Our Mission is to create and nurture a tranquil environment in order that participants may focus on recovery and comfortably use the tools in order to make responsible, sound decisions.
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Founded in 1971, Tradition One is a non-profit organization which maintains and operates a campus dedicated to the rehabilitation of persons in the continuing process of recovery from alcoholism and other drug addictions. We are an accredited Drug MediCal Residential 3.1 facility, licensed and certified by the State of California, Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.
Tradition One provides residential alcohol and other drug rehabilitation treatment services for adult men. We focus on the individual, enacting rigorous case management that involves many community resources available to the type of populations we serve. Most of our clients are homeless. Over half of our residents come directly from the criminal justice system and have felony backgrounds. According to a 2017 National Survey on Drug Use History, the second most common reason for individuals not seeking alcohol and other drug treatment despite perceiving the need, was lack of health care. Our contract has been transitioned to meet the needs of individuals who cannot afford treatment, or who require assistance registering for MediCal coverage. Due to this transition, many individuals who might not have received treatment were able to find recovery services at Tradition One.
Residents are encouraged to help each other with the affairs of daily living. Each resident is responsible for his own living area and personal hygiene. Each participant is assigned daily house chores, the residents have a weekly house meeting, and an Executive Board is elected periodically as well as a Resident Peer Council. Common problems are discussed, possible solutions sought, and recommendations are made. The Peer Council Executive Board is called upon to make recommendations to the staff. We encourage involvement in this process of “people helping people.”
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