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Phase III is considered the maintenance phase of the Adult Drug Court where separation and individuation is said to occur. Participants are seen by the Drug Court Judge and their Drug Court Case Supervisor on a less frequent basis, usually somewhere between every three weeks, possibly every four weeks. Random drug screens are still occurring on a random basis, along with continued weekly attendance at self-help recovery meetings.

Participants at this level are said to be in the “give-back” portion of their recovery requiring less monitoring. Trust increases with the program participant’s consistent behavior, and community stability is observed.

At this point participants have:

  1. Completed primary treatment
  2. Completed aftercare
  3. Up to date with program fees, and fees in general
  4. Integrated the information they have learned in treatment and in the Drug Court Program
  5. Abstained from Alcohol and other mood altering chemicals
  6. Gained personal skills of tolerance, impulse control, delayed gratification, abstract thought, and the locus of control is now a balance of self and others
  7. Been stable in recovery and social/occupational functioning
  8. Completed and or nearing completion of GED
  9. Completed community service hours, if required
  10. Are thinking about and planning their phase III special project
  11. Obtained or are obtaining a valid driver’s license
  12. Working full time employment approved status

Participants in this final phase of the Drug Court are preparing for their commencement ceremony.


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