The Hero- This family member wants to make the family look good. He or she will ignore the addiction in
one way or another. The Hero is the perfectionist and uses his or her overachievement to cover up for
the problem in the family. The Heros aim to excel
DCR Relapse and Recovery Group Sessions
A session model of problem solving/lecture group therapy consisting of: group rules,
group responsibilities, a standard group format, and a problem solving group counseling
This Relapse and Recovery group wo
Chris Schimmel, Ed.D.,NCC,
IMPACT THERAPY ASSOCIATES
457 Broadway Ave
Star City, WV 26505
IMPACT THERAPY APPLIED TO GROUPS
Four Ms of Impact Therapy: Multi-sensory, Motivatio
Welcome to your family weekend. We are happy you are here to support your family member and to get
support for yourself.
We will be talking about some serious topics while we are working together, and we know this might be
Male House 1
10104 E Clinton St,
Female House 1
17632 N 57 th St,
15014 N 56 th St
Male House 2
6131 E Kings Ave,
10 Reasons Addicts Struggle In Early Recovery
1. Being Around Others Who Use
Being around friends, family or co-workers who use drugs or alcohol can be difficult in early recovery.
Certain sights, sounds and smells can trigger drug cravings and make it di
Reasons for Dishonesty in Recovery
There are a number of reasons why people in recovery will behave dishonestly including:
They fear the consequences of their actions and so lie to protect themselves from these
Lying is a habit. The more peo
How to Practice Humility in Your Recovery
When we lack humility, we usually end up disrespecting and hurting others. We can also end up
feeling humiliated ourselves. This is one of the spiritual consequences of defying this spiritual principle.
Group Activity The
At my internship, I have been given the opportunity to lead the relapse
prevention group with our substance abuse clients. This past week, one of
our lessons was to talk about Acceptance in recovery. Like all units, the
Requirements to be met for step 3:
Basically, the book tells us the requirements of the Third Step are:
1) I have to be convinced that my life, run on my own self-will, will not be successful.
2) I have to quit trying to run my life on my own self-
For those of you who dont know me, my name is TJ Carlini, Im the director of housing/Compliance
Officer/Counselor at Desert Cove Recovery, Im 29, Im engaged to Melina Morales, I have a 4 year old
daughter named Annabel, and Im a grateful drug addict.
The Four Paradoxes in Recovery
In recovery, paradoxes become evident.
We surrender to win.
We give away to keep.
We suffer to get well.
We die in order to live.
We SURRENDER TO WIN. We need to totally surrender unconditionally. We acknowledge that we
Substance Use Motivation Ruler
Are you motivated to end your substance use? Rank your motivation on the ruler
from 1 to 10. A 1 means that you have absolutely no motivation to end your
use, and a 10 would mean that you are completely ready and have no dou
One Man's Story
The patient is a man in his early fifties, very successful in business, and referred to by
his associates as Napoleon because of his autocratic methods when he was stirred up. For
years, heavy drinking to the point of frequent intoxication
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
If I gave you $10,000, what would you spend it on?
If you could change anything about yourself, what would you change?
If god could take one emotion or feeling from your life, what would it be?
TJs WHY Worksheet
Purpose: Mission Statement (Why we do what we do)
A powerful document that expresses your personal sense of purpose and meaning
in life. It acts as a governing constitution by which you evaluate decisions and
choose behaviors. (Dr. Steph
Relapse Prevention Plan
Five warning signs that I might use:
Five people who I can call to help me get through a craving:
Five things I can do to get my mind off of using:
MY Goal Planning
Setting My Personal Goals
Two things I want to accomplish in the next week:
Two things I would like to have in the next month:
5 things I would like to have in the next year:
3 things In five years:
1.Be present at the beginning of each session.
2.Silence is not a virtue in this group! Express
your feelings whenever they arise, unless
someone else is speaking.
3.Volunteer to work on a personal issue in each
Something I want to accomplish in the next week:
In the next month:
In the next year:
In five years:
Obstacles and Strategies
Obstacles to reaching my goals:
Things I will need to do to achieve my goals:
What I can begin doing