Addicted to Food Q&A: Tennie McCarty and Tough Love
The 42-day program is the first phase of treatment - Intensive Residential Program (IRT). It is followed by Transitional and Halfway House. The IRT phase lasts 42 days in order to:
-allow the client to really get treatment on all levels; physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally
-give sufficient time to identify the core issues, work through the anger and shame
-prepare for Family Week (normally the 5th week of treatment)
-have a week after Family Week to process through what happened and to concretely put into motion the agreed-upon aftercare...going to transitional living at Shades of Hope or somewhere else, returning home, returning to school/jobs, etc.
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