PHASE II: Planning the Dream
Building a Foundation for life
The goal of SOBA College Recovery is not only to create a safe and stable environment for our clients, but also to prepare them for “life after treatment.” Having developed the foundations of a healthy body and mind as well as healthy decision making and behavior, clients enter Phase II and begin planning for the future.
In Phase II, the foundation is built for a well rounded balance of future employment and higher education. Goals are established by closely working with case managers and academic advisers to find the correct path for clients based on their talents, skills and needs. Resume construction, interview coaching, job searches, enrollment assistance and syllabus management are among the services we focus on for our Phase II clients.
In Phase II, clients also begin to develop on their own autonomy. In addition to the clinical treatment they receive for drug and alcohol treatment, they perform necessary daily and weekly functions. This includes everything from shopping for their own food to taking part in leisure and adventure activities of their choosing. They also work with a 12-step Sponsor, work the 12 Steps and attend meetings. Toward the end of this phase, the feelings of uneasiness and anxiety begin to be replaced by the excitement of the opportunities set before them.
PHASE II Resources and Treatment
Clients in Phase II maintain access to weekly individual therapy sessions as well as attending group session. Psychiatric care and medication management services continue as needed and individualized treatment modalities begin to tailor the growing needs of the individual in this crucial developmental period.
Case managers continue to seamlessly provide guidance to clients as they progress from Phase I. Additionally, they continue to act as the main point of contact for family members. This is the time to implement planning for career success through education and employment opportunities in the New Brunswick area, through the guidance and close development of each client’s needs. With access to several local colleges as well as Rutgers University two blocks from our Sober Living location for Phase II, clients have a wealth of opportunities for personal success.
Our support staff is ever present as role models for clients. As the clients begin working, learning and volunteering in the local community, our support staff model the necessary dress, professionalism and behavioral habits needed to succeed. All phases of treatment maintain access to support staff 24 hours a day through their length of treatment.