Transitional Recovery

Multi-Phasal Transitional Recovery


At Midwest Recovery Centers our belief is that the extended care treatment model provides a safe transformative client centered recovery process from alcohol and drug use.  We have seen that  such dependence and its co –occurring disorders can become progressive and even fatal.  The distractions and obstacles that come with abstinence can be overwhelming. Our philosophy is to provide a smooth transition from early recovery, through the development of necessary support, into a healthy and drug free lifestyle.  We believe that gender specific residences for men and women are the most effective environments in which to create therapeutic living for clients to gain support. We are guided by our dedication, integrity, and the belief that the disease of addiction is a treatable disease and the persons suffering from it can recover and find a new way of life.

midwestrecoverycenters-photo-7Our program is broken into 3 phases. All phases of treatment are monitored by the clinical staff, subject to adjustment and change depending on each individual’s treatment needs. Clients are expected to engage in their treatment and personal 12-step recovery process at all phases of treatment.

Phase I

Admission through approximately the first 90 days of a client stay. All clients have a 2-week blackout period where phone contact is limited only during face-to-face contact with the client’s primary therapist.  After 2 weeks this blackout period is lifted if client is in compliance with treatment standards. Communication with all parties is monitored throughout treatment and is reviewed by the clinical team. Clients will receive a weekly allowance from their personal spending account. All shopping is staff supervised during Phase I.

  1. Admission process / patient orientation / phone blackout period
  2. 1 hour of individual therapy, or as needed, per week
  3. 18 hours of group therapy weekly
  4. An initial Health and Physical from our medical director in the first 7 days, as well as wellness visits each month, or as needed, utilizing western and naturopathic medicine.
  5. UA test upon admission. 3 UA tests for the first 2 weeks. 2 UA tests weekly thereafter for compliance.
  6. At least one 12-step meeting per day.
  7. Weekly staff-supervised community events and projects
  8. Weekly staff supervised gym time.
  9. Initial family contact and weekly progress call to patient’s family.
  10. In-house activity of daily living staff supervised 24 hours a day.
  11. Weekly shopping, meal planning, and cooking by clients, supervised by staff.

Phase II

Takes place approximately between months 3 and 6. Again, transition into this phase is based on many factors and is evaluated by the clinical team individually.  Client privileges are increased, as phase two has less structure in an effort for clients to begin transitioning back into society.

  1. 4 hours of group therapy per week
  2. Continued meetings with medical director on a monthly basis, or as needed.
  3. 2 UA tests weekly for compliance purposes
  4. Bi-weekly individual sessions, or as needed.
  5. Continued daily 12-step meetings
  6. Clients are encouraged to seek employment and begin contributing to their own living expenses.
  7. Staff supervision at the residence.

Phase 3

Alumni Phase. The third phase of our program is reserved for those clients that have completed the necessary treatment goals and objectives to have been considered completed with our main phases of treatment. These clients are welcome to continue residing in structured sober living homes and make the final preparations toward a transition into a chemical-free and healthy lifestyle.  This phase is the least structured and allows clients to have the most personal freedom. However, accountability is still our philosophy in the early stages of recovery.

  1. 2 hours of group therapy per week
  2. Continued meetings with medical director on a monthly basis, or as needed.
  3. UA tests week for continued accountability
  4. Individual sessions as scheduled, as needed.
  5. Continued regular 12-step meetings
  6. Employment and/or education must be secured and continued, as clients will be expected to contribute to their living expenses.
  7. Consistent staff monitoring and accountability.