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OVERVIEW

BETTER DAYS AHEAD’s interdisciplinary treatment team provides all core treatment components. These components are the basis for all of BDA’s Recovery Programs. Programs are further customized to suit the individual client, his or her family members and, if applicable, the employer. If treatment by a medical specialist is required, BDA has an extensive network in place for supplemental assessment and treatment.

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Medical Management

The BETTER DAYS AHEAD model is different than most. Our Consultant Doctors are fully in-touch with our team and play an extensive role in treatment planning and case management. Our Medical Consultants cover a range of specialties including withdrawal management, co-morbidity and psychiatric needs.

Group Therapy and Special Groups

Drama therapy, Gestalt therapy, Rational Emotive therapy, Motivational therapy, Cognitive therapy, Interpersonal therapy, Spirituality groups, Relapse Prevention groups, Honesty groups and Men's - Women's groups.

Individual, Couple and Family Therapy

Goal oriented therapy to address a wide range of problems.

Psycho-Education

Lectures and discussions regarding the process of addiction, alcohol, prescription and street drugs, sexuality, boundary issues, grieving, awareness, relationships, Twelve Step Principle, transactional analysis and other related topics as appropriate.

Physical Health

Fitness testing is done to determine an appropriate plan for each client. These plans may incorporate weight resistance training, aerobics, yoga or other recreational activities. All fitness programs are done with personal fitness instructors in fitness gyms affiliated with BDA.

Spiritual Education and Counseling

BETTER DAYS AHEAD has always recognized the important role that spirituality plays in healthy day-to-day living.

Communication and Lifeskills Workshops

Assertiveness training, refusal techniques, effective listening, anger management, problem solving, identification of feelings and positive self-talk are all addressed in these workshops.

Stress Management and Relaxation

Stress assessment, stress reduction techniques, relaxation training for tension, anxiety, individualized stress management, meditation, leisure workshops and recreational activities are all part of our program.

Relapse Prevention

Clients are taught to identify and deal with their own relapse issues and triggers.

Goal Planning

Clients identify their treatment goals including why it is important to develop a healthier lifestyle and make appropriate behavioral changes.

Journalizing

Each client keeps a journal that helps to clarify thoughts and feelings and chart their progress.

Self - Help

During their stay at BETTER DAYS AHEAD, clients are required to attend 12 Step groups and learn to apply principles of these programs.