The full program lasts six months with the first four months being the most intensive. Members share their knowledge and skills related to change, recovery, and relapse prevention and learn from and affirm the knowledge and skills of others.Skills to Enhance Personal Success (STEPS) - For Persons in Recovery from Alcohol or Drug Use STEPS is for those who want to learn skills to help manage their lives better and to avoid relapse into drug or alcohol use.If you are interested in participating in one of the following groups and are currently receiving services with the Alexandria Community Services Board (CSB), Department of Community and Human Services, please speak to your service coordinator or other provider about referral to the group. Dialectical Behavior Therapy DBT is for anyone who has problems with distress tolerance, emotion regulation or interpersonal effectiveness.If you are not currently receiving services, call Intake at 703.746.3535 and request an assessment appointment to see which services would be most helpful to you. DBT is also for people who have a history of suicide attempts, suicidal thinking or engage in intentional self-harm.
Achieving Freedom/Filling the Inner Void Separate groups for men and women who are letting go of criminal or addictive behavior to create a life of happiness, freedom, and peace.
Understanding Recovery This group meets weekly and consists of twelve or more 75-minute sessions.
Understanding Recovery provides participants with recent, research-based information about the effects of specific drugs, the recovery process, family issues during drug and alcohol use and recovery, and available community resources.
Central to this therapy is the recognition that people’s thoughts influence their emotional or behavioral reactions.
Many people believe that they respond to events, when actually it is the interpretation, or thoughts about the event that determine the behavioral reaction.