We provide adults with a physically and emotionally safe transition from home to treatment, reducing anxiety and starting treatment with a positive experience. We also can transport them after an intervention, to detox, from detox to a treatment facility or to a sober living residence.
Our young adult and adult transport services are designed to take the fear out of this transition. A positive transportation experience can help decrease resistance, improve therapeutic engagement, and accelerate treatment.
BL & A is available to safely transport the client from treatment to a court appearance, a funeral, a child’s graduation, a wedding—any important life event that they don’t want to miss, but need a sober transport to accompany them, and then back to the treatment facility.
Our team can finalize a transportation plan very quickly in emergency situations. In non‐emergent cases, we provide customized options to the family based on preferred timing and travel costs.
Safety is our first priority and the primary reason to use a youth transportation company. Our team is trained in nonviolent crisis intervention by one of the top conflict resolution firms in the world— Crisis Prevention Institute. Our proprietary First S.T.E.P.™ training teaches our therapeutic transportation professionals how to prevent and safely control resistant behaviors, manage the physical environment, build therapeutic rapport, interact cooperatively with airport security and law enforcement, and provide safe passage from home to the program.
Rounding out our team’s training is CPR, First Aid, and specific safety protocols regarding prescription medication management, driving, accommodating special needs, and communication with all involved professionals and family members. A sterling safety record is the best evidence of our superior training, hiring, and safety standards.
For most of our clients and their families, the reality of treatment does not hit until the day of enrollment. Anxiety, resistance, and ambivalence peak at this time, so our top priority is to deescalate the child and create an immediate sense of emotional safety for everyone.
Once the transport is underway, our team members use their time with the young person to create a sense of trust with the goal of lowering anxiety and increasing engagement.
Positive Therapeutic Transition
Transportation is a critical early step in the treatment process. Our job is not to provide therapy or treatment, per se, but to prepare the person for a positive entry into treatment by reducing anxiety and resistance.
The result is a transportation experience that literally functions as a first, positive experience in the treatment process, setting the person up for therapeutic success.