The disease of addiction affects the physical, emotional, spiritual and behavioral aspects of a person’s life. Our staff use a variety of therapeutic approaches to help clients address these issues.
Group therapy sessions focus on identifying the symptoms and patterns of addiction. The group process also helps clients understand the impact their addiction has had on family members and others. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is taught to help clients identify, challenge and change faulty thinking patterns. Gender specific groups are conducted to help clients address gender related issues. Relapse Prevention, Life Skills and 12-step are other groups conducted.
Each client is assigned a therapist upon admission to Koinonia. The therapist works with the client as a team to develop treatment goals. The individual therapist will also work with the client’s family and support system throughout treatment to provide education and support. Discharge planning is an important step in the treatment process. The therapist will work with the client to help set up aftercare services for when the client returns to their community.
At Koinonia, we understand the many ways that addiction can impact the entire family, and we appreciate the role that family members play in the recovery process.
Learn more about our Family Treatment Program
Our philosophy is to respect the individual spiritual choices of the clients we serve. Koinonia does offer spiritual care to help clients who may be struggling in this area. A Native American Specialist is on staff to offer assistance to our
client’s interested in learning more about their culture. A smudging area and a sweat lodge is on site for
Our transitional program is designed for clients who complete our treatment program successfully and may need a longer stay. A transitional residential treatment service is a clinically supervised, peer-supported therapeutic environment with clinical involvement. The service provides substance abuse treatment in the form of counseling for 3 to 11 hours per patient weekly, immediate access to peer support through the environment and intensive case management which may include direct education and monitoring in the areas of personal health and hygiene, community socialization, job readiness, problem resolution counseling, housekeeping and financial planning. Clients will receive intensive case management by our transitional program specialist. The transitional specialist will provide case management, transportation and assist clients in other areas as needed. Our therapists can then focus on therapeutic issues instead of spending large amounts of time on case management. This program allows clients to spend time in the community working, volunteering and or attend school and then have a safe environment to return to.
Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous support groups are offered on site for clients’ convenience. Clients may attend off site support groups upon approval from the treatment team. Nar-Anon and Al-Anon are also available for family members impacted by their loved one’s addiction.
Recovery means learning how to take good care of yourself physically. Nutrition education, yoga and visits to the YMCA are offered to clients while in treatment.
Koinonia believes clients must learn how to have fun in recovery in order for them to stay in recovery. A variety of offsite outings are offered to help clients learn how to do this. The generosity of the Koinonia Alumni often makes these outings possible.
September is National Recovery Month
Rocking Recovery Rendezvous
September is National Recovery Month and the Koinonia Alumni host an event in Rhinelander to celebrate recovery. Its a day filled with speakers, food, and fun. We have a DJ and a recovery volleyball tournament to show the importance of teamwork and communication.
The cure for cabin fever
The cure for cabin fever in the month of February is a outing to Fort Wilderness. We spend a whole day with the clients from Koinonia doing activities such as skiing, tubing, ice skating and many more fun outdoor winter activities.