As most treatment programs do an excellent job of treating adolescent and young adult men and women for alcohol and chemical dependency, we see our task as teaching our residents to apply the skills  learned in treatment in their daily lives (“practice these principles in all our affairs”). While recovery can begin with treatment, it is continued in the community when the client returns. We also know that some may need a transition between treatment and going home or emancipating into the community.

As many abstinence based 12 step programs do, we believe addiction is a disease that is treatable but also chronic, and that relapse is sometimes part of the recovery process, and some may relapse several times before achieving long-term recovery.  To that end, our doors are always open to our clients whether they need a period of residential care, additional outpatient treatment, or one or two additional individual sessions, to get back on track. To that end, we take them to at least 3 community-based AA and/or NA meetings weekly, require that they obtain a sponsor at one of those meetings within their 1st month, and attend numerous community-based recovery functions (campouts, dances, conventions, etc.).  We also provide a weekly “Mentoring Night” where men with 1 year or more of sobriety/clean time are involved in recreation and socialization with our clients.  With the Mentoring program, we do periodic events such as paintball, walleye fishing, skiing, etc.

  • 19 total hours of groups weekly (step group and feelings/issues group)
  • At least 1 individual counseling session weekly
  • Gender-specific counseling

Mental Health Treatment

In addition, our licensed counselors provide group and individual counseling to address issues such as continued recovery, relapse prevention, family, and living issues (anger, sexuality, feelings, etc.).  We recognize that many of our clients may also be dealing with a co-occurring mental health disorder.  To address this possibility, we refer to a Licensed Psychologist knowledgeable around addiction for assessment and treatment of mental health issues and a Psychiatrist specializing in child and adolescent issues for medication, if needed.  Our counselors work closely with these mental health professionals and with referents and concerned professionals to provide the best possible care and aftercare for our residents.

Therapeutic methods include 12 step work, cognitive behavioral counseling, motivational enhancement techniques, education on health, safety, family issues, diet, nutrition and exercise suggestions, behavioral goal setting and discussion. Occasionally an educational video may be shown to make a point concerning an issue considered relevant to the group process.

Weekly psychological consultation is conducted with a licensed psychologist and counseling staff where individual cases are discussed as well as education on mental health issues provided to staff.

  • At Least 1 Individual counseling session weekly
  • 1 family group weekly

Phoenix Recovery Programs properties are 100% tobacco free for all clients, staff and visitors.