Matrix Model Evidence-Based Family Based Relapse Prevention
FBRP is 12 week, evidence-based educational program; for additional information please contact the Program Coordinator, Toby Reusze, at 926-5927.
FBRP is designed to give substance abusers the knowledge, structure, and support to allow them to achieve abstinence from drugs and alcohol and initiate a long-term program of recovery.
FBRP's primary goal is to address important issues in the areas of initial stabilization, abstinence, maintenance and relapse prevention during the recovery process.
Client and family members (aged 12 and up) meet for 12 weekly sessions which are designed to be interactive, allowing the group facilitator to include the most pressing issues for both client and family members.
|Session 1||Triggers and Cravings||Identify the triggers and cravings for people using stimulants, opiates and heroin, alcohol, prescription drugs, and marijuana. Thought stopping techniques.|
|Session 2||Alcohol: The substance, the addiction, the solution||Focus Questions - Facts regarding alcoholism
Process Questions on the Long-term Effects of Alcoholism - What relapse justifications have you used when discussing your drinking: How has drinking affected your relationships; What ways can spirituality help a person recovering from alcoholism; Have family members sought support for themselves
|Session 3||AA/Matrix Panel||Group sharing: success stories, experiences; being open and honest|
|Session 4||The Science of Methamphetamine: An Informed Recover||Focus Questions regarding – Physiology of drug usage; symptoms children exhibit from in utero exposure; example of “tweaking”
Process Questions regarding: the acute and chronic physical and psychological effects of meth; psychiatric consequences associated with meth use
|Session 5||Roadmap for Recovery||Five stages of Recovery: Withdrawal, Honeymoon, The Wall, Adjustment, Resolution|
|Session 6||Week 6: Stages of Family Recovery||Focus Questions regarding – What is recovery?
Process Questions regarding – Recovery stages – active addiction, transition, early recovery, or ongoing recovery; Family rules and roles in addiction
|Session 7||Avoid/Coping with Relapse||Process Questions regarding - “What is relapse to you?”|
|Session 8||Medical Aspects of Chemical Dependency: The Neurobiology of Addiction||Focus Questions regarding: National Institute on Drug Abuse data such as the most commonly used sedative; the drug having the most dangerous and life threatening withdrawal
Process Questions: What did you learn about brain chemistry? Have you experienced withdrawal symptoms? What was your drug of choice?
|Session 9||Families in Recovery||Families in Recovery Presentation Notes: Helpful check list for families|
|Session 10||Cross-Addiction: The Back Door to Relapse||Focus Questions including: What does cross-addiction mean; Every alcoholic and addict is defined by…; Recovery only works when…
Process Questions: What are neurotransmitters? Describe cross-addiction; What activities can help you stay clean and sober; What are triggers; How are recovering alcoholics and addicts essential to recovery
|Session 11||Living with an Addiction||Group process|
|Session 12||Marijuana: Escape to Nowhere||Focus Questions: Smoking one joint is equivalent to smoking how many cigarettes; Main chemical that produces its behavioral effects is called? Organ that suffers the most negative consequences of marijuana use is?
Process Questions: Why is Marijuana referred to as a “dream killer”; Why is smoking pot dangerous for a recovering alcoholic or addict; How does marijuana isolate a person emotionally and socially; Why it’s important to give recovery from marijuana time