And, under normal circumstances we'd think it was a good thing. After all, "transitional" is part of our name. We help those in recovery get their lives together and return to the mainstream.
But in this man's case maybe not such a great idea for many reasons.
First of all he's leaving because he got a large settlement from Social Security - many thousands of dollars. And when he left on previous occasions he inevitably floated in alcohol until he was forced to return.
Second, his transition plan is to move somewhere to a hotel or motel - with no family or recovery support.
Third, he's in such precarious health that he might not survive a bout with alcohol for more than a few days
The list goes on.
And when the risks of his plan were brought to his attention he agreed it wasn't a good move. But he decided to do it anyway.
Our manager told him he was going to miss him. And he was sad because knew he probably wouldn't see the client again.