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
  • Professionals/Executives Groups meet on Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm in Raleigh is pending 
  • 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.

Adult Reflections Group

Reflections Group at Full Life offers adult clients who recognize their substance use as a problem to begin processing this with like-minded peers. The group will consist of discussing how their substance use affects their life, what they need in order to make healthy changes, and working towards finding solutions to their problems.

  • Adult Reflections Group meets on Mondays, 4:15-5:45pm in Winston-Salem

Adolescent Reflections Group

This Reflections Group for adolescents meets at Full Life to help young people who are experiencing problems in their life that co-incide with substance use. Adolescents in this group may or may not have made a correlation between their substance use and the difficulties they’re having in their life upon joining the group. The group opens up a chance for discussion amongst peers about the general problems occuring in their lives and how substance use may be playing a role in the outcome.

  • Adolescent Reflections Group meets on Tuesdays 4:15-5:45pm in Winston-Salem

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 an eight week series and are comprised of four different modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Client 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.