The Phoenix Rescue Mission offers a Christ-centered Addiction Recovery Program that utilizes multiple methods of chemical dependency and relapse prevention techniques. The minimum one-year program includes spiritual growth, addiction recovery, educational and vocational training, and development of life skills. Program components include Bible study, counseling, drug education, relapse prevention, on-site work-as-therapy, discipleship, group meetings, required church attendance and support group meetings.
The successful graduate of the program will be a new creation in Jesus Christ, born again by His blood, and will have the hope of glory of eternal life with Jesus Christ. He will also maintain gainful employment, continue a productive and substance-free lifestyle and be an active participant in a local church body. Our Program consists of three levels of participation; the Pre-Program, the Residential Program, and Transitional Housing.
The Pre-Program lasts 4-6 weeks as men first enter the Emergency Shelter and apply for the Program. During this time of stabilization, the men are introduced to basic recovery principles and a new life in Christ as the basis for successful recovery.
The year-long Residential Program consists of individual and group counseling by Master’s Level Counselors, basic adult educational evaluation and advancement, computer learning skills, classes for Discipleship, Relapse Prevention, Family Issues and Life Skills. Job Search and Development classes are provided as the men approach the completion of the Residential Program.
The Phoenix Rescue Mission opened two Transitional Living Houses in 2007, which house up to 9 Program graduates. Graduates spend six months here as they transition from living in a structured environment to obtaining full-time employment and living more independently.
As God leads us, we look forward to expanding our capacity in the Men’s Addiction Recovery Program from 21 to 40 beds in the near future. The Men’s Addiction Recovery Program is a participant in the National Recovery Initiative, a clinically-based study to determine the effectiveness of Christian-based recovery programs throughout the United States.