FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What makes The UP Foundation different from other recovery-oriented agencies?

  • The UP Foundation’s program utilizes an evidence-based Alternative Peer Group (APG) model that was designed specifically for young people. In addition to our caring and well-trained staff, we  provide a proven peer-to-peer support environment and alternative peer culture that enhances opportunities for success in recovery. We offer a relationship-based, down to earth, wrap-around program along with recreational activities that help young people learn to have fun without the use of drugs or alcohol. 

Do I need insurance to receive services from The UP Foundation?

  • No. At The UP Foundation, we do accept most insurance plans, however we serve youth and their families regardless of whether or not they have insurance. We believe that no person in need of our recovery support services should ever be turned away due to a lack of funds.

Is there an age limit for UP Foundation Participants?

  • The UP Foundation’s recovery model is specifically designed for younger persons (age 26 and below). Having said that, all individuals are screened on a case by case basis to determine acceptance into the program or the need for referral to other recovery support services.

Do I have to stay clean to continue receiving services?

  • No. The UP Foundation encourages participants to abstain from all mind altering drugs including alcohol, but we do not discharge participants if they relapse or struggle with substance use. Rather, if a participant uses drugs, our staff members sit down with that participant and collaborate to create a Relapse Prevention and Recovery Maintenance Plan that will ensure future success.

How long does The UP Foundation program last?

  • As long as the participant needs it. At The UP Foundation, we believe in supporting people throughout the recovery process. We work hard to see that our participants grow and mature and move into the world to embrace responsibilities. If participants falter, our doors remain open to them as well as to former participants who find that they are needing more support.