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Community Opioid Treatment Program Educational Group

The COTP Education Group is an OPEN group and part of the Community Opioid Treatment Program.
For a 
definition of open and closed groups, see the Groups Page.

This is a psycho-educational group offered to all clients seeking services in the community opioid treatment program. The group provides education, awareness, and support to all members. Problematic situations and feelings associated with unhealthy behaviours/patterns are explored within a safe environment. The primary focus is on formulating and adopting healthy ways of coping and creating a platform for sustainable change.

Clients are able to join at any time in the cycle. This group runs weekly for two 8-week cycles and address the following topics:

Topics Cycle One

  1. Addiction cycle
  2. Cross Addictions
  3. Changing Attitudes
  4. Primitive Brain l
  5. Primitive Brain ll
  6. Characteristics of Addiction
  7. Emotional Pain – Driving force of Addiction
  8. Bio/Psycho/Social/Spiritual Model of Addiction

Topics Cycle Two

  1. Grief
  2. Relapse Prevention
  3. Opioids
  4. Communication l
  5. Communication ll
  6. Addiction and Mental Illness
  7. Drug Induced Physical and Mental Consequences
  8. Defences

The group meets every Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.  

If you are interested in attending this group please discuss with your counselor for a referral .