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8 Education with Thoughtful Community Action Learn to…. Stay clean and sober Identify a new productive “self” Identify and correct old behaviors Study and practice positive living standards

9 Drinking Phase Transition Early Recovery Ongoing Recovery *Abstinence Phases of Recovery Model: Shirley Brown Treating the Alcoholic J. Wiley Series 1985

10 Drinking Phase Transition Early Recovery Ongoing Recovery *Abstinence Phases of Recovery Model: Shirley Brown Treating the Alcoholic J. Wiley Series 1985 Drinking Phase: Isolation, narrowing of world, overwhelming focus on abused substance, struggle for control, dependency on will……. Abstinence: acceptance of failure and loss of control, self-loathing and hatred, constant fear, humiliation, hit bottom, disgusted with self

11 Drinking Phase Transition Early Recovery Ongoing Recovery Abstinence Phases of Recovery Model: Shirley Brown Treating the Alcoholic J. Wiley Series 1985 Transition: Shift from using to abstinence, acceptance of being an addict, surrender, non-competitive with the world, becomes part of, feelings of belonging and security, move away from isolation, dependency on others not abused substance, focus on abused substance and staying to understand clean and sober, new “self”

12 Drinking Phase Transition Early Recovery Ongoing Recovery Abstinence Phases of Recovery Model: Shirley Brown Treating the Alcoholic J. Wiley Series 1985 Early Recovery: Passage of time, interaction with others without substances, returns to family and friends and job, new identify with self, new ways of relating, move further out of addiction and grow slowly, care for self, absolute honesty

13 Drinking Phase Transition Early Recovery Ongoing Recovery Abstinence Phases of Recovery Model: Shirley Brown Treating the Alcoholic J. Wiley Series 1985 Ongoing Recovery: Sharing relationships, more self reliance and accept help from others, internalization of 12 step process, expand awareness and receptivity of outside sources, spiritual becomes big part of life, fine tuning of new self, higher power belief, self-acceptance, new belief system, new behaviors a habit

14 Drinking Phase Transition Early Recovery Ongoing Recovery *Abstinence Phases of Recovery Model: Shirley Brown Treating the Alcoholic J. Wiley Series 1985

15 Location: Austin, Pflugerville, Texas Ideal or desired resident: An addict who has completed a recognized treatment program and can pay for rent and food. Size of house/layout: 6 people to a residence –two to each room Fee structure: $ per week plus pay for food Philosophy: Addicts must “learn” to stay clean and sober. We work with our residents to engage in valuable learning environments that promote positive social rehabilitation. Not a “bunk house” but a family of addicts working in transformational recovery experiences Transitional Living Profile Structure: Each home has a resident mentor who works closely with residents. Our director is a trained program coordinator and curriculum designer for transitional facilities who has researched the challenges of developing transitional living environments. Our Administrative Director and Director of Residential Services is a respected member of community organizations involved in community action for recovery from addiction. He has spoken on the subject of staying clean and sober and works very closely with all residents in the Austin-Pflugerville area. Programs/Activities: Various cultural, educational, and learning activities, as well as recovery programs, are promoted as social rehabilitation resources. Family activities are encouraged and arranged at the residence. Weekly meetings and group sessions are planned in advance. Technology is a central part of communication with the community support resources.

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