Phase 3: Support

Goal – To develop and utilize a sober support system that has permission and is encouraged to provide feedback and direction


The purpose of phase three is to develop an initial sober support network.  By starting this process midway through treatment, we are able to identify strengths and weaknesses in this area.  This phase requires that Participants identify specific individuals, organizations, therapists, support/family workers, addiction counsellors, and support groups that will become their primary support system upon discharge.

In order for Healing and Recovery to be effective, we support the Participants to work on a realistic Healing and Recovery Journey plan onto paper.  We support Participants in mapping out their Healing and Recovery Journey plan.

This phase includes activities [Modular Learning, Movies, and Other Activities]

  •  Academic Learning [Individual and or Group Work]
  • Anger Management [Modular Learning]
  • Family Dynamics [Modular Learning]
  • Stress Management [Modular Learning]
  • Cycle of Abuse [Modular Learning]
  • Healthy Relationships [Modular Learning]
  • Co-dependence [Modular Learning]
  • Sexual Identity [Modular Learning]
  • Values Clarification [Modular Learning]
  • Physical Recreation Activities [Internal or External]
  • Cultural Activities [Internal or External]
  • AA Meeting [External]
  • NA Meeting [Internal]


Participants are assisted in locating resources in their own communities that will provide support services, taking into consideration the Participant’s lifestyle, vocation, living situation, family issues, and any personal challenges.  During this phase of the Healing and Recovery model, we also help Participants identify those people in their lives who are enabling them to continue their misuse of drugs and alcohol and how to change or end these relationships


Possible Outcomes


  • Developing healthy outlets instead of the use of anger
  • Developing a different and healthy way to deal with family members and others
  • A greater awareness and understanding of the changes that one must make to achieve an effective Healing and Recovery Journey
  • Better understanding of healthy relationships
  • Developing an understanding of sexual identity and the important role in plays in one’s life
  • Developing useful values
  • Learning to cope with stress and how to effectively control factors that lead to stress
  • Developing living skills that will aid in life and in the Healing and Recovery Journey
  • Developing  and accessing a list of supports  [individuals and community]

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