Specialty Groups

Young Adult Group

Getting clean and sober in your late teens and early twenties poses specific challenges. People may be facing giving up the use of alcohol before they are even legal to drink. Clients often relate that no one in their social circle is sober.  They struggle with setting their identity apart from their family and friends.   Work, school, and relationships are often sources of considerable stress and anxiety.  Harmony offers the young adult group as a safe place to discuss recovery in early adulthood.  It is an augmentation to the regular programing that assesses individualized needs and offers support with the following recovery skills:  mindfulness, coping with strong emotions, relapse prevention, coping with grief, assertive communication, and relationships in early recovery.  Information is presented by active participation in experiential challenges, group role playing, and interactive small group discussions.

Taking advantage of Harmony’s special location, our young adult group uses every opportunity to connect with nature.  Many groups take place outside.  Each week includes an outing—such as hikes and rock climbing—that present opportunities to explore how the natural environment impacts the recovery process.  As our confidence and sense of self grows, so does our ability to live free from drugs and alcohol.

Our young adult group usually covers ages ranging from 18 to 23. In certain cases, clients up to age 26 are invited.

Harmony Opioid Programming Experience (HOPE)

Harmony Foundation has responded to the Opioid Crisis with HOPE, the Harmony Opioid Programming Experience.

Hope is a response to the opioid epidemic and provides enhanced individualized services for clients with opioid use disorders. These services involve differences in programming which include opiate support group, assignments, case management, medication management and strong 12-step engagement.

LGBTQ+ Specialty Group

LGBTQ+ individuals struggle with substance abuse issues at significantly higher rates than their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts. Further, substance misuse tends to begin at younger ages among LGBTQ+ youth. In addition to substance use issues, LGBTQ+ individuals face higher rates of mental health issues, and are at greater risk for suicide.
The discrimination LGBTQ+ individuals experience often impacts their ability to access health care. Further, it can be difficult for this community to find culturally competent care.
At Harmony, we recognize the importance of providing culturally competent services to the LGBTQ+ community. Additionally, we understand that this community often faces a different set of challenges in life and recovery. As such, we offer a group specific to the LGBTQ+ community to discuss issues faced by individuals in the community, as well as their unique experience of recovery. This group is a safe place for LGBTQ+ individuals to share their experiences related to the intersection of their identities and substance use, and how support and community building can look for LGBTQ+ individuals in recovery.