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Problems Addressed

  • Abuse/PTSD/Trauma
  • Addictive Relationships
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Budgeting
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Co-dependency
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Compulsive Overeating
  • Crystal Meth Addiction
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family problems/Education/Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Inhalant Abuse
  • Life Skills
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Medication Management
  • Methadone
  • Nutrition
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Prescription Drug Addiction
  • Psychiatric/Personality Disorders
  • Relapse
  • Sexual Addictions
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Reduction
  • Young Adults Values Clarification


Time is often the critical factor for full recovery and length of stay is based on individual needs and their progress in treatment. We are an open ended program, therefore indeterminate without fixed lengths of stay. This allows for each resident to receive the care and support they need to achieve long-term sobriety and success.

Opened-ended treatment allows for:

  • Proper healing of the brain functions and nervous system
  • The body to become truly chemically free
  • The mind a chance to develop new mental habits
  • The practice of new behavioral skills
  • The replacement of unhealthy people, places, and things with healthy ones
  • The creation of a healthy support system
  • Family relationships to begin a healing process
  • In depth 12 Step programming and healthy social living guided by spiritual principles
  • Post Acute Withdrawal symptoms to subside ( can last up to 18 months to 2 years)

readingWe are a dual diagnosis facility with neuropsychological testing, psychiatric and medical services. The Journey Home provides specialized groups and individual counseling to help empower the resident to stabilize and function in today’s society. We believe that simultaneous treatment is necessary for the resident to recover from both disorders.

We offer a whole-person approach to the treatment of addictions. We believe that the resident must recover physically, emotionally, mentally, and spirituality. We incorporate the core mindfulness skills, to enable the resident to develop the capacity to nourish and live in the present moment.

The Journey Home is divided into five phases. Upon arriving the resident will spend one week on Orientation before moving into the phases. All phases are designed to achieve independence, break the generation to generation cycle of addiction, and empower these women so they no longer fall to the victimization of addictions, as well as promoting appropriate social behavior.

All of these phases are basic guidelines and represent the basic expectations. Individual needs and specific problems are addressed on an individual basis.

All of the phases build upon the previous phases. Work continues as the resident progresses through the program.

All phases will address the needs of the dual diagnosed resident.


Purpose: To stabilize, slow down, and adjust to the new environment.

Residents begin to adjust to their new environment and complete all intake requirements. They begin to identify new goals and objectives. Resident must pass a test on rules and regulations before moving to phase A

Phase A

Purpose: Educate the resident on the disease of Addiction. Identify and address dysfunctional behaviors associated with the disease. Begin the behavior change necessary to stay sober.

CampusIn this phase the resident will complete assessments and address the denial that slows down the recovery process. The education of the disease begins as well as an objective self image. She begins to identify and address the dysfunctional behaviors associated with addiction. The resident begins the process of becoming responsible for these behaviors. Motivation becomes stronger and the resident begins to make goals for her recovery. She will begin to recognize and express feelings appropriately. In this phase she will learn to ask for her needs to be met in an appropriate manner. She will participate in all mindfulness meditation groups to learn to focus on the moment… (one day at a time ).

The resident begins adjusting to structure. She focuses on the destructive nature of her disease and begins the process of accepting her addiction. Family work begins in this phase.

The dual diagnosis resident will be assessed and her needs will be evaluated. She will meet with the Psychiatrist for medication monitoring. She will attend specialized groups depending on her diagnosis.

Phase B

Purpose: Continued education on the disease of alcoholism/addiction. Develop an objective self image. Develop positive behavior.

In this phase the resident continues to learn about the disease of addiction. She will begin the process of defining who she is. Intensive involvement and active participation in group, individual therapy, and disease education classes continue. The resident is expected to become peer appropriate. She exhibits personal appearance which parallels self-esteem improvements. Taking pride in personal appearance and healthy self-esteem development is established. Family work continues. The resident needs to exhibit positive behavior changes. Education on the Medical Aspects of Chemical Dependency begins on this phase. The resident will continue to challenge and change addictive and negative thinking. On this phase she will learn to change blaming behaviors.

In this phase the resident begins to practice new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving. She focuses on spiritual beliefs and begins her spiritual journey.

Phase C

Purpose: Continued education on the disease of alcoholism/addiction. Practice new ways of thinking and behaving. Focus on character defects and the behavior necessary to change them. Become responsible for her own recovery. Continue behavior change.

Continued involvement in group, individual therapy and disease education classes. Focus is on positive coping skills, self-awareness, and improving interpersonal relationships. On this phase the resident will focus on becoming more satisfied with self. The resident will learn to build on personal strengths. She will identify character defects and begins to work on changing these behaviors. During this phase the resident is actively participating in all therapy and education groups. This is where they realize “you are responsible for your recovery”. She continues to work on family problems and participates in family therapy. The resident continues to develop new behavior patterns and make new life style changes. Self-esteem work continues as well as becoming more self-aware.

The resident continues to prepare a relapse prevention plan.

In this phase there is intensive involvement in “working her program.” She is redirected to work the 12 steps on life problems. At this point she should become a leader in the house. The resident will use house process to solve house problems. She is actively participating in her recovery.

Phase D

Purpose: Acknowledge personal growth in all aspects of their recovery. Exhibit new behaviors. Begin volunteer work and giving back. Continued growth and self-improvement. Damage is repaired. Exhibit new behaviors.

During this phase the resident becomes more responsible for her behavior. This phase promotes leadership skills and responsibility for self. She actively participates in all therapy and educational groups. Continued growth and self-improvement continues. She will work at developing positive values, being responsible for her behavior instead of blaming. Damage to relationships is repaired and the resident becomes accountable for her behavior. She continues work on her relapse prevention plan. She learns to share her inner thoughts and feelings, while striving toward a greater self-awareness. She learns to share her inner thoughts and feelings, while striving toward a self awareness. As she is preparing to move to phase E she begins community service work.

She is a role model and leader in the house. She continues to exhibit behavior appropriate for upper phase residents.

Focus on this phase is continued growth and self-improvement. Resident focus is on being responsible for her recovery.

Phase E

Purpose: Employment. Develop a budget and save money. Plan and prepare for community living and aftercare. Move toward independence. Complete a relapse prevention plan.

On this phase the resident will work on developing positive values and carrying the message. Coping skills strengthen as she becomes employed. This is the time when residents will address the therapeutic problems that arise as they move toward independence. Resident will maintain employment as determined by the treatment team. She will develop a budget and a plan for saving money. She completes her relapse prevention plan. The resident is consistent with appropriate dress, attitude, following the rules, and leadership. She becomes “other centered” and accepts confrontation appropriately. She continues to work the 12 steps in her daily life. She will put closure on family problems. Resident will get a home group and a sponsor prior to graduation. She will develop an aftercare plan.

On this phase the resident must become an example of recovery. The resident will be responsible to attend outside AA meetings on her own. She will tell her story to the group.

She will Graduate!

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