Counseling (individual and/or group) and other behavioral therapies are critical components of effective treatment for addiction.
A variety of both cutting edge and time tested rehabilitative behavioral therapies and techniques are employed with the goal of assisting the participants in changing destructive behavior. Participants in residential treatment attend a 90 minute primary therapy group every morning Monday through Saturday. In these groups the patient is directed to look at the consequences of past behavior and, with the help of their group peers and counselor, discover and implement more appropriate behaviors and coping strategies. Additional encounter groups and educational sessions focus on the disease concept, self-esteem building, relapse prevention, anger management meditation and stress management. One on one counseling sessions are scheduled as behavior and progress dictate. Participants are encouraged to avail themselves of the family counseling available both on-site and through referral and to bring significant others into the treatment process.