Our Proven Three Step Method.

The Extension's program is divided into three phases, with group psychotherapy and psychoeducation, and individual counseling and case management tailored specifically to the needs of the clients in each phase of the program. 

The program meets the mandates of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) AD Semi-Independent Residential Services.

All group counseling is professionally led by a credentialed staff, most often by a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC). Groups may also be led by counselors holding advanced certifications, including CAC II and Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) certifications. Under the direct supervision of a CCS, Counselors in Training (CIT) may also lead groups.


Intake & Program Orientation (I)

Physical Health & Social Skills Promotion (G) 

Process Groups (G)

Substance Use Disorder Counseling (I)

Case Management (I)

Matrix (G)


Substance Use Disorder Counseling (I & G)

Case Management (I)

Anger Management (G)

Life Skills (G)

Nurturing Healthy Family Relations (G)

Conflict Resolution (G)

Helping Men/Women Recovery Series (G)


Substance Use Disorder Counseling (I)

Case Management (I)

Sober Network Development (I & G)

Life Skills Implementation  (G)

Healthy Family Relations Implementation
(I & G)

Safe People & Boundaries Planning (I & G)

Aftercare Planning (I)

(G) = Group Counseling               (I) = Individual Counseling

Program Components

Every element of The Extension’s Residential Recovery program is concentrated on a particular issue while working in conjunction with other components. Our program involves the collaboration of in-house professional services as well as resources offered by other service providers. Our comprehensive services are as follows:

Expected Program Outcomes

Acceptance, hope, a sense of being in a good place, the right place.

As soon as our clients enter the program, they begin to experience outcomes that can't necessarily be quantified. For example, the perception that something else is more important than getting high is an outcome that may be worth noting but will remain within that client for the rest of their successful life in recovery. And this is only the beginning.

For the quantifiable outcomes, we have to have a way to measure the changes in our clients’ knowledge and behavior that ultimately measure their success and the success of the program, which are unequivocally linked.

Didactic psychoeducation components of our program, such as Life Skills and Anger Management classes, are measured through pre- and post-test results of each subject area; we expect to see an overall 70% increase in knowledge in these two classes.

While quantitative outcomes are important, they are not nearly as important as the demonstrated life-change that becomes evident—and measurable—after our clients transition to independent living.