Acupuncture has been studied in early recovery and proven to help in the reduction of cravings and stress. In Community Acupuncture, only ear points are used to gain these benefits while the process is examined and discussed in a group setting (IOP clients only).
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention
This group provides experiences for you to learn and use mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation skills to prevent relapse and improve quality of life in recovery. You will learn the principles of mindfulness, including focusing on being fully present in the moment, practicing non-judgment and self-compassion (open to the public—participants must have 60+ days of sobriety).
In Distress Tolerance Group you learn to identify an inability to fully experience unpleasant or uncomfortable emotions, and how they can maintain addictive behaviors. You will acquire new and healthy coping skills for addressing and managing these feelings as we work towards recovery (open to the public).
There are few places for someone in early recovery to just sit back and talk about all the hardships, victories, and daily stressors associated with this new phase of life. Process Group offers you exactly that. With no curriculum or lesson plan, you are free to talk about what is on your mind (IOP clients only).
Since addiction affects the whole body, we want to get the entire body involved in recovery. Experiential group uses expressive media and activities for safe, creative self-expression, mindfulness, and healing. You will practice various activities like sense exploration, group interactions, art therapy, gentle yoga, chi gong, etc. (IOP clients only).
Early Recovery Skills
The early weeks are some of the hardest. Learn to face the challenges and uncover the opportunities that early recovery presents. Develop confidence in recognizing triggers and build coping skills to use as you adjust to the new normal (IOP clients only).
We all know that recovery is a family process since addiction affects all areas of a person’s life. In Family Recovery, you will get the unique opportunity to work on communication and recovery skills with your family of choice and primary support system (open to the public).
Full Body Recovery
Substance abuse affects our minds and bodies in many ways. In this group, you will learn about caring for yourself in early recovery medically, nutritionally, and physically (IOP clients only).
In this group, you will learn to manage emotions of everyday stress including but not limited to feeling angry, overwhelmed, anxious, sad, depressed, and more. You will learn vital coping skills and techniques to practice every day (open to the public).
Spirituality in Recovery
Addiction is frequently known to cause “spiritual bankruptcy.” In this group, you will be allowed to reconnect with your spiritual self in a space that is open to all aspects of spirituality and greater connection (open to the public).
At CCCG, we don’t believe that recovery is “one size fits all,” especially when it comes to support groups. SMART Recovery is an alternative support group based in cognitive skills and self-management that many find to be a refreshing addition or alternative to the 12-step model. (free and open to the public)
Goal Setting and Weekend Planning
Many of us find ourselves asking the question “Where do I go from here?” in early recovery. In this group, you will be able to plan for your future in recovery along with making smaller plans to get through some of the most difficult times in early recovery: weekends, holidays, big events, and more (IOP clients only).