Running Time: 32 minutes
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After months of treatment, incarceration or both, most clients believe they have the tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Having made changes and not used while inside, they may have unrealistic expectations of re-entry. Their families and significant others may be just as unprepared for the reality of life together.
In this video, Rosetta Oliver explains to a group of inmates that leaving a structured environment is difficult transition. Her teachings enhance the recovering addict’s chance for success, by helping them understand the Four Phases, which she describes as the “4 R’s”
RELIEF that the family feels when a loved one is taken off the streets, out of immediate danger.
RESURRECTION of the inmate/addict in the family’s eyes as they visit their loved one and see the changes that have occurred in the structured environment.
REALITY sinks in when the loved one returns home and still makes mistakes, has the same personality, faces financial frustration, etc.
RENOVATION is a phase of acceptance and behavior modification when the family learns more effective communication methods and compromising techniques.
Ms. Oliver is a compassionate and engaging presenter. Her lessons, which focus on behavior within relationships, are an important piece of avoiding relapse and recidivism.