Frequently Asked Questions

What is Stand 4 Recovery?

Stand 4 Recovery is a trademarked program of Recovery Initiative Inc, a California Nonprofit Corporation. Stand 4 Recovery provides advocacy services for those suffering from substance abuse and underlying mental health issues. We exist to ensure anyone fighting the disease of addiction is given the opportunity to receive long-term, quality, and vetted treatment.

What is NADARI?

The Native American and Drug and Alcohol Recovery Initiative is a trademarked program of Recovery Initiative Inc, a California Nonprofit Corporation. NADARI provides Native American, Alaskan and Hawaiian Natives suffering from substance abuse and underlying with access to long-term, evidence-based culturally appropriate treatment. 

How Does it Work?

  • Each candidate who is seeking help must submit an application for assistance online. 
  • Applications must be filled out completely and honestly.
  • Candidates are required to submit a copy of their state Identification Card or Driver License 
  • Individuals applying under NADARI must submit proof of tribal enrollment. 
  • Applications may take between to 14  to 30 days to process before treatment can begin. 
  • Candidates are required to check in by call or text with their assigned case manager every day during the application processing period. 
  • Candidates who do not check in daily will have their applications on standby. 
  • Candidates are required to complete a full physical and mental health screening before entering treatment. 
  • Candidates must agree to complete a minimum program of 90 days. 
  • Once treatment begins, all clients must comply with the treatment center rules. Each treatment center is different and has its own rules. Case managers are required to request bi-weekly updates from the treatment center regarding patient progress, consent to release information while clients are in treatment are mandatory. 

Do You Help All Addictions?

Stand 4 Recovery provides awards for treatment of Substance Use Disorder for any of the following addictions:

  • Alcohol
  • Opiates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Methamphetamines
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin

Does This Cost me Money?

The Stand 4 Recovery or NADARI may require some small financial contributions which range between $200 and $600 per month. These costs are paid directly to health insurance and treatment providers. 

Does Stand 4 Recovery or NADARI Pay For Health Insurance?

No. Individuals who are eligible for health insurance during open or special enrollment period are required to cover the cost of their own health insurance. In the event that an eligible applicant is experiencing financial hardhip and is temporarily unable to cover these monthly costs, fundraising efforts may be made available for assistance. 

Does Stand 4 Recovery or NADARI Pay For Sober Living?

No. All qualified applicants who receive assistance from Stand 4 Recovery or NADARI are required to pay for their own sober living and or transitional housing costs. In the event that an eligible applicant is experiencing financial hardhip and is temporarily unable to cover these monthly costs, some fundraising efforts may be made available for assistance. 

How Do I Know this isn’t Just some Scam?

We do not charge our applicants or their families for our services! Our mission is to get you or a loved one to a long-term, quality, vetted treatment center. 

Why Can’t People Just Pay for their Own Treatment?

Quality treatment is expensive! Well-known centers often cost up to $20,000 for a 30-day program. For those requiring 60, or 90-day programs, the total average of costs could range anywhere from $12,000 to upwards of $60,000 to $100,000.

What is "Long-Term" Treatment?

Most treatment centers offer a 30-day program. 30 days is not nearly enough time needed to treat SUD especially when there are underlying mental health issues that may need to be identified, observed and diagnosed properly before the treatment can even begin. Stand 4 Recovery only works with treatment centers who understand that at its core and will treat a patient for a minimum of 90 days and sometimes even up to one year with most of the treatment being completed in an inpatient setting.

What is "Quality" Treatment?

There are so many treatment centers in this country, and yet, if every addict decided to get sober today, we wouldn’t have enough beds for everyone to get the right kind of treatment they need. Stand 4 Recovery only works with treatment centers that are staffed appropriately with a licensed medical and clinical teams, use evidence-based treatment methods to treat each patient individually to their special needs, and offer all levels of care from initial detoxification to outpatient treatment. Such treatment centers offer our clients a much more intimate setting, giving each patient the one on one attention they so need and deserve.  

What is "Vetted" Treatment?

A vetted program is one that has been observed over a period of time and has a proven track record for providing ethical and evidence-based treatment for life-long recovery, not short-term sobriety.  

Why is it so Important to go to a Vetted Program?

Stand 4 Recovery remains committed to promoting effective treatment options for the people we serve. No one addict is the same, everyone has different needs for different issues. We know our clients can recover when they receive proper and appropriate services for their individual needs.

Where Do I Go for My Treatment?

While there is no requirement to choose one of our treatment facility partners for your treatment, our team has identified and partnered with programs that are best equipped to provide varius elements of treatment that will foster long-term sobriety. Our treatment center partners are located in located in Southern California.

Why Don’t You Just Send People to State-Funded Programs?

Because funding for state treatment is limited and must be distributed among potentially large numbers of individuals, the waiting lists for state funded treatment programs can be over 90 days out. In addition, screening methods used by state-run programs are out of date which causes some patients to enter into programs not necessarily most suited to their needs, continuing the cycle of chronic relapse.

Where does my donation go?

All donations are used to provide individuals suffering from substance abuse and mental health issued with access to long-term, vetted treatment. 

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