New Life Foundation Recovery Twelve Step Program:
Here at New Life Foundation Recovery Inc, we believe that Change and Transformation is possible. And as such, we provide an environment that fosters unconditional Positive Self – Regards, to the Individuals and Families whose lives has been affected by Addiction.
Part of the Programs we offer is the “Twelve Steps Program” which has proven to be an effective Treatment, Recovering, and Sustainable pathway to Living Soberly.
Our Treatment Focus encompasses on:
Modern 12 Steps
with Single-Word Descriptions – That Focuses Treatment Approach on Practical and Applicable Daily Steps Resulting in Transformation.
New Life Foundation Recovery Inc – Family & Addiction Therapy/Education Program:
Addiction of all types significantly impacts every Member of the Family, the individual who is addicted and his or her family as well.
We believe that “Addiction is a Family Diseases” in the Sense that once, there is a family member struggling with the Disease of Addiction, everyone who is within his or her orbit will be affected by it.
New Life Foundation Recovery Inc has developed and implemented very successfully “A Ten Week Family & Addiction Therapy / Education Program” that has and continues to aid family members navigate the unknown territories that this disease will take the family to.
Synopsis of the Program:
These Sessions are being provided in a Non- Judgmental and Non – Stigmatizing environment, that allows each participate to feel a sense love, understanding, and above all a sense of deep spiritual support and empathetic unconditional positive regard. All participants are treated with the highest form of respect as all matters of theirs are “Confidential” at such no interactions during the session would be or /can be voiced outside of the session. New Life Foundation Recovery Inc is committed to providing a welcoming, serene, empathic, and spiritually conducive environment for ALL Families.
Understanding Addiction/Addiction Education:
This session will focus on helping families understand how to absolve the initial shock of knowing that their family member has been struggling with/or has started abusing addictive substances.
It will further, provide “Tools” that are necessary to combat the fears, anger, depression, and anxiety that arises by reason of just knowing that “NOW” the family is going to / and is saddled with the responsibility and burden of caring and attending to a member of the family with substance use disorder.
The following topics will be covered in week one:
- Why me (us) and what could be done differently?
- How to know signs of a “high” and how to respond to addictive behaviors?
- How to identify drug paraphernalia and what to do with such in your home.
- How to handle drug overdoses and what to do in an emergency.
- Healthy responses and unhealthy responses to the news of family member substance use disorder issues.
Dealing with Stigma and Finding Help:
This Session will open the family up to evidenced based therapies that would aid them in navigating the social, economic, spiritual, mental, and emotional struggles of dealing with a family member struggling with substance use disorder.
It will further expose each family participant on how to deal with the “Stigma” associated with substance use disorder of their family member, especially as it relates to their “societal standing or community standing”.
The session will help family participant identify available resources within the County and State that would aid them in aiding their family member who is now struggling with substance use disorder.
The following topics will be covered in week two:
- How to organize effective family intervention.
- How to aid the family member during the decision-making process.
- How to know the best plan of action and the best treatment options.
- Effective Emotional Regulation.
- How to deal with Stigma and societal reactions (Image Control)
Developing Support Group / Network:
This session is geared toward helping families understand the need for support groups and networks. As well as how to begin accessing such help on time, in order to avoid un-necessary pitfalls / and mistakes that most families are exposed to during the initial stages of knowing that their family member is now addicted to substance.
It will also answer such question as to which support group is most profitable for their individual family uniqueness. The session will provide evidenced based processes that are necessary in advisement for the family member struggling with substance use disorder, in such way that each family participant understands “How” their involvement and the lack thereof, could ultimately impact the treatment outcome of their family member.
The session will further challenge each family participant to see how substance use disorder impacts the dynamics of the entire family structure, and how such support groups are most beneficial to them as a family as much as it is to the individual member who is struggling with substance use disorder.
The following topics are to be considered in week three:
- How to find and know a healthy support group/network.
- Dealing with the Fear of Exposure (Opening –Up) to strangers.
- What to expect from a support group/network (Realistic & Unrealistic Expectations).
- The benefits of healthy support group/network.
Managing Expectation & Self – Care:
This session will aid each family participant to understand how to deal with the mental and emotional stressors that will arise because of dealing with and being involved with the recovery process of their family member who is struggling with Substance Use Disorder Issues.
It will further expose the participants to evidence & Faith based practices that will aid them in dealing with expectations as it relates to stages of change that their family member will be facing as he or she begins the process of recovery.
Participants will learn how to adequately take care of self while being able to provide the needed support for the family member dealing with substance use disorder.
The following topic will be considered in week four:
- Managing Expectations.
- Staying in touch with personal joy.
- Getting regular exercise.
- Understanding and effectively handling of Stressors.
- Finding Normalcy and serenity.
Establishing Healthy Boundaries:
One of the major challenges that family members face in dealing with the substance use disorder issue of their family member is, “What type of boundaries” do we/or I need to set in order to avoid getting hurt again. This session will address how to develop and maintain healthy boundaries with a recovering family member.
The session will aid each participant understand the manipulative tendencies of an addict and to identify such manipulations, especially as it relates to triangulation and camouflage.
Each participant will be exposed to evidenced based approach necessary for establishing healthy boundaries as well as how to know when those boundaries are being violated by them or their family member in recovery.
The following are topics for week five:
- What are healthy boundaries?
- What are the signs of enabling and why I should not be an enabler?
- Knowing signs of boundary violation and what to do.
- The benefits of establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries with family member in recovery.
Things Family Members Can Do to Assist in The Recovery of an Addict:
This session will provide practical steps and actions both behaviorally and interactively that families of an addict could do to aid in their recovery process.
It will further provide on how the family unit can become the most effective recovery support system for their family member struggling with substance use disorder.
The following are topics to be considered:
- The dangers of unfounded accusations and judgmental spirit / attitude.
- How to provide a sober environment that reduces triggers.
- How to recognize and appreciate the potentials in the addict and how to use them as tools of encouragement.
- How to be financially supportive without enabling the addict.
Extended Self- Care for You & the Addict:
Recovery is a journey of a lifetime, so when a family member or members are dealing with substance use disorder, it is imperative that they prepare for the long haul. This session will provide each family participant with strategic information that would aid them in understanding what is required of them for extended self-care.
It will further provide practical steps necessary to avoid “Burn- Out” and “Fatigue” that do arise out of prolonged care provision for their family member who is struggling with substance use disorder.
The following topics will be considered in week seven:
- How to avoid self – blame and the Fix – It Mentality.
- How to avoid the “Change Now” syndrome.
- How to avoid verbal confrontation, name calling, and reinjuring of the individual in recovery.
- Learning how to be an effective Care- Giver and avoiding working harder than the individual in recovery.
- Trauma & Re- Traumatization – Signs & Symptoms.
Relapse & Recidivism:
It is said that “Relapse” is part of the process of recovering and for so many family members who have had to deal with individual family members with substance use disorder, it takes allot from them when their family relapses or recidivate. It is not funny; in most cases it is very devastating to watch their family member go back to active addiction after a considerable period of sobriety.
In this session, family members who are participating will be exposed to the fact of “Recovery” and the Possibility of relapse as well as how to navigate when and if their loved one recidivate.
The following topics will be covered in week eight:
- Identifying signs of relapse and what to do to aid the individual from full relapse.
- What to do when and if the family member fully relapses.
- How to avoid the emotional, mental, and psychological break-down that are associated with watching your loved one recidivate.
- What not to do or say in the initial period when a family member is struggling with a relapse episode.
- Opioid Over-Dose and Narcan Administering Training.
Finding Closure and the Three C’s of dealing with an Addict:
It is said that one of the challenges faced by those individuals and families who are confronted with illnesses that are “Chronic, Progressive, and Terminal” in nature such as “Addiction / Substance Use Disorder is how to find closure knowing that often they may not win this battle irrespective of all their hard efforts in addressing the situation as best as they could. So in this session, we will endeavor to establish practical and evidenced based as well as faith based approaches on how to find closure as it relates to a family members Substance Use Disorder.
We will also cover the three C’s of dealing with an addict, in view that it will aid the family to find closure as they make efforts to re-establish their lives after an exhaustive and prolonged care and support to the individual family member or members who are addicted.
The following topics will be covered in week Nine:
- Knowing how to detach yourself from the situation without causing harm to yourself or the family member in recovery.
- In the event of the death of the family member, what do you do? In order words to grieve and heal from addiction related deaths in the family.
- Understanding the three C’s of dealing with an Addict.
- You didn't Cause the addiction.
- You can't Control the addiction.
- You can't Cure the addiction.
Re-Establishing a New Life and Moving On:
It is imperative that family members of individuals struggling with substance use disorder understand that their lives have not ended even when such struggle may lead to physical death or / and sometimes to permanent separation due to Legal Rulings or other Life Altering Events arising from their family members substance use disorder.
In this session, we will consider how to move – on in life and find purpose, joy, happiness, and fulfillment in life irrespective of the outcome of their family member substance use disorder.
The session will provide practical steps on how to reinvigorate broken “Trust” and how-to re-build broken relationships that may have been adversely affected by reason of substance use disorder in the family.
The following topics will be covered:
- Forgiveness (Self- Forgiveness & Forgiveness of Others)
- The Pathway to Healing and Self – Recovering – for family members themselves.
- Re-building broken trust and relationships
- Steps to finding closure and developing new life.
New Life Foundation Recovery Inc – Individualized – Person Centered Therapy Program:
Person-centered therapy, also known as person-centered psychotherapy, person-centered counseling, client-centered therapy, and Rogerian psychotherapy, is a form of psychotherapy that New Life Foundation Recovery Inc has integrated as a Central Therapeutic Model of Treatment, which reflects our Core Values in Treatment approaches.
Person-centered therapy is characterized by the therapist having a positive view of human nature full of self-realization and actualization that can lead any person toward good mental health.
Commonly gained benefits include:
Person-centered therapists work with individuals or groups, and both adults and adolescents; the therapy can be long-term or short-term. The approach can benefit people who seek to gain more self-confidence, a stronger sense of identity or authenticity, greater success in establishing interpersonal relationships, and more trust in their own decisions. The approach, alone or in combination with other types of therapy, can help those dealing with anxiety and depression as well as grief or other difficult circumstances, such as abuse, breakups, professional anxiety, or family stressors.
Since the client must take initiative in person-centered therapy, those who are more motivated are likely to be more successful.
What to Expect
Person-centered therapy is talk therapy in which the client does most of the talking. The therapist will not actively direct conversation in sessions, or judge or interpret what you say, but they may restate your words in an effort to fully understand your thoughts and feelings (and to help you do the same). When you hear your own words repeated back to you in this way, you may then wish to self-edit and clarify your meaning. This can actually happen several times until you decide that you have expressed exactly what you are thinking and how you feel.
There may be moments of silence in person-centered therapy, to allow your thoughts to sink in. This client-focused process is intended to facilitate self-discovery and self-acceptance and provide a means of healing and positive growth.
How It Works
Person-centered therapy, as envisioned by Rogers, was a movement away from the therapist’s traditional role as an expert and leader, and toward a process that allowed clients to use their own understanding of their experiences as a platform for healing.
The success of person-centered therapy generally relies on three conditions:
Unconditional positive regard, which means therapists must be empathetic and non-judgmental as they accept the client’s words and convey feelings of understanding, trust, and confidence that encourage clients to feel valued and to make their own (better) decisions and choices.
Empathetic understanding, which means therapists completely understand and accept their clients’ thoughts and feelings, in a way that can help reshape an individual’s sense of their experiences.
Congruence, or genuineness, which means therapists carry no air of authority or superiority but instead present a true and accessible self that clients can see is honest and transparent.
When therapy is working well, clients experience themselves as better understood in their sessions, which often leads them to feel better understood in other areas of their lives as well. Research supports this idea: Studies have found that when clients perceive these three qualities to be present in their therapists—and particularly when they recognize the professional’s unconditional positive regard for them—they are more likely to report achieving positive outcomes; in other words, the relationship established between client and therapist is itself therapeutic
A person-focused professional should have the ability to remain calm in sessions, even if a client expresses negative thoughts about the therapist. A trained therapist should allow a client to verbalize that they are frustrated or disappointed by them and help the individual discover what insights can be gained by exploring those feelings.
New Life Foundation Recovery Inc Drug & Alcohol Treatment Program:
Here at New Life Foundation Recovery Inc, our Drug & Alcohol Treatment Program focuses on Evidence-based and Faith – Based approaches that gives the Client an opportunity to a New Life by applying best practice and Person – Centered approaches for maximum Treatment Outcomes.
Our Staff and Treatment Specialist understands that Addiction does not define the individual, so we focus on helping our clients define a pathway to Recovery that is applicable and practical with them.
Each Client is seen as an Individual with Great Potential that has not been exnihilated by Addiction and by adaptable Treatment Modality and Therapies, Recovery, Healing, and Sobriety is possible.
Our Treatment Modalities includes – Individual Therapy/ Counseling, Family Interventions & Family Sessions, and Case Management.
New Life Foundation Recovery Inc – Spirituality Program:
Our Spirituality Program is Biblically Centered and provides the Client with the Opportunity to understand the underlying Factors that correlates Spirituality and Addiction.
Back in the 1930s psychologist Dr. Carl Jung corresponded with Alcoholic Anonymous’ founder Bill Wilson in an attempt to discover a cure for the disease of alcoholism. Dr. Jung’s conclusion was (in basic terms) that alcoholic spirits were an attempt to fill the thirst for the spirit of God. The remedy then, he concluded, was a spiritual one because a spiritual problem cannot be resolved with a material solution. Our Spirituality Program explore and explain the necessity of including spirituality in the recovery process, the incorporeal craving that underlies all addictions, the spiritual states of consciousness that substances mimic, as well as some solutions and the ways to attain them. In addition, our program will include clarifications on spirituality vs. religion, an examination of the concepts of faith (both secular and sacred), surrender, grace, God, and a Christ Centered Restorative Healing for all Addictions.
Our Program Objectives
Understand the evidence-based role that spirituality plays in addiction recovery.
Distinguish the difference between authentic spirituality, religion, and Twelve Step programs, thus allowing you to better guide your clients.
Be aware of the basic history of spirituality in recovery.
Comprehend the function of substances in a person’s life as related to the spiritual side of human nature.