In exchange for room and board, all Recovery Phase I residents are required to complete daily job assignments in food preparation, housekeeping, building and grounds maintenance, security, etc., as well as fulfill the requirements and responsibilities of the formal program of recovery that consists of three basic components.

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Recovery Phase I

All residents in Recovery Phase I are required to complete the curriculum of Recovery Dynamics – a program of recovery essentially based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous- that consists of 28 classes and 32 written assignments. This curriculum gives an overview of the physical, mental, and spiritual nature of alcohol and drug addiction and provides a systematic application of the principles of the 12 steps to their daily lives. Residents are also required to attend outside AA/NA meetings and are encouraged to get a sponsor and home group.

All residents are assisted through Recovery Phase I through a process of Peer Mentoring. Peer Mentors are Silver Chip residents of Recovery Point who have recently completed the program and thus may serve as successful role models of recovery. These Peer Mentors are uniquely qualified to facilitate meetings and classes, provide peer support and guidance, and model appropriate social and life skills.

All residents are required to participate in Community Meetings that take place for one hour three times a week. The therapeutic community includes all Recovery Phase I members of the program and are facilitated by the Program Director. During these meetings, personal issues and concerns (such as inappropriate behavior or attitude, tardiness, breaking curfew, slacking on job assignments, etc.) are brought up and directly addressed by peers. Residents are expected to reflect on their own behavior, admit wrongdoings, and accept responsibility for their actions. Consequences for misconduct (viewed as learning opportunities, not punishments) are determined by the group conscience through a process of consensus decision-making. The community emphasizes personal responsibility, self-discipline, and accountability to the peer group provides the primary catalyst of personal change for the recovering people with substance use disorder at Recovery Point.