Tully Hill uses individual and group therapy counseling sessions in its chemical dependency inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs.
Group process is the goal set forth in group therapy. The patients are in group settings at Tully Hill because we know people get better in groups. Group therapy is designed to allow this group process to take place. It is facilitated by the building of trust and intimacy with the patients, their peers, and the group facilitators. Group rules are in place to further facilitate this group process.
Many people seeking treatment have used alcohol and other drugs to numb their emotional pain. Integrated Services is designed to begin the process of exploring connections between addictive behaviors and past negative emotional (traumatic) events. Tully Hill understands the importance of addressing these connections in a compassionate and safe environment, and believes that this is an important step for some people’s recovery. Tully Hill also recognizes that this may require ongoing treatment and therefore makes appropriate aftercare referrals for all patients who are seen by our experienced Integrated Services therapist.
Life Skills/ Recovery Skills: These groups are held to assist with learning how to go through our everyday lives without the use of mind and mood altering substances.
Vocational/Recreational Skills: Tully Hill’s Recreational Therapist helps teach our patients that there can be much enjoyment and excitement in recovery. These groups help identify new interests and often reawaken old or lost skills and hobbies, talents, and gifts lost to addiction.
Relapse Prevention: Helping to prevent a relapse before it occurs is the primary objective. Relapse Prevention offers patients the opportunity to work together as a whole to develop an individualized, workable relapse prevention plan for each group member.
Wellness Group: Wellness Group is offered to patients as part of the treatment for withdrawal symptoms from substances and/or stress reduction. Different techniques such as mediation and guided imagery are demonstrated, practiced and taught.
Disease Concept Education: teaching sessions, Q and A afterwards, workbooks, handouts, and films are all used to educate our patients on addiction as a bio-psycho-social disease.
Twelve Step Education: These groups address questions about the 12 step philosophy and what it means to have a “spiritual experience” and “spiritual awakening” in sobriety through the steps.
Gender Specific Groups: Tully Hill holds both Men and Women’s group therapy. Because group therapy is designed to enable the group process, and requires the development of trust and intimacy, certain issues are only comfortable for patients to discuss with their own gender.
Life Story/ Peer Evaluation: Each patient will have the opportunity to tell their story of: “what happened, what it was like, and what it’s like now” to their peers in a group setting, and get valuable feedback from them.
Tully Hill’s programs and services include professional nursing care 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. Our Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Physician Assistants (PAs), Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and nursing staff provide superior care to patients during their treatment and rehabilitation.