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The Three-Phase Approach

Recovering from drug or alcohol abuse has been described as a journey – a journey where those with substance abuse problems can achieve sobriety while learning skills that guide them to long-term recovery. Clean Recovery Centers has developed a Three-Phase approach that is a template for determining the path best suited to each individual client, while employing numerous leading-edge proven recovery techniques.

The Three Phase Approach

Recovery Flow

At Clean Recovery Centers, treatment is not a one-size-fits-all. We tailor our program to suit each clients’ needs. This timeline illustrates a typical flow of treatment programs, from one to the next, but keep in mind that journeys are individual, and may not follow this order or timeline on your road to recovery.

Get Clean in Phase I – Preparation

While each journey is different, many begin with detoxification. Phase I is a 24/7 medically supported Residential program that typically takes place over the first 3 to 4 weeks of treatment. This phase allows clients to become stabilized and start the healing process for both body and mind, while preparing them for the next part of their path to long-term maintenance of recovery.


5-7 Days

Detoxification is a process of care provided on an inpatient basis to assist individuals with their symptoms and management of withdrawal from both the physiological and psychological effects of substance use. Clean Recovery Centers offers around the clock medical care and emotional support to tackle this first step to recovery.


2-3 Weeks

Residential treatment is provided in a structured and supervised live-in environment 24 hours-per-day, 7 days-per-week, to help individuals maintain recovery from addiction. During this treatment, clients build skills and tools that are necessary for life after detoxification. Care is medically supported, if needed. Evidenced based therapy with individual, group and family counseling is provided.

Live Clean in Phase II – Action

Phase II can be Non-Residential or Residential and is a bridge that connects and eases the transition out of Phase I by allowing clients to take actions that address any issues that contributed to their addiction and prepare them for more independent recovery. Phase II typically lasts 2 to 3 weeks.


2-3 Weeks

Co-occurring mental health issues are common in people who suffer from addiction. Our mental health treatment focuses on the behavioral health disorders that often are left untreated with addiction (including over the counter drugs and herbs). This residential treatment program offers housing and meals in addition to individualized treatment. This approach allows the client to focus solely on recovery in a protected environment with complete psychiatric evaluation and care.

The mental health treatment program is comprised of 5 main components focusing on trauma, identity reconstruction, cognitive self-management techniques, personal growth development strategies, and incorporates movement therapy (Evidenced based medicine and therapy).


2-3 Weeks

Clean Recovery Centers off ers a robust Day/Night Treatment with Community Housing Program. The goal of this treatment is to prepare clients for Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) and teach the skills necessary to combat their addiction. This non-residential program typically provides a minimum thirty hours of services per week. Clients often reside at Clean Recovery Centers’ 24/7 monitored Community Housing during the course of this treatment, but this isn’t required.

The clinical program of DNT has four main components, designed to help clients begin changing their core beliefs and developing a balanced and clean life: Experiential Processes, Defense Mechanism Identifi cation, Belief System Exploration, and Symbolic Integration.

Stay Clean in Phase III – Maintenance

The third phase involves putting in to practice what has been learned and transition out of full time treatment. This involves continuing group and individual therapy, while gradually decreasing sessions, as well as learning life skills needed to be successful. This phase is typically 6-8 weeks long.


3-4 Weeks

A non-residential program that provides a minimum nine hours of services per week. Clean Recovery Centers’ Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is comparable to a residential program in eff ectiveness. It is designed to treat patients with medical or other mental health problems in addition to their Substance Use Disorders, along with group and individual counseling as a major component. Clients may choose to reside at our 24/7 monitored Transitional Living residences during this stage of treatment.


3-4 Weeks

A non-residential program providing a minimum two hours of services per week. Clients are either living at home or in a sober living environment and come to the treatment center for Outpatient (OP) services.



Following any Clean Recovery Centers’ treatment program, it is important for clients to remain engaged with the recovery community. Clients are encouraged to participate in Clean Recovery Centers’ Alumni Program to receive ongoing support and continued success through an easy-to-use App, social media groups, meetings, and peer events in the Tampa Bay area.

Additional Services

Additional services are not a core component of treatment services offered or part of facility per diem standard program. All additional services are optional. All additional services are billed and charged for separately from medical and treatment services.

Transitional Living

Community Housing, for DNT, and Transitional Living, for IOP/OP, provide safe and clean environments for those in treatment. You become part of a “Community” where peers and staff support one another on this journey. All Clean Recovery Centers’ homes are Level 4 FARR Accredited – the Florida Association of Recovery Residences.

Life Skills through Case Management

Life skills are the skills one must have to function successfully in the world. They include effective communication, career guidance, time management, and money management. Truly successful mental health recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teach the practical necessities of functioning in society – setting clients up for success in life and, therefore, sobriety.

Family Program

The disease of addiction has signifi cant physical, emotional and social consequences for the individual seeking treatment and for family and significant others impacted by the disease. We view family as an essential component of a patient’s ongoing recovery program and seek to involve them in the addiction treatment and recovery process.

Wellness Program

As part of a whole person approach, Clean Recovery Centers integrates Wellness services that improve our clients overall physical fitness and wellbeing. Wellness services include Massage Therapy, Yoga and more!

Kai Chi Do

Clean Recovery Centers offers a unique Kai Chi Do program with instructor Charles Robinson. Kai Chi Do is a movement meditation that can be practiced by anyone and adapted for any level of fitness. The program provides those in recovery with a proven way of restoring a sense of emotional well-being and connectedness with others.

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If you have any questions or want to find out more about our program, feel free to call us.

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