Adolescent Phase System
These phases are a basic layout of the program. Each client comes with their own individual needs which will be incorporated into the treatment plan.
Phase One: (Estimated Time: 1st month) Focus will be on the 12 step way of life
- Obtain and work with a Sponsor
- 1st-3rd steps completed
- Complete all Phase 1 assignments
- How to attend and respect AA, as a sober member
- Service commitment at a meeting
- Adjustment to the house, learning rules
- Active participation in individual, group, and family therapy
Phase One: Recovery skills are the most important tools to learn in the beginning for the individual who is building their foundation. The basic living skills of early recovery range from making one’s bed, simple house chores, cooking skills, meal planning and being accountable to the group and to a 12 step sponsor. These basic skills will begin to create the self-esteem that one needs in order to feel confident to explore the skills that they will learn in phase two.
Phase Two: (Estimated Time: 2nd month) Explore Educational Goals and Community Service, while building the daily living skills of the 12-step way of life
- 4th-8th steps completed
- Complete all Phase 2 assignments
- Explore educational goals
- Explore interests in Community Service
- Building leadership skills
- Building healthy relationships skills
- Adherence to house and community rules
- Continued active participation in individual, group, and family therapy
- Passes with family, as applicable
Phase Two: In phase two clients will be exploring their Spiritual beliefs, educational goals, community service interests, leadership skills, nurturing healthy relationships and building trust to begin the implementation of social media and cell phones back into clients lives. Clients will be in the center of the 12 step fellowship by having a regular commitment and have completed the ownership of one’s behavior assignment.
Phase Three: (Estimated Time: 3rd month) Creating the discharge plan, by applying the skills gained.
- 9th-12th steps completed
- Complete all Phase 3 assignments
- Exploring AA service structure
- Create a long-term educational plan with educational staff
- Create a discharge plan with family and therapist
- Act as a leader in the house and in the community
- Home visit to make amends, as applicable
- Overnight passes with family, as applicable
- Implement social media and cell phones
- Demonstrate appropriate and healthy behavior in all relationships
Phase Three: At this point residents have adjusted to the house rules, followed house rules and are now at the phase of their development to start to carry the message of the 12 steps. They will be living the life of recovery they have been learning and be a leader of the house to other residents, all while learning about the service structure of the 12 steps. Residents will take their skills learned to this point out into the community, creating a discharge plan with their parents and counselors.