This program explores many elements but has an emphasis on recovery from thinking and choices which caused troubles associated with the abuse of substances and/or alcohol. The core ARE curriculum and structure is designed to allow participants to:
- Explore how past thinking and choices may have (or, is starting to) develop into a life pattern of negative consequences
- Recognize successes and build upon those; discover what voids and needs alcohol and/or substance abuse satisfied in the past and how this can be better accomplished with developing a recovery lifestyle including more healthy thinking/people/activities/places/ and, things
- Build a satisfying recovery lifestyle vision and getting started working on goals consistent with this vision; and, be introduced to supportive tools and other self-help programs and resources to assist with continued success
ARE Level 2 program structure
After completing the core 30 hours (plus any possible extensions for missed groups), participants will attend maintenance sessions which will allow them to return to two 3-hour groups per month for three months as scheduled by their facilitator. When attending maintenance sessions, participants will be asked to be prepared with maintenance review and check-in tools. Participants will be asked to complete 3 individual sessions (cost of each session is $60) with a licensed TCSA counselor during the duration of this program as scheduled. Participants will be asked to attend, participate in, and document 16 recovery support meetings (examples: Celebrate Recovery, Alcoholic Anonymous, and Narcotics Anonymous) during the course of their program time. Completion of this program will be approximately 5.5 calendar months.