Structure & Balance

The Recovery process is about many things, two of which are structure and balance.  We strive to integrate luxurious amenities and fun activities with a core recovery structure.  Equinox Recovery helps individuals find a path to sobriety that encourages inner growth.  Our program was designed to build a foundation strong enough to withstand life’s day-to-day hurdles while discovering a life beyond imagination.

Program phases: We use a simple 3 phase system.

Orientation and Phase 1 (approximately 30 days)

  • Settle into new environment
  • Learn day to day living schedule and expectations
  • Participate in all community program activities including groups and 12 Step meetings
  • Identify and have 1st meeting with appropriate sponsor
  • Comply with basic house rules such as daily chores, personal space and curfew
  • Unless with staff, curfew during phase 1 is 9:30 during the week and 11:00 on weekends
  • Attend first therapy session with assigned clinician
  • Complete initial evaluation with Psychiatrist if on medication
  • Complete intake paperwork and questionnaire
  • No safety issues or incidents
  • Complete orientation tasks such as house tour and program overview
  • Complete first family phone call
  • Meet with Program Director to establish 90-day goals
  • Meet with case manager 1x per week
  • Negative urinalysis screening weekly or as requested for each phase
  • Participate in weekly recreation activities and outings
  • Self-administer medication as prescribed
  • Maintain sobriety
  • No body alterations such as tattoo’s or piercings
  • Be on-time to morning meditation group
  • Enroll and begin Intensive outpatient

During phase 1 residents are not allowed personal vehicles or overnight stays and curfew extensions.  This time is to be used to settle in and get accustomed to the freedom of the Equinox program and to gain the trust of the staff.  Demonstrating daily like skills is very important.  We expect all residents to do all assigned chores completely, keep rooms clean, cook and clean up after themselves in the kitchen, keep laundry done and either hung up or folded neatly, keep strict personal hygiene, and be physically active.

Phase 2 (approximately 60-90 days)

  • All requirements from phase 1 still apply, however residents in phase two gain the following privilege’s
  • Residents may have personal vehicles
  • Residents may request overnight visits with family
  • Curfew becomes 10:30pm during the week & 12:00AM on weekends
  • Finish IOP
  • Must be on-time to morning meditation and not have to be woken up by staff
  • Procure and sustain employment (minimum 24 hours per week)
  • Open bank account and develop budget
  • Active participation in clinical offerings including individual therapy, and groups
  • Positive participation in all programmatic activities including daily life skills
  • Participate in weekly recreation activities and outings
  • No safety issues or incidents
  • Weekly progress meetings with Case Manager
  • Complete weekly schedules
  • Negative urinalysis screening weekly or as requested
  • Self-administer medication as prescribed
  • Comply with basic house rules such as daily chores, personal space and curfew
  • Weekly meetings with sponsor
  • Attend minimum 4 12-Step meetings per week and attend mandatory house meetings
  • Weekly family phone calls
  • Successful family visit
  • Maintain sobriety
  • Demonstrate increased autonomy, integrity, responsibility and accountability

Phase 3 (approximately 30 days)

In this final level, the main task is for members to put all of their skills and practice into action by self-directing and managing their day to day activities, sustaining employment, maintaining sobriety, handling their business, paying a percentage of their living expenses, and saving a portion of their pay to fund their transition to independent living. Basically, demonstrating that they are capable of navigating all of the moving parts associated with independent living.

  • Preparing for discharge
  • Make living arrangements for life after Equinox
  • Find housing, work, enroll in school, research AA/NA meetings in the area you may be moving too, finding a therapist and making plans to continue individual therapy and drug testing
  • Self-manage medication as prescribed
  • Sustain employment, increasing to full time status
  • Develop budget for independent living
  • Contribute to personal expenses including food
  • Individual therapy weekly
  • Attend weekly house meetings
  • Monthly medication management with Psychiatrist (if appropriate)
  • No safety issues or incidents
  • Weekly progress meetings with Case Manager
  • Complete weekly schedules
  • Comply with basic house rules such as house chores, personal space and curfew
  • No body alterations such as tattoo’s or piercings
  • Weekly meetings with sponsor
  • Attend 12-Step meetings (minimum 3 times per week)
  • Maintain sobriety
  • Negative urinalysis screening weekly or as requested
  • Demonstrate increased autonomy, integrity, responsibility and accountability
  • Attend weekly joint house dinner
  • Develop transition plan for independent living that includes family participation or support      guidelines, living arrangements, monthly budget, relapse prevention plan
  • Pursue academic goals

Contact us at 866-605-2651