Human Services

NORTH TEXAS SOLUTIONS FOR RECOVERY INC

Fighting Addictions One Family At A Time

aka Solutions of North Texas   |   Denton, TX   |  https://sontx.org/

Mission

"Fighting addictions one family at a time"

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Scott Wisenbaker

Admissions Director

Leslie Wisenbaker

Main address

1516 North Ruddell Street

Denton, TX 76209 USA

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Formerly known as

Love in Action International Inc., DBA Solutions of North Texas

Love in Action International Inc., DBA Solutions of North Texas

Love in Action International Inc., DBA Solutions of North Texas

Love in Action International Inc., DBA Solutions of North Texas

EIN

26-4401124

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

Low-Cost Temporary Housing (includes Youth Hostels) (L40)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Solutions of North Texas works with men and women who are struggling with substance use disorder and alcoholism. We offer meaningful, effective, affordable services for people struggling with addiction and their families. Solutions provides a safe place to land, with support and structure geared towards building a foundation for long term recovery which impacts all areas of their lives, from finances, to legal complications, basic life skills and educational goals.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sober Living+

“Fighting Addiction One Family at a Time” has always been our laser-focused mission. We strive every day to provide superior, affordable, and accessible substance abuse services to men and women who are struggling with addiction and their families. Our founder built this program based on his personal experiences with the focus on addressing the most important part of one’s recovery: the early stages. Maintaining sobriety can prove to be extremely difficult for certain individuals, especially if they have no knowledge or tools to rely on. We believe the most significant time for these individuals is early in their recovery, which is why we provide a safe, structured environment for our clients, along with a highly structured and educational program designed to provide everything the client needs to be successful in their recovery, no matter what. We also offer family programs and counseling, crisis intervention services, a “failure-to-launch” program, individual and group counseling, intensive and supportive outpatient treatment, a “return to monitor” house that reconnects children with their mothers under CPS supervision, court services, drug and alcohol testing, drug education classes, drug and alcohol evaluations, and case management for each client.

Population(s) Served
People who abuse drugs, alcohol, or other substances
Adults
Budget
$1,138,785

Interventions are performed in many different models. In short, it is the time and event that interrupts one behavior and encourages, if not dictates, another. Typically this would suggest that bad behaviors must be replaced with positive behaviors to avoid certain undesirable outcomes and to prevent harm or improve functioning.

Definition of INTERVENE

to come in or between by way of hindrance or modification
to interfere with the outcome or course especially of a condition or process (as to prevent harm or improve functioning)
For example: An intervention may take place in the back seat of a police car. Another example may happen in one’s physician’s office due to extreme health consequences, however, most of us think of the television show when we hear the word intervention.

There are various intervention models and most of us are familiar with the Johnson model, also known as the Surprise model, as seen on the television show Intervention.

Another approach is the Invitational models known as the Arise and Break Through Intervention models. Here at Solutions of North Texas we utilize the Break Through model as developed by Interventionist and Author, Brad Lamm. As Certified Break Through Interventionists, our services are available when appropriate. However, depending on our availability at any given time, circumstances may warrant the use of an Endorsed Provider.

We understand that there is no one size fits all method to recovery or interventions and we are passionate about helping you find the right plan of action. Call us today at 940-898-6202, so that we can all get started on the appropriate course of action to best help your specific and unique situation. One of our Recovery Specialists will guide you through the process of making Change and explain how our Family Program, The Family Solution, can change your life.

Population(s) Served
People who abuse drugs, alcohol, or other substances
Budget
$1,138,785

The Family Solution, a masterful program to effect change within the family. It addresses what has been seen, what fears exist, and the desired outcomes. Our Recovery Specialists gather pertinent information about your specific family dynamics during our Free Family Consultation, followed by the hand crafting design of a Family Solution Program unique to you and your family. This is the road map for the entire family to make corrective adjustments when and where needed, to yield the best results and outcomes.

The Family Solution Starts Here.

You might ask, "What if our Affected Loved One is not interested in changing? " The Family Solution Program is intended to guide you through this process. This is where the family can make certain moves and adjustments that make it more advantageous for your loved one to make positive choices.

Specialized to your individual needs, The Family Solution’s step by step design and support champions you for six months, from beginning to end. With industry leading resources and methodologies, together we will be utilizing weekly classes, educational components, drug and alcohol screening, monitoring services, family mapping, and exceptional case management. On the other side is Hope, Trust, and Respect. The Family Solution can convert your family into the support system it was meant to be.

This program is available to you regardless of what city, county, or state you or other family members are currently in. Utilizing the latest technology available today we are able to include family members in different locations in an online meeting room.

The Family Solution program was forged from the passion and years of experience we have working with families in crisis. Much like the addiction itself, we know how to heal the family and offset the years of suffering and grief. Let us help your family today.

Note: Family Classes may incorporate more or less services than stated based on individual and family needs.

Population(s) Served
Families
People who abuse drugs, alcohol, or other substances
Budget
$1,138,785

Often we come across a family housing and supporting an adult child who will not leave the nest for one reason or another. Often the family has no idea how they ended up in this position, only that it slowly happens over time. Out of our experience, we have developed a very fair and supportive program leveraging the adult child into accountability and self-sufficiency. A simple plan designed for immediate use typically lasting no more than 6 weeks.

We call this Failure to Launch

Researchers suggest that Generation Y has an inflated sense of self-esteem that clashes unpleasantly with the harsh realities of the modern world. In essence, the idea seems to be that if they cannot have exactly what they want, there is little point in trying; rather than working relentlessly toward their goals, these entitled youngsters simply give up.

While many 20-somethings can be classified as lazy and entitled, many others are eager to live independently but simply lack the know-how to survive on their own. Balancing entry-level pay with the high cost of living, and substantial debt, they face challenges that many young people are not equipped to face. Fortunately, financial responsibility is a skill that can be learned, and young people can adapt to the difficulties posed by the economy.

Failure to Launch

Failure to Launch is another specialty program in which we are well versed and extremely effective. Providing direction to family and adult children with specific time lines and accountability make this program successful each and every time. However, you must be willing to follow our precise directions and time lines for this program to be successful. This did not happen overnight, nor will it go away on its own. Our Failure to Launch program can save you years of frustration while equipping everyone to move toward the desired outcome.

Population(s) Served
Families
Budget
$1,138,785

SoNTX offers treatment services for individuals and families who want to recover from addiction and its effects. Solutions' counselors utilize the 12-step philosophies of spiritual and emotional growth in our custom curriculum. Our approach is facilitated by empirically based counseling approaches, combined with our commitment to full family wellness. We guide clients in developing a recovery program which sustains an effective, sober way of living. Our treatment services include intensive outpatient treatment, supportive outpatient treatment, individual counseling, family counseling, and drug and alcohol assessments.

Population(s) Served
People who abuse drugs, alcohol, or other substances
Adults
Budget
$1,138,785

Our team of master’s level clinicians are ready to help facilitate your attorney or court ordered services with counseling, Intensive Outpatient Programs, Supportive Outpatient Programs, complete evaluations and mitigation packets. We work with many attorneys, probations officers, judicial personnel, CPS and law enforcement officers to ensure that we provide all the necessary programming for your court needs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Incarcerated people and formerly incarcerated people
Budget
$1,138,785

Where we work

Accreditations

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults,People who abuse drugs, alcohol, or other substances

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2015 and 2016 are average daily bed counts for our residential program. In late 2016 we added clinical services. Going forward our average monthly services includes clinical and residential clients.

Number of clients for whom the transition plan is fully implemented (including receipt of all services as planned)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults,People who abuse drugs, alcohol, or other substances

Related Program

Sober Living+

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Clients who stayed the entire 90 days or more, left clean and sober, employed or enrolled in school, and moved into permanent housing.

Number of clients in residential care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults,People who abuse drugs, alcohol, or other substances

Related Program

Sober Living+

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Starting with 2016 - The number of residential clients discharged within the calendar year

Percent of residential clients that completed 90 days or more

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults,People who abuse drugs, alcohol, or other substances

Related Program

Sober Living+

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percent of residential clients that exited program clean and sober

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults,People who abuse drugs, alcohol, or other substances

Related Program

Sober Living+

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percent of residential clients that exited employed or enrolled in school

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults,People who abuse drugs, alcohol, or other substances

Related Program

Sober Living+

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percent of residential clients that transitioned into independent permanent housing upon exit.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults,People who abuse drugs, alcohol, or other substances

Related Program

Sober Living+

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of treatment and support plans that include behavior support plan

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults,People who abuse drugs, alcohol, or other substances

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

all clients receive a treatment and/or support plan that includes a behavior support plan

Number of clients and family who did not complete the entirety of the program

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults,People who abuse drugs, alcohol, or other substances

Related Program

Sober Living+

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Solutions of North Texas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, specifically designed to combat alcoholism and/or drug addiction. We specialize in working with adult men and women who have, for one reason or another, failed at sobriety a number of times. They may have graduated from a number of treatment centers and may have criminal charges or convictions as a result of their addiction(s). Our residential program is for those who are aware of their addiction and have a willingness and desire to make a permanent change in their lives. Each individual is then assessed, aided in obtaining gainful employment, and guided toward financial accountability and independence. A two-fold system meets all their needs and long-term recovery. Using the 12-step model of recovery, residents are taught how to stay sober permanently and how to live as happy independent adults. This is the ultimate goal of our residential program. Our clinical programs are committed to full family wellness. We have intensive outpatient programs, supportive outpatient programs, individual counseling, family counseling, and drug and alcohol evaluations. We utilize the 12-step philosophies of spiritual and emotional growth and combine that with our empirically based counseling approaches to create our own custom curriculum. We also provide court services to clients that are struggling through the legal maze. We provide experienced, objective professionals who understand the local court system. We are active treatment team members of five of the Denton County Specialty Courts. We work closely with prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, law enforcement, child protective services, probation, and other Denton County officials. Court services includes expert clinical testimony, mitigation packets, drug and alcohol evaluations, and court evaluations. Our goal to further our reach to as many individuals as we can that are suffering with alcoholism and/or addiction.

In our Sober Living program: Safe, Stable, & Clean Housing Food & Meal Planning/Cooking Drug & Alcohol Screening In-House and Community 12-Step Meetings Faith Based Track Outreach Training Education Goal Planning Progress Reviews Job Search Orientation Resume Building Job Search Progress Relational Wellness Budgeting & Financial planning Financial Accountability Savings/Banking Plan Exit Strategies Incident Reports Mentoring Program Career Strategies Re-Entry Plan & Execution In our family programs: Family change plans Substance abuse education Co-dependency education In our Outpatient Programs: Intensive 12-step immersion curriculum Counseling Group In our court services: Mitigation packets Drug and alcohol evaluations Clinical feedback Collaborating with client's legal team

Board of Directors Our Board of Directors are legally and financially responsible for our organizations conduct, and our continued growth depends on these dedicated professionals. Scott Wisenbaker – Founding Executive Director Scott spent his early years in pursuit of his music career, often experiencing moderate success only to watch it all crumble due to to his addiction. In 1995, Scott was introduced to the solution that changed his life forever and decided to dedicate his life to helping others find that same solution. After years of working with addicts and alcoholics to find a solution to their problem, Scott opened Solutions of North Texas in 2006 in the hopes of providing more. Solutions of North Texas and its unique approach to re-entry captured the attention of The White House, the substance abuse industry, and the community. Our unique recovery model and critical collaborations, have been featured on newscasts from KDAF 33, CBS 11, NBC-DFW Ch.5, and WFAA Ch.8.

Service Level Objectives<br/><br/>Setting goals and objectives is an important part of framing Solutions of North Texas' service. This allows Solutions of North Texas to assess the mission of the organization and its impact on the community. <br/><br/>The following objectives have been set in order to track progress in our residential <br/>programs.<br/><br/>Minimum 90 day stay<br/>Completing Levels 1-4 of our Level System<br/>Graduating clean and sober<br/>Employed or full-time student at departure<br/>Moving into permanent housing

Beginning in 2006 with residential services, Founder and Executive Director Scott Wisenbaker had one goal: to keep ten men “out of the ground”. Our residential program has since expanded to thirty-two beds for men and eighteen beds for women, as well as a “return-to-monitor” house that reunites mothers with their children under CPS supervision. Additionally, we received our Outpatient Treatment License in 2017 which allowed us to add intensive and supportive outpatient treatment, as well as individual counseling. In April 2019, we became accredited by the Joint Commission in our residential and outpatient programs. Other services include crisis intervention, specialized court services including diversion programs, and family programs. We have integrated ourselves into the very fabric of North Texas by helping those in Denton and the surrounding counties on the pathway to sobriety by providing the basis for safe, spiritual, and structured recovery and the tools for a sustainable future for each of our clients. Our future endeavors include more residential housing for men and women, a detox center that hold six beds and will include day programming, and consulting with other municipalities to help them implement their own organization.

Financials

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NORTH TEXAS SOLUTIONS FOR RECOVERY INC

Board of directors
as of 7/13/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brent Snyder

Acme Brick

Term: 2015 - 2021

Brent Snyder

Acme Brick

Bob Ridenour

Retired CPA

Michelle Boerst

Solutions of North Texas/Public Relations

Jeremy Hardy

Carrollton Springs

Jeff Davis

Denton County Sheriff's Office

Chris Summitt

Denton Police Department

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Keywords

Substance abuse, transitional housing, sober living, recovery, substance abuse treatment, family services