Phase 5: Preparations

Goal – To develop concrete, specific, and measurable discharge plan that addresses the Participant’s issues and provides the most opportunity for continued Recovery


All Participants will have a comprehensive individualized Healing and Recovery Journey plan prior to completing our program.  At this phase of our treatment model, we assist the Participants in developing an initial three [3] month plan that outlines weekly Healing and Recovery Journey activities complete with times, locations, names and phone numbers of family members, various support workers, community members that may be involved to assists Participants.

Recovery is a personal choice.  Participants will spend time developing their individualize Healing and Recovery Journey plan.

This phase includes activities [modular learning, movies, and other activities]

  • Academic Learning [Individual and or Group Work]
  • Relapse Prevention [Modular Learning]
  • Relapse Warning Signs [Modular Learning]
  • Post-Acute Withdrawals S?[PAWS] and normalization of feelings [Modular Learning]
  • Bio/psycho/social [Modular Learning]
  • Recovery Plan Development [Modular Learning]
  • Goals Setting [Modular Learning]
  • Belief Systems [Modular Learning]
  • Physical Recreation Activities [Internal or External]
  • Cultural Activities [Internal or External]
  • AA Meeting [External]
  • NA Meeting [Internal


Each Healing and Recovery Journey plan is scrutinized by the entire clinical team, key members of the sober support system, and the Participant’s peers.  The plan and must gain clinical approval prior to discharge from VHYTC.  When Participants leave VHYTC, they have a concrete, specific, and measurable Healing and Recovery plan.


Possible Outcomes


  • Continue to develop and practice healthy boundaries
  • Solidify the list of key sober supports and community resources
  • Practice healthy, attitudes, behaviours, environment, interpersonal and spiritual triggers, and mechanism to deal with relapse and get feedback and encouragement
  • Review the information on Preventing and managing crises
  • Able to identify warning signs and utilize early intervention skills
  • Strategies to self-manage and use alternatives
  • Ability to seek and accept help and extra supports
  • Understand progression of addictions

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