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Heal With Shared Experiences

CODAC offers more than 60 recovery, wellness and skills groups in-person, over Zoom video conferencing or both.  Discover more about yourself and learn helpful skills for your recovery.

We will provide you with all the details you need to be able to join. Call us at (520) 327-4505.

*Groups are for CODAC members only. 

Groups are beneficial for our members because they can see that there's other people in their situation. They're not alone. They can ask me and each other for advice.

- Jamie P., Recovery Coach

Therapy, Recovery, Wellness & Skills Groups

Click on the topic that interests you to see the groups available.

Coping with Change

Coping Skills
Recovery & Wellness Group Learn practical skills to manage stress, such as problem solving, positive activities, managing reactions, helpful thinking, and social interactions

Depression & Anxiety

Living with Loss (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 healthy and unhealthy grieving, gain support from others who are also grieving, and learn to move beyond being “stuck.”

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.

Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

Healing Trauma

DBT Therapy Group
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.

I Thought It Was Just Me: Shame and Trauma
Therapy Group  This process group 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! 

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) Co-ed Group
Therapy 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.

Seeking Safety – PTSD/Trauma (este grupo tambien está disponible en español)
Therapy Group 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 (Sexual Assault & Intimate Partner Sexual Violence Survivors)

“I Thought It Was Just Me”: Shame and Trauma (Sexual Assault Survivors Only; Referral Needed)
Therapy Group 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! Prerequisite: Participation requires referral from individual therapist or attendance in Seeking Safety group to assess for appropriateness for trauma processing.

Safety in Relationships (Intimate Partner Sexual Violence Survivors Only; Referral Needed)
Therapy Group 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.

Seeking Safety – PTSD/Trauma (este grupo tambien está disponible en español)
Therapy Group 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 (Adolescent Survivors of Sexual Trauma)

(On Hold) From Pieces to Peace – Healing from Sexual Assault for Adolescents (12-17)
(Adolescent Sexual Assault Survivors Only; Referral Required)

Therapy Group This therapy group provides a safe space for adolescents to come 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.

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
Recovery & Wellness 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.

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.

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.

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

Living Your Best Life
This group is for members ages 50+ to develop socialization skills and learn strategies to manage age-related issues. This group supports coping with specific issues and challenges related to the aging process. On the last Monday of the month, members will go on a group outing.

Member Advisory Group
Tell us how we are doing and how to better address your needs as a CODAC member. Learn about CODAC’s programs and services and provide solution-focused feedback. 

Self-Esteem
Recovery & Wellness Group Change self-defeating thoughts and overcome self-doubt. Use affirming thoughts, enlarge possibilities, & have a positive self-image.

Si, Yo Puedo
Therapy Group Si, Yo Puedo (SYP) es un grupo psicoeducativo de 8 semanas para fomentar la autoestima y el empoderamiento de las mujeres latinas (LW) con un plan de estudios culturalmente específico. SYP se enfoca en la autoestima, promueve la comprensión de las relaciones románticas saludables y empodera a LW para acceder a recursos y sistemas de apoyo en las comunidades. ESTE GRUPO ES CONDUCIDO BILINGÜE EN ESPAÑOL E INGLÉS POR UN FACILITADOR BILINGÜE.

Si, Yo Puedo is an 8-week psycho-educational group to foster self-esteem and empowerment for Latina Women (LW). SYP focuses on self-esteem, promotes understanding of healthy romantic relationships, and empowers LW to access resources and support systems in communities, and Latina women’s health. THIS GROUP IS CONDUCTED BILINGUALLY IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH BY A BILINGUAL FACILITATOR.

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.

Eat Healthy, Be Active
Learn how to make healthy choices and stay active! We’ll show you how to plan affordable and nutritious meals, control your portion sizes and find fun ways to be active every day.

Pilates
Strengthen your core muscles for improved posture, balance and range of motion.

Move Your Way Exercise Group
This is a six-week group class, based on CDC exercise recommendations, that promotes physical activity to improve the health and well-being of individuals with physical health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity or hyperlipidemia. Participants will engage in goal setting, self-monitoring, and problem-solving to overcome barriers and learn how to exercise on your own!

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: Intensive Outpatient Programs

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 (total of 9 hours per week).

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 (total of 9 hours 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.

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.

Red Road to Wellbriety
Recovery & Wellness Group The principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and traditional Native Culture have a lot in common. Traditional Culture teaches respect and service to the people. The Red Road to Wellbriety in the Native American Way offers a path to healing ourselves, our wounded relationships, our children and our nation through a combination of the 12 Steps and the Native Way.

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.

Road to Recovery
Recovery & Wellness Group Learn to handle challenges involved with long-term sobriety and healthy alternatives to drugs and alcohol.

S.M.A.R.T.
Recovery & Wellness Group Learn to live independent of addictive behaviors, coping with urges, managing thoughts, and to have a balanced 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.

Parenting

Parenting & Pathways Skills Group
Recovery & Wellness 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 Expression
Expressing yourself has never been more fun! Explore your artistic side while learning about the benefits of creative expression, allowing us to
better understand and communicate our thoughts, emotions and ideas without the use of words. This group is a safe and encouraging place to actively work on self-awareness, mindfulness, and self-expression, through the use of various creative mediums. Join us to see how fun and beneficial creative expression can be!

Art for Recovery
Recovery & Wellness Group 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.

CODAC Members: You are Not Alone. Join a Group.

Call (520) 327-4505