Addiction Recovery Phase System

Windhaven Counseling Center
A Look into Our Phase System

The goal at Windhaven House is to assist women in becoming healthy and autonomous. We achieve this goal through our phase system, which is uniquely designed to help residents meet goals for both personal growth and independent living skills within addiction recovery. Though first phase is very restricted to provide the maximum amount of accountability and support, each phase following introduces a higher level of freedom and responsibility. To progress through the phases, a resident must submit a written request to staffing. In addition to the requirements for each phase, residents must be in compliance with all house rules and program requirements in order to be eligible for a higher phase.


PHASE I

Upon entering Windhaven House, residents will be placed on Phase 1. This is non-negotiable; regardless of time of sobriety or even if they have been former residents. Minimum stay in Phase I is  30 days. Windhaven House utilizes the services of Windhaven Counseling Center.  
No parent or family contact allowed for the first two weeks.

Curfew:
    • Must be accompanied by staff or higher level resident when leaving the house.
    • Sunday through Thursday 9:00 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday 10:00 p.m.
    • Eligible for day passes after two weeks.
Employment/School/Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP):
    • May start looking for a a part-time job after 2 weeks of IOP
    • If student, must be applying for school and registering for classes. Must work part time if registered for 9 hours or less.
    • Attending IOP 10 hours per week
Electronics:
    • No electronic devices such as computers, iPods, mp3 players, etc. Alarm clocks are allowed.
    • No cell phone for the first week; after first week cell phones must be turned in nightly at 9pm.
    • Must sign phone contract committing to use cell phone in a healthy manner.


PHASE II

REQUIREMENTS TO PHASE UP:
    • At least 30 days on Phase 1.
    • Have selected a sponsor and completed steps 1-5.
    • Must be actively participating in IOP.
    • Submit a phase up request to staffing.
PRIVILEGES:
Curfew:
    • Allowed to leave house alone (staff permission still required).
    • Sunday through Thursday 10:30 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday 11:30 p.m.
    • Eligible for overnight passes.
Electronics:
    • Phones may be kept overnight.
    • Eligible to keep personal laptops (must sign computer contact).
Automobiles/Transportation:
    • Residents may submit a request to use their car (must sign car contract).
    • Residents are eligible to ride the bus alone.

PHASE III

REQUIREMENTS TO PHASE UP:
    • At least 45 days in Phase II.
    • Worked all 12 steps and working 10, 11, 12 daily.
    • Has a home group and attends group conscience.
    • Has a regular service commitment.
    • Consistently demonstrates honesty, integrity, and selflessness.
    • Has $500 in savings.
PRIVILEGES:
Curfew:
    • Sunday – Thursday 11:30 p.m.
    • Friday – Saturday 12:30 a.m.
Begin graduation and aftercare planning with case manager.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

Staff determines graduation dates on an individual basis once the following requirements have been met:
    • $1500 in savings and a budget plan for independent living.
    • Working 10, 11, 12 daily.
    • Committed to home group and attending group conscience.
    • Has a regular service commitment and is sponsoring others.
    • Consistently demonstrates honesty, integrity, and selflessness.
    • Is an active leader in the community as evidenced by holding themselves and others accountable.
    • Seeking growth in their recovery.