One Step to Recovery
Treatment Phase 1
During the first phase of the One Step to Recovery program, clients learn to develop an understanding of the neuroscience of addiction and how certain regions of the brain are affected by addictive behaviors. You will create ‘mind-maps’ to present to your counselor and other members of the group, which will detail personal experiences of addiction.
Treatment Phase 2
Phase 2 involves clients using CBT and other therapies to get an understanding of distorted thinking, developing healthy personal boundaries, and factors that commonly lead to relapse and a return to addiction.
Treatment Phase 3
In the third phase of treatment, you will explore the concept of ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and its relationship with the causation of addiction. The onset of addiction in adulthood is strongly correlated with developmental and relational trauma, with research showing that traumatic experiences should be treated alongside addictive issues, rather than being postponed for treatment as a separate disorder.