Outpatient Recovery Program

Diverse Evidence-Based Learning

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Residents in Recovery offers a number of different curriculums to its clients.  The evidence-based curriculums we currently offer are the following.

1) Group Treatment for Substance Abuse – As the leading manual on group-based treatment of substance use disorders, this highly practical program is grounded in the transtheoretical model and emphasizes the experiential and behavioral processes of change. The program helps clients move through the stages of change by building skills for acknowledging a problem, deciding to act, developing and executing a plan, and accomplishing other critical tasks.

2) Seeking Safety - Seeking Safety is an evidence-based, present-focused counseling model to help people attain safety from trauma and/or substance abuse. It can be conducted in group (any size) and/or individual modality. It is an extremely safe model as it directly addresses both trauma and addiction, but without requiring clients to delve into the trauma narrative (the detailed account of disturbing trauma memories), thus making it relevant to a very broad range of clients and easy to implement. 

3) Mindfulness-Based Sobriety - Mindfulness-Based Sobriety presents a breakthrough, integrative approach to addiction recovery to help you treat clients recovering from substance abuse and addiction using mindfulness-based therapy, motivational interviewing, and relapse prevention therapy. Research has indicated that mindfulness-based therapy is highly effective in treating emotion dysregulation, stress, depression, and grief—all emotions that lie at the root of addiction. Motivational interviewing is helpful in treating addiction because it helps clients learn to change the behaviors that cause addiction. And finally, relapse prevention therapy teaches individuals with addiction to anticipate and cope with potential relapse. This book combines all three of these highly effective treatments.

4) Helping Women / Men Recover - Helping Women/Men Recover: A Program for Treating Addiction is an evidence-based, manualized curriculum for treating women/Men with histories of addiction and trauma. It is designed for use in a variety of settings including outpatient and residential substance use disorder treatment programs, domestic violence shelters, and mental health clinics.  The program is grounded in research, theory, and clinical practice. The foundation of the treatment model is the integration of three theories: a theory of addiction, a theory of women’s/men’s psychological development, and a theory of trauma. The therapeutic strategies include psycho-educational, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, expressive arts, and relational approaches.

5) SMART Recovery Inside Out - InsideOut is a cognitive-based (CBT) program for substance abuse treatment in correctional settings and is based around the 4-Point Program® of SMART Recovery. The primary goal is to prevent offender recidivism through a carefully designed and scientifically based secular program.  Designed for drug courts, correctional institutions (jails, prisons), DUI diversion programs, and related aftercare programs, InsideOut allows us the opportunity to deliver a science-based and engaging substance abuse treatment program quickly and inexpensively.

6) Anger Management for Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Clients - This program was prepared by SAMHSA and is designed to be used by participants in an anger management group treatment for individuals with substance use or mental disorders.  The program provides participants in the 12-week program with a summary of core concepts, worksheets for completing between-session challenges, and support in between each of the sessions. The concepts and skills presented in the anger management treatment are best learned by practice and review and by completing the between-session challenges in the workbook. Using the workbook will help participants develop the skills that are necessary to successfully manage anger.

7) Connections - Brene Brown's Psychoeducational Shame Resilience Curriculum is designed as a 12-part program for use in facilitating groups. Connections is a multifaceted approach, developed to address issues relating to shame, and to facilitate the development of shame resilience. The curriculum is ideal for populations working with issues such as self esteem, love and belonging, authenticity, the development of empathy, connection, and power, and the ability to cultivate a resilient spirit.  While the activities, readings, presentations, and materials within Connections will have significant benefit to almost any population, it is particularly suited to working with populations in treatment for substance abuse, abuse and trauma survivors, incarcerated populations, and individuals facing challenging life transitions requiring additional help in developing competence in facilitating interpersonal connection, personal empowerment, development of empathy, and enhancing of self esteem and self confidence. 

8) A Women’s Addiction Workbook, Your Guide to In-Depth Recovery - Harvard addiction and trauma expert Lisa M. Najavits offers this step-by-step program to help women overcome the often-overlooked problems associated with their drug and alcohol addictions, such as body image, trauma and violence, relationships, stress, and thrill-seeking. She explores how women differ from men in their addiction and recovery and adapts this information to help you embark on your journey to healing. A chapter on co-occurring emotional problems allows you to evaluate whether you have any of the key disorders common among women with addiction, such as depression, post-traumatic stress, eating disorders, or phobias. With this strengths-building workbook, begin to come to terms with your personal addiction story. Healing exercises in four areas--feelings, beliefs, action, and relationships--help women build self-respect. Exercises include "Listen to That Small Quiet Voice," "Extreme Self-Care," "Self-Soothing," "Become Friends with Women," "Rethink," "Take Charge," "Share Responsibility," and "Mourn." 

9) Nurturing Parenting - The Nurturing Parenting Program targets families at risk for abuse and neglect with children birth to 18 years. The programs feature activities to foster positive parenting skills with nurturing behaviors, promote healthy physical and emotional development, and teach appropriate role and developmental expectations. The Nurturing Parenting Programs are recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and a number of state and local agencies as proven programs for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.

10) Equine Assisted Learning - Equine-Assisted Learning is a powerful and effective approach to experiential learning that includes one or more horses, and that is designed to have a positive impact on individuals of all ages.   By including horses in uniquely designed learning exercises, the equine-assisted facilitator observes non-verbal communication between the horse and the participant. The facilitator guides the session, translates what they see going on, and encourages the learner to move through the exercise. Once the activities of the session are complete, the facilitator and participants debrief on the experience, discuss insights and look at next steps. This experiential approach to learning effectively provides understanding and retention of skills and ideas.

Plus much more, including a variety of parenting programs, the Wellbriety program,  Safe and Sound Protocol listening therapy, psychoeducational presentations, Bible study, community-based presentations and a mandatory requirement to participate in community peer support programs such as AA, NA, CODA, CMA, SA and SMART Recovery. 

Residents in Recovery Society works to build Recovery Capital in all of our clients, whether residential or community.  While being person-centered and evidence-based, our program provides a long-term continuum of care and takes a Recovery Oriented System of Care approach in order to reduce relapse and recidivism.  With minimal government support, Residents in Recovery has been revolutionary in its approach to addiction treatment and is experiencing positive outcomes far exceeding those of the traditional approach to addiction treatment.