Alchemy is the trauma focused dialectical behavioral therapy intervention that focuses on gender specific issues for men. This intervention focuses on the four pillars of dialectical behavioral therapy with an emphasis on complex compound trauma. The majority of men involved in this group are either being prepared for EMDR or trauma focused therapy or are currently in some kind of trauma focused intervention to deal with unresolved past trauma. Symptoms tend to be on-going substance use and criminal behavior.
Helps clinicians teach anger management techniques in a group setting to clients with substance abuse problems or mental illness. Uses cognitive behavioral therapy to address the anger cycle, conflict resolution, assertiveness skills, and anger-control plans.
Cognitive Functional Analysis
Cognitive Functional Analysis is group is a CBT based group that does an in-depth analysis of maladaptive behaviors that are consistently repeated by clients. This group focuses on behaviors that tend to lead to criminal charges, relapse, and recidivism. Clients in this group analyze their thoughts, their emotions, their social environments, and how these influence on-going unhealth behaviors.
The purpose of the group is to analyze the 5 domains of self; mental, emotional, physical, relational, and spiritual, and how these behaviors, adaptive and maladaptive, have reinforced their identify or their sense of being, and how disengaging from unhealthy behaviors tends to be a loss of self.
The goal of this group is to prevent relapse, and redefine the self while maintain sobriety, and to eradicate criminal behaviors.
DUI Level II Education and Therapy
Level II Education and Therapy offered to those that have been charged with DUI/DWAI and are in need of treatment services to reinstate their driver’s license and meet court requirements for probation. Our agency uses The Change Companies curriculum to meet the client’s needs and fulfill the requirements of probation and DMV. We offer Track A, B, C, and D with Interlock Enhancement Therapy for those that qualify.
Level II 4+
Level II 4+ is a program for individuals who have been charged with 4+ DUI’s, in addition to having been charged with a felony (felony DUI.) These clients do not qualify to re- take the standard interventions for Level II Education and Level II Therapy.
This group is an Assessment based intervention that addresses issues that led to their recidivism. Clients have to successfully complete 4 phases/competencies, in addition to required bi-monthly Assessments, as well as their need to be fully engaged in various treatment interventions.
The goal of this group is to address court issues that led to on-going criminal behaviors.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a therapy designed to help people change patterns of behavior that are not helpful, such as self-harm, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse. This approach works towards helping people increase their emotional and cognitive regulation by learning about the triggers that lead to reactive states and helping to assess which coping skills to apply in the sequence of events, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help avoid undesired reactions. DBT assumes that people are doing the best they can but are either lacking the skills or influenced by positive or negative reinforcement that interfere with their ability to function appropriately.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro that emphasizes disturbing memories as the cause of Psychopathology. It is used to help with the symptoms of PTSD. According to Shapiro, when a traumatic or distressing experience occurs, it may overwhelm normal coping mechanisms. The memory and associated stimuli are inadequately processed and stored in an isolated memory network.
EMDR therapy is better than no treatment and similar in efficacy to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in chronic PTSD.
The goal of EMDR is to reduce the long-lasting effects of distressing memories by engaging the brain’s natural adaptive information processing mechanisms, thereby relieving present symptoms. The therapy uses an eight-phase approach that includes having the patient recall distressing images while receiving one of several types of bilateral sensory input, such as side to side eye movements. EMDR was originally developed to treat adults with PTSD; however, it is also used to treat other conditions and children.
Moral Reconation Therapy
MRT addresses beliefs and reasoning. It is a systematic, step-by-step group counseling treatment approach for treatment-resistant clients. The program is designed to alter how clients think and make judgments about what is right and wrong. The MRT system approaches the problem of treating resistant populations as a problem of low levels of moral reasoning. In this case, “moral” does not refer to a religious concept, but rather the theoretical conceptualization of psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg. Moral reasoning represents how a person makes decisions about what he or she should or should not do in a given situation. MRT is a cognitive-behavioral counseling program that combines education, group and individual counseling, and structured exercises designed to foster moral development in treatment-resistant clients. As long as clients’ judgments about right and wrong are made from low levels of moral reasoning, counseling them, training them in job skills, and even punishing them will have little long-lasting impact on their behavior. They must be confronted with the consequences of their behavior and the effect that it has had on their family, friends and community. Poor moral reasoning is common within at-risk populations.
the treatment of over 6,000 cocaine and 2,500 methamphetamine
Relapse Prevention – Matrix Model
RP is a proven effective, evidence-based protocol. RP is a ready-made intensive outpatient program (IOP) that any treatment center can implement. The Matrix Model is a comprehensive, multi-format program that covers six key clinical areas;
1) Individual/conjoint therapy
2) Early recovery
3) Relapse prevention
4) Family education
5) Social support
6) Urine testing
RP is an integrated therapeutic model incorporating;
-Couples and family therapy
-Individual supportive/expressive psychotherapy and psychoeducation
-Twelve Step facilitation
-Group therapy and social support
Seeking Safety is an evidence-based, present-focused counseling model to help clients attain safety from trauma and/or substance abuse. It is an extremely safe model as it directly addresses both trauma and addiction, but without requiring clients to delve into the trauma narrative (the detailed account of disturbing trauma memories), thus making it relevant to a very broad range of clients and easy to implement.
Seeking Safety was begun in 1992 under grant funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It was developed by Lisa M. Najavits, PhD at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital. It has been used in many countries and has been translated into numerous languages.
The key principles of Seeking Safety;
1) Safety as the overarching goal (helping clients attain safety in their relationships, thinking, behavior, and emotions).
2) Integrated treatment (working on both trauma and substance abuse at the same time)
3) A focus on ideals to counteract the loss of ideals in both trauma and substance abuse
4) Four content areas: cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, case management
5) Attention to clinician processes (clinicians’ emotional responses, self-care, etc.)
Let's Get You Back On Track - DUI Services at Life Recovery Centers
The process following an alcohol or drug-related DUI or DWAI arrest is complicated and challenging. In the typical arrest, the arresting officer initiates two separate proceedings—one criminal, by virtue of a “Uniform Summons and Complaint” into County Court, and the other administrative, with service of the “Express Consent Affidavit and Notice of Revocation” on behalf of the Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
The County Court process determines whether you should be subject to fines, costs, jail time and rehabilitative requirements. The DMV process determines whether you lose driving privileges. Each process is independent of the other, and, by law, has no bearing on the outcome of the other. Even if one case is dismissed, the other will proceed.
Road 1 is an overview of the administrative process through the DMV for an alcohol or drug-related driving arrest. This process is generally governed by C.R.S. 42-2-126.
Road 2 describes the process of an alcohol or drug-related arrest through the County Court. C.R.S. 42-4-1301 through 1307 provides the statutory guidance for the criminal sanctions.
Level I and Level II Services can only be completed at programs licensed by OBH to provide these services.
Licensed programs must use a OBH approved DUI specific curriculum in the delivery of Level I and Level II services.
If alcohol/drug education or treatment services were received at programs out of state or at Colorado programs not licensed by OBH to provide Level I/Level II Services. Then those services, may be evaluated to determine if they are comparable to Colorado’s requirements. DUI licensed programs can evaluate treatment done at programs not licensed by OBH to provide DUI services, but can only grant Level II credit for therapy, not education, and only if certain criteria are met. Only OBH can evaluate education done at programs not licensed by OBH to provide DUI services for determination of Level I/Level II Education credit.
PROOF OF ATTENDANCE IN DUI CLASSES
Programs licensed by OBH to provide DUI services are required to furnish a copy of the DRS (Discharge or DUI/DWAI Referral Summary) to clients within ten working days following client discharge from education/treatment.
If you are trying to get your driver’s license reinstated and need documentation (DRS) that you completed classes you can contact the agency where you attended to obtain the DRS. If you are unable to get this information from the agency, OBH may have it in our database. You must complete a Consent for the Release of Confidential Information form in order for OBH to search for this information in our database. Completed forms must be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to OBH. OBH contact information is on the form.
WHAT IS LEVEL I EDUCATION?
Level I Education consists of 12 hours of DUI education over a minimum 2-day period, not more than 6 hours can be conducted in one calendar day. Typically conducted in a group or class. Level I Education is not appropriate for someone who has had more than one impaired driving offense, or one offense with a high BAC.
WHAT IS LEVEL II EDUCATION?
Level II Education consists of 24 hours of DUI education over 12 weeks. Typically conducted in a group setting, class size is limited to not more than 12 regularly attending. Level II Education can be recommended by itself or may be followed by Level II Therapy.
WHAT IS LEVEL II THERAPY?
When Level II Therapy is required it follows Level II Education and can range in length from 5 to 10 months depending on the track assigned. Track assignment depends on whether a person has prior impaired driving offenses, their BAC and other clinical indicators. These track recommendations are made by the alcohol evaluator (probation) or in the absence of an evaluation, the treatment agency.
The following are the Level II therapy track guidelines:
- Track A, 42 hours over 21 weeks, usually for a first time offender with a BAC below .15;
- Track B, 52 hours over 26 weeks, usually for a first time offender with a BAC of .15 or above;
- Track C, 68 hours over 34 weeks, usually for someone with a prior DWAI/DUI, and a BAC below .15;
- Track D, 86 hours over 43 weeks, usually for someone with a prior DWAI/DUI, and a BAC of .15 or above.
MOTOR VEHICLE/DRIVER’S LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
An alcohol program the court orders you to complete may differ from your Motor Vehicle reinstatement requirements.
Education and therapy classes must begin after the date of your most recent alcohol violation.
Colorado Revised Statute (CRS 42-2-132) requires completion of a OBH licensed Level I or Level II alcohol education and therapy program.
Motor vehicle law is complicated and there are many variables that impact a person’s driver’s license status and conditions for reinstatement. The Division of Motor Vehicles, Driver Control customer service number (303-205-5613) can be called for specific information about the requirements for driver’s license reinstatement. Or you can visit the motor vehicle website at http://www.colorado.gov./revenue/dmv and click on Driver’s License Reinstatement.
Completion of a Level I alcohol education program is required when a minor driver has had their licensed/privilege revoked for one year for their first DUI, DWAI or .02 or more BAC conviction, for a violation that was received while under the age of 21. A minor driver may be required to complete Level II education or Level II education and therapy depending on the alcohol evaluator’s recommendations.
DMV Level II requirements always include both Level II Education and Level II Therapy.
Level II education and therapy is required when a driver is:
- Convicted of 2 alcohol violations that occurred within 5 years, OR
- Convicted of 3 or more alcohol violations in a lifetime, OR
- Revoked for having a BAC of .15 or more, OR
- Revoked for multiple BAC tests of .08 or more (Per Se)
DMV does not determine the number of hours of therapy a person is required to do for Level II Therapy. If an alcohol evaluation has been done by probation for the last offense, then those recommendations should be followed. If no evaluation has been done, results are not available, or if the evaluator only recommended Level II Education, then the Level II Therapy track guidelines should be used by the treatment agency to determine the number of hours of therapy required to fulfill DMV requirements.
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- Intake Assessment $65 each
- DUI Level I and II ED Book $25 each
- DUI Level II Therapy Curriculum Book $35 each
- MRT Book $30 each
- Level I Education $40 per group
- Level II Education $40 per group
- DUI Tracks A-D $40 per group
- Relapse Prevention $40 per group
- MRT-Moral Reconation Therapy $40 per group
- EMDR $95 per session
- DBT $40 per group
- Mental Health Individual Therapy $75 per session or insurance dependent
Monitored Sobriety for Life Recovery Centers Clients:
- Professional Unmonitored Urinalysis $15 all clients
- Breathalyzers $2 all clients
Prices subject to change. While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors do occur so please verify information by contacting us directly.