Story of the Butterfly

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The Recovery Center was able to obtain a caterpillar in the form of a chrysalis to bring to “life” the concept of change and transformation for our adult residential patients.  

The Recovery Center counselors conducted a group session on how the transformation into a butterfly is a metaphor for recovery; that the chrysalis represents them when using as they often seclude themselves with their substances and create defense mechanisms for protection and the emerging Monarch butterfly was representative of the freedom and beauty of recovery.  Our patients were enthralled in the metamorphosis process. The lesson concluded with the releasing of the butterfly with patients sharing their hopes for the future!