Reconciliation with God, family and society is a process we begin when he arrives. To prevent relapse, this is something he will work on throughout his 1-year with us.
1. Our first objective is to extract the addicted man from his negative environment (from anywhere in the US) and insert him into a positive environment with us.
2. The first thing we do when he arrives is separate the member from his phone and phone number. This strategy is to separate him from his negative friends.
3. We do not separate a member from his family. We allow him to have a restricted phone that will only call family and staff, and will not get the internet.
4. He is allowed to have visits from family.
Stabilization is a period to keep the man safe from harming himself with alcohol and drugs, while his brain heals. If we send a member out to work before he is stable, the result will be relapse.
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Stabilization is a period to keep the man safe from harming himself with alcohol and drugs, while his brain heals.
1. He begins his Spiritual Principles classes and 1-on-1 counseling sessions on the second day. The way this prevents relapse, is it diminishes his harmful desires and helps to heal his brain.
2. This is a time for him to connect or reconnect with God.
3. This period lasts from 30 to 90 days.
4. This is a time of spiritual, physical, emotional and mental stabilization.
5. The amount of freedom a member enjoys in the stabilization period is determined by the degree of spiritual, mental and emotional stability he has attained. He is also building up trust with the managers during this period.
6. He is allowed to do what we call inside-work (for people we know and trust) during this period.
7. This is also a time for him to see a doctor to address his physical and emotional needs.
Assimilation is a period that begins in 30 to 90 days, when a member is stable enough. In this period, we work on enhancing his hope for the future and giving him a purpose for getting out of bed in the morning.
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Assimilation is a period that begins in 30 to 90 days, when a member is stable enough.
1. This period begins with helping him find a job he likes that will lead him to financial independence. This prevents relapse by enhancing his hope.
2. He is encouraged to take responsibility for his own care and pay his own bills. This raises his self-esteem.
3. The freedoms he receives during this period, are determined by his attitude and spiritual growth.
4. During this time he might be able to have his own vehicle to drive to and from work.
5. When he completes 90 drug-free days, he might be eligible to have a debit card with up to $100 of his own money on it, so he can purchase his own wants and needs.
6. After 90 days, he is also allowed to go off property with family members (but not over-night).
7. To prevent relapse, he must learn to experience and enjoy life without being intoxicated.
As a member receives more freedoms in the program, the danger of a relapse is increased. If/When he relapses, he loses all of his freedoms and has to start over on time in the program. This is why we exhort and warn every member to diligently follow our proven relapse strategies.
If/When a member relapses, he loses all his freedoms and starts over in the program.
The Preparation period begins and continues throughout his second six-months in the program. It is a time for him learn how to enjoy freedom while abstaining from alcohol & drugs. It is also a time to get ready to live outside of Project Rescue.
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Preparation is a period to get ready to live outside of Project Rescue. Leaving the Project Rescue property is the most dangerous time for a relapse, because he will no longer be subject to our random drug tests. He will also no longer have us requiring him to attend church services and recovery meetings.
1. When the program member reaches 6 months without a relapse, he enters a period of great freedom and responsibility. At this point, he takes full control of his finances, he is able to visit home over-night, and he no longer has to text where he is going. This is a time for testing his spiritual growth!
2. To prevent relapse when he moves out on his own, we urge him set up a support (friendship & accountability) system for when he graduates.
3. He needs a group of supportive friends who will help him continue on the road of recovery.
4. He needs an accountability friend. This needs to be someone other than a family member, who he trusts and respects. It needs to be a man who is knowledgeable about addiction recovery. This is who will drug/alcohol test him if it is necessary.
If/When a graduate relapses, we accept him back into the program.