Addiction Education and Disease Education

Clients will develop a better understanding of what Addiction is and how to manage symptoms.  Disease Education will also be discussed to help clients treat their addiction like any other disease. Having this insight will help clients make a connection of how addiction and mental illness intertwine with one another. Clients will look deeper into their stages of addiction and be able to successfully manage symptoms. Like any other disease, without interventions, ones addiction will only progress. By managing one’s illness and identifying triggers – one will learn skills on how to manage cravings, adapt healthier coping mechanisms, and develop an overall healthier lifestyle. 

Anger and Stress Management

Anger and Stress can greatly impact an individual’s life. This group spreads awareness of how these emotions can pose a threat to one’s well-being. The facilitator will prompt clients to help one another develop numerous coping skills, identify triggers, and minimize the possibility of a serious problem arising. While feeling angry is normal and okay to feel, knowing how to manage it is crucial. When constant uncontrolled anger gets in the way of normal living – affecting relationships, work, and overall well-being – this group can help. It aims to help clients understand the reasons for chronic anger and how to express it in a healthier way.

Music and Creativity

Music encourages clients to explore, process, and express their feelings. This group helps clients share their emotions through their favorite songs or artists comfortably. This is a creative way for individuals to communicate feelings without being the “center of attention.” Listening to music is known to assist in emotion regulation.

Creativity offers an effective and healthy way to explore emotions. This group allows members to express their emotions through various forms of arts and crafts. Clients will explore different kinds of art to expand their knowledge and comfort level using different mediums. Clients will be encouraged to use art as a coping skill.


Learn to say NO and stick up for yourself! This group will help clients develop healthy communications skills and learn how to set healthy boundaries with others. Clients will be able to distinguish the difference between being Assertive vs being aggressive.

Case Management

Case Management is held in the beginning of the day as well as the end of the day. The purpose of case management is to assist clients in identifying current issues that need to be addressed as well as emergent needs. This may include; legal issues, Social Security/Social Services assistance, request to meet with psychiatric provider, conflicts with others, telephone calls for outside services, medical transportation, program attendance, and overall mental health concerns. Case managers encourage and support clients in taking appropriate actions. Verbalizing such issues help case managers monitor their clients needs and goals by assisting in problem solving and conflict resolution. 

CBT Workshop

“What you think and do affects the way you feel.”  CBT Workshop is all about reframing one’s thought process. Negative thinking and catastrophizing can be a extremely difficult cycle to get out of. This group will assist clients in being more open minded and positive. Implementing such concepts will not only change the way clients think but improve their overall quality of life.

Coping Skills

Everyone’s life consists of various different obstacles. With these obstacles, comes many different emotions. Unfortunately, not every emotion we experience feels good. Coping skills are important to learn in order to manage their emotions. This group introduces clients to numerous coping skills. The facilitator will assist clients in utilizing these skills in their everyday life whether they are at home or in public.

Emotion Regulation

During this session, clients focus on behavioral intervention. Sometimes our emotions can get the best of us, that’s why Emotion Regulation is so important. This group is designed to help clients make better decisions by being able to identify their emotions and be aware of how they are feeling. Learning such skills will allow individuals regulate their emotions more effectively. 


Self-Esteem can play a large role in an individual’s life. Having low self-esteem can result in lack of motivation and the inability to work toward goals. Low self-esteem can be the result of depression, anxiety, bullying, and/or abuse. This group is dedicated to helping clients overcome their past and building a healthier view of self and others. Facilitators express the importance of self-care and positive thinking in order to help clients improve their overall confidence. 

Community Meeting

Our clients matter. Each month, High Point holds a Community Meeting in order to to seek beneficial input and insight from clients about the programs they attend. The purpose of this group is to ensure that clients have a voice in their treatment. Our clients input is taken extremely seriously in order to make sure that the pParticipating in this meeting helps clients improve their self-confidence and independence.

Note: Separate community meeting groups are held for mental health and substance abuse clients.

Communication Skills

Assisting clients in developing their ability to communicate is essential to their progress and their interaction with their peers. Through the group, clients learn appropriate ways to express their feelings. The group explores challenges in communication in a safe, supportive environment.

Co-Occurring Disorders

In view of the very high percentage of people with mental illness using drugs to self-medicate, there is a great need for clients to examine this issue. This group addresses medication compliance, diagnosis, and medication education. The goal is to integrate mental health and addiction treatment and to provide the tools need to manage Co-Occurring Disorders.

Conflict Resolution

Clients learn to increase insight into various emotional states of self and others.  To increase ability to manage anger and frustration and develop better conflict management skills.Clients learn effective means of communicating with others through the development of underlying skills including problem solving skills that promote good communication and reduce conflict socialization; develop awareness of multicultural issues as they impact their relationships. Clients learn to identify situations that trigger anger and their own personal warning signs of anger. They also learn appropriate ways to manage and express anger and emotions (employing relaxation techniques, assertiveness, I-statements, taking a time out, etc.) They Demonstrate the ability to problem-solve by seeking feedback from others.Learn and apply problem solving steps to circumvent conflict with others.Describe constructive vs. destructive problem-solving methods in order to resolve conflict effectively.

Physical Health and Wellness

High Point believes in a holistic approach to care. This group helps clients develop techniques to take better care themselves in all respects: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. Better all-round self-care results in improved self-esteem, reduced symptoms and increased physical well-being.


The writing group gives clients the opportunity to explore and express their feelings, concerns, shortcomings and triumphs in a keepsake journal. They will keep the journal throughout their time at High Point, and through new entries and reflecting on old ones will more fully appreciate the progress they have made during their treatment.

Life Skills

One of the primary goals at High Point is to promote independence and self-esteem in our clients. This goal is pursued through education in basic finance, bill-paying, check-balancing, resume writing, the importance of health insurance, personal hygiene, medical tests, and STD testing.

Medication Education

Medications play a critical role in treatment of both mental illness and addiction. Through this group, clients will learn about medications that will assist them in their recovery. It will stress compliance with their prescribed medications, side effects and the great risk of using illicit drugs while on a prescribed medication. As a complement to the group clients may well see High Point’s psychiatrist/APN.

Relapse Prevention

High Point takes every possible step to reduce the chances of relapse for clients being treated for addiction. This group uses Hazelton’s MATRIX model, emphasizing the disease model of addiction and the stages of change.  The group examines the vulnerabilities for relapse and guides clients in avoiding circumstances that could trigger them. Discharge planning is an essential element in avoiding relapse and counselors work with each client to ensure the individual’s issues are addressed.  It also stresses peer support, which includes but is by no means limited to 12-step support.

Symptoms Recognition

Learning to recognize the symptoms of a group of disorders, including major depressive, bipolar, substance-induced mood, and mood disorders is key to getting the proper diagnosis and treatment for the client. Importance factors such as risk factors, prevalence, family history, and others are taken into careful consideration.


High Point supports our clients who struggle with mental illness and addiction by guiding them to the path that leads to recovery, fulfillment and independence.

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