A New Freedom

Workbook-Based Resources & Program Catalog

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Heavily customized programs can be created by combining different elements of these program areas to your needs. Click here for an overview of how these programming areas fit into a gender-speciific program. In addition, program overviews are available for adult males, juvenile males, adult females, juvenile females, and Spanish speakers.

Preparation for Treatment — introductory resources. [more]

Self-Discovery — starts the process of identifying and addressing issues underlying substance abuse and similar dependencies. [more]

Understanding Your Feelings — symptom-focused education; links feelings with past substance abuse and relapse. These materials are particularly useful in moving from "contemplation of change" to "preparation for change." [more]

Self-Awareness — these workbooks provide basic vocabulary for substance abuse treatment. Explains typical patterns of dependencies and relapse. Guides clients to examine past use and stages in personal relapse “cycle.” Clients identify vulnerabilities, specific triggers to past difficulties, and “stinking thinking” (about self, about other people, not being realistic, negative thinking about the future, etc.). Clients describe how feelings of discomfort have been dealt with, how isolation may have been a contributing factor in past difficulties, typical patterns of “build up” toward relapse, the need for control of uncomfortable feelings, and steps taken in the past to achieve that feeling of control, and how they began to plan or “set themselves up” for relapse. Additionally, clients describe the specific temptations experienced in various categories, their most common harmful behaviors or dependencies, their thinking, feelings, and behavior after relapse, and issues resulting from relapse. [more]

Functional Thinking — functional thinking resources address the critical elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and can be viewed as a core cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) resource. [more]

Identifying and Changing Your Stinking Thinking — addresses cognitive distortions. [more]

Finding Your Direction — designed for use in the middle portions of recovery and personal change programs, these materials provide support in cognitive and behavioral change (CBT) and personal growth. They help build motivation for lifestyle changes (MET) and help indicate discrepancies between current behaviors and the achievement of desired life goals. Concepts include denial, self-inventories, multiple dependencies, controlling, and trust. [more]

Developing Insight — this series of short workbooks supplements the cognitive restructuring process (the middle stages of cognitive-behavioral therapy). The workbooks address specific thinking and behavioral issues that may be symptomatic of underlying vulnerabilities or cognitive distortions. This series of workbooks uses a guided format for addressing the thinking which underlies excessive behavior. [more]

Becoming a Stronger Person — designed for later portions of recovery programs (or aftercare settings/supportive maintenance); Guides development of a new outlook by providing support in keeping life in balance, developing the strength to act appropriately, and developing a positive outlook for long-term recovery. [more]

Coping Skills — behavioral change, relaxation training and other coping skills. Develops a comprehensive set of new behaviors and skills for people in recovery. The goal is development of "self-efficacy." These materials are designed to support the cognitive-behavioral and social learning models, and the motivational enhancement (MET) approach, guiding clients in the “action” stage of personal change. [more]

Putting It All Together — development of life and lifestyle plan; supportive maintenance, practice in planning - and evaluating personal lifestyle changes or plans. [more]

Men's Program — programs specifically developed for young men [more]

Women's Issues — programs specifically developed for young women [more]

Domestic Violence — addresses domestic violence for girls and young women [more]

Returning Home — short highly-interactive workbooks for "maintenance," community reintegration or aftercare programming. These materials are specifically designed to support the process of self-efficacy and the reduction of recidivism. [more]

Delinquency Program — for detention and community programs [more]

Pathways to Daily Living — part of a comprehensive life skills program [more]

Relapse Intervention — addresses the needs of parole violators and others who face revocation of their freedom upon returning to the community and assist clients in identifying "what went wrong" and in learning (and mastering) needed skills of effective coping [more]

Vocational Lessons — for getting and keeping a job [more]

Gang Issues — gang intervention resources with a heavy CBT emphasis. [more]

Problem Solving — lessons in problem solving. [more]

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