1. MATRIX: The Matrix program is presented in a group format and focuses on relapse prevention and early recovery skills, including recognition of triggers and cues, strategies for managing cravings and urges, and healthy alternative activities.
2. 12-STEP FACILITATION: The 12-step group focuses on assisting clients with identifying key components of a 12-step approach to recovery and emphasizes the first four steps. Clients in this group are strongly encouraged to participate in community-based AA and NA groups, although this is not required.
3.DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY: DBT is presented in a combination of individual and group sessions, DBT focuses on
development of skills related to mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation and distress tolerance. with a focus on how effective use of these skills can support the client's personal recovery plan.
4. SEEKING SAFETY: Seeking Safety is presented in a group format and focuses on strategies to live without drugs and/or alcohol while addressing relapse issues, anger managment, setting boundaries, identifying healthy relationships, understanding domestic violence and sexual assault, idetnifying important personal value, and using creativity to improve day-to-day living.
5.TALKING ABOUT CHANGE: Talking About Change is presented in a group format and is appropriate for clients who are assessing what, if any, changes they would like to make in their substance use patterns. TAC emphasizes the stages of change, looks at the cost and benefits associated with making any changes, and assists in building motivation for change.
6. PATHWAYS TO RESPONSIBLE LIVING/STRATEGIES FOR SELF IMPROVEMENT AND CHANGE: This group serves individuals in the North Iowa area who are on probation or parole and focuses on enhancing commitment to change as well as development of relapse prevention strategies.
7. LIFESTYLE BALANCE: The lifestyle group focuss on development of daily living skills as well as skills designed to enhance the quality of life, including stress managment.
8. TAKING CHARGE: Taking Charge is presented in a group format and is appropriate for clients who have involvement with the Department of Human Services. Focus of this group is on relapse prevention and development of a personal recovery plan, and this group emphasizes strong accountability through more intensive contact with counselor as well as regular UA monitoring.
9. STAYN' ALIVE: Stayn' Alive is presented in a group format and is intended for indivduals that have already completed primary treatment. The group is designed for long-term continuing support for the members. The emphasis is on practicing the skills and using the tools acquired in treatment in the "real" world. The members support one another and practice sobriety.
10. PEER MENTORING: This is a non-twelve-step based peer support meeting, led by a mentor, who demostrates knowledge in the Matrix Model Curriculum. This meeting is open to any active client at Prairie Ridge (both Residenital/Outpatient). This is an open process meeting in which topics can be related back to the Matrx Model Curriculum to include discussion of Early Recovery Skills and Relapse Prevention Skills. The goal of this meeting is to create a supportive environment for all clients and to increase sober support.
11. MEN'S GROUP: Men's Group is an open group that opens with a specific topis discussed by the facilitators. The group then discusses the topic and application on an individual basis. The topics are generally action-oriented with teh goal of effecting change in the lives of group members. The topics and techniques used include: Dialectical Behavioral Therpahy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and the Twelve Step Model. the group also includes a process component in which group members discuss current ongoing life problems and effective ways of dealing with life and people. The group members are able to suggest and request topics and specific discussions at any time. The group format is flexible and conforms to the needs of the group. There are no specific time limits on participation or "graduation." Goals and treatment for each member of the group are individualized.
12. WOMEN IN RECOVERY: Women in Recovery is a support group for women fifty and over. Group members identify and share the esential components of their ongoing recovery program and support one another through problem solution and other feedback. Curiculum elements from Matrix, managementidentifyingfocus'smanagementindividualsdemonstratesResidentialtopicsthethetheTherapytheessentialCurriculum, Seeking Safety and other recovery resources are utilized to expand and support group member recovery skill development.