Substance Abuse Recovery - Drug Court Partnership


CMM provides conflict management and communication skills training to individuals involved in Drug Court Programs.  This training responds to the need to address communication, conflict, and relationships as part of a comprehensive response within an addiction recovery program.  The eight hour training occurs in two parts: an initial six hours of training, and a follow-up training of two hours.  In the initial training, drug court participants build community and trust as they learn together. They are able to talk about past and current conflicts, how conflicts impact their recovery process, and to learn and practice skills that will help them manage conflict peacefully. The follow-up training is scheduled at least a month after the initial training. The goal is to give trainees time to use and experience the skills in their lives. In the follow-up training, drug court participants discuss challenges and successes in using these new conflict management techniques. This training gives them a refresher of the listening skills, which helps them adjust how they use the skills to fit their personalities.  



During the training, drug court participants have an opportunity to meet with a case manager from the local community mediation center.   Mediation is offered to resolve issues with family, housemates, or any other individual with whom the drug court participant believes they need to resolve conflict.


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