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Women's Early Recovery Group

 After drug cessation, it is common for individuals to experience symptoms such as mood swings, feelings of anxiety and/or depression, sleep disturbances, fatigue, difficulty with concentration and memory, and sensitivity to stress. These psychological symptoms are often referred to as 'Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome' or PAWS, and may come and go for several weeks or months. PAWS is a normal part of the recovery process, and can be managed effectively.

 This is an open, rolling enrollment group for adult women in early recovery (less than one year of continuous sobriety). Intermodal treatment includes a trauma-informed perspective, strengths-based approach, motivational interviewing, psycho-education, and cognitive behavioral techniques. Creative art therapy techniques are integrated into group therapy to provide an additional method to reflect upon experiences and express thoughts and feelings.

    Our Women's Early Recovery Group will focus on the following aspects:

- recognize and manage thoughts, cravings, and other post-acute withdrawal symptoms
- encourage healthy personal relationships and communication
- skills to build a consistent, balanced daily routine
- support with attending other recovery meetings (AA/NA/etc.) and community activities
- develop creative coping strategies
- avoid reminders of using and feelings of boredom or loneliness by exploring new activities and returning to hobbies you once enjoyed
- celebrate your accomplishments with a group of peers
- build self-esteem, resiliency, and confidence to pursue your goals
- experience relaxation, reduce feelings of stress and anxiety