ARC employs both individual and group therapy for those in the early stages of learning to manage their substance use disorder.

These behavioral health treatments includes a wide variety of programs, including:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, in both a group and individual setting, which helps clients recognize, avoid, and cope with the situations in which they are most likely to use drugs or alcohol.

  • Family Groups, which introduce clients, friends and families to other recovering individuals and their loved ones, creating an opportunity to foster important relationships, as well as exposure to other’s experiences.

  • Relapse Prevention, which is designed to help clients and their loved ones identify the signs and symptoms of relapse and take steps to call out the behavior.

Whether outpatient or residential treatment is recommended at first, these therapeutic modalities are often intensive at first, where clients attend multiple sessions each week. This gradually transitions to regular outpatient treatment, which meets less often, to help sustain an individual’s recovery.

While both therapies are beneficial to the client, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, group therapy has added advantages, including: positive peer support relationship building; social skill training and practice; a reduced feeling of isolation; and also the hope, support and encouragement necessary for a successful life outside of treatment.