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Alternative Recovery Tools
A Structured Relapse Prevention Program For Opioid and Alcohol Addiction Clients Utilizing Pharmacotherapy
Alternative Recovery Tools (ART) is a program that follows a Structured Relapse Prevention Model. This program was designed for anyone who has used an opioid/opiate whether prescribed or not and is now using a replacement drug (methadone, suboxone or naltrexone) to provide them with the essential support for making a change in their in their lives.
ART uses a strengths based and problem solving approach to encourage client empowerment and to guide clients as they construct change strategies. ART also uses cognitive behavior therapy to assist clients as they move past problematic ways of thinking and acting, towards more healthy methods of thinking and acting. ART also helps client’s change their problem focused thinking towards a solution focused pattern of thinking.
ART, like Crossroads: C4PE believes in harm reduction to minimize the harm substance use can have in all areas of a person’s life.
ART is a structured program that will work with clients where they are at, to create and reach goals that they help determine, with resources that are readily available to them.
Is this Program for You?
Alternative Recovery Tools follows a 12 week program, with the client coming in for 1-2, 30 minute sessions per week. The program begins with an individualized intake assessment. After the assessment, and based on the client’s current needs, the program includes these topics:
- Motivation building
- Coping with cravings
- Problem solving
- Problematic thinking, feeling & acting
- Relaxation training
- Anger management
- Assertiveness training
- Boredom and loss
- Support systems
- Dealing with anxiety
- Relapse prevention
While some members of the program are going to be on prescribed medications (i.e. Methadone, Buprenorphine, Naltrexone, etc.) it is expressed in the code of conduct that participants will not be under the influence of non-prescribed drugs or alcohol when they come for therapy.
The ART program is delivered through individual counselling
Acceptance To The Program
This program may be for you if any of the following conditions apply:
- You want to make a change in your life regarding your drug/alcohol use
- You have decided that you are changing your drug/alcohol use and have begun participating in a drug replacement therapy program (methadone, suboxone or naltrexone)
- You ever attempted to modify your substance use before and need support, education & encouragement to do so.
- You need help preventing relapse.
If you believe that ART is a good fit for your needs, then please call us to schedule an intake appointment.