Groups

Counselors at Family Recovery Counseling Center are licensed or certified counselors (under supervision) and maintain continued education on a continual basis to stay current on all new substance abuse and/or other drugs and mental health information. We are very aware of culture, age, gender, race, disabilities or abilities of all are clients and take this into consideration when placing them into a treatment group and utilize best practice and evident base therapy. We utilize the stages of change delineated by Prochaska and DiClemente which are precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance, and recurrence. The counselors discuss confidentiality and class rules with all clients so that we will be in compliance with HIPPA laws. In addition, this agency has a random urine analysis program that identifies 10 drugs that may be in the system. 12 Step Self Help Meeting which meets Tuesdays at 11:00.

NEW GROUPS: Co-dependency Group and Relationship Group.

Course Descriptions

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    SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ALCOHOL AND/OR OTHER DRUGS
    The substance abuse education and alcohol and other drug classes consist of a comprehensive instruction on drug and alcohol education which outlines how it affects your body and mind and its devastating impact on society. The lesson plan includes materials such as handouts, work books, watching related films and test evaluations. Our agency strives to include education on all drugs which includes alcohol, marijuana, meth and cocaine; giving the most resources and information to meet all our clients’ needs. We discuss co-dependency, stereo typing who we think abuse drugs and we have a live presentation for HIV/AIDs, STD and Hepatitis C. In addition, this agency utilizes the Oklahoma Model Treatment Program workbooks which are produced by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Use Services through the Change Companies. These workbooks are interactive journaling tools to help clients with visual activities.
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    ANGER MANAGEMENT
    The anger management classes consist of a comprehensive instruction in techniques and theories on how to effectively respond to confrontational situations. The course consists of a comprehensive instruction on anger management education which outlines how it affects your body and mind and the impact it has on society. Handouts, worksheets, anger measurement tools and homework are a part of the class syllabus and aids in developing new techniques. Workbooks from the Change Companies are utilized where necessary.
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    PARENTING CLASS
    The Parenting Class is a 16-week class which consists of 12 lessons which starts with “The Purpose of Parenting” and ending with “Parental Role in Drug Prevention”. In this class, the client will become aware of their and their parents’ preferred parenting style, the three different types of parenting styles, and techniques to face challenges with young children, adolescence and teenagers. It teaches the parent communication skill, how to formulate “I” messages as well as how to recognize listening blocks that get in the way of allowing others to express their views and feelings. The client will receive weekly homework so participation in weekly class discussions can take place. Also, they will be given weekly quizzes and 2 lesson reviews before receiving an overall review of all 12 lessons. Overall, this class helps parents deal with the day-to-day pressures which might have lead to substance use in the past and how they can lead their family to a healthier life style without substance use.
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    INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT (IOP) GROUP
    The IOP groups consist of group discussions on topics that encourage self awareness and identification. Topics such as old/new friends, recovery, AA meeting, finding inner strengths, different drums for different drummers, and goals and self esteem are discussed to help clients defined their wants and needs to stay clean and sober. Also it empowers the client to look to the coping skills and inner strengths that has led to sobriety in the past and can lead to long-time sobriety in the future, along with discovering which tools work best for them.
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    INDIVIDUAL SESSION
    The individual session consist of one-on-one discussion with the therapist that focus on individual’s needs and perception of their treatment program and recovery. During these sessions consumer driven treatment plans are developed based on that individuals’ strengths; assessment and testing are completed and evaluations are prepared and discussed with the individual. This session gives the individual the opportunity to share information that may not other wised shared in a group setting.
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    WOMEN’S GROUP
    The women’s group consists of a group discussion which is gender specific. Techniques and life skills are discussed and processed for living clean and sober. Also, individuals have the opportunity to discuss issues that are gender specific for women abusing alcohol and other drugs. The facilitator ensures that all points of view are heard and discussed by their peers.
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    MEN’S GROUP
    The men’s group consists of a group discussion which is gender specific. Techniques and life skills are discussed and processed for living clean and sober. Also, individuals have the opportunity to discuss issues that are gender specific for men abusing alcohol and other drugs. The facilitator ensures that all points of view are heard and discussed by their peers.
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    CO-OCCURRING CLASS
    The purpose of the Co-occurring class is to address issues when clients have co-occurring substance abuse (abuse or dependency) and mental health disorders. This means clients that have a co-occurring disorder have one or more disorders relating to the use of alcohol and/or other drugs of abuse as well as one or more mental disorders. Clients are given the opportunity to discuss burdens they have been carrying around with them that may stem from post trauma stress disorders (i.e. child abuse, traumatic events, domestic violence) and have that same opportunity to sure their feels with others. Resources and referrals are also given to help with mental health disorder.
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    PSYCHO EDUCATION GROUP
    This group teaches about substance abuse by allowing each individual to process what brought them to be in recovery, what to expect of recovery and how to maintain long-term recovery. It also allows the clients to get an understanding of related behavior and consequences of how that behavior may keep them from being clean and sober. It is designed to instill self-awareness, suggest options for growth, and change and identify community recourses that can assist clients in recovery. It takes place in a group discussion format which allows the clients to process the views and feelings of others who are looking to stay clean and sober.
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    RELAPSE THERAPY
    Our relapse therapy classes consist of a comprehensive instruction in techniques and theories based on Terence T. Gorski Relapse Model. Relapse prevention focuses on recovery and maintenance of a clients program. Individuals will be able to identify behavior triggers and learn how to find inner strengths to maintain self-control to stay clean and sober. The course consists of a comprehensive instruction on drug and alcohol education which outlines how it affects your body and mind and its devastating impact on society. It also helps the individual define their expectations of being clean and sober and what they want their recovery program to look like. Prochaskas’ Stages of Change is utilized to identify the client’s readiness to change and stay clean and sober. The lesson plan includes materials such as handouts, and work books.
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    PEER GROUP
    This is a group that is conducted by individuals who have similar behavioral health problems and substance abuse challenges, but have successfully completed a treatment program. The focus of the group is on wellness more so than illness. The facilitator will provides mentoring and coaching in spiritual support, friendship, reinforcement and constructive examples. The lesson plan includes materials such as handouts, work books, films and guest speakers.
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    SPIRITUALITY SUPPORT GROUP
    This is a group that provides assistance to individuals who want to develop spirituality. Activities include inspirational and motivation topics that will aid clients to establish or reconnect with a higher power, adopt positive values or principles, identify a sense of purpose and achieve serenity and peace of mind. The lesson plan includes materials such as handouts, work books and films.
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    CO-DEPENDENCY GROUP
    This is a group introduces the concept of chemical dependency as a family disease, helps the clients to define the family dynamics, identify dysfunctional/functional behavior patterns, introduces the students to “rules” and “roles” of chemically dependent families. Individuals will complete family genogram, treatment plan which identify problems, goals and objectives, their family’s level of functioning and stage of change the family related to the most. The lesson plan includes materials such as handouts and study guides.
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    RELATIONSHIP GROUP
    This is a group designed to introduce individuals to the social aspect of using drugs and alcohol so they can better understand the choices they make in choosing a mate. The individual will learn how romance and love are viewed differently by males and females and they are required to complete exercises in setting boundaries and effective communication techniques. The lesson plan includes materials such as handouts and study guides.
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