OUR GROUPS AT UA
WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)
WRAP is a way of monitoring wellness, times of being less well and times when experiences are uncomfortable and distressing. Key principles are hope, personal responsibility, education, self advocacy, and support. It also includes details of how an individual would like others to support them at these different times.
SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training)
This is more than an acronym: it is a transformative method of moving from addictive substances and negative behaviors to a life of positive self-regard and willingness to change. SMART Recovery is a fresh approach to addiction recovery. SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training.
Pathways to Recovery
There are many paths of recovery. People choose their recovery pathway based on cultural values, socio-economic status, psychological and behavioral needs, and the nature of their substance use disorder. At UA we explore paths to recovery by utilizing the concept of Recovery Capital, the whole collection of resources an individual may use to facilitate their ongoing recovery. Recovery Capital can be broken into four areas:
Some types of Recovery Paths we explore are:
Natural Recovery, Recovery Mutual Aid Groups, Medication-Assisted Recovery, Peer-Based Recovery Supports, Family Recovery, Technology-Based Recovery, and Alternative Recovery Supports
Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) is an approach for enhancing physical health of people with mental health and substance use challenges. It is especially useful for people with chronic health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other medical conditions. It was developed by people in recovery from behavioral health conditions.
Hearing Voices Support Group
Hearing Voices is a peer support group for people who hear voices, see visions or have other similar sensory experiences.
DBT works around developing the four major skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. Benefits of DBT in recovery include:
Because creativity stems from a deep emotional place inside, the arts enable an unparalleled self-discovery process and helps to hone the healing of common emotional ailments and inhibitions such as perfectionism, “never enoughness”, black and white thinking, and many shades of fear. Creativity becomes a unique journey to expression of inner feelings, deepest desires and long-lost intuition. In other words, the creative process becomes the pathway to emotional health.
Open Forum aims to encourage conversations and spread awareness on critical issues by providing a place on which ideas, thoughts and questions can be expressed and tackled in an open environment.
All recovery Social hour
Social activities in recovery improve self-esteem, assists in learning healthy ways to spend free time, grows your support system, gets you a new start in social relationships, and helps you to learn how to have fun again.
Our Groups; Our Community.