Once a man enters The Wheelhouse he undergoes an intensive 30-day “drying out” period. He is not allowed to have a phone, radio, TV, newspaper or Internet access. During this time he selects a sponsor and must intensely study and begin to understand and apply the 12-step program. The first 30 days are free of charge.
After successfully completing the first 30-day period, each man enters a 90-day phase in which he continues to study, understand and apply the principles of the program. He is encouraged to slowly re-enter society and to seek basic employment. Once employed, he is asked to pay a small portion per week to offset living expenses as part of his recovery.
Each man’s sponsor and others who counsel him are in recovery themselves—these are guys who have been there, done that, and are succeeding.