Personal Addiction Recovery Team (PART) Program Client Data
(18 month recovery support case management program)
Carl, a 55-year-old male, has been drinking since he was 15 years old. Each year Carl drank more and more, which resulted in more and more issues. He began suffering from various stomach problems and was diagnosed with diabetes, one of many medical issues left untreated.
Carl became estranged from his family. One thing after another and Carl eventually ended up homeless on the streets of Houston. On July 22, 2014, Carl was brought into the Houston Recovery Center for being intoxicated. He became inspired by the Houston Recovery Center team. He was tired of the problems in his life and wanted to change.
That night, Carl agreed to enter a detox program. During this, he enrolled into the Houston Recovery Center’s Partners in Recovery program where he would have a case manager six months and a recovery coach for eighteen months working with him consistently, monitoring the progress between treatment facilities. He also enrolled in Salvation Army’s Harbor Light 120 day recovery program.
With the help of Houston Recovery Center staff, Carl obtained a gold card and began to work on his health concerns. It turned out Carl had cirrhosis of the liver as well as Hepatitis C. He sought treatment for both while starting out his recovery and healed from Hepatitis C. Things were starting to look up for Carl.
One day, he asked staff to help him reconnect with his daughter who was living with his mother in Nevada. She was now a high school student. But he felt ready to talk to her again. He called her on the phone to tell her all of his progress. They continued their phone calls to each other for weeks. Their relationship slowly started to heal.
At this point, Carl was fifteen months sober and considered moving back to Nevada to be with his daughter and mother. He put the plan into action and in October 2015, eighteen months sober, Carl moved back home.
John Turner, his recovery coach at the Houston Recovery Center, has continued to keep in contact with Carl. He has secured a part time job and a new apartment to call his own. He is steadily growing his relationship with his family. He thanked John and all the staff for their outpouring of love and help he received from the Houston Recovery Center and all those who supported him in his recovery process.