The Riverside Regional Jail’s Therapeutic Community Substance Abuse programs entitled “Without Walls” (males) and “New Beginnings” (females) Completion/Graduation ceremony is held four times a year to honor and celebrate those participants that have successfully completed six stages of recovery during four program phases. All graduates have completed the program stipulations; the written work, and community service; all have participated in role-modeling, sponsorship, community building, they have all lead therapeutic seminars, and have successfully completed a relapse prevention packet. Although we call this a “COMPLETION” this is really the commencement of the next phase of recovery, You’re not done-It’s Just Beginning!
Sandra N. Leabough, MED, QMHP
Therapeutic Community Manager