Recovery is a team effort; you aren’t in this alone!
Discussion & Discovery Groups
Group discussion & discovery at ARAD is very powerful because it helps real people see other real people make progress towards sobriety and make the changes needed to get healthy. ARAD’s counselors are experts at helping create safe environments & opportunities to openly & honestly explore the journey that brings participants to ARAD as well as what they are doing to make the most of their recovery opportunity while at ARAD.
We understand that sharing with a group can be difficult the first time, to help with that, we incorporate ARAD alumni mentors into groups so new participants can learn the group dynamic and ease into the process. It’s not always easy, but research shows that participants who actively take part in group discussion & discovery make more progress than those that don’t.
After substance misuse drives people into isolation & shame it becomes hard to believe that things can really change for the good. Groups help tear down the walls isolation puts up and provides a place where hope starts to grow again and participants can share their victories; it’s one of the most amazing things you will ever see or take part in.
These groups are where counselors facilitate open discussion about life skills and comprehensive health & wellness. These groups utilize Hazelden’s evidence based curriculum, “The Matrix” and are interactive sessions based on topical program materials that teach relapse prevention, communication, shame reduction, healthy boundaries, and myriad life skills.
These groups are designed as a safe space for participants to share and relate with others about deep personal issues. The emphasis is often on beliefs and feelings about life events, both past and present, as well as problem solving current situations.