This is essentially where your new life begins. You have just been admitted into the program and have started your treatment. However, Level One's have very little privileges which include staying only indoors and under monitored supervision. Level One's have therapy 3 times a day, unlike other levels. They are also not allowed parental visits unless the doctor in charge of the patient is allowed to due to therapeutic reasons. Patients that are of Level One are allowed to go only to two places without supervision from their dorm: the cafeteria or washrooms, provided that they were given permission.
This is just a step above Level 1. You've shown the staff that you're not going to off yourself or go into a substance-induced stupor so they've now given you some leniency. Level Two's are still unable to go outside onto the grounds but are now given more free time. Instead of three times a day for therapy, it's only two times a day. Because of the fact that a Level Two is still fairly new, depending on their treatment progression, they're still monitored heavily. Level Two's still need permission to go to the washroom and cafeteria, however, they aren't necessarily always questioned if asking.
Level Three gives you some sort of freedom. You are free to roam around the inside areas, but before you go anywhere, you must check in with a nurse at the Nurse's Station, but they aren't followed to where their destination is. The staff is starting to trust you more. However, if you would like to go outside, you need to be accompanied by staff and are under strict guidelines. If you go outside, you only get an hour per day and have to be supervised at all times.
Level Four is the middle of your treatment. This is where the staff start to trust you more than previously. The freedom of location is similar to Level Three, however, you are less likely to be watched like a hawk when you go to an outside location. The amount of therapy also decreases to once a day rather than twice. In order to move up to Level 5, you must have a required visit from someone who made a significant impact on your life - such as a family member or a friend - with them and your counselor.
Level Five's have more freedom than before. You are allowed to go outside without supervision; however, you must ask a staff before they can. Also, once a month, you are allowed to order out for any meal of the day - the place being approved by the staff beforehand, of course. Treatment wise, you still have therapy once a day.
Level Six means that you're almost near the end of your treatment at Rivera. When you reach level six, you are allowed to have family visits that are unaccompanied and not organized by a staff member, but more of free will and want to contact someone. You are allowed to go outside, still needing permission. But, at this point, you can probably get away without telling someone once or twice.
Level Seven...you're almost there! At this point, you have shown the staff that you're trustworthy. Now, you don't have to ask to go anywhere. Just be sure you're in bed by curfew or consequences will occur. Level Seven consists of having therapy now only five times a week - you pick and choose when you go unless specified by your counselor. However, to make it to the final Level, you must go through a wilderness challenge: Etgar. Etgar is a week long trip in which you are in the wilderness as a time of reflection.
This is the final step before you go off into the real world again. After however long you've been in Rivera, there is one last section of treatment where you must go through. After going through an intensive therapy session with your assigned psychologist, you go to a house nearby the facility - not on the grounds, however - and spend the day there. The house is filled with various simulated triggers. If you can survive those, then you are able to be discharged from Rivera. Congratulations!
You are the people who run the show. You keep things running smoothly whether you're a nurse, a doctor, or any other sort of staff.
made by CHRISTO. of Caution and Shine