Completing the requirements of phase one requires considerable effort, focus and dedication. Through those efforts they gain considerable benefit, including higher motivation and confidence, increased personal responsibility, and a better understanding of how to move forward in their recovery.
During Phase One, residents remain on property and surrender their phones and other electronic devices. During the first two weeks, any phone calls or necessary appointments (medical or legal) are coordinated through their specialist or other designated staff. After the second week, they may be issued a pass for up to four hours to attend necessary appointments or specific 12-step meetings. They may also have their phone returned to them with the approval of their specialist, provided they adhere to all rules regarding phone use.
The “Well Recovery” program is strength based and holistic, so a phase one treatment plan should include physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual goals and objectives. The goals and objectives should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time specific (SMART). Each goal should be supported by strategies for success.
Participants must answer all questions and complete all written and group assignments in the Phase I guidebook, which are designed to explore and explain the principles necessary to live a sober life. The assignments include guides to step one and two of the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous, an autobiography assignment to share his story with peers, and other assignments designed to give the participant and staff a better understanding of his strengths and areas of concern.
Phase two participants are required to attend mandatory meetings and meet with their specialist at least once per week. Participants are allowed to participate in activities such as job readiness and search, family reunification, resolving legal issue etc. Each participant is required to work with their specialist to find a balanced weekly plan that meets their needs and supports the completion of their Phase two workbook, group counseling, as well as building their support group by attending 12-step and other support groups activities.
Residents who are ready to work meet with their specialist and the administrator to develop a financial responsibility plan that supports their recovery and transition into the community.
Phase two participants are required all Phase II Guide Book assignments, as well as a self-reevaluation assessment, a third step guide and a decision self-assessment, to determine their ability to make decisions.
To complete Phase two, participants must complete a transition plan that is approved by their specialist.
The third phase of TFC’s “Well Recovery” program is designed to help participants in the action stage of change. This phase generally lasts 30 to 60 days. Participants in phase three are reassigned to a Recovery Specialist who is trained in recovery coaching.
The Recovery Specialist works with him to refine his transition plan to include SMART goals for transition back into the community. Participants continue to refine their transition plan during phase three.
Phase three participants are required to attend mandatory meetings and meet with their specialist weekly until they are introduced to a recovery coach. Phase three participants are required to update their transition plan weekly. They must also complete the assignments in the Phase III Guidebook, which include a new 360 life assessment and a long-term vison.