Phase II Treatment for Men
Caron’s Phase II Program for men is designed for patients who need more intensive treatment before returning home or transitioning into a lower level of care. The program was developed to assist men in seeing the reality of their world as it currently is; to hold space to talk about the past and plan for the future; and to build awareness and acceptance of the present.
The program is rooted in a belief and message that addiction and mental health issues are not a weakness or moral failing; that courage and strength are about allowing others to see you; that vulnerability is an exchange of intimacy that happens when you allow the reality of who you are to be seen; that when you expose who you are and who you are not, you can be affirmed.
The program is set up for a six-to-10-week length of stay to provide the time for that work to take place. In Phase II, you will:
- Spend less time on education and more time focused on assessing and processing what is working and what is not
- Focus on reducing barriers and stuck points in recovery, which may include:
- Looking at anger and resentments
- Exposing shame-centered core beliefs
- Processing counterproductive relationship patterns
By working intensively on your emotional, spiritual, and mental health with Caron’s team of therapists, counselors, psychologists, and medical professionals, you begin to build a healthy and strong foundation for your life after treatment.
Depending on your needs, these programming components will be part of your Phase II treatment:
- Continued support for withdrawal and post-acute withdrawal symptoms that are present in early recovery
- Starting or continuing work on therapeutic interventions recommended for you by Caron staff, which may include psychological testing, psychiatric care, continued work on symptoms of mood disorders, neurofeedback, cognitive processing therapy, and an addiction interaction disorder intensive
- Extended family work, including application of concepts learned in primary treatment, such as setting and keeping boundaries, communication, and roles in recovery
- 12-Step work, including a temporary sponsor and increased off-campus meeting attendance
- Participation in a 4th Step Group or individual work to process the key areas of the fourth step, including harm to others, resentments, fears, sexual inventory, and assets and liabilities
- Therapeutic passes, whether a day pass, home pass, pass to a sober dorm, or another sober living situation, to identify high-risk situations and relapse risk and get acquainted with recovery support in the next step of your journey
In Phase II, you may also decide to participate in Caron’s Breakthrough program for individuals, a five-day retreat-style workshop designed to address patterns and issues, including self-esteem, that often get in the way of being able to meet interpersonal and relationship goals.
Imbedded into the structure of Phase II is a goal for you to work with your team to develop a continuing care plan that fits your individual needs and life situation. This plan will ensure you have the support and tools needed to sustain recovery when you leave Caron.