates has been working with impaired professionals. While standalone treatment facilities report varied and inconsistent data, programs for recovering professionals report notable higher success rates. Our programs for recovering professionals tend to average success between 60 and 80% of the time. The variance is based on the profession and other variables. These programs have more stringent “success” definitions, boasting 5-years of consecutive abstinence from drugs and alcohol.
Previously these services were only available for airline pilots, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and lawyers.
Today, Southworth Associates has made these services available to anyone seeking ongoing accountability.
Benefits of Compliance Monitoring
Monitoring provides two imperative services for the early recovery process. First, it provides concrete proof that the recovering individual maintains abstinence and participates in their continuing care plan. This action can minimize the shame and judgment within the home environment. Secondly, monitoring allows family members to return to acting as loved ones, not acting as compliance officers.
Learn More at Southworth Associates Today
At Southworth Associates, we offer a range of services in addition to compliance monitoring. For instance, our services include:
- Intervention services
- Sober escorts
- Sober transportation
- Professional recovery programs
- Sober companions
- Sober coaching
To learn more about our services or to get answers to other compliance monitoring FAQs, reach out to Southworth Associates today at 844.521.0523.