Because addictive behaviors aren’t limited to substance abuse, all clients attend the addictions group in order to learn about the harmful effects of addictive behavior, the addiction cycle, and the thinking errors associated with addictive cognition. Various addictive behaviors are discussed such as compulsive stealing, binging and purging, technology use, cutting, relationships, and substance addictions. The clients are encouraged to identify their addictive and compulsive thinking patterns. They learn how to manage thinking errors and triggers, and they develop strategies to prevent and manage relapse.
Substance Abuse Group
This group is offered to those clients who have abused substances. This process-oriented group uses a SMART Recovery Clinical approach that focuses on helping clients understand their addiction and work through the core issues associated with substance use. The group educates clients on the health and social consequences of chemical abuse and/or dependency issues. They develop insight into their own behavior as they support each other in sobriety. The clients develop their own relapse prevention plans to help them maintain and commit to a life of sobriety after leaving Uinta.
"The lessons I learned at Uinta will continue to be of such immense influence in both my personal and professional life."