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Rustic Beach Path

Our Approach

We provide a complete array of therapeutic services. While the foundation of our program is in the Twelve Steps of Recovery, we utilize different recovery modalities, including SMART Recovery, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Twelve Steps of Recovery

The 12 Steps are a set of principles developed to help individuals struggling with addiction

to change their beliefs. Together, they act as a framework for sustainable recovery.

The 12 Steps of recovery were designed as the foundation for individual recovery. They serve as guidelines for individuals on their journey back from addiction.


Today, the original 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous has helped countless men and women make sobriety sustainable across the globe.

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery 4-Point Program

SMART Recovery (Self Management And Recovery Training) helps individuals gain independence from addiction (substances or activities). The 4-Point Program offers specific tools and techniques for each of the program points:

POINT 1: Building and Maintaining Motivation

POINT 2: Coping with Urges

POINT 3: Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors

POINT 4: Living a Balanced Life


Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of talking therapy which can be used to treat people with a wide range of mental health and substance abuse issues. CBT is based on the idea that how we think (cognition), how we feel (emotion) and how we act (behavior) all interact together. Specifically, our thoughts determine our feelings and our behavior.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflicts. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas. First, mindfulness focuses on improving an individual's ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Second, distress tolerance is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it. Third, emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life. Fourth, interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.

Narrative Therapy

Narrative therapy is a style of therapy that helps people become—and embrace being—an expert in their own lives. In narrative therapy, there is an emphasis on the stories we develop and carry with us through our lives.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a counseling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. Motivational interviewing is a counseling method that involves enhancing a patient's motivation to change by means of four guiding principles, represented by the acronym RULE: Resist the righting reflex; Understand the patient's own motivations; Listen with empathy; and Empower the patient.

Stressed Woman


Mindfulness therapy can help relieve anxiety and improve sleep patterns. Stress is a main trigger for relapse, and mindfulness meditation helps reduce stress and promote relaxation.



The concepts of meditation and mindfulness can be incredibly beneficial in early recovery. Mindfulness addresses the stresses of daily life, empowering individuals to build healthy responses to distressing events. It also encourages self-insight that helps those in recovery to access their emotions.

Relapse Prevention

Relapse prevention education prepares you to live a happy life in recovery. Common relapse triggers include boredom, anger, stress, relationship and financial problems. By addressing these concerns during your treatment, you will be able to successfully navigate early recovery. Skills such as self-care, mindfulness meditation and seeking support are integral to success.

Dual Diagnosis

The professional staff of GreenLife IOP is trained to recognize the existence of possible cooccurring disorders that must be treated along with one’s recovery from the primary diagnosis of substance abuse/addiction. Patients who may be suffering from such co-existing psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders or bipolar disorder, will be expected to accept recommendations to be evaluated for appropriate medication. An untreated psychiatric disorder is one of the most frequent factors leading to relapse and must be treated concurrently with all other treatment modalities to maximize the opportunity to experience a successful recovery.

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