Stage 2 – Treat
Clients continue on in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, focusing on emotional regulation and the development of healthy coping mechanisms. They learn another proven technique that actively helps them to better understand their relationship with themselves and others, known as Johari’s Window. Group sessions cover several pertinent topics, and clients learn the difference between Eastern and Western medicine (and why we utilize a combination of both in our program of recovery). In the 12-step portion of the program, clients explore humility and fear.
During the fourth week of treatment, clients revisit the Dislocation Theory and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which focuses on Interpersonal Effectiveness. Lifeskills Training continues as clients learn how to authentically relate to one another and begin building healthy and authentic interpersonal relationships. This week is heavily focused on the 12-step model of recovery, and clients compare Bill’s Story to their own personal relapse timelines, go over The Promises in depth and learn the ins and outs of making amends.
The fifth week of our outpatient rehab program is completely dedicated to our comprehensive 12 Step Workshop. Clients go over each of the 12 steps, learning related Principles and gaining a thorough knowledge on what completing each step will look like.
The sixth week of treatment focuses on mental health, thoroughly going over the mental health disorders that often go hand-in-hand with substance abuse. Clients participate in a Health and Wellness intensive that revolves around marijuana and tobacco use. Lifeskills Training continues with an introduction to team building and the development of social skills, and clients learn how to build self-esteem through positive affirmations. 12-step group sessions explore taking a nightly inventory (which is coupled with a 10th Step writing intensive), spiritual growth and meditation and the importance of servicework and giving back to the community at large.