Medical and Psychiatric Sessions
Sometimes, upon admission and medical assessment at Greenhouse Outpatient, the client meets clinical guidelines for conditions requiring additional medical monitoring. In these cases, we will coordinate necessary medical care, psychiatric sessions, medication management, or monitoring of an ongoing health issue (e.g. hypertension or diabetes).
The client’s primary therapist will coordinate with our multidisciplinary treatment team on the integration of these appointments into the client’s individualized treatment plan.
Psychoeducational and Didactic Groups
Some recovery groups are led by Greenhouse Outpatient staff therapists and are flexible in terms of topics and client sharing. Recovery topics that are more effectively communicated in a structured learning environment are presented in formats that maximize client understanding. Our psychoeducational groups speak to common recovery obstacles for adults in recovery and serve as learning opportunities for aftercare skills and behaviors. These groups include exercises that allow clients to practice aftercare strategies.
Our psychoeducational and didactic groups are presented as instructor/student classes in which the therapist presents recovery lectures to clients in a classroom environment. These therapeutic groups are intended to educate clients on recovery strategies to use following completion of their treatment.
We incorporate 12-Step recovery principles into our co-occurring treatment and encourage clients to attend optional 12-Step meetings as a useful supplement to Embracing Change: Recovery for Life. As a component in this curriculum, we include a workbook section that focuses on 12-Step principles, What are the Twelve Steps? Steppin’ a New Life.
Besides providing a safe environment for sharing, following program completion 12-Step group attendance has been shown to increase lengths of abstinence (Journal of Substance Addiction Treatment, April 2014).