Research-based and designed for maximum customization, the Living in Balance program provides a comprehensive, group-oriented treatment framework for use in outpatient, short-term, or long-term residential settings:

  • Emphasizes group process and interaction (discussion, role plays)
  • Uses a bio-psychosocial approach to strengthening neglected areas of an addict’s life
  • Allows clients to enter the program at any point in the cycle of sessions
  • Features session-specific guidance and strategies for clinicians
  • Teaches clients to use relaxation and visualization techniques
  • Associated with a successful outcome study

How it works for clients

  • Designed for parallel treatment: clients can enter the program anywhere in the cycle session
  • Relevant for clients from a wide range of cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Helps clients develop life goals and objectives, decreasing likelihood of recidivism in criminal justice clients

How it works for you

  • NIDA funded, research-based project-meets most federal grant requirements
  • Combines experiential, cognitive-behavioral, and Twelve Step thinking, also contains an important spiritual dynamic
  • Ready-to-use sessions save you time; reproducible client worksheets save you money
  • It’s effective as a supplement to existing programs or as core programming
  • It can be used with individuals or with groups, in any length of program

One of the strengths of LIB is its ability to be comprehensive utilizing a bio-psychosocial approach as well as dealing with the whole person in context to family, environment and experiences.
LIB has shown excellent results and becomes an excellent addition or replacement for the traditional 12-steps.
LIB can be delivered on an individual basis or in group settings with relaxation exercises, role-play exercises,discussions, and workbook exercises. Groups should be a maximum of 12 persons and be gender specific.
In addition to the 12 core sessions there are 21 additional sessions that give you the greatest opportunity to customize your Living in Balance curriculum.

“LIB has proven to be very effective over long periods and with a broad participant base to maintain recovery and reduce recidivism in those that graduate the sessions. Often clients want very much to continue the groups because they see and experience the real life benefits of the program.”

Sound Community Solutions, Inc. can facilitate these sessions and/or provide “Train the Trainer” sessions that will equip staff to facilitate these processes.
SCS has found that for maximum effectiveness it is important to ensure certain mindsets are present and other ones are not as it relates to the facilitation of these sessions.
The GAINS assessment tool also has been used in identifying and qualifying persons for the workshops. SCS has found this instrument to be very effective in identifying persons most likely to benefit from these sessions.