Phase II Treatment for Women
If the issues that underlie substance use disorder are not thoroughly dealt with, they can block the path to long-term recovery. Women face an additional obstacle due to their physiology, which, according to research, makes them more susceptible to craving and relapse.
Caron created Phase II to provide extended treatment beyond your initial primary treatment stay. In Phase II, you are able to explore deeper issues and learn additional coping skills to address underlying issues and develop a continuing care plan that can support you in getting past cravings and effectively managing triggers.
Depending on your needs, these programming components will be part of your Phase II treatment:
- 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 along with increased off-campus meeting attendance
- Spiritual practices, including morning and evening meditation and/or prayer, reading, journaling, study, and spiritual direction
- Therapeutic passes home to identify high-risk situations and relapse risk
- Specialized therapies that require more time to be effective, such as trauma therapy and integrative neurofeedback:
- Trauma treatment requires establishing safety and trust first, which can take weeks, before moving onto specialized therapies to process the trauma.
- Integrative neurofeedback reinforces healthy brain function by teaching patients how to regulate their own brain activity. Because everyone learns at different rates, it can also take time to be effective.
Caron’s Breakthrough program is also available to you in Phase II. The five-day retreat-style workshop is designed to address patterns and issues, including self-esteem, that often get in the way of being able to meet interpersonal and relationship goals. Grounded in attachment theory, Breakthrough focuses on helping participants find balance in loving relationships to establish mature and healthy connections.
The treatment team will put together a continuing care plan to ensure that you have the support and tools needed to sustain recovery when you return home.