The primary goal in Phase III is to help the person in recovery
as well as the family transition from a lifestyle that supports the
disease process to one that supports the recovery process. Key
elements to success in this phase include a structured plan focused
on the fundamentals of recovery including identifying and
interevening on relapse behaviors, building a strong support sytem
and personal accountability.
In Phase III, ECRS develops a Recovery Plan that all parties
agree to follow and be held accountable to. The recovering person
may move through progressively less restrictive environments such
as extended inpatient facilities, halfway or sober living houses,
or return home directly after acute care. Wherever they go, ECRS
maintains a strong and constant presence.
It is imperative to develop a strong support group that helps
one look at how addiction has distorted their thinking process,
feelings, and perceptions and in turn, impact the belief system.
Distorted thinking, feelings and perceptions may have been in place
since childhood. In such cases professional support along with a
strong peer support can determine how much a person will struggle
in their recovery process. Although it is always the individual's
choice whether or not they utilize others for help, ECRS can
improve the prognosis by utilizing trained staff that knows when to
help and when not to.
Throughout this and the following Phases, ECRS clients will have
regularly scheduled contact with staff via phone sessions and/or
video conferencing, and office visits for individual and group
counseling, peer support groups and workshops. We maintain
collateral contacts (family, friends, employers, coworkers,
sponsors, etc.,) to maintain accountability and help the recovering
person look at things that may otherwise be missed.