CHRISTIAN RECOVERY CENTERS

Women's Recovery Services

Christian Recovery Centers, Inc (CRCI) offers programs for both men and women to provide medium to long-term residential care for those struggling with a Substance Use Disorder. The men’s program, locally known as Brunswick Christian Recovery Center, and the women’s program, called the Rose House, utilize the restorative recovery model, which can be described as a unification of 3 distinct categories:  Treatment, Recovery, and Reentry. Collectively, these categories provide up to two years of care for each resident, with educational and occupational offerings throughout. This structured approach ensures that each resident receives the support and care necessary to take responsibility for navigating their recovery journey successfully, from intensive clinical treatment to gradual reintegration into society as leaders within their families and local communities.

The entire process integrates faith-based recovery principles, the 12-step methodology from Alcoholics Anonymous and Celebrate Recovery, professional therapy services, and educational benefits provided through partnerships with Brunswick Community College and the Brunswick Literacy Council. Our holistic approach combines the strengths and advantages of various elements essential for a successful life in recovery. Residents have the opportunity to participate in regular community events, church attendance, group and individual therapy, and activities that foster a healthy work ethic. These activities include community service, leadership training and application, and work-based learning opportunities through our Work Reentry Program (WRP). This program ensures that every graduate leaves with financial savings to help cover the initial costs of a more independent living situation.

  •    MOTIVATIONAL TRACK    
  •    PHASE 1    
  •     PHASE 2   
  •     PHASE 3    
  •     TRANSITIONAL   
   MOTIVATIONAL TRACK    

Motivational Track

While all phases of CRCI programs can vary in length based on performance, the Motivational Track (Moto Track) phase of the program will typically be completed in 4-6 weeks. This phase serves as a foundation, easing residents from an unstructured lifestyle to a regimented, therapeutic environment. Here, they begin to acclimate to the program's demands at a manageable pace, learning to adhere to policies, respond positively to challenging situations, and integrate new knowledge effectively. Medications supporting the detox process are offered, if needed, during this time to reduce the body's negative response to the sudden absence of chemicals on which it has become dependent. This phase is offered as an independent clinical treatment program that includes a Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (CCA), SACOT counseling services, and medication assisted treatment as needed. This portion of the program is presented as an introduction to our more robust recovery phases. Residents will receive more clinical attention in this part of the program than in any other phase, addressing their needs to help them stabilize, while mentally, emotionally, and physically preparing for the lifestyle changes that a healthy long term recovery demands. Contact with family is limited during this time to allow each resident to engage in a more personalized focus and to gain an initial understanding of what kind of life change they are seeking before introducing external influences back into their lives. Once they have met the basic requirements, tapered off partial agonist MAT services, demonstrated a willingness to proceed, and when placement is available, they will be eligible to move on to Phase I of the residential program. 

Treatment and Recovery Support (units per week):

  • (20) hours of clinical treatment services (group and individual)
  • (1) Peer Mentor Individual Session
  • (1) 12-step group
  • (1) external fellowship small share group (CR, AA, etc.)

Average time that residents will participate in Occupational Services/Vocational Training:

  • 0% = 0 Hours
   PHASE 1    

Phase 1

Phase 1 marks the transition for residents from addiction treatment services to the recovery program. Lasting 6-8 weeks, this phase offers a structured environment focused on spiritual growth and recovery. During Phase 1, medical services are referred to external providers based on availability and prioritized by the level of care required. CRCI does not directly provide medical care, but can facilitate support for minor conditions and those manageable through self-care. During this phase, our goal is to empower each program participant to actively participate in their own recovery journey and develop healthy decision-making skills. This phase introduces a new approach to decision-making that emphasizes personal responsibility and ethics to promote sustainable growth and recovery. A daily schedule is provided to all residents to aid in their progress through each phase of the program. Daily chore and project assignments, kitchen duties, and laundry days are posted on the scheduling boards for residents to review each morning. Participation in basic functions are a key component of developing a healthy practice of daily living by meeting short term goals while beginning to experience a low level of exposure to the more complex recovery processes, such as increasing community involvement, adopting higher moral ideals, and adhering to a more rigorously structured environment. We have proposed a continuous plan of action that incorporates evidence-based recovery into long-term daily living. Residents will work with temporary sponsors, mentors, and group leaders to learn how to do a moral inventory, confession of shortcomings, restitution for harm done, and participate in service to others.

Average time that residents will participate in Occupational Services/Vocational Training:

  • 25% ≤ 16 Hours

Treatment and Recovery Support (units per week):

  • (1) hour clinical treatment services, individual
  • (1) Peer Mentor Individual Session
  • (.5) Pastoral Counseling
  • (3) 12-step groups
  • (3) Recovery/Faith based large group
  • (1) external fellowship small share group
    PHASE 2   

Phase 2

After completion of Phase I, each resident will be reviewed by staff and senior residents. The areas of review will include spiritual and emotional growth, personal responsibility, compliance with rules and regulations, trust, willingness, and active recovery. These areas will be addressed to determine where additional improvement is needed and to determine if the resident will be approved to move into Phase II of the program. In Phase II residents will begin to take on more responsibility and will have plenty of opportunities to begin building more trust with the leadership. If a resident determines that they are not ready for Phase II they will have the opportunity to delay the transition for a period of up to 14 days.

Average time that residents will participate in Occupational Services/Vocational Training:

  • 40% ≤ 24 Hours

Treatment and Recovery Support (units per week): 

  • (.5) Individual Therapy, 
  • (.5) Pastoral Counseling
  • (.5) Peer Mentor Individual Session
  • (2) 12-step group sessions
  • (1) Recovery/Faith based large group
  • (1) external fellowship small share group
    PHASE 3    

Phase 3

During Phase 3, residents have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and formulate their exit strategies, giving them a greatly improved sense of confidence in their recovery journey. Implementing a well-planned follow-through is crucial, as applying the knowledge gained throughout the program is essential for a successful transition to a more independent lifestyle, such as our Phase 4 Reentry Program. At CRCI, we emphasize the principles of servant leadership, where leaders share their authority while remaining accountable for the results. Servant leaders prioritize the needs of others, helping them develop and perform to their fullest potential. This approach contrasts with traditional leadership, which often centers on the accumulation and exercise of power by a single individual at the top. We encourage residents to adopt a servant leadership mindset as they learn to leverage their life experiences and connect with others to achieve their goals. Our aim is for every resident to share their positive recovery experiences and actively support others in their journey. The highest performing Phase 3 residents will have the opportunity to enter into a “Senior” position, in which they may begin to gain responsibilities such as mentoring residents in earlier phases. We believe that true learning occurs when the student becomes the teacher.

Average time that residents will participate in Occupational Services/Vocational Training:

  • 75% ≤ 32 Hours

Treatment and Recovery Support (units per week):

  • (.25) hour clinical treatment services, individual
  • (.5) Peer Mentor Individual Session (exit strategy focus)
  • (.5) Pastoral Counseling
  • (1) 12-step groups
  • (1) Recovery/Faith based large group
  • (1) external fellowship small share group
    TRANSITIONAL   

Phase 4

Phase 4 of the Christian Recovery program is designated as the Re-Entry program and is designed to provide a smooth transition for graduates of Phase 3 to continue their recovery process in a structured, safe, and stable environment that, above all, promotes spiritual wellness and sobriety. This portion of the residential program begins to incorporate more personal freedoms and responsibilities as individuals successfully progress through the stages of Phase 4. The Christian Recovery Phase 4 Program is for select residents who wish to take an ongoing active role in their recovery and who feel the need for continued structure with opportunities for employment as they near total independence. Phase 4 is designed to provide a smooth transition from the rigorous demands of the Christian Recovery Center programs and teach residents that a life of sobriety can work hand in hand with a life of productivity. This is achieved through peer role modeling, counseling, and the safeguards of a healthy recovery environment. A Phase 4 application is available to residents who are on their way to successfully completing all other phases. Those who have shown ongoing improvement, a genuine desire to be successful, and a dedication to their spiritual walk and overall recovery will be given priority for entry. Residents who are accepted into Phase 4 will be invited into the program for 6 months and may be given the opportunity to reapply for an additional 6 months. Phase 4 will offer multiple opportunities, and residents will have the ability to choose a trade pathway (as a Social Enterprise Technician) or a career pathway (as a member of the Leadership Development Initiative -LDI). Trade pathways will create immediate employment opportunities within one of our various enterprises, and the LDI will be an intensive training process for developing the future leaders of the Christian Recovery program. LDI participants will receive educational benefits and work towards multiple college-level certifications, state licenses, and may also attend traditional college or seminary classes for the achievement of a formal degree.

Average that residents will participate in Occupational Services/Vocational Training:

  • Full time job obtained by resident for personal financial gain; Community service and education opportunities offered to all participants

Treatment and Recovery Support (units per week):

  • (.25) Individual Therapy/Counseling (optional)
  • (.25) Group Therapy Session (optional)
  • (4) external fellowship groups of resident’s choice