After completing drug or alcohol treatment at CareForward Health, our clients often face new challenges when returning home and start their life in recovery. We know that all of our clients will face temptations in recovery, so relapse prevention is a crucial component of our programs. Learning these skills while in treatment is key to maintaining sobriety once our clients leave our treatment center.

Your substance abuse treatment program will provide you with the tools and healthy coping skills that you will need to prevent relapses in the future. CareForward Health’s diverse and dedicated team represents a unique blend of education, experience, expertise and specialization. From mid-century poetics to LGBT affirming therapy to yoga and marriage and family counseling, our team is here to address your needs as a client and a person on the road to whole health recovery.

At CareForward Health, all of our counselors facilitate Educational, Process and Life Skills Groups. We cover a wide range of topics that include Sponsorship, Job Skills, Grief and Loss and Codependency and Triggers. Under the guidance of our Clinical Director, Darin Bennett, our team of professional Chemical Dependency Counselors and Licensed Therapists bring decades of experience together to identify and implement the most effective evidence-based practices currently being used in the world today. The treatment team develops new and innovative specialized groups to make the recovery experience at CareForward Health one of a kind.

Our specialized therapeutic groups help our clients to prepare for important situations they will face in their recovering life.

Examples of these groups include:

Healthy Sex and Intimacy

In this sex-positive, LGBT-affirmative group, clients explore the ways they use sexuality to both seek and avoid intimacy. We examine and process sexual shame. We also educate clients about sexual health and sexual compulsivity.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of treatment that combines Eastern and Western philosophy and has been proven to be highly effective for the treatment of Addiction. DBT has four specific modalities, which include Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. These modalities provide concrete skills, if practiced over time, will allow an individual to start creating a life worth living in sobriety.

Art Therapy

Finding your passions and learning how to express yourself in healthy ways is key to maintaining sobriety. In a series of explorative art workshops, clients begin to visualize and tap into their emotions through art making. Clients are encouraged to express themselves through creative projects that range from mask making to portraiture. Through art, clients are able to put a unique spin on their recovery process and make lasting, meaningful art.

Improvisation

Establishing trust and forming new relationships are important parts of life in recovery. Improvisation group allows the clients to begin connecting to emotions, trusting themselves and others, finding alternative solutions, and aids in psychosomatics in order to help clients connect their minds more intricately with their bodies.  Clients gain awareness of themselves and their thought patterns through games and activities in which clients by connecting to others.

Stages of Addiction, Stages of Change, & Stages of Human Development

Stages of Addiction, Change, & Human Development assist each client in understanding how individual human development contributes to personality types as well as the progression of the disease of addiction. The Stages of Change offers tools to change addictive behaviors using holistic approaches.