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Level System

Call 267-750-0444

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Level 5 Relapse Intervention-Indefinite

 Level 5 Goal - to help an individual who has had a relapse to safely get through the immediate threat of ongoing drug and alcohol use.

 Level 5 Guidelines:
  • Submit to search of belongings and person for drugs, alcohol or paraphernalia

  • Maintain restriction to house as required

  • Contact sponsor

  • After successfully completing house restriction, attend AA or NA meetings with two senior house members or sponsor only

  • All visitors must be approved in advance

  • Initiate or continue treatment services

  • Explore events, feelings and behaviors leading up to relapse in order to identify triggers

  • Develop relapse prevention plan

  • Other interventions as indicated

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Level 4 Initiation - 7 day minimum

Goals - to become familiar with house culture, rules, routines and expected standards of behavior. To connect with other house members as a base of support. To participate in a highly structured environment during the time when relapse risk is at the highest levels. To initiate services needed to pursue recovery.

Level 4 Guidelines:

  • Minimum 7-day blackout period upon entering the house—when leaving the house, you must be accompanied by a house member not on blackout or an approved person in recovery for one year or longer. You may leave the house for work, a job search or medical appointments based on a plan approved in advance by the house manager. Deviations from the plan for unapproved activities/travel are not acceptable.

  • 11 PM curfew every night.

  • No overnight visits.

  • All visitors must be approved in advance.

  • Initiation of and compliance with all necessary medical treatment, drug and alcohol and/or psychiatric services, initiation of dpw, transportation applications, probation and parole transfer.

  • Attend a minimum of 5 AA/NA/CA meetings per week.

  • Follow all house rules.

     

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    Level 3-Stabilization - 90 day minimum stay

Goals - establish yourself in a program of recovery, through participation in 12 Step meetings   as recommended. Obtain employment and assume responsibility for self. Maintain high standards of behavior within a moderate level of structure.

Level 3 Guidelines:

  • Obtain a sponsor and maintain contact at least 2 times per week. Have sponsor sign sponsorship agreement.

  • Obtain a home group and attend weekly.

  • Attend a minimum of 5 AA/NA/CA meetings per week.

  • 11 PM curfew Sunday through Thursday, 1 AM on Friday and Saturday.

  • If unemployed, secure employment and maintain timely, regular attendance.

  • No daytime sleeping or lounging around the house is permitted.

  • Pay rent by money order as agreed on time to house manager.

  • No travel or visitor restriction.

  • Compliance with all necessary medical treatment, drug and alcohol and/or psychiatric services, probation and parole.

  • Overnight visits permitted with family members when accompanied by Level 1 house members.

  • Complete a minimum 90-day stay in the house.

  • Must follow all house rules.

       

    Level 2 Maintenance - 90 days and over

    Goals - to build upon and expand the foundation of recovery established in the previous level, in a less structured, but supportive environment.

    Level 2 Guidelines:
  • Maintain contact with sponsor at least 2 times per week.

  • Attend a minimum of 3 AA/NA/CA meetings per week and participate in home group.

  • Maintain employment and timely, regular attendance.

  • Continue all necessary medical treatment, drug and alcohol and/or psychiatric services, probation and parole.

  • Pay rent by money order as agreed on time to house manager.

  • No travel or visitor restriction.

  • No curfew or restriction of overnight visits.

  • Must follow all house rules.

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    Level 1 Honors - 4 months and over
    Goals - develop and maintain consistent patterns of thoughts, beliefs and behaviors to sustain a lifetime of recovery. A person who achieves and maintains this level is doing everything recommended to stay clean and sober. While it is not a guarantee, such practices will provide a solid foundation for recovery.

    Level 1 Guidelines:
  • Demonstrate and maintain a consistent pattern of regular meeting attendance, at least 3 times per week. Build lasting relationships with other recovering people.

  • Demonstrate that you have established a working relationship with a sponsor, who works with you on the steps. Maintain contact with sponsor at least 2 times per week.

  • Demonstrate that you are committed to and involved in a home group on a weekly basis.

  • Demonstrate a willingness and effort to help others.

  • Maintain regular employment or attendance of school.

  • Rent must be paid in full.

  • Must follow all house rules.

  • Demonstrate an attitude of gratitude, respect, honesty, open-mindedness, willingness and responsibility.

  • Have a life — laugh, have fun, do things that you love.

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