Our Early Recovery Life Skills Group
We place a very high degree of importance on our Early Recovery Life Skills group.
Early Recovery Life Skills Group
At Mile High Continuing Care Colorado, we place a very high degree of importance on our Early Recovery Life Skills group.
With attendance and participation in these groups, our clients will receive guidance and direction on learning and incorporating into their lives, an essential set of skills for establishing strong and successful abstinence from drugs and alcohol.
You Can Change
Two fundamental messages are delivered to clients in these sessions:
First, that you can change your behavior in ways that will make it easier to stay abstinent and engage the recovery process.
Secondly, the group sessions will provide you with proven strategies and opportunities to practice them in real life terms.
Professional treatment can be one source of information and support.
To Fully Benefit From Treatment
To benefit fully from treatment, you also need participation and support from 12-Step or mutual-help groups. We provide guidance with both.
These life skills and early recovery sessions typically involve small groups and are relatively short, usually lasting less than an hour.
Clients will attend eight Early Recovery Skills group sessions twice a week for the first month of their primary treatment. The therapy and the techniques used in the Early Recovery Life Skills Group sessions are behavioral in nature. They have a strong “how to” focus.
Establish A Recovery Plan
This group is not considered to be a therapy group, nor is it intended to create strong bonds among group members, although some bonding often occurs.
It is more of a forum in which the counselor can work closely with each client to assist them in establishing and implementing an initial recovery plan.
Each group has a clear, definable structure.