Stages

STAGE ONE: GETTING TO KNOW YOU

GOAL: Foster awareness and self-regulation.

Stage one involves making the client increasingly aware of the psychological issues that drove their addiction. In conjunction with their individual therapist, the client creates a comprehensive treatment plan that will act as the road map in their early treatment and recovery. 

STAGE TWO: BUILDING A CLINICAL AND BEHAVIORAL FOUNDATION

GOALS: Build a 12-Step foundation and formulate peer relationships.

Stage two requires further exploration, via the 12 steps, of the underlying factors that resulted in the client’s addiction. With the assistance of their 12 step community, their peers, and their therapist, the client begins to translate their new-found understanding of their condition into social and familial dynamics both within and outside of the program. 

STAGE THREE: DEVELOPING INSIGHTS AND BEHAVIORAL CHANGES

GOALS: Continue to develop insights, behavior changes, and 12-Step involvement.

With greater freedom and expanding privileges, the client’s participation in 12 step recovery begins to take a more prevalent role in the client’s clinical treatment plan. Relationships with family and friends will take on a more central role as the client continues involving themselves in activities outside of the program. This involvement includes improving communication with parents, siblings, and significant others, and requires fortifying the problem solving skills and coping mechanisms they commenced developing during stages one and two. 

STAGE FOUR: TRANSITION

GOALS: Develop a comprehensive treatment plan that reflects their growing involvement with sobriety, work, education, relationships, and post-treatment living arrangements.

As residents prepare to re-enter society they will develop long-term goals with their therapist that are the culmination of the personal treatment plans they created with their therapists upon entering the program. The transition plan will address continuing care and detail a specific plan of action that addresses the full spectrum of the client’s post-treatment needs. The client’s main psychological focus will be on solidifying the life skills needed to return to society.