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Our Groups focus on developing sustainable well-being, emotional and mood management techniques, activity planning, dynamic relapse prevention, craving and crisis management, healthy lifestyle maintenance, and family systems education, and relationship in recovery tools promoting healthy re-unification with family and loved ones.

Psycho-educational Groups

Our Psycho-educational Groups are designed to educate clients about substance abuse, and related behaviors and consequences. This group provides information designed to have a direct application to clients’ lives—to instill self‐awareness, suggest options for growth and change, identify community resources that can assist clients in recovery, develop an understanding of the process of recovery, and prompt people using substances to take action on their own behalf.

Skills Development Groups

Our Skills Development Group attempts to cultivate the skills people need to achieve and maintain abstinence. These skills may either be directly related to substance use such as ways to refuse offers of drugs, avoid triggers for use, or cope with urges to use. They may also apply to broader areas relevant to a client’s continued sobriety such as ways to manage anger, solve problems, or relax. Skills development groups typically emerge from a cognitive-behavioral theoretical approach that assumes that people with substance use disorders lack needed life skills. Clients who rely on substances of abuse as a method of coping with the world may never have learned important skills that others have, or they may have lost these abilities as the result of their substance abuse. Thus, the capacity to build new skills or relearn old ones is essential for recovery.

Support Groups

Support groups bolster members’ efforts to develop and strengthen the ability to manage their thinking and emotions and to develop better interpersonal skills as they recover from substance abuse. Support group members also help each other with pragmatic concerns, such as maintaining abstinence and managing day-to-day living. These groups are also used to improve members' general self-esteem and self-confidence. The group-or more often, the group leader-provides specific kinds of support, such as being sure to help clients avoid isolation and finding something positive to say about each participant’s contribution.

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Relapse Prevention

Relapse prevention is part of our skills development group experience focusing on helping a client maintain abstinence or recover from relapse. This kind of group is appropriate for clients who have attained abstinence, but who have not necessarily established a proven track record indicating they have all the skills to maintain a drug-free state. Relapse prevention also can be helpful for people in crisis or who are in some way susceptible to a return to substance use. These groups help clients maintain their sobriety by providing them with the skills and knowledge to anticipate, identify, and manage high-risk situations that lead to relapse into substance use. It aims both to upgrade a client’s ability to manage risky situations and to stabilize a client’s lifestyle through changes in behavior.

Process Groups

Our Process Group is a support group that engages in the sharing of thoughts and feelings in a safe and supportive environment. Unexpressed feelings are a major reason why people experience difficulties and distress. Our Process Groups focus on the establishment of trust. Group counselors and group members work towards establishing a level of trust that allows them to communicate openly and honestly, and where members feel safe to share their struggles and work collaboratively to understand one another. In a climate of trust, people feel free to care about and help each other. New members are often amazed at how much their contributions help other members. During the group meeting time, members are responsible for talking about what is troubling them. Discussion flows according to what members would like to talk about. Members are encouraged to give support and feedback to others, and to work with the reactions and responses that other members' contributions bring up for them. Group members and group therapists may serve as models for effective communication, offer problem-solving strategies, and promote self-acceptance and self-support. Under the skilled direction of a group therapist, the group is able to point out troublesome interpersonal patterns by providing feedback and support and offering alternatives, and in such a way that the difficulty becomes resolved.

Family Groups

The Family Group in substance abuse treatment helps families become aware of their own needs and provides genuine, enduring healing for people. Whether a couple in relationship, or a family with children, when one of the family members uses or abuses substances, the entire family system is affected and needs to change, not just the addicted individual. Family therapy, therefore, helps the family make interpersonal, intrapersonal, and environmental changes supporting the family system affected by the person using alcohol or drugs. As change takes place, family therapy helps all family members understand what is occurring. This out-in-the-open understanding removes any suspicion that the family is ganging up on the person abusing substances.