Full Life counsels people of varying ages, backgrounds, and life situations who are experiencing distress or have a desire to grow.

  • Safe Use Check-Ups: When family and others are worried that it’s a problem (but you’re pretty confident it’s not)
  • DWI Assessments: When your lawyer or the court requires an assessment from a provider recognized by the State of NC
  • Comprehensive Assessments: When your livelihood or some significant aspect of your life is jeopardy, Full Life’s comprehensive assessments are accepted by several of the professional monitoring organizations in NC and have been recognized and valued in NC courts.

Motivational Counseling

  • For those whose substance use is deemed troublesome who are ambivalent about making change or even emphatically opposed to making change, motivational counseling can be a good step in reducing risk, increasing awareness and inviting adjustments.

Discovery Group

  • Making change can be difficult. Discovery group is a place for people who know they want to make change to their use of alcohol or other drugs, but don’t know where to start, or want to have support through the process.
  • Discovery Group is a 10-week, open-enrollment group that combines:
    • Psychoeducation
    • Personal goal setting
    • Group discussion as you seek to fulfill your goals related to use of alcohol or other drugs, whether that is a reduction in use, minimizing alcohol- or drug-related problems, or abstinence.

Treatment Matching & Admissions Support

  • Treatment Matching: When it’s clear that treatment is needed but you don’t know where to go, how much it’ll cost or how to make it happen, we can help. We help families narrow the field of treatment options down to 2-5 programs that meet their needs, resources and preferences.
  • Help for Admission: When reluctance is getting in the way of taking the next step, Full Life works with family and friends to create a Love First-model gathering to help motivate the one you love to take the big step and accept an offer for treatment.
  • Sober Transport: Even with a willingness to proceed towards admission, sometimes it’s just easier to get there without the continuation of family drama. A Full Life recovery coach can, with sufficient notice and planning, provide supportive sober transport services to help you or your loved one travel for admission to the chosen treatment program.
Family Support
  • Parent or Family Counseling for family members can be an important support resources for those who are worried about drug or alcohol use by someone they love. Full Life counselors can work with families to help reduce rescuing and enabling behaviors and offer support for the family as their loved ones experience using-related consequences. Family members can gain a better understanding about substance use and addiction, how people feel motivated to make changes, and loving strategies to encourage positive change. Often family members experience great fear and confusion about how and when to take action to address substance use or other self-destructive behaviors. Conventional wisdom that “you have to wait for them to hit bottom” is powerful, yet families suffer greatly watching and waiting for that proverbial “bottom.” Full Life counselors can help family members know whether or not to prepare to take action and, if so, how and when to move towards intervention./li>
  • Parent-to-Parent is our weekly parent education and support meeting on Thursday evenings, 6-7:30pm. This meeting offers parents more opportunities to learn while getting some perspective from other parents on the same journey. Parent-to-Parent is the perfect complement to parent counseling since it is FREE and meets weekly.
  • Referral for Web-based Support for parents who prefer learning and connection through other methods through our sister organization, where they can access 100+ hours of educational videos, participate in the weekly Endurance Meeting online with parents from outside our immediate area. The Endurance Meeting is held virtually using our HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing system and is included in the Education and Community level of membership.
  • Multi-family group is encouraged for family members of clients participating in our Intensive Outpatient Program. Multi-family group that meets every 4th Thursday at 7:45pm.
  • Learning Sobriety Together is a behavioral approach to helping couples in which one or both parties is in early recovery. Conventional wisdom encourages couples to wait 1-2 years before unpacking and healing the damage that occurred in active addiction since the emotional disruption of such therapy can threaten early recovery. On the other hand, couples can benefit from changing behaviors in early recovery to improve their everyday life experiences with each other. Couples learn how to appreciate each other, have fun again, communicate better and resolve everyday conflicts.
Aftercare Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Program includes process groups, Gorski-model relapse prevention, DBT skills development, recovery journaling and meditation skill development in evening groups on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, along with individual therapy and random drug testing. Our IOP was deliberately designed for those who understand that they need recovery but either need to extend support from a recent residential treatment experience, get extra support in hopes of avoiding a relapse, or get back on track after a relapse despite having committed to recovery in the past. Our fully-licensed IOP is available only via “private pay,” but with rates that are reasonable and accessible to many.
  • Professionals Relapse Prevention Program is a one-year program that incorporates groups and individual sessions that begin with weekly group and biweekly individual sessions then begins tapering frequency after 6-8 months of weekly group sessions. Our RPG incorporates the Gorski-model of relapse prevention with additional attention to spirituality, managing co-occurring psychiatric needs, and core issue exploration to identify hidden relapse warning signs. Group members discover their personal risk factors and develop personalized solutions for when those risks inevitably occur.
  • Individual therapy is available for those seeking to address co-occurring psychiatric or trauma issues that may threaten recovery; for those whose life in recovery remains overwhelming, stressful and challenging; for those seeking to strengthen their spiritual foundations in recovery; and for those concerned about sexuality in recovery.
  • Recovery Coaching is different from counseling and different from sponsorship but always happens with a person in long-term recovery. Recovery coaching offers a more informal, down-to-earth approach to learning about recovery and really finding ways to “have fun, have friends, have a life and experience recovery.”

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