This DVD and Handbook were created to give facilitators the most flexibility possible. The video is divided into an introduction and 9 chapters that can be accessed individually through the DVD menu. Each of the 9 chapters has a companion section in the Handbook. Depending on the time, needs, and attention span of the group, facilitators can choose to play the DVD in its entirety and then allow for questions, play and discuss one chapter at a time, or pick and choose the chapters and discussion questions that are most relevant.
Windows to Recovey chapters include:
Explores common misperceptions about treatment and demystifies the treatment process.
Shows the consequences of meth use, common reasons for entering treatment (both voluntary and involuntary), and how ambivalence about stopping meth use is a normal part of the recovery process.
Defines treatment and the different program options available, including outpatient care, residential treatment, and drug court.
Introduces the timetable for recovery and the key challenges users in recovery encounter during the first several months of recovery.
Examines the role individual and group counseling plays in treatment and the many evidence-based techniques used in the treatment of meth addiction. Features tools for defining and avoiding triggers, stopping thoughts about using, coping with cravings, and preventing relapse.
Explores the role that emotions play in addiction and recovery, and introduces new ways to cope with emotions that doesn’t involve using drugs or alcohol.
Demonstrates the challenging relationships between users in recovery and their loved ones, and how involving family and friends in treatment is a key part of the recovery process.
Emphasizes the need to make new friends, develop new skills, and find new activities in alignment with the goals of recovery.
Discusses common relapse scenarios and relapse drift and how a relapse episode can be used to strengthen the treatment program to avoid relapse in the future. Conveys the importance of getting back into treatment after a relapse, and how many recovering users need to attend treatment more than once.
Spotlights ways to stay connected to treatment through 12-step and other social support groups. Illustrates the challenges and rewards of applying the lessons of treatment outside treatment, and readjusting to work, relationships and life without meth.