Stage II Recovery: Early Abstinence

Recovery Acres supports clients who have now committed to ongoing sobriety, after detoxification. Early abstinence requires an understanding of withdrawal symptoms, mental obsession, psychological dependence and triggers. This is the time to start looking forward, learn new abilities and life skills.

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While challenging mind and spirit during daytime activities, each client has the resources for a good stable life while in residence.

Our goal is help men discover a new purpose.. Each person is given the time to heal in order to move out of a failed lifestyle and to begin to feel like a valuable member of society. Medical and dental assistance, financial support, and securing transportation are critical for starting a new life in society. Recognizing the role of family and employment in recovery is important, and  we encourage a new life with understanding, acceptance and supportive relationships.

New clients begin their stay with Pre-Program and follow with 90 days of classes on Addictions,  Life Skills, and Big Book study. These tools give the recovering client new choices in a sober lifestyle. It is just as critical to learn to retain these new skills, and continue the desire for a new way of living. This is reinforced in After Care. 


Click here to download the 90 Day Program Outline:

Program Outline


After the intake paperwork, a new resident will join Pre-Group for the first two to three weeks of his stay. This adjustment time is useful for taking care of appointments such as doctor, dentist, or funding visits. Each resident is responsible to account for any time spent out of Group.

While at an approved appointment, residents are excused from Group. Once the important appointments are accomplished, a resident may be ready to move on to our main program. When this begins, he is expected to book any additional or follow-up appointments around the Group schedule, when possible.

When attending Pre-Group, a resident can expect to watch treatment related videos, be involved in group discussions, art class, various outings, Big Book study, and one-to-one counselling, as needed.

Life Skills (8 Modules)

• Effective Communication
• Teamwork, Support & Trust
• Discovering Values & Strengths
• Intro to Anger, Fear Trap/Victim
• Balancing Behaviors & Masks
• Conflict Management
• Family Week & Relationships
• Problem Solving & Goal Setting

Addiction Program (8 Modules)

The road to recovery begins with healing feelings and self esteem. Reconnection with family, friends, and nature, helps clients accept the nature of their addiction, the journey out of isolation, and the role of spirituality in their recovery. This is part of the larger recovery process, which leads the alcoholic or addict to develop a support network for life after their term here.

Relapse prevention is serious business, and another part of the post treatment skills residents learn. Understanding the never ending cycle of addiction as a disease gives people the chance to change their perspective. This helps avoid making the same mistakes again, as well as the danger of complacency when life gets better. This helps our clients develop their After Care plan, and the design for a new balanced lifestyle.

Big Book Study Groups on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

Guest Speakers on Wednesday

(Various Topics – Gambling, Smoking, Hepatitis, STD, HIV, Hygiene, TB, etc)

Yoga & “Talking Stick” on Friday

After-care Program

• Weekly Group
• One-On-One-Follow-up
• Safe Housing
• Support
• Follow through with after care plans
• Accountability

Alcoholics Anonymous & Narcotics Anonymous meetings
Open meetings held Tuesdays @ 8pm.