Community Engagement and Case Management
Once the client completes Phase I, he will enter Phase II. During this phase, which lasts 30 to 45 days, clients will participate in 10 hours of clinical programming each week, which includes 1 to 2 individual therapy sessions, meeting with our Medical Director twice a month and meeting with their case manager multiple times per week. Clients still require structure. The daily schedule includes process groups, outside support meetings, and recreational activities with their peers to foster a social support system. Clients will participate in hiking, biking, camping, skiing, and snowboarding trips. Other activities include longboarding, boating, and paddle boarding, with process groups happening in the middle of a lake.
The intention of Phase II is to allow less structure while still maintaining the habits developed in Phase I. The emphasis in Phase II is case management and seeing how the client does with freedom.
Our clients will have the option to participate in our local sober sports leagues such as softball, soccer, volleyball, golf, and basketball. Phases I and II will have multiple family style dinners at different phases. Our goal is to maintain the connections within the Balance House community and foster the continued sense of brotherhood among its members.
Prior to entering Phase III, our staff will guide clients through preparing for the next phase. At this point in their treatment, clients will need to have a consistent weekly routine, have a sponsor (or equivalent), a home group, and hobbies. Now that he has been on solid footing within his program, evidenced by his benchmarks (achieving all internal requirements, being a man of his word, getting enough sleep, etc.) we can begin building a life that makes sense to him. He will have also authored his Phase III program prior to Phase II graduation. By this time in the program, our team will have a complete understanding of his abilities. We will be pushing him to reach his potential, which requires us not to do for him that he can do for himself. We will make sure we understand what he can and cannot do himself and build the program around this information.
Patient-centered Treatment. Lasting Recovery.
We know that recovery takes time and support is vital. Call our admissions team at (801) 851-5260 to make sure you have the tools you need for lasting sobriety.