The information presented in this group is designed to deliver group cognitive behavioral anger management treatment to clients with substance abuse issues.
Events and Cues
Anger Control Plans
The Aggression Cycle
Anger and the Family
Expressing cognitive therapy, thought art and using the medium as a primary source of communicating both emotional and cognitive thoughts.
Boundaries and Barriers
With the information presented in this group, the client learns effective mastery in building self-esteem, rational thinking, forgiveness and enlarging possibilities.
Self-Esteem and How It Develops
The Basics of Human Worth
Recognize and Replace Self-Defeating Thoughts
Liking the Face in the Mirror
Core Values of Recovery
The focus for this group is to explore the values of being in recovery. It is designed to show the client that we are not solely the sum of our behaviors but that we can be caught in a cycle of inescapable choices. By recognizing the harm that we do to others and by realizing that we have assets, we are able to solidify our ability to change.
People Effected by Our Behavior
Comparison of Faults and Assets
Understanding Total Life Recovery
My Personal Goals in Treatment
Early Recovery Skills
Early Recovery Skills is an 8 lesson, 4 week course that meets twice a week during the first month of treatment. This program will introduce the clients to the basic tools of recovery and aid clients in stopping drug and alcohol use. Each lesson will introduce a new skill set for continued recovery.
Stop the Cycle
Identifying External Triggers
Identifying Internal Triggers
Interdiction Self Help Activities
Body Chemistry in Recovery
Common Challenges in Recovery
Thinking, Feeling and Doing
Wisdom in Recovery
Addiction and its affects are explored through the medium of films and videos. The presentation of information in this form helps the client visualize and conceptualize particular ideas and concepts pertaining to their education and sobriety.
Clean and Sober
Drunk in Public
My Name is Bill W.
Behind the Orange Curtain
This group is designed to educate the client on how substance abuse can lead to or add to an already dysfunctional family. We investigate new family values and explore ways of implementing new values within the family structure.
Healthy Family Development
Identifying the Family Roles
Addiction Spiral and the Family Disease
Peer Group Evaluation
This is a uniquely designed group where the clients are held accountable by those of their own recovery community. Their assets and strengths are evaluated along with the weaknesses and shortcomings which are explored in a peer group setting. Each client is provided with affirmation and constructive criticism from the perspective of their own recovery community.
What Have You Done for Your Recovery?
Helping Others, Who is Your Eskimo?
Behavior – Benefits and Consequences
Balance in Action
Constructive Criticism Exercise
The purpose of this group is to assist the client in personal growth with the process of self-realization, individualizing assets and weakness, learning new skills to promote change by obtaining emotional balance and improving self-esteem.
Understanding the Thought Process
Whole Person Wheel of Self Actualization
Thoughts, Emotions & Behavior
Personal Recovery Journal
Physiology & Effects
This is an educational group providing the facts about substance abuse and their effects on the human body. The client is educated in the long term and short term effects of abuse and the effect on the central nervous system. They will also be advised of the health risks of continued abuse on the human body.
The Effect of Opiates on the Human Body
Alcohol and the Brain
Methamphetamine – Long Term Effects
Hooked – Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way
The peer support group initialized in these settings is used to explore and overcome the long term bio/psycho/social problems that are indicative of long term incarceration.
Problem Solving Peer Groups
Re-Adjusting Social Skills
Recovery Potential Discussion
This is a peer based open discussion group where our potential for recovery is reviewed. The client interaction is encouraged to provide different perspectives and perceptions of current client growth.
The purpose of this group is to give the client alternatives to substance abuse/dependency. Different methods of recovery are explored and explained, offering both the pros and cons of the alternative forms of recovery.
Exploring the 12 Steps
Building a Sober Network
Challenging Social Skills
Relapse Prevention enables the client to recognize personal stressors and triggers that lead to relapse and identify behaviors that are harmful to continued sobriety. Through education, an individualized relapse prevention plan can be actualized for each client.
Relapse Warning Signs
Triggers and Cravings
Cycle of Relapse
An interdiction into the spiritual principles of recovery. This group helps provide an uplifting new experience for the clients as they explore their own personal spiritual growth.
Spiritual Principles of the 12-Steps
Meditation – Seeking Balance
Serenity – The Inner Peace
Reduce Anger with Acceptance
What is My Spiritual Score
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