We've done it! Being a small, "boutique", "ma and pa" place means we've been swimming up stream for several years. Navigating the increasingly difficult regulatory and insurance waters has been draining. Though we've known it for a while, we couldn't quite get ourselves to acknowledge that we could no longer provide the quality care we are known for in a manner that makes economic sense. We finally hit bottom and through the help and support of others accepted reality: We could no longer operate as a facility licensed by the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. One result of that decision is that our service is no longer covered by insurance.
What does this mean? The rest of our site explains our "new focus" but the biggest change is that Alcohol Services is going to consist of Karen and I working on a part time basis. We're starting by being open Wednesdays and half of Tuesdays at our new location. We'll see where it goes from there.
At a time like this our thoughts go to all the people who have worked with us and made Alcohol Services unique. Though it will just be the two of us we are both aware of our colleagues over the last 31 years and carry their contributions with us in our ongoing work. Our thoughts also go to those who have come to us for help over the years. It's an honor to have had them trust us enough to violate the rules of the alcoholic family "don't feel, don't talk, don't trust" and by sharing their "experience, strength and hope"