Why is the curriculum called Embracing Change: Recovery for Life?
Great question! A major component of our treatment philosophy derives from Motivational Interviewing (MI). The overall “spirit” of MI states that instead of “forcing” people to change, we should focus on building their intrinsic value of change and help them “nudge” towards new behaviors. Since experience and research demonstrates that change can be scary, we want to help people embrace it at a pace that is healthy for them. Furthermore, we want these pro-recovery changes to be sustainable and long-term, hence the subtitle.
How often are the workbooks updated?
At minimum, they are updated annually to remain current with research and best practices for dual diagnosis treatment centers.