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Addiction Therapy Offered at A Reprieve for Men

The Addiction Recovery Program at A Reprieve for Men

The road to recovery will not be the same for every man who travels it. Every person’s story is unique, which is why his recovery plan at The Reprieve will be, too.

At A Reprieve for Men, we tailor a personal plan for each resident focused on building healthy relationships with himself, his spirituality, and his community. Our program includes intensive personal work in the 12 Steps, therapeutic support, and community and life skills, which may include:

12 Step Immersion

The 12 Steps are one of the most powerful recovery tools, providing peer support, principles, and individual action steps for those overcoming addiction. Guided by staff members who have worked through the steps themselves, our 12 Step Immersion program uses experiential, spiritual, and therapeutic methods to emphasize the impact and importance of each step on a deeply personal level.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is the most personal type of treatment. It allows people to work with a counselor or specialist, discussing topics and experiences they may not be ready to share with a group. Provided in a caring, confidential, and safe environment, these therapeutic sessions may include or combine different treatment styles, like DBT, CBT, EMDR, and psychoanalysis, depending on the person’s needs and diagnosis.

Group Therapy

The disease of addiction thrives off isolation. Group therapy encourages people to discuss their problems and circumstances together under the supervision of a therapist. While creating a strong foundation of support and encouraging camaraderie, group therapy also helps individuals to see themselves from an outside perspective and others that share similar stories.

Grief and Trauma Therapy

Many men struggling with addiction first turned to drugs and alcohol to escape the negative feelings of trauma or grief. According to SAMSHA, substance abuse itself predisposes people to higher rates of trauma and loss. In grief and trauma processing, a person is guided through the stages of grief or trauma, focusing on the related emotions, thoughts, and conclusions they have drawn about themself and the world. A therapist will help them get in touch with these emotions and identify adaptive behaviors, helping them learn awareness and healthy coping strategies.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reports that 45% of people with addiction have a co-occurring mental health disorder. We believe addressing only one condition will prevent residents from healing the other. Dual diagnosis treatment effectively treats both conditions at the same time through a variety of therapies and medicines if needed.


Emotional distress from past experiences is a common, significant roadblock to maintaining sobriety. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a psychotherapy that helps people process and heal from these experiences quickly. In addiction treatment, this therapy often addresses traumatic events that cause one’s substance abuse. Studies show an 84% remission of PTSD diagnosis within three sessions of EMDR.


While you may not be able to change your circumstances, you can change how you react to and think about them. Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, uses this change in cognition to help people understand how they view themselves. People with substance use disorders often do not recognize how negative or self-defeating thoughts affect their feelings and behavior. This focused treatment approach can help them learn to develop healthy habits, manage emotions that may be painful or triggering, and improve motivation and coping skills.

“I can honestly say that I have grasped a sense of peace and joy in my life that otherwise would not have been reached without the help of A Reprieve for Men. I wouldn’t trade the feelings I experience today for the world.”

A Reprieve for Men offers an alternative solution to finding long-term success in sobriety. Become a productive member of a community built around the ideals of the 12 Steps and brotherhood.