Self-injury is a choice.
There is only pain, not relief, in self-injury. Self-injury negatively affects all portions of a person's life-physical, mental, emotional and social. There is no compromise with self-injury. The goal of treatment is complete abstinence.
S.A.F.E. Choice® is a S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® Program. S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® is a world-renowned treatment program that has helped thousands of people successfully end self-injurious behavior. It has been in operation for over 24 years. A treatment team of experts uses therapy, education, and support to empower clients to identify healthier ways to cope with emotional distress. The S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® philosophy and model of treatment focus on shifting control to the client, empowering them to make healthy choices, including the choice to not self-injure.
S.A.F.E. Choice® is a once a week outpatient group psychotherapy program that is offered in six-week segments. Appropriate candidates are adolescents and adults who self-injure and want to change the behavior. Participants may have attended one of the S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® Programs; however it is not a requirement. Group size is limited. Separate groups are offered for adults and adolescents, and each is facilitated by a Licensed Clinical Therapist. All participants are encouraged to be in outpatient individual and/or family therapy and will be required to sign the S.A.F.E. Choice® Promise and group contract.