Our long-term residential program is a commitment tailored for those ready and able to assume personal responsibility for their recoveries and motivated to make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of others.
Once you display sufficient motivation, or have completed the residential program, you will progress to the long-term residential program. This phase provides you with skills designed to strengthen recovery, deal with problems, and improve the overall quality of your life. We will enhance your motivation for change by participating in group sessions focused on managing thoughts and feelings, coping with cravings, relaxation techniques, problem solving, awareness and management of negative thinking, relationships, and mental health issues in recovery.
This phase focuses on maintaining abstinence from alcohol and other drugs and enhancing your ability to sustain behavioral changes. While recognizing your problematic behaviors, we assist you in building coping skills, thought stopping and replacing techniques, healthy communication strategies, and emotional regulation skills.
Steps Two and Three
Phase 2 Assignments will encourage you to look at issues such as integrity, humility, faith and trust. Our program is grounded in 12-Step Recovery and Relapse Protection. We regularly attend 12-Step meetings and you will be asked to work with a sponsor on the 12-Steps. We have a daily Big Book Study and have continued to reference the 12 step approach to recovery. You will begin to recognize and challenge obstacles that stand in the way of establishing and maintaining meaningful relationships with self, others, and a higher power.
• Maintain abstinence from drugs and alcohol
• Demonstrate ability to sustain behavioral changes
• Eliminate drug using lifestyle and replace it with recovery-related routines and drug-free activities
• Identify relapse triggers and develop relapse prevention strategies
• Identify personal problems and begin implementing strategies to resolve them
• Begin and/or maintain active involvement in a 12-step or other mutual- help program
• Cognitive Skill Building
• Family of Origin and Relationship Issues
• Emotional Management
• Relapse Prevention
• Effective Communication
• Stress Management
• Self-Esteem and Self-Worth
• Feelings and Anger
• Coping Skills
• Goal Setting
• Time Management
• Trauma Recovery
• To assist the client in recognizing and changing problematic attitudes and behaviors that may stimulate a relapse.
• To identify situations that could present a high risk of returning to addictive behaviors and developing techniques for avoiding these patterns.
• Assist client in becoming aware of the symptoms of post-acute withdrawal syndrome; and to aid in identifying symptoms if they occur.
• Support client in recognizing her own psychosocial and emotional triggers and developing healthy behaviors to handle life’s stressors.
• Encourage and motivate the client to achieve and sustain abstinence
• Help the client to develop new, more effective problem-solving strategies
• Encourage client to obtain sponsorship
• Promoting behavior that avoids social contact with negative influences, and replaces drug-related activities with healthy lifestyle choices
Clients in the long-term residential program are offered the opportunity to participate in Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM) group therapy. TREM is a fully manualized 24-to-29 session group intervention for women who survived trauma and have substance use and/or mental health conditions.
Many people who struggle with substance abuse issues have also experienced traumatic events. In the long-term residential program you will be offered the opportunity to participate in Trauma group therapy. Our specialized program helps you identify your personal experiences with trauma and begin to process those events and the effect they have had on your life and livelihood. This program component focuses on increasing your self-esteem, your ability to make healthy decisions, setting boundaries, and learning to regulate your emotions.
Adults in recovery face many day-to-day challenges, and for those who are parents, maintaining good relationships with children can be both rewarding and daunting at the same time. Our parenting curriculum can help you address your individual needs and identify healthy parenting styles. Addressing your parenting issues during various stages of recovery can lead to enhanced quality of your relationships with your children and other family members.
People who are early in recovery may experience undue stress due to a lack of sober life skills. As part of Phase 2, you will complete the My Recovery is EPIC curriculum. EPIC is offered exclusively by Young People in Recovery and will equip you with tools to access housing, education, employment, purpose and finding your place in the community. We have found that when you are more actively engaged in planning your life after treatment, you are also more successful in the treatment and recovery process. Core components of the 8-module curriculum include:
● Recovery Messaging
● Employment (Parts 1 & 2)