Residential Treatment Program Groups and Opportunities

Research shows that structure and routine are vital parts of the recovery process. Therefore, your typical day in residential treatment will be tightly scheduled to include numerous groups, classes, and time for reflection. You will also enjoy three meals and two snacks in our on-site cafeteria. There will be time for you to visit with family or friends on a video visit, and you will have opportunities to work out in the gym in our Elements building. Each offering has been carefully selected to help you gain the knowledge and tools to maintain sobriety once you return home.

Required and elective groups or classes follow an evidence-based curriculum that has been shown to be effective. You are encouraged to fully participate in groups to gain the maximum benefit from your stay.

  • Relapse Prevention: A group focused on helping patients identify potential triggers or behaviors that impact recovery. You will develop a solid plan to help prevent future relapses.
  • Helping Men/Women Recover: This group focuses on the positive outcomes of living life in recovery. You envision a brighter future with changed behavior and a new lifestyle.
  • Co-Occurring Disorders: Many people with substance use disorders have also been diagnosed with accompanying mental or emotional health disorders. In this group, you will process the state of your mental health and how it impacts your substance use.
  • Emotional Regulation: Through discussion of emotions, you will learn how to identify them and healthily express and cope with them.
  • Family Dynamics: Interactions with your family can both positively and negatively affect your substance use. This group highlights the ways you can better interact with your family to help in your recovery.
  • Untangled Relationships: Many patients with substance use disorder struggle with maintaining healthy relationships. This group educates you about codependency and how to set healthy boundaries in relationships that may be harmful to you.
  • Seeking Safety: Past trauma can have a detrimental impact on your current well-being. You may have sought out drugs or alcohol as a way to deal with your personal trauma. In this group, you will discuss trauma and how it impacts other aspects of your life; such as, relationships, self-worth, substance use, etc. You will learn strategies for how you can heal those areas of your life.

In addition to our structured educational program, we offer a range of supportive groups and activities:

  • Basic Living Skills: Improve skills that will help you be more productive and independent; such as, effective communication, self-care, refusal skills, goal setting, making healthy decisions and establishing values and responsibilities.
  • Spirituality group with one of our chaplains: For many, spiritual activities help to gain new insights from your experience with substance abuse. This group will help you get perspective on your problems and help you realize that we all have human weaknesses that can improve when we find ways to live more truthfully.
  • Food for Thought: Those with substance use disorder often come to treatment with nutritional deficiencies that have harmed their health. Learn how to help heal your body through a balanced, more nutritious, diet. Get tips on cooking and meet individually with a trained dietician.
  • Gym/Workout Time: Crossing has knowledgeable gym trainers and staff that lead group fitness classes and provide individual support for all levels. Rediscover your love for physical activity in our well-equipped gym using a variety of workout machines.
  • Creative Art Time: Relax and unwind as you express yourself through art and craft activities.
  • Mindfulness and Meditation: Learn how to use mindful practices to create new neural pathways that help improve your impulse control and cravings.
  • NA/AA: Once-a-week, outside speakers from NA or AA come to run a meeting with patients and to give another perspective on recovery.