21st DISTRICT Recovery Court Support Group
This is an in-house support group for all program participants. It is a processing/discussion group with a different topic of each week. Participants share their experiences and advice with each other, and build a sense of community in the process. Attendance requirements depend on the length of time that the clients have been in outpatient treatment.
Therapeutic Interventions and Processing/ ‘Treatment In Progress’ (TIP)
This group is a trauma-informed and -focused therapy group that covers topics within four modules: self, relationships, sexuality, and spiritually. TIP is separated into gender-specific groups due to the material and treatment focus. TIP is made up of approximately 20 sessions and will consist primarily of group discussions and creative exercises.
Estimated completion time is 5-6 months.
Relapse Prevention / Aftercare
This is a refresher course on the basic (and very important) relapse prevention skills. This is to help reinforce clients’ skill-sets before graduating from the program. In addition to relapse prevention, clients focus on and prepare for the big transition that occurs after graduating from Recovery Court.
The participant will be moved into this group when he/she has 4-6 months remaining in the program.
Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
This group is a client-focused and –led group which consists of 12 steps. With each step comes homework assignments and oftentimes a presentation before the group that must be accomplished in order to move on to the next step. This group is all about honesty and acceptance, as well as taking ownership for yourself and your actions—both past, present, and future.
educare counseling (iop or liop)
Following a participant’s return from inpatient rehab, he/she will be referred to Educare Counseling for some form on continuing intensive outpatient services (IOP or LIOP). LIOP is a once-weekly group, while IOP meets three times a week for a three hour group. By participating in these intensive outpatient services after their rehab completion, participants gradually step-down levels of care at a pace that allows them to readjust back to their freedom and new routine in a more gradual/controlled way.
While individual counseling sessions are not a requirement of the program, they are strongly encouraged for any participant who may need to work on something more in-depth or focus on specific areas of desired growth. Most of our participants come into the program already having one or more diagnosed mental health conditions (most commonly referred to as having co-occurring disorders). We serve men and women with diagnoses, such as Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Types 1 & 2, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, various personality disorders, and more. These participants frequently need more individualized programs and treatment. Individual counseling, oftentimes in addition to his/her medication protocol from an outside provider, can make all the difference in a participant’s success and long-term sobriety.