Education is one of the key components of successful treatment programs at Sprout Health Group. Whether it is for substance use disorders, mental health issues, behavioral problems, or co-occurring conditions, it is imperative that everyone receiving and providing care for these individuals are equipped with the correct knowledge and understanding about these particular problems.
Sprout provides all clients the opportunity to participate in psycho-educational groups in order to equip them with the correct knowledge about their conditions. It is generally expected that individuals joining psycho-educational groups gain a much deeper and more profound understanding of their conditions as well as the necessary treatments and helpful resources made available to them. These psycho-educational groups can provide a variety of topics to help individual clients in their treatment and recovery goals. Some groups can provide specific instructions on symptom reduction, stress management, and even the management of emotional distress.
The sessions are ideally implemented in a structured group setting where an experienced leader can actively engage the group in a series of healthy discussions. The goal of such psycho-educational group sessions is to facilitate the transmission of knowledge and skills meant to help individuals stay the course of their respective roads to recovery.
Some of the more common topics provided by Sprout’s psycho-educational groups include, but are not limited to, the following:
Music and/or art therapy– using art and music as a means of expressing one’s thoughts and emotions while at the same time finding calm and relaxation.
Individuals are not the only ones who can benefit from Sprout’s psycho-educational groups. Families of these individuals can also benefit especially in terms of gaining a deeper understanding of their loved one’s condition. They will also learn what they can do as a family to support the treatment and recovery efforts of their loved ones. Families will learn the importance of therapeutic communication, conflict-resolution, and problem-solving to help improve the relationships and interactions between and among family members. Some of the topics provided by Sprout to clients and their respective families include the following:
Continuity of care– families need to understand that they are not alone in making sure that their loved one will continue on his road to recovery. Sprout will be providing a variety of community resources as well as social support groups in addition to the regular aftercare programs to help ensure that the individual will remain sober and free from his problems.