Our practice currently hosts weekly and monthly support-group meetings.  At this time, all meetings are open to the public and donation-based.  Due to limited seating capacity, we recommend that you call or email in advance if you are interested in attending for the first time.

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Monday Evening Big Book Study at 7PM

The group reads and discusses the first 164 pages of the Big Book as well Dr. Bob's Nightmare.  With the help of an experienced facilitator, the group analyzes the text, line by line, discusses related 12-step principles, and compares the reading to how attendees are currently engaged in their program.  Cross-talk and group discussion are permitted and encouraged.  Additionally, this meeting is open to individuals seeking support for addiction to all substances or activities.

 

Weekly SMART Recovery Meetings 

Tuesday at 7PM - open to the public

Wednesday at 12 Noon - open to the public

Thursday at 6PM - Family & Friends - open to the public

SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups.  Cross-talk and group discussion are permitted and encouraged.  SMART meetings are open to individuals seeking support for addiction to all substances as well as process addictions.

 

The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program offers tools and techniques for each program point:

1: Building and Maintaining Motivation
2: Coping with Urges
3: Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors
4: Living a Balanced Life

 

Family Education and Support Series 2nd Monday every month - 7PM-8:30PM

This powerful workshop series is designed for all who are interested in learning more about Substance Use Disorders and their impact on the family as a whole, as well as receiving professional and peer support.  This series is co-facilitated by Diana Clark JD,MA and Sarah Espenshade LCSW, CAADC.  Ms. Clark is a renowned family recovery advocate in the field of addiction and mental health.  Ms. Espenshade is the founder and chief executive officer of Espenshade Counseling.

Topics Include:

  1. The Etiology of Addiction
  2. Stages of Change
  3. Effective Communication
  4. Healthy Boundaries
  5. "Kitchen Table Negotiation"
  6. C0-dependence
  7. Preserving the Integrity of the Family
  8. Healthy Support vs. Enabling
  9. Stress and the Brain
  10. Surrender and Acceptance
  11. Entitlement and Addiction
  12. Demystifying the 12-Steps

 

 

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