Addiction Therapy

CALIFORNIA PALMS GROUP THERAPY SESSION

ADDICTION THERAPY (100–199)

ADDICTION THERAPY (100-199)
Group 100 – Common Challenges in Early Recovery
Group 105 – Motivation for Recovery
Group 110 – Motivational Change
Group 115 – Relapse Justification
Group 120 – Relapse Prevention
Group 125 – Relapse Drift Avoidance
Group 130 – Anticipating and Preventing Relapse
Group 133 – Enabling
Group 135 – One Day at Time
Group 138 – Acceptance
Group 140 – Holidays and Recovery
Group 145 – Post Acute Withdrawals
Group 150 – Cross Addiction
Group 155 – Looking Forward, Managing Downtime
Group 160 – Substance Abuse
Group 161 – Heroin Addiction
Group 162 – Cocaine Addiction
Group 163 – Methamphetamine Addiction
Group 164 – Prescription Medication Addiction
Group 165 – Alcohol Addiction
Group 166 – Benzodiazepines Addiction
Group 167 – Inhalants Addiction
Group 168 – Marijuana Addiction
Group 169 – Tobacco Addiction
Group 170 – Smart Recovery
Group 175 – Narcotics Anonymous
Group 180 – Alcoholics Anonymous
Group 185 – Twelve Step Introduction
Group 190 – Twelve Step Education
Group 195 – Twelve Step Addiction and Mental Health

CALIFORNIA PALMS GROUP THERAPY SESSION

Group 100 – Common Challenges in Early Recovery: The Common Challenges in Early Recovery group therapy session will discuss 4 C’s of Addiction, these consist of (1) Compulsive Engagement in addictive behavior-preoccupation with it; (2) Impaired Control over the behavior-even when desired to have control; (3) Continue to engage in addictive behavior despite significant negative consequences; (4) Cravings-experience dissatisfaction, irritability, or intense craving when the object of the addiction is not available. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences about addiction. Group members motivate each other and encourage proper communication about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences. Profound friendships are formed during group therapy because many members relate to each other during recovery.

Group 105 – Motivation for Recovery: The Motivation for Recovery group therapy session will discuss the three main factors that drive an individual through the process of positive change. First, Insight – understanding, especially an understanding of the motives and reasons behind one’s actions. Second, Internal Motivation – desire, interest or drive for change that comes from within, based on what we really want for ourselves rather than just what others are telling us to do. Third, External Motivation – People and other forces and circumstances pushing us to change whether we want it or not. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate each other and encourage proper communication about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 110 – Motivational Change: The Motivational Change group therapy session will discuss the stages of change by encouraging positive behavioral change. Motivational interventions are used to teach clients to change their behavior. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate and encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 115 – Relapse Justification: The Relapse Justification group therapy session will discuss relapse justification in two main steps: Recognizing when you are justifying a return to behaviors you’ve been working to change and thinking about ways to combat the logic of the justification. The group therapy session teaches how to notice when you’re justifying your choice to go back to old behaviors and are able to combat that justification, you’re going to have a much easier time maintaining your behavior changes. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate and encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 120 – Relapse Prevention: The Relapse Prevention group therapy session will discuss the relapse prevention model which consists of a variety of cognitive and behavioral approaches designed to target each step in the relapse process. The intervention strategies focus on enhancing the client’s awareness of cognitive, emotional and behavioral reactions to prevent a lapse to escalating to full blown relapse. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate and encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 125 – Relapse Drift Avoidance: The Relapse Drift Avoidance group therapy session discusses relapse drift which occurs when you start skipping/missing your change-supporting activities. It usually starts in a seemingly harmless manner. Identifying relapse drift requires a lot of self-discipline. First, the client is taught to define their change-supporting activities and then create a log or calendar where they track their engagement in these activities. The client is taught to noticing when they have stopped or reduced their engagement in change-supporting activities which can alert them to the sign that there is now more room in their life for negative behaviors to reappear. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate and encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 130 – Anticipating and Preventing Relapse: The Anticipating and Preventing Relapse group therapy session strives to educate individuals dependent on alcohol and/or other drugs coping skills necessary to help them avoid relapse. The one important coping skill taught is mindfulness, to become mindful means to develop awareness, and to do so in nonjudgmental manner. The addicted individual working on mindfulness skills learn to become aware and accepting of constant subtle thoughts and triggers experienced, which can push them to relapse. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 133 – Enabling: The Enabling group therapy session teaches the addicted individual enabling behaviors which can be observed in the relationship between the alcoholic/addict and a codependent spouse or a parent. Enabling can tend to prevent psychological growth in the person being enabled and can contribute to negative symptoms in the enabler. The client is taught to cease doing anything that allows the alcoholic to continue their current lifestyle, to do nothing to teach the client to stop lying, covering up, or making excuses and to set boundaries and stick to them. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 135 – One Day at Time: The One Day at a Time group therapy session teaches clients to avoid feeling overwhelmed by the past and teaches clients to understand that the past does not define the future. The group session also teaches clients to explore different strategies for focusing on the present. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate and encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 138 – Acceptance: The Acceptance group therapy session teaches clients assume responsibility by encouraging clients to choose more expanded ways of being in their daily lives. The counselor invites the client to accept personal responsibility. The group session teaches clients to confront themselves and being authentic with clients and attuned to their subjective experiences. The client’s role is to assume responsibility for how they are living within the world; experiment with new ways of being; and be active in the therapeutic process. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate and encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 140 – Holidays and Recovery: The Holidays and Recovery group therapy session teaches the ten ways to avoid holiday addiction relapse: (1). Start each day with a plan to fend off relapse-wake each morning thinking how to stay sober; (2). Evaluate each situation-rank situation, low, medium or high risk; (3). Bring the party with you-bring own food and drink; (4). Know your triggers-identify and learn to cope; (5). Don’t forget to eat-keep up sugar level; (6). Keep stress under control-if stress strikes take a few minutes to decompress and mediate; (7). Distract yourself-bring a friend along who doesn’t use to help stay sober; (8). Rehearse responses-use discreet strategy to turn down drinks; (9). Learn to move past your cravings-move to a different setting-craving only lasts about twenty minutes; and (10). Lean on your support system-if part of a support group, make time to attend a few extra meetings during the holidays to stay on track. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate and encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 145 – Post Acute Withdrawals: The Post Acute Withdrawal group therapy session educates clients about protracted withdrawal and teaches them to develop realistic attitudes toward recovery. The group session reminds clients that recovery is a process and help clients understand that it is normal to feel not fully recovered within the first weeks and months of abstinence. The group session teaches them about possible protracted withdrawal symptoms and reassure them that these symptoms will not last forever and can be managed. The counselor advise clients on how to reduce or cope with symptoms and encourage them to focus on incremental improvements. The counselor will teach clients it takes time to undo the damage from substance use but in many cases, with long-term abstinence, substance-induced brain changes reverse. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 150 – Cross Addiction: The Cross Addiction group therapy session discusses the transfer of addictions, where an addict exchange one harmful dependency for another. The client is taught that recovery is designed to fill that void with new positive ways of thinking, acting, and behaving. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate and encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 155 – Looking Forward, Managing Downtime: The Looking Forward, Managing Downtime group therapy session teaches clients appreciate the risks of boredom as a relapse trigger. The group session also teaches clients understand the benefits of planning rewards and downtime and teaches clients explore different ways to break the monotony of recovery. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate and encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 160 – Substance Abuse: The Substance Abuse group therapy session teaches clients when they manipulate, intellectualize, or rationalize. The group session can be effective in early recovery when clients are stabilizing. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate and encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 161 – Heroin Addiction: The Heroin Addiction group therapy session is useful in the opioid rehab environment because many clients face the stigma of addiction. Clients feel ashamed, embarrassed and have a low sense of self-worth. By sharing similar experiences with others, the client can realize they are not alone in their feelings or experiences. Behavioral therapy is used to educate the client about Heroin addiction in a group setting where clients share similar experiences with others about Heroin abuse, the client can realize they are not alone in their feelings or experiences. Group members motivate others and encourage proper communication about their experiences with Heroin abuse, and then learn to process their reaction to these experiences. Profound friendships are formed during group therapy because many members relate to each other during this challenging time. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 162 – Cocaine Addiction: The Cocaine Addiction group therapy session teaches clients about cocaine which increases levels of the natural messenger dopamine in brain circuits controlling pleasure and movement. Behavioral therapy is used to educate the client about Cocaine addiction in a group setting where clients share similar experiences with others about Cocaine abuse, the client can realize they are not alone in their feelings or experiences. Group members motivate others and encourage proper communication about their experiences with Cocaine abuse, and then learn to process their reaction to these experiences. Profound friendships are formed during group therapy because many members relate to each other during this challenging time. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate and encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 163 – Methamphetamine Addiction: The Methamphetamine Addiction Group Therapy teaches clients about Methamphetamine abuse. Behavioral therapy is used to educate the client about Methamphetamine addiction in a group setting where clients share similar experiences with others about Methamphetamine abuse, the client can realize they are not alone in their feelings or experiences. Group members motivate others and encourage proper communication about their experiences with Methamphetamine abuse, and then learn to process their reaction to these experiences. Profound friendships are formed during group therapy because many members relate to each other during this challenging time. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate and encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 164 – Prescription Medication Addiction: The Prescription Medication Addiction Group Therapy teaches clients about Prescription Medication abuse. Behavioral therapy is used to educate the client about Prescription Medication addiction in a group setting where clients share similar experiences with others about Prescription Medication abuse, the client can realize they are not alone in their feelings or experiences. Group members motivate others and encourage proper communication about their experiences with Methamphetamine abuse, and then learn to process their reaction to these experiences. Profound friendships are formed during group therapy because many members relate to each other during this challenging time. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 165 – Alcohol Addiction: The Alcohol Addiction group therapy session teaches clients about cocaine which increases levels of the natural messenger dopamine in brain circuits controlling pleasure and movement. Behavioral therapy is used to educate the client about Alcohol addiction in a group setting where clients share similar experiences with others about Alcohol addiction abuse, the client can realize they are not alone in their feelings or experiences. Group members motivate others and encourage proper communication about their experiences with Alcohol abuse, and then learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 166 – Benzodiazepine Addiction: The Benzodiazepine Addiction group therapy session teaches clients about Benzos which cause a shift in the chemical signals the brain uses in order to communicate a pleasurable event. The chemical changes benzos can cause can also trigger life-threatening complications when people attempt to get sober. Benzo addictions don’t simply disappear. Symptoms tend to grow more and more severe, if they are not addressed in a comprehensive manner. Behavioral therapy is used to educate the client about Benzo abuse in a group setting where clients share similar experiences with others about Benzo addiction abuse, the client can realize they are not alone in their feelings or experiences. Group members motivate others and encourage proper communication about their experiences with Benzo abuse, and then learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 167 – Inhalant Addiction: The Inhalant Addiction group therapy session teaches clients about Inhalants abuse and treatment for inhalant abuse or addiction which includes behavioral therapy which is used to educate the client about Inhalant abuse in a group setting where clients share similar experiences with others about Inhalant addiction abuse, the client can realize they are not alone in their feelings or experiences. Group members motivate others and encourage proper communication about their experiences with Inhalant abuse, and then learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 168 – Marijuana Addiction: The Marijuana Addiction group therapy session teaches clients about Marijuana addiction and treatment for Marijuana addiction which includes behavioral therapy which is used to educate the client about Marijuana abuse in a group setting where clients share similar experiences with others about Marijuana abuse. Groups discussion encourage communication about experiences with Marijuana and clients learn to process their reaction to these experiences. Profound friendships are formed during group therapy because many members relate to each other during this challenging time. The goal of marijuana therapy is to provide people with the ability to avoid or cope with drug use triggers, so they won’t relapse when put in sticky situations. Group therapy can also provide problem-solving skills and lifestyle management. As a relapse skill, therapists might also provide lessons on refusal, so people know just what to say and how to react when they’re offered a hit of Marijuana.

Group 169 – Tobacco Addiction: The Tobacco Addiction group therapy session teaches clients about Tobacco addiction. Behavioral therapy is used to educate the client about Tobacco abuse in a group setting where clients share similar experiences with others about Tobacco abuse. Groups discussion encourage communication about experiences with Tobacco and clients learn to process their reaction to these experiences. Profound friendships are formed during group therapy because many members relate to each other.

Group 170 – Smart Recovery: The Smart Recovery group therapy session teaches about Smart Recovery which is based on scientific knowledge and is intended to evolve as scientific knowledge evolves. The program uses principles of motivational interviewing found in Motivational Enhancement Therapy and techniques taken from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, particularly Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, as well as scientifically validated research on treatment. The therapy emphasizes four areas (4-Point Program) in the process of recovery: Building Motivation, Coping with Urges, Problem Solving, and Lifestyle Balance. The SMART Toolbox is a collection of MET, CBT and REBT methods which address the 4 Points. The program does not use the AA twelve step program and is as an alternative, or supplement, to the Twelve Steps. Smart Recovery teaches each individual to finds his own path to recovery.