Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Group for Users of Alcohol and Other Substances and their Families

Porto Alegre / RS
  • Target Audience:

    Target audience: Users / addicts of alcohol and other substances and family members

  • Period

    March 2020


Have you or your family ever had a problem with your use of alcohol or other substances?


The use and / or abuse of alcohol and other substances is quite prevalent and can bring mental, physical and social harm to the individual and his family. The skills training group for users of alcohol and other substances is a 16-week program in which participants will learn skills such as mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, tolerance to malaise, emotional regulation and prevention of relapse. Associated with this, family members undergo an 8-week skills training.


Target audience: Users / addicts of alcohol and other substances and family members

Beginning: March 2020

Dialectic Behavior Therapy Skills Training Group for users of alcohol and other substances: Thursdays, 11:45 am to 1:30 pm

Family Group: Wednesdays, 19h to 20:45

Relapse Prevention Group: Thursdays, 19h to 20:45

For more information, contact: Andreia Podolano: (51) 99125-4368
Cláudia Muñoz: (51) 99672-8738

Program content

March 2020

1. Dialectic Behavior Therapy Skills Training Group for drug addicts. It consists of 8 meetings lasting 1h45min weekly, coordinated by Cláudia Muñoz and Martha Ludwig. Shift: Thursdays from 11:45 am to 1:30 pm. Participants in this first phase must start individual care with the chemical dependency consultant.

Dates of the meetings: 12/03; 3/19; 3/26; 4/2; 4/9; 4/16; 4/23; 4/30

Program:

Meeting 1: Orientation

Meeting 2: Full Consciousness

Meeting 3: Emotional Regulation

Meeting 4: Emotional Regulation

Meeting 5: Tolerance of Malaise

Meeting 6: Tolerance of Malaise

Meeting 7: Tolerance of Malaise

Meeting 8: Closing, Self-assessment

2. Family group. It consists of 8 meetings lasting 1h45min weekly, coordinated by Andreia Podolano and Tirza Martinez. Shift: Wednesdays from 19h to 20:45. This group should be held for family members concurrently with the Skills Training Group for drug addicts. Meeting dates: 11/03; 3/18; 3/25; 4/1; 4/8; 4/15; 4/22; 4/29

Program:

Meeting 1: Welcome, Codependency and Mindfulness practice

Meeting 2: Use of risk / abuse and dependence on psychoactive substances / Mechanisms of reinforcement and reward of drugs of abuse, and practice of Mindfulness

Meeting 3: Consequences related to substance use and Mindfulness practice

Meeting 4: Chemical Dependency: A disease of the family system

Meeting 5: Family, prevention, treatment and practical activity.

Meeting 6: Assertive communication and skills training

Meeting 7: Relapse Prevention and Compassionate Awareness Meeting 8: Support Network and Compassionate Awareness

3. Relapse Prevention Group for drug addicts. It consists of 8 meetings with a duration of 1h30min weekly, coordinated by the chemical dependency consultant Gustavo Jaques. Shift: Thursdays 19h to 20h30. This group must occur after the end of the meetings of the previous groups as a continuation of the therapeutic work. Meeting dates: 05/07; 5/14; 5/21; 05/28; 06/04; 6/18; 06/25; 7/2

Program:

Meeting 1: Education on relapse prevention

Meeting 2: Decision Scale

Meeting 3: Identify and deal with risk situations / Determinants of relapse

Meeting 4: Determinants of relapse

Meeting 5: Intervention strategies

Meeting 6: Problem solving and goal setting

Meeting 7: Apparently irrelevant decisions (DAI) / Balanced lifestyle

Meeting 8: Maintenance / Self-protection behavior