Integrated Treatment Recovery & Approach

  • Overview of Psychiatric Disorders & The Link Between Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

  • Biological-Psychological-Social-Cultural-Environmental-Spiritual Approach and Recovery

  • Acceptance, Patience, Attitude, and Gratitude

  • Getting the Most Out of the Group Process: Benefits, Skills, Values, & Techniques

  • Focusing on the Similarities and Not the Differences & Cultural Diversity

  • The Process of Recovery and Treatment Works!  

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Overview of Psychiatric Disorders & The Link Between Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: (pages: Subject 2-1 – 2-6)
Positive Beginning; Medical Disorders of The Brain; Location of People With Co-Occurring Disorders If Not in Treatment; Why People Do Not Receive Treatment: Mistaken Beliefs, Fears, Misperceptions; The Reality of Seeking Treatment; Myths and Facts About Psychiatric Disorders; “Emotional Issues” and Psychiatric Disorders; Overview of Psychiatric Disorders: (1) What is mental health? (2)What are mental health illnesses? (3) Can mental health illnesses be successfully treated?; Causes of Psychiatric Disorders; Categories of Psychiatric Disorders Axis I, II, III, IV, V;  Episodes of Psychiatric Disorders; Symptoms of Psychiatric Disorders; “Personal Assessment – The Link Between Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders” Worksheet Handout & Exercise; Today” Inspirational Handout; Positive Closure

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Biological-Psychological-Social-Cultural-Environmental-Spiritual Approach and Recovery (pages: Subject 1-1 – 1-10)
Positive Beginning; Psychiatric, Substance, and Co-Occurring Disorders Defined; Medical Disorders of the Brain; The Brain – Body Connection; The Effects of Untreated Psychiatric Disorders on The Brain and Body; The Effects of Untreated Substance Disorders on The Brain and Body’; The Effects of Untreated Co-Occurring  Disorders on The Brain and Body; Causes of Psychiatric and Substance Disorders; The Approach; “Bio” or Biological Component; Biochemistry; Addictive Disorders and Biochemistry; Psychiatric Disorders and Biochemistry; Heredity; Genetics; “Psycho” or Psychological Component; “Socio” or Social-Cultural-Environmental Component; Spiritual Component; Weighing the Components of Risk; The Recovery; Biological, Psychological, Socio-Cultural-Environmental, and Spiritual Wellness; “Areas of Life Affected By Either Disease or Recovery” Exercise; “Change” Inspirational Handout; Positive Closure

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Acceptance, Patience, Attitude, and Gratitude (pages: Subject 6-1 – 6-8)
Positive Beginning; Acceptance is the First Problem and The First Solution; Acceptance of Disorders of The Brain Can Be Difficult; Acceptance Is a Process of Willingness; Acceptance of Life as It is; Acceptance Is an Ongoing Process; Accepting Others as They Are; Acceptance Takes Place in Many Areas – Eventually; Patience Takes Effort, Time, and Practice; Be Patient With Symptoms; Developing Patience Takes Time – Ugh!; Attitudes About Recovery Are Everything; Some Attitudes Can Get In The Way; Attitudes Change in Stages With Recovery Commitment; Changing Attitudes; Keeping an Open Mind Creates a Positive Attitude; Working on an “Attitude of Gratitude”; Attitude “Pity Party”; An “Attitude of Gratitude” Means Changing One’s Perspective; Things to Be Grateful For; “Gratitude Exercise”; Positive Closure

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Getting the Most Out of the Group Process: Benefits, Skills, Values, & Techniques (pages: Subject 1-42 – 1-46; 1-58 – 1-62)
Positive Beginning; Self-Disclosure Defined; Feedback Defined; Difficulty Trusting Self and Others; Developing Trust Through Self-Disclosure; Benefits of the Group Process; Review of Group Guidelines/Rules; Attendance; Time and Punctuality; Confidentiality; Attentive; Respect for Yourself, Group Members, and Staff; Physical Safety; Emotional Safety; Participation and Support; Supportive Environment; Developing Group Member Skills; Developing Group Member Values; Developing Group Member Techniques; Group Exercise & Discussion; “You May Be Strong” Inspirational Handout; Positive Closure

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Focusing on the Similarities and Not the Differences & Cultural Diversity (pages: Subject 1-11 – 1-14; 1-23 – 1-28)
Positive Beginning; Focusing on Similarities and Not Differences;  Similarities of Psychiatric and Substance Disorders; Prevalence of Co-Occurring Disorders; Ethnic, Cultural, and Personal Identity; Ethnic and Cultural Diversity; Cultural Diversity; Personal Identification With a Specific Group; Diversity of Individuals; Breaking Down Stereotypes and Not Judging Others; Identifying With a Recovery Group; “Identifying Cultural, Family, and Individual Viewpoints” Exercise; “Rules For Being Human” Inspirational Handout; Positive Closure

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The Process of Recovery and Treatment Works! (pages: Subject 6-8 – 6-14; 6-16 – 6-17)
Positive Beginning; The Short-Term Versus The Long-Term View; Looking Forward; Recovery Process; First Order Symptoms; Second Order Symptoms; Third Order Symptoms; Treatment Works; Crime: Choice #1, Choice #2; Importance of Dual Recovery Process; Making The Recovery Process Your Number One Priority; Addiction Part Versus Recover; The Gifts of Recovery; Foundations of Recovery: Abstinence, Self-Care, Support; First, Take Responsibility; Exercise: “What thoughts do you have when your “addiction” is talking to you? What thoughts do you have when “recovery” is talking to you?”; Identifying Your DARN-Cs: Desire, Ability, Reason, Need; “Darn Cs” Exercise; Readiness Ruler & Exercise; “Autobiography in Five Short” Chapters Inspirational Handout; Positive Closure

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