Individual Counseling is employed for all clients. The approach is usually intensive, brief, problem specific, with short-term goals such as resolving a problem, making a decision, carrying out a procrastinated act, or reducing the effects of a symptom. The counseling may involve the client’s counselor prior to admission and/or the client’s counselor following discharge. This is encouraged to enhance continuity and consistency in care.
Alcohol and Drug Seminar
Alcohol and Drug Seminar is an educational lecture/discussion session, which deals with specific issues pertaining to chemical dependency. Content will vary according to client's needs. Examples of topics are denial, spirituality, tools of sobriety, enabling, physical and psychological consequences of chemical dependency and other topics that help the client with their goals for their future and lifestyle by avoiding negative consequences or outcomes.
Life Skills Group
This group consists of educational lectures/discussions using topics including identifying personal triggers, developing strategies to avoid triggers, identifying personal relapse dynamics and improving and utilizing sober support systems, stress management, coping skills, anxiety, anger, self esteem, and communication. Individuals will be given homework assignments as well as group assignments to improve the ability to deal with situations with high relapse potential.
Family Program is designed to assist family members and clients in reorienting and restructuring relationship systems. This component involves family members in an education program, as well as counseling sessions. These sessions are supportive experiences providing opportunities to share and question aspects of the client’s care relative to family interaction and/or intervention of the client’s illness. The goal of the Family Program is to provide the family with opportunities to increase understanding and knowledge regarding chemical dependency and to be assisted in the enhancement of client and family stress management, communication, and leisure time skills. Client family members are invited to attend on Thursday groups.
Educational Groups are provided to give understanding in areas affecting our daily living and are holistic in approach. Topics may include assertiveness, communication, nutrition, stress management, anger, discharge expectations, finances, wellness, vocational planning, grieving-loss, medication management, etc. These groups encourage independence, socialization, creativity and cooperation.
Interpersonal Communication Skills Groups
Interpersonal Communication Skills Groups deal with specific problems in verbal and non-verbal communication among people. The general goals are to enhance self-reliance and personal confidence through increased skills in accurate and sensitive communication with other.
Aftercare Groups are offered to clients who have successfully completed the TRUE OUTREACH INC. They are designed as a support group facilitated by chemical dependency staff. Clients can discuss the concerns, which arise as they transition from treatment services into a personal program of recovery. Group topics will include strategies to maintain recovery, strategies for dealing with everyday situations, relationships and communication issues. This group is not a psychotherapy group. If a client is in need of more structure or support, they can seek continued counseling by contacting their counselor from the IOP/SOP program.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Groups
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Groups are recommended as part of TRUE OUTREACH INC program. All clients are encouraged to attend recovery meetings, work the twelve step program, and work the steps with a recovery sponsor. The principles of 12-Step programs are designed to deal with the additional emotional, spiritual, and mental aspects of the disease, and are essential for continuing quality sobriety.