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6 Week Program (Pre-Phase 1B)

Preparation For Foundation Of Recovery



Preparation For Foundation Of Recovery


The duration of the Preparation for Foundation programme is a minimum time period of 6 weeks. Please note that there is evidence to suggest that a total treatment plan of less than 90 days has little value to a patient who suffers from severe dependence.


Main Themes:

  • The recognition of alcohol and chemical addiction as a disease.
  • The recognition of the consequences of addiction to the self and to others.
  • Acceptance of powerlessness and unmanageability
  • Recognise the importance of change and to develop a new mind-set
  • Impulse control and self-discipline
  • Self-resilience and stability
  • Becoming more truthful and letting go of defence mechanisms
  • Replacing instant gratification with delayed gratification
  • Improved self-confidence


Keys to Recovery:

  • Honesty
  • Openness
  • Willingness
  • Determination
  • Confidence
  • Tenacity
  • Discipline
  • Responsibility


Primary Goals:

  • General understanding of the 12 step programme
  • Understanding the roles of counsellor and sponsor
  • Ability to identify the consequences of abusing substances.
  • Identify the need to take responsibility
  • Identify feelings.
  • Identify the importance of taking responsibility and completing tasks
  • To work through conflict and problems systematically
  • To work on short term and long term goals
  • Enhanced Self-esteem and Confidence
  • Open and honest Communication
  • More assertive behaviour
  • The start of emotional stability


Step work achievement:

  • Orientation contract
  • House Rules
  • Assignment A and B
  • Step work assignments 1 and 2
  • Prep- Step 1
  • 60 Stories completion
  • Step 2
  • Other assignments given by counsellors