Intensive Outpatient Program (Aftercare Specific)

Full Life offers an aftercare-specific IOP on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. True IOP with 12-weeks of care with the option for stepdown to lower frequency after completion or transition into the Relapse Prevention Group. Unlike IOPs that focus more on psychoeducation and processing, we focus more on relapse prevention, DBT skills, mindfulness and other coping skill development. We cover important information in our once-weekly Rehab Review, and yes, there is time for process group. But we are striving to help adults learn to build upon what they’ve already learned to help improve their chances of a sustainable recovery. For more information about the unique aspects of the Full Life Aftercare IOP, check out our blog post, “What’s In a Name?”

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Relapse Prevention Groups

Following the Gorski/CENAPS model, the nationally-recognized leader in relapse prevention, Full Life Counseling offers relapse prevention groups for those in their first 18 months of recovery.

Using Gorski’s Relapse Prevention model, group members complete weekly assignments to learn how to navigate through high-risk situations, expand their circle of recovery support, explore their own patterns to identify Hidden Relapse Warning signs, develop a recovery-orientated lifestyle, and develop plans for healthy response to situations that may threaten recovery. Prescreening is required, and not all those in early recovery will be recommended for group work.

  • Professionals/Executives Groups meet on Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm in Winston-Salem
  • Alumni Group for those who have “graduated” from a primary RPG and wish to continue meeting monthly as a way of monitoring their personal relapse warning signs on a regular basis. Meets on the first Monday of every month, 6:30-8:30pm in Winston-Salem

Participants begin with weekly group with 2-4x/month individual sessions for 18-25 weeks. After relapse prevention assignments are completed, participants then begin tapering frequency until they are attending group monthly with individual counseling on an as-needed basis.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Group

Full Life is now offering DBT Skills Groups for clients who need assistance in learning to regulate their emotions, establish boundaries, and develop healthier means of communication.  Our DBT groups operate through a 26-week series and are comprised of four different modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Clients must be working with an individual counselor (not necessarily a counselor at Full Life) in order to participate in the group.

  • DBT Skills Group meets Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm.
  • Facilitated by Jimmy Tunstall and Jaime Robertson