We offer a variety of evidence-based practices and services that are unique to the ARC some of which include:
Twelve Step Facilitation (TSF) consists of a brief, structured, and manual-driven approach to facilitating early recovery from alcohol abuse/alcoholism and other drug abuse/addiction. It is implemented on an individual basis in 12 to 15 sessions and is based in behavioral, spiritual, and cognitive principles that form the core of 12-step fellowships such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). It is suitable for anyone dependent on drugs or alcohol.
The Matrix Model provides a framework for engaging stimulant abusers in treatment and helping them achieve abstinence. Patients learn about issues critical to addiction and relapse, receive direction and support from a trained therapist, become familiar with self-help programs, and are monitored for drug use by urine testing. The program includes education for family members affected by the addiction.
"Life Skills" refers to problem-solving behaviors appropriately and responsibly. We teach clients to use Life Skills to manage personal affairs in all areas of daily life, including their behavior, communicating with family, leisure activities, community time and on the job. The primary goal of Addiction Recovery Center's Life Skills program is to encourage participants to develop and use balanced, self-determined behavior. We emphasize that behavior resulting from a conscious choice that takes into consideration one’s own needs and the needs of others, as well as potential consequences, leads to the best decisions. The main objective of the Life Skills course is to train participants to meet the challenges of everyday life in the five areas of life responsibility.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an empirically supported treatment that focuses on patterns of thinking that are maladaptive and the beliefs that underlie such thinking. (NAMI)
Gender process groups create a safe place for men and women to discuss their ideas about their relationship with alcohol and/or drugs, and other people in their lives. These groups are focused on change and recovery.
Family groups allow clients, friends and families to become acquainted with vital treatment information. In the group they will also meet and experience other recovering people and their families. Topic and lecture videos will be used along with discussion and 12 step recovery panels.
The Safe and Sober women's education group focuses on increasing awareness around the interplay between the experience of interpersonal and domestic violence (including sexual violence, such as rape or childhood sexual trauma) and substance abuse. Topics include the power and control wheel, the cycle of violence, and the relationship between SA and DV. The 12 week curriculum also includes conflicting messages survivors experience between agencies that treat each issue, codependence, getting help, support groups, healthy boundaries, grief and loss, PTSD/Trauma recovery, and the impact of DV and SA on children.
Wise Mind uses a DBT based approach to teach and facilitate useful life lessons. It is designed to give individuals the skills to become more focused and aware, to clear their mind, manage their emotions, deal with lifes trials.
Relapse prevention is designed to help clients identify the signs and symptoms of relapse. It also educates others to recognize these behaviors and take steps to call out the behavior.
Dual diagnosis services are for people who suffer from co-occurring disorders, such as mental illness and substance abuse. Research strongly indicates that to recover fully, a client with co-occurring disorders needs treatment for both problems -- focusing on one does not ensure the other will go away. Dual diagnosis services integrate assistance for each condition, helping people recover from both in one setting, at the same time. (NAMI)