In-person, Virtual and Hybrid Groups are Now Available!!

We now have recovery and wellness groups available in-person, over Zoom video conferencing and hybrid (in-person and Zoom)! Therapy groups are still offered over Zoom video conferencing.

If you want to participate in a group, call your treatment team for a referral. Not sure who to talk to, call us at (520) 327-4505 and we can connect you.

Referrals are required. And, to maintain safe physical distancing, in-person attendance is limited. Talk to your treatment team about the groups that can help you meet your treatment goals!

Therapy, Wellness & Skills Groups Descriptions

Here's a quick glance at the myriad of therapy, wellness and skills groups CODAC offers. If you want to participate in a group, call your treatment team for a referral and the location/Zoom meeting information. Groups are subject to change. Call us at (520) 327-4505 for the Zoom details to participate.
Topic Group Name Group Description
Coping with Change Coping with Change Learn practical skills to manage stress, such as problem solving, positive activities, managing reactions, helpful thinking, and social interactions.
Depression & Anxiety Bipolar Skills Group Therapy Group Using CBT, DBT and a person-centered approach, this group is a safe place for members with Bipolar Disorder to feel understood and accepted. Learn to track cycles; identify triggers and manage stress; cope with hard/ uncomfortable feelings; repair relationships; and regulate your mood.
Depression & Anxiety Grief & Loss Therapy Group Therapy group for those whose grief over losses of various kinds (lost people or opportunities) is not resolving on its own naturally, or is interfering your ability to function. You will learn about health and unhealthy grieving, gain support from others who are also grieving, and learn to move beyond being “stuck.”
Depression & Anxiety Grief & Loss Recovery & Wellness Group Feelings of grief and loss can come about in many different scenarios, whether that is from quitting substances, losing a loved one, losing a job, or ending a relationship. This group focuses on ways to overcome those hard times life gives us.
Depression & Anxiety Lose the Blues & Anxiety Therapy Group Treats mild to moderate depression and anxiety using a variety of evidence-based methods. Using CBT, ACT, Positive Psychology, and Scheme therapy, this group helps you learn to change dysfunctional thinking, discover and change life traps, and discover and utilize your signature character strengths.
Depression & Anxiety Living in the Solutions (I and II) A positive interactive group to overcome anxiety and depression. Through education, activities, and discussion, explore a variety of ways to adapt to difficult situations and improve one’s coping ability. (Groups may be taken independently or at the same time.) Living in the Solutions I focuses on anxiety, recovery, relaxation, physical exercise and phobias. Living in the Solutions II focuses on self-talk, mistaken beliefs, self-esteem, nutrition and developing meaning and purpose.
Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Bigger Than the Baby Blues Therapy and support group for expecting and post-partum mothers with depression and anxiety symptoms related to pregnancy or new parenthood. Using mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy, this group will help you identify how perinatal depression or anxiety are affecting you. You’ll learn coping skills to feel better, explore how your past impacts your thoughts and feelings about becoming a parent, and heal through mindful attachment to your baby.
Healing Trauma DBT Therapy Group Advanced coping skills for (1) managing overwhelming and sometimes unbearable emotions, (2) avoiding destructive behaviors such as self-harm, suicide and anger explosions, (3) learning to experience your emotions without acting impulsively, (4) increasing positive experiences, and (5) interacting with others and getting your needs met in effective ways.
Healing Trauma “I Thought It Was Just Me”: Shame and Trauma Therapy Group (Sexual Assault Survivors Only; Referral Needed) This process group **for women and female identifying individuals only** explores the work of Brene Brown and focuses on building self-love, belonging, resiliency and authenticity in recovery from PTSD. Questions that the group centers around include: What is shame? Can you recognize your shame triggers? What is shame resilience? How do you cope? How can you reach out to people for help? And More!
Healing Trauma Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) – Co-Ed Group MRT is an evidence-based, systematic, cognitive-behavioral therapy approach that increases moral reasoning in individuals with issues of substance use, anger management, and domestic violence. Participants complete homework before each session and then present the homework and are passed through each of 16 steps when they meet objective criteria. Groups are open-ended, so new participants can enter any time.
Healing Trauma PTSD Processing Therapy Group Based in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), this is an evidence-based, best-practice model for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This group will help participants overcome “stuck points” that keep them from moving forward in recovery and then challenge dysfunctional beliefs through reflection and evidence. NOTE: This group processes trauma and is intended for members who are stable enough to handle trauma processing without relapse. The Seeking Safety group is an alternative for first-stage trauma treatment.
Healing Trauma Seeking Safety (PTSD/Trauma) Therapy and Support Group (este grupo tambien está disponible en español) Designed for those just starting to work on their trauma. Learn to better understand symptoms related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and substance use. Free yourself from unhealthy patterns by learning safe coping skills. Note: this is not a processing group; members do not share their personal trauma histories until later in treatment.
Healing Trauma Safety in Relationships (Survivors of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence) Therapy Group (Intimate Partner Sexual Violence Survivors Only; Referral Needed) This group is for survivors or secondary survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. This group will help participants increase their knowledge and awareness of the cycle and warning signs of abuse. Members will learn about mindfulness, coping with anger, identifying and altering harmful thinking, increasing self-esteem, accountability, trauma recovery, defeating shame, identifying goals and more.
Healing Trauma (Adolescents) From Pieces to Peace - Healing from Sexual Assault for Adolescents (12-17) Therapy Group (Adolescent Sexual Assault Survivors Only: Referral Needed) This therapy group provides a safe space for adolescents to come to together and discover that they are not alone with their suffering from sexual violence. This present-focused group provides psychoeducation about symptoms that arise in response to trauma and utilizes cognitive-behavioral approaches to help individuals reduce/manage symptoms. This group incorporates teachings and activities from The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls: A Guide to Recovery from Sexual Assault and Abuse by R.C. Lohmann & S. Raja and The PTSD Workbook for Teens by L. Palmer. 
Healthy Relationships Women's Domestic Violence Therapy Group This psycho-educational group focuses on the dynamics of domestic violence, learning alternatives to abusive behavior, changing our attitude toward all definitions of abuse, and the prevention of future violence. This group is open to both abusers and those who have been or are currently being abused. *This is not a certified DV course; check with probation/court orders prior to taking this group for legal purposes.
Healthy Relationships Men's Domestic Violence Recovery & Wellness Group Addresses taking the blame off the victim and places the accountability for abuse on the offender. Topics break down environmental factors of power and control and actively work to change societal conditions that support tactics of power and control. (This group is for male-identifying individuals.)
Healthy Relationships Healthy Relationships Therapy Group Provides education on topics designed to improve communication and healthy boundaries. Members learn how to practice “clean communication,” break negative emotional and behavioral patterns, cope with anger in themselves and their partner(s), identify their family and social systems, and how to set and maintain healthy boundaries. These skills can be applied to intimate, familial and social relationships.
Healthy Relationships Mind, Emotions & Communication Therapy Group Helps people struggling with emotional pain and emotion dysregulation using components of DBT, ACT, and CBT. Participants will develop the ability to observe their problematic emotions and learn about the factors that underlie emotional disorders and will learn the necessary skills to put to practice for creating a new relationship with emotions and improving their communication skills.
Healthy Relationships Healthy Communication Recovery & Wellness Group In this group, members explore the relationships in their life, including the relationships they have with themselves. We discuss the impact that our families of origin have had on our lives and on our current relationships. We also discuss codependency, sex and love addictions, and how to set healthy boundaries. *This group does not meet requirements for DCS case plans.
Anger Management Anger Management Recovery & Wellness Group Learn what makes you angry and how to deal with frustration, irritation and anger before it builds up.
Anger Management Beyond Anger Management Recovery & Wellness Group Beyond Anger Management provides insights, strategies, and techniques that help transform the all too often destructive anger we all experience into a positive source of energy that can enhance lives.
Sense of Self Creative Journaling & Writing in Recovery Recovery & Wellness Group Love to write? Looking for ways to express yourself in writing and a place to share it that supports recovery? Join now!
Sense of Self Self-Esteem Recovery & Wellness Group Change self-defeating thoughts and overcome self-doubt. Use affirming thoughts, enlarge possibilities, & have a positive self-image.
Taking Care of Your Health Diabetes Self-Management Skills Group Empowers members to work together to learn how to manage diabetes. Learn techniques to deal with symptoms of diabetes, exercises, healthy eating, appropriate use of diabetes medication, how and when to monitor glucose and problem solving when you’re not feeling well.
Taking Care of Your Health Tobacco Awareness Group (4 weeks) *Starts March 8, 2022 Get information and support while considering your desire to stop smoking or using other forms of tobacco. Learn how to make a personalized quit plan and receive a list of helpful resources to support you on your journey to becoming tobacco-free!
Pain Management Chronic Pain Management Therapy Group An integrative and holistic approach to pain management using principles of acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness.
Substance Use Recovery Men's Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Intensive Outpatient Program for men in recovery from substance use disorders. Three hours of group, three times per week.
Substance Use Recovery Women's Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Intensive Outpatient Program for women in recovery from substance use disorders. Three hours of treatment, three times per week. >> Download Flyer
Substance Use Recovery New Member Orientation for Medication Assisted Treatment New members at CODAC’s Medication Assisted Treatment program must attend this group to learn about the benefits and expectations of this program.
Substance Use Recovery Relapse Prevention Recovery & Wellness Group Teaches skills that are vital to staying in recovery from addictions; explore new ways of handling challenges involved with long-term sobriety and alternative behaviors to prevent drug and alcohol relapse.
Substance Use Recovery Recovery Maintenance Recovery & Wellness Group Attend this group to talk about the daily struggles of recovery, like temptations and influences in society; encourage each other to stay strong against temptations; share coping strategies; life each other up when we fall down; and celebrate our successes.
Substance Use Recovery Road to Recovery Recovery & Wellness Group Learn to handle challenges involved with long-term sobriety and healthy alternatives to drugs and alcohol.
Substance Use Recovery S.M.A.R.T. Recovery Recovery & Wellness Group Learn to live independent of addictive behaviors, coping with urges, managing thoughts, and to have a balanced recovery.
Substance Use Recovery Substance (Ab)Use Education Recovery & Wellness Group This educational group teaches how drugs and other substances impact the brain and body. Topics include the history of drugs, social and legal influences, short and long term effects of use on the body and brain, withdrawal, drug interactions, etc.
Substance Use Recovery Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Recovery & Wellness Group WRAP is a self-designed prevention & wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make your life the way you want it to be. Wrap can help you discover your own simple & safe wellness tools, make a list of things to do every day to stay well, identify, triggering events & early warning signs that things are getting worse, make an action plan to respond when things aren't going well, and create a crisis plan & a post-crisis plan.
Parenting Parenting & Pathways Skills Group This group utilizes the evidenced based model, STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting), providing valuable tools to improve communication among family members and lessens conflict. For DCS involved women, this group also teaches about effective communication, dependency rights & expectations for going through the system.
Art for Recovery Art for Recovery (on-hold during rise in COVID-19 cases in Pima County) Members participate in various focused art projects using different mediums to develop self-awareness and recovery skills. Learn to use art as a coping skill to help you on your journey in recovery. This group is open to all skill levels.