These groups are designed to allow patients to hone skills that can be used in everyday life to become more in control over things that might precipitate old behaviors by improving coping skills and knowing how to enhance relationships. Practicing these skills will reduce the confusions of life that lead to relapse and enable the patient to stay on a path of sobriety. The following groups are elective groups:
Integrity & the Code of Honor
The patient gains a good understanding of integrity and honor by learning about actual historical incidents that illustrate the importance of integrity and honor in his or her own life. The patient then learns to apply the data in real life situations.
This covers the importance of such factors as communication, trust and commitment in the success of a family. It gives an in-depth understanding of the biology of sex and reproduction within the context of a successful, moral marriage and family. It includes education on conception and pregnancy, including contraception and venereal disease. The handling of children is covered in depth, helping the participant to work out how the data can be applied with their own children and members of their families.
This group is designed to teach patients the rules of politeness about anything people do. It gives an understanding of how etiquette came about, how to get along with others, how to keep from hurting other people’s feelings, and how to live within a group. It also demonstrates how a person’s importance is made evident to him or her by showing respect, or just by assuring the individual that he or she is visible and acceptable, helping the patient to grant importance to both himself and others.
Money & Exchange
The patient is given a basic overview of what money actually is and how the concept of fair exchange applies to the subject. The patient will learn how the value of money can be manipulated and confidence in it spoiled, as well as how to increase their own ability to earn money by increasing what they are exchanging for it. Basic budgeting tools are also covered.
This gives the patient the basics of finances for use both personally and in a company. They learn about the definition of money and the necessity of exchanging properly for the money they wish to acquire, how to make an activity solvent and the financial planning involved with that.
This allows patients to use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, gain self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, reduce anxiety, develop social skills and increase self-esteem.
One’s Ability to Control
The goal for patients is controlling their anger and not letting their anger control them. It provides positives to fill in the old unhealthy negative. Patients will become aware that anger is not an answer to anything and it is what they do with their anger that shapes the result. Patients will be able to identify that anger just calls out an emotional message. This is completed by incorporating music while defining emotion creating change and purpose through goal setting and achievement.
Deals with recognizing the need to live independently within a relationship so that there is mutual dependency, evaluating ways to achieve more independence, learning ways to think healthy about each others roles within a relationship, setting a specific plan as to what the patient needs to do to make their relationship better or how to get out of it.
The patient will learn how a strong work ethic is vital to a person in achieving their goals, how in a job it is necessary to follow a set of moral principles to be successful in a group and be a team player. Aspects include self-discipline, respect for others, initiative, honoring commitments, professional behavior, and contribution as a co-worker in achieving work goals and purposes.
Patients learn nutritional basics so that they are able to choose healthy food items and plan a balanced diet, are presented with a balanced account of food groups, nutrient groups, refined foods and high carbohydrate vs. high protein diets in menu planning. The patient will learn how to plan a diet and put it into practice by implementing it and re-evaluating it as needed.
We offer a wide variety of workouts in our gym – a mixture of weight training, body weight workouts, circuit training and cardiovascular workouts are supplied, along with classes such as Yoga, Karate, Zumba, massages. These programs are provided so that each patient can obtain a basic understanding of how to safely and effectively workout their bodies. It also offers a feel of the benefits that a patient will receive both mentally and physically from being in the gym. These benefits include increased confidence, better overall health and a faster healing process while in rehab.
Drug Education Lectures
The lectures on Drug Education are delivered to patients to increase their awareness of reality on the overall effect of drugs globally. Through the use of audio-visual materials and groups discussions, patients are encouraged to take a look at the current situations in life that exist due to substance abuse and the consequences within society. They are then given the opportunity to take a look at their own lives and the effects that drugs have had, and make new decisions regarding their lives to lead a drug-free future.