Rehab and recovery bring up challenges that can be hard to overcome. Our treatment groups offer a caring place to get educated about addiction and the many traumas and situations that go with it.

By facing these challenges as a group, you’re surrounded by supportive people who know what you’re going through. And in many cases, our treatment group clients find caring friends along the way. (Gender-specific groups are available.)  


Our treatment group options include: 


Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model (TREM)

This is a six-month group for women who have experienced previous trauma (including: childhood sexual, physical, or emotional abuse; institutional abuse; rape in adulthood; and domestic violence in the home.)

The curriculum was developed by Maxine Harris, Ph.D., and addresses trauma and recovery with ten sessions in each of the following broad topics:

  • Empowerment (boundaries, self-esteem, self-soothing, intimacy & trust, and sexuality)
  • Trauma Recovery (what is trauma, abuse, physical safety, connections between trauma & addiction, and compulsive behavior)
  • Advanced Trauma Recovery Issues (family myths & distortions, decision making, communication, self-destructive behaviors, blame & forgiveness, relationships, and personal healing)

These are followed by a three-session closing that includes: truths & myths about abuse, what it means to be a woman, and a closing ritual.


Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients

This group has a twelve-week combined CBT approach that uses relaxation, cognitive, and communication skills interventions to develop individualized anger control plans using as many techniques as possible to manage anger.

The more techniques and interventions an individual has on his/her anger control plan, the better equipped they'll be to manage anger in response to anger-provoking events. This treatment model is effective with substance use disorder clients as well as non-substance-abusing clients who’ve been diagnosed with other issues, including mood, anxiety, and thought disorders.


Co-Occurring Disorder Group

This twelve-week ongoing group integrates a client’s mental health disorder treatment into their addiction treatment program, allowing them to bring their life back into balance and achieve lifelong recovery.

This evidence-based program draws from cognitive-behavioral, experiential, and Twelve Step approaches to help clients achieve lifelong recovery. Topics include:

  • Effects of alcohol and other drug use on mental health
  • Phases of dual recovery
  • Twelve Steps and co-occurring disorders
  • Self-help groups for co-occurring disorders
  • Medication information
  • Building a recovery support system
  • Decision-making skills & seeking help


Relapse Prevention

This ongoing weekly group includes a structured psycho-educational therapy process that focuses on relapse prevention and management.
The curriculum was created by Claudia Black, Ph.D., and covers a wide range of topics from creating a powerless & unmanageability inventory to other common issues in substance abuse recovery: overconfidence, control, grief, anger, resentments, spirituality, shame, secrets, and warning signs of potential triggers.


Practical Living Skills

This group focuses on understanding and practicing the skills necessary for successfully navigating today’s economy.

Created by Hazelden Publishing, the curriculum is designed to meet the needs of a diverse client population, providing all the tools necessary to help clients live healthy, fulfilling lives with topics including: Managing Money, Education, Looking for Work, Securing Housing, Sexual Health, and more.


Personal Growth

This group covers the internal skills needed to be a positive and productive member of a community.

Another curriculum created by Hazelden Publishing, it covers topics such as: Values & Responsibilities, Refusal Skills, Setting & Attaining Goals, and more.


Recovery Management

This is a six-session group, designed to give clients the skills to successfully manage their recovery.

Topics include: Mindfulness Basics, Wellness Recovery Action Plan, Introduction to Step Work, Building Up Your Spiritual Bank Account: Introduction to Spiritual Resources, Choosing What Fills Your Circle, and more.


Healing Trauma

Created by Stephanie Covington, PhD, and Eileen Russo, MA, this is a six-session group for women who have experienced trauma. It covers the following topics: Power & Abuse, Process of Trauma & Self Care, the ACE Questionnaire, Anger, and more.


Exploring Trauma

Designed by Stephanie Covington, PhD, and Roberto Rodriquez, MA, this is a six-session group for men with trauma experiences. It covers topics such as: Exploring Trauma, Thinking, Feeling & Acting, Beyond Guilt, Shame & Anger, Healthy Relationships, and more.


Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)

This step-by-step treatment strategy works to enhance self-image, promote a positive, productive identity, and help develop the higher stages of moral reasoning.

The systematic, cognitive-behavioral approach of this group allows for participants to ultimately display more appropriate behavior.


Seeking Safety

This 25-session treatment approach is the first to be studied and developed specifically for PTSD and substance use disorders.

The curriculum was created by Lisa Najavits, PhD, and effectively addresses this prevalent and difficult to treat dual diagnosis. Sessions cover: creating clinical safety, discontinuing substance use, letting go of dangerous relationships, and gaining control over extreme symptoms such as dissociation and self-harm.


Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

This program is customized to each client’s needs and is designed by the primary therapist and client. Together, they choose the applicable curriculum, days of the week, and times of the day to best address those needs. Clients attend six groups per week (nine hours weekly) in addition to a weekly individual session with their primary therapist. IOP runs for six weeks but can be continued if clinically needed, and the curriculum can be adjusted at that time if other needs are identified.

If you’ve got questions about our treatment groups or would like to get more information on how you can participate, we’re ready to help.


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