Recovery Ventures has a wide array of clinical services available to all associates in the program. There are mandatory clinical groups 4-5 nights a week, along with several other specialty groups available to those interested. Individual counseling with any of our licensed/certified clinical staff is also available.
Primary Clinical Groups
Process Group: Associates have the opportunity to talk openly about their feelings regarding the emotions they are dealing with in their life. This is a weekly group that is facilitated by the peer leaders in the community.
Conflict Resolution: A controlled environment where associates can express emotions towards one another that otherwise might cause them to act out in unhealthy ways. It is designed to allow all associates to point out the character defects of others, as well as taking a closer look at their own. Recovery Ventures does not allow any confrontation at all between associates, so this is the forum to bring these issues to the forefront in a safe and productive manner.
Aftercare Group: All senior associates and any graduates living in transitional housing are required to attend this group which meets twice a month. This group is an opportunity for these associates to stay connected with the core portion of the program, while also providing them a built in support network where they can talk openly about some of the challenges they may be facing in early recovery outside of the primary care facilities.
- Relationship Group: This group is for associates that have been in the program for over a year and have expressed an interest in working on any number of specific family, spousal and/or other romantic relationships. This group is facilitated by clinical staff and provides a forum to specifically address the challenges that relationships in recovery present.
- Treatment Team: This group meets weekly and is comprised of clinical staff as well as all peer leaders in the program. During treatment team, the peer leaders present to the clinical staff the progress that their associates are making on their treatment plans. Any accountability as a result of rules infractions is discussed at this time.
- Grief and Loss: This is a 12-session group designed for individuals dealing with bereavement issues. Associates do not necessarily have to be mourning the loss of a loved one, it may simply be the loss of a relationship with a family member, or their drug of choice.
- Anger Management: This is a 12-session group designed to help individuals better understand and cope with feelings of anger and aggression. It is a structured group based on the text published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Heath Services Administration (SAMSHA).
- Spirituality Group: At Recovery Ventures, spirituality refers to one's connection to the people and world around them, as well as one's chosen "Higher Power". This group meets twice a month to discuss and address the importance of spirituality in recovery. This is not a religious group, but the opportunity to attend outside worship services is available to associates.
- Serious Function: Serious functions are weekly educational groups that are put on by associates in the program. The topics cover a variety of different issues and the group is designed to not only educate everyone on the topic of the group, but also help the associate presenting the topic to share some of their issues with the community.
- Fun Function: This is a weekly group that help associates learn to have fun in recovery, build bonds with their peers, and learn to laugh without having a mood altering substance in their system.
- AA/NA: Weekly "in-house" aa/na meetings are facilitated by the associates in the program. Associates in the acclimation phase and above are also able to attend outside AA/NA meetings as the schedule permits.
Other Clinical Groups
- DBT Group: Dialectical Behavior Therapy applies cognitive behavioral skills to problems including but not limited to those associates with histories of suicide attempts, self-harm and self-mutilation.
- Life Skills: The focus of this group centers largely on short term goals, such as finding
employment, opening a checking account, developing a budget, creating a resume
and continuing to use the tools that will help them maintain their recovery
through these formative phases and beyond.
- Helping Women Recover: Women face different issues throughout their
recovery than men do. This group follows a workbook written by Stephanie Covington, PhD, and
addresses issues specific to women as they go through the recovery
- Stage II Recovery: This group focuses on what happens after the drugs are alcohol are gone from our lives. Sobriety is not the same as recovery and getting
rid of the substance that controlled our lives and remaining abstinent is only
the beginning. This group helps associates learn to deal with life on life’s terms.
- Family Education Program: A
2 day program offered to any associates and their family members interested in attending. The
program consists of substance abuse education followed by a multifamily