Group Therapy:  Group therapy is an effective treatment modality for substance abuse and misuse.  Group therapy is a safe space where people can come out of their shell and share problems with people who offer help rather than judgement. Group therapy is important for a number of reasons such as mutual identification and acceptance, peer support, identification with positive role models, being a part of, developing boundaries and acquiring hope.  The patient will be participating in two group therapy sessions per week.


Individual Therapy:  Each patient will have weekly individual psychotherapy sessions with their assigned psychologist.  This one-on-one, weekly session allows for time to discuss personal issues and work on treatment goals.  The individual's psychologist will also be their family therapist.


Family Therapy:  The purpose of family therapy in substance use disorder treatment is to encourage the family to become aware of their needs.  It also works with the family to improve communication with their loved one, restructure their environment to encourage changes in drug and alcohol use and develop personal goals for the family members as well.  It is important to involve the family members in this process because the family is a system within which all members are related and influence each other.  It is necessary to identify points of weakness and address them to maximize the opportunity for effective intervention.  Additionally, family therapy is intended as a preventive tool such that family members do not initiate substance use as a manner of coping with stress. Increased substance use places the family and all its members at risk for negative outcomes.