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An Alternative Approach to Long-Term Rehab Programs

The Addiction Recovery Program at A Reprieve for Women



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A Reprieve for Women’s long-term recovery program is centered around the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, creating a solid foundation for a woman to reconnect with herself, her spirituality, and her community. Our progressive phased approach includes a unique blend of intensive personal work, therapeutic support, and relationship building, with monitoring and guidance lessening as she becomes more confident in herself and her recovery.
While each phase has a general timeframe, our team tailors a program to fit each resident’s needs and situation, collaborating with her support system to decide when to progress.

While each phase has a general timeline, we work with the resident and their families to decide when to progress. Involvement from their support system reinforces the importance of community and allows everyone to feel comfortable and confident in the recovery process.

Phase 1: First 45


We believe recovery begins with positive relationships, especially with oneself, spirituality, and community. In our first phase, we focus on understanding the feelings, events, and motivations at the root of a woman’s addiction. Our specialists use a unique blend of therapy, mindfulness, community-building exercises, and immersion in Alcoholics Anonymous’ 12-step principles to help the resident process these emotions and develop a healthy foundation for lifelong sobriety.

Phase one is typically the first 45 days of the program. Residents are more intensively monitored in this phase to ensure they stay committed to their plan, house rules, and step work for safety and program success.

What to Expect in Phase One
Of Long-Term Addiction Treatment

Daily spirituality and meditation exercises

Group therapy sessions, twice daily, covering topics such as 12 Step Immersion, anger management, life skills, processing, and motivation

Weekly processing group therapy

Twice weekly DBT

Weekly intensive individual therapy sessions incorporating CBT, DBT, and Grief/Trauma Processing, with an option for EMDR

In the first week, residents also participate in a psychiatric evaluation with a partner provider, who will determine the frequency of future sessions based on the needs of each individual.

Gaining Independence

Women in addiction often become highly dependent, relying on others to provide them with the things they need. At A Reprieve for Women, we help our residents reestablish their independence by allowing them to make decisions and take on individual responsibilities.

One example is a weekly shopping trip where residents purchase the supplies and personal items needed for the week. The seemingly simple tasks of planning for the week ahead, organizing a list, and budgeting go a long way in rebuilding confidence and self-reliance.

Entertainment & Recreation

Rekindling a sense of joy and passion is a powerful motivation to continue on the path to lifelong sobriety. At A Reprieve for Women, we find moments of happiness through exploring nature, service to others, and family-style fun.

Our residents will be able to participate in community outings and have the opportunity to volunteer within various organizations in the local area and enjoy movie screenings, game nights, pool parties, and other creative activities each week.


A Healthy Mind and Body

A healthy mind and body are core parts of long-term recovery. At A Reprieve for Women, we wholeheartedly believe in the importance of physical health in maintaining long-term sobriety. Our residents have a fitness membership and attend a local gym three times a week, developing a fitness plan and pace that fits their bodies and mindset.

Additionally, Reprieve has a chef who delivers meals during the week, and residents cook for themselves on the weekends. At alumni gatherings, the memories made in the kitchen and the meals are always a topic of conversation!

Phase 2: Day 45-90


Recovery is more than just giving up drugs and alcohol — it is opening the door to a life of opportunity, passion, and purpose. Our residents experience this firsthand in the second phase of our addiction recovery program as they become more independent and embrace responsibilities outside of Reprieve activities.

For most residents, phase two begins after they have completed 45 days of the program. With a focus on practicing a balanced lifestyle, this phase of our recovery program emphasizes life skills and personal and professional exploration through interactions with the outside community. While residents become more self-dependent, our staff, alumni, and peers are still a constant presence, supporting them through challenges and celebrating triumphs.

Therapeutic Group

Therapeutic Growth

Women in this phase will continue their 12-Step Immersion programs and participate in biweekly individual therapy sessions, with additional psychiatrist appointments and group therapy sessions as recommended. Residents are also expected to participate in a minimum of five 12-step gatherings weekly. Monitoring and guidance will become less intensive as the women grow more confident in their recovery.

Opportunities for Education

After completing four months at A Reprieve for Women, residents are eligible to begin working towards a college or high school degree, with the responsibility of balancing school work with program obligations. Residents can also elect to work a part-time job as they attend school.

Our staff will work alongside each resident, examining their progress to determine the most fitting course load. While group sessions are encouraged, they are optional for those with jobs or a full-time course load. Psychiatric appointments, individual therapy, and 12-step gatherings are still mandatory.

Return to Work

In our second phase, residents with access to a personal vehicle can apply for jobs in the local community, a significant step in their recovery. Our workplace readiness sessions help women create professional resumes and practice interviewing techniques.

Returning to or joining the workforce allows our residents to apply their newly learned skills in a different environment while building greater self-reliance and independence. While the responsibilities and stress of a job can become overwhelming for people in early recovery, our staff is there to show them healthy and effective ways to manage these real-world emotions.

Renewed Freedoms

Residents in the last phase have more freedom with their time and belongings. They are given 24/7 access to their cell phone and can drive if they have an insured personal vehicle and valid license. With staff permission, residents can leave campus independently for work, school, volunteering, or other daytime activities.

Beyond 90 Days

While it is the same destination, the path to recovery is not the same for every woman, including our residents. While some may be ready to return to their everyday lives after completing the main program at A Reprieve for Women, others may need more time to feel solid in their sobriety. This may include extending her time at the Reprieve or transitioning to a supportive sober community or lower level of care. Our staff works with each woman and her family to determine the best options for the next steps in recovery.
The Connection to
Addiction is a disease that affects the whole family, which means recovery is a process for the family, too. We ensure that family and friends are involved and connected in their loved one’s recovery.

Staying in Touch

Our specialists have a standing call, held weekly in early phases and biweekly later in the program, with designated family members to update them on their loved one’s care and progress. Visitation hours are available each Sunday. Residents also earn 24-96 hour passes to visit family members off campus once they have progressed to the later phases of our program.

True Link Card

A Reprieve for Women uses True Link debit cards to monitor resident spending, allowing staff to discontinue funds if they purchase items that may negatively impact their recovery. In phases one and two, a nominal amount is expected to be deposited in the resident’s account weekly to cover incidentals such as toiletries and snacks.

Sending Gifts & Care Packages

While care packages and gifts are welcomed, loved ones must speak with Reprieve specialists before sending them. Part of recovery is learning to become independent and self-sufficient. Family members also often need time to recover, and sending gifts could be a part of their codependent natures. Program specialists can help determine when and what is appropriate.

Family Program

Family members are invited to attend our Family Program; a two-day event held every three months. This educational session includes in-depth information about the treatment process, managing their own negative behaviors, facility tours, and of course, time with their loved one.
“The Reprieve truly became my home away from home and the best safe place to get sober. The staff is incredibly loving, and the program works! I highly recommend this place for any woman wanting sobriety. I thank them for a new life and a new me. This place has helped me deal with the issues that led me to drink and use, in a non-judgmental, safe home. Before I came here, I was miserable, and the Reprieve gave me hope.”
Find freedom from addiction and return to a healthy, meaningful life with A Reprieve for Women’s tailored recovery programs. We’re here for you!