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Group Therapy

Abstinence-Based Groups

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the evidence-based model used in these groups.  An Abstinence-Based Group is for individuals whose goal is to remain abstinent from drug/alcohol use or to attain abstinence from drug/alcohol use if the motivation to do so is present. These Abstinence-Based Groups are held every Monday and Wednesday at 1:00-3:00 PM.

Men's Seeking Safety Group

Our Men’s Group is based in the evidence-based model of Seeking Safety. The group helps individuals acknowledge and safely manage emotional reactions to significant life experiences, improve interpersonal relationships, and increase overall wellness and self-care.  Its approach is used to enable men to develop healthy alternatives to coping with life experiences, whether they are past or current experiences. Our Men’s Group meets Tuesdays at 4:00-6:00 PM.

Women's Seeking Safety Group

Similarly to Men’s Group, on Tuesday afternoons we offer group psychotherapy specifically for women who could benefit from improved healthy coping strategies, coping with symptoms of trauma, and repairing interpersonal relationships. Again, the evidence-based Seeking Safety model is the therapeutic approach used in this group, which meets Tuesdays at 2:00-4:00 PM.

Stages of Change Group

On Wednesday afternoons the Stages of Change Group brings together individuals who may not yet be interested in making a change to their substance use, or have not yet found the motivation despite their desire. “Contemplative” individuals that attend this group may be looking for an opportunity to explore their options with regards to abstinence, moderated use, or harm reduction. The evidence-based models of Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Enhancement, and Stages of Change are applied in this group, which meets Wednesdays at 4:00-6:00 PM.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Recovery Skills Group

This group is based in the highly effective evidence-based model of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). The group follows the DBT skills curriculum of Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance. Our DBT Recovery Skills Group meets Thursdays at 2:00-4:00 PM.

Incorporating Wellness in Recovery

Our Incorporating Wellness in Recovery Group is designed to explore the benefits of incorporating a healthy lifestyle in recovery. The group utilizes evidence-based practices from SAMHSA’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to include psychodynamic approaches on topics such as obtaining control of overall health and management of stress/stress response during recovery, and an emphasis on exercise, cardiovascular health, and muscle health/fitness. This group wraps up our treatment week on Fridays at 1:00-3:00 PM.



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To make an appointment for yourself, or to refer a patient to the UNC Alcohol and Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment Program, please call 984-974-6320.

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