Addiction Programming

Harm Reduction

It is unrealistic to assume that every individual going through the program will achieve lifelong abstinence.  According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, relapse rates for addiction treatment are similar to those of other chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension.  Various studies put this rate at somewhere between 40% to 60%.   The Residents in Recovery program has been developed to significantly reduce this number through our continuum of care approach to recovery.  Given these relapse statistics, Residents in Recovery’s goal is to educate clients about harm reduction, so those who do experience relapse, are able to keep themselves and their using friends as safe as possible.

The Harm Reduction portion of the program covers the following topics;

  • Overdose, Use After Abstinence and Naloxone

  • Peer Support Programs

  • First Aid and CPR

  • Replacement Therapies

Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors

This is the residential treatment preparation aspect of the program.  The program will introduce the basics of cognitive behavioral therapy and have the residents begin to identify their unhealthy thinking patterns.  The program will prepare the resident for treatment by exposing them to concepts covered in treatment such as beliefs, mindfulness, self, relationships and communication.  Providing participants with a basic understanding of the material covered in treatment will allow them to increase their self-awareness and apply the information provided in treatment to their own life.

Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors covers the following concepts;

  • Open-mindedness, Acceptance and Letting Go

  • Sense of Self (Self awareness) and Self Esteem

  • Rational and Irrational Thoughts and Beliefs

  • Cognitive Distortions

  • Powerful Emotions - Anger, Anxiety, Boredom and Loneliness

  • Grief and Loss

  • Guilt and Shame

  • Trauma and Buried Feelings

  • Relationships and Drama

  • Boundaries and Conflict

  • Resentments and Forgiveness

  • Labels and Judgments

  • Positive Affirmations

  • Mindfulness and Grounding

Elements of Addiction

Helping residents understand the many elements of addiction and recovery, will arm them for the long process of recovery and help them identify issues associated with addiction and recovery.  A basic understanding of addiction will help them identify areas for concern.  Understanding what they will experience through their recovery, will help them prepare and manage as they get better, both physically and mentally.

Elements of Addiction covers the following topics;

  • Stages of Change and Hierarchy of Needs

  • Understanding Addiction

  • Types of Addiction

  • Urges and Cravings

  • Maintaining Motivation

  • Triggers and High-Risk Situations

  • PAWS

  • HALT

  • Supports

  • Co-dependency

  • Co-occurring Disorders and Dual Diagnosis

  • Slips and Relapse

Residents in Recovery Society

Donations can be made through the

Lloydminster Region Health Foundation

LRHF Charity #119022390

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