PHASE II: RECOVERY GROUP
Who Attends: - Men and women meet in separate weekly recovery groups
Pre-requisites: - Participants are required to attend and complete Phase I before participating in Phase II.
What is the duration: - Approximately 7-9 months. Groups meet once per week for a 90-minute treatment group.
What is the format: - Small group therapy and educational environment with group sizes of 4 to 10 people. The men are combined in all men's groups and the women are combined into all women's groups. How much does it cost: - $200 per month. This includes all workbooks and materials.
What should be expected: - Continued active participation in the group process is crucial. Deeper and more personal work is done in this phase for both the men and women. The men get to the root of their addiction, become accountable for their actions and sobriety, and form a close-knit support group with the other men in their group. The women focus on deep recovery work from the relational trauma they have experienced. This safe environment and group support is vital as they support one another through recovery. Expect to work hard and expand beyond your comfort zone. This is where the real recovery work is done!
What is covered: - Phase 2 shifts from an educational approach, to a "working recovery" approach. Participants will complete assignments and hold one another accountable on a weekly basis. These tools and principles lay the groundwork required for lasting recovery. The workbooks in Phase 2 focus on providing a deeper look at denial, the addiction cycle, fantasies and objectification, relapse prevention, and healthy living. Participants should stay in Phase 2 until they have established a solid sobriety, are implementing an effective treatment plan - including a network of support - and have a detailed understanding of their addictive system. Women in Phase 2 take a deep look at the impact of relational trauma on their emotions, thoughts, and relationships. The primary focus is to help them open themselves back up to life and relationships so they don't organize their life around the fear of the addiction or being hurt again. The women work to heal the deep pain of betrayal and work to build a life of strength and connection.