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Substance Use

Our services include diagnostic assessment/evaluation and a range of outpatient services. Chemical Dependency Professionals recommend an individualized treatment plan to suit each person’s needs.

  • Substance Use Disorder Diagnostic Assessment/Evaluation: A biopsychosocial assessment is performed to determine the level of impairment caused from substance use. Our specially trained staff will complete an assessment and use the findings to develop an individualized treatment plan.

  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): Intensive Outpatient involves a structured day or evening treatment program. For clinically appropriate individuals this program provides essential education using evidence based curriculum and treatment components, while allowing the individual to apply newly acquired skills within the “real world” environment. This is a variable length of stay program based on clinical need or legal mandate. Typical duration of treatment is up to 8 weeks at a schedule of three-hour sessions three times per week (for adults) and three two-hour sessions per week up to 12 weeks (for adolescents).

  • Outpatient: Outpatient is typically delivered in two types of groups, each with specific treatment goals. The outpatient program is designed to provide additional support and to build relapse prevention skills. The goal is to build appropriate skills and achieve permanent changes in the individual’s alcohol or other drug using behavior. Most outpatient groups are available in both day and evening sessions.
    • Relapse Prevention: This is a highly structured group that follows a specific evidence based curriculum designed to help individuals identify their own relapse cues and develop strategies to interrupt the relapse cycle prior to the actual use of alcohol and or other drugs. This program meets once a week for two-hours each session, for 8-12 weeks.
    • Outpatient Level I: This groups meets once weekly for an hour-and-a-half session, for 8-26 weeks. Length of time that an individual spends in this group is based on individual need or legal mandate. This group is available in both day and evening sessions. This group is designed to give stability and additional support to individuals while they apply learned skills and behavioral changes within their lives.

  • Monthly Monitor: This group meets once each month in a one-hour session that is non-therapeutic in design. This program provides accountability and monitors an individual’s attendance in self-help recovery support groups and compliance with abstinence. Individuals who attend Monitor are typically under the jurisdiction of the courts or are required by their employers to attend; however, it is also available to those individuals who want extra accountability or monthly support. This is a non-medically necessary session and is the financial responsibility of the patient. Monitor is available in both day and evening sessions.

  • Individual and Family Counseling: Individual counseling sessions are one-to-one encounters between the individual and the counselor. These sessions are designed to complement the group sessions and allow the patient and the clinician to work on, and develop, individualized treatment plans. Jointly the individual and the clinician develop strategies to move towards resolution of treatment issues. The individual is encouraged to include family members in some of these sessions, if clinically appropriate. Individual sessions occur, at a minimum, once a month.

  • Abuse Group/Education Group: Youth ages 13-18 receive substance use education and participate in a group dialogue focused on accepting personal responsibility for their behavior. This group is designed for youth who have not been found to have a substance use disorder, yet the use of drugs and alcohol have had a negative impact on their family, school or work life. These individuals may also be court mandated to attend. Groups meet once weekly for eight weeks.
  • Family Program: The family component of treatment is very important and is designed to engage the entire family system in the recovery process. Family is encouraged to attend a designated group session at minimum of once a month, as well as individual sessions throughout the duration of treatment.