Level 2.1 Intensive Outpatient Treatment
3x per week group contacts.
This level of care is for the substance dependent individual that has an ability to interrupt the progression of their
addiction in an outpatient setting.
Level 1 Outpatient Treatment
1x per week group contacts.
This level of care is for the substance abuser that may not be fully substance dependent; however, the goal is still abstinence to stop the progression toward a pathological addiction.
1x per week group contacts.
This level of care is designed to help the substance dependent individual learn relapse prevention and daily life skills that will allow for continued abstinence.
These sessions are designed to address a patient's specific recovery needs.
Couples and Family Counseling
Addiction is a family disease, and so each patient is encouraged to have some couples or family counseling to build trust, communication skills, and greatly increase the chances of long term abstinence.
Court Approved Evaluations
An addictions specialist is available to diagnose various substance-use disorders, make recommendations and referrals for treatment, and prepare court approved documentation.
Alcohol and Drug Information School
An 8 hour education class held every other Saturday that covers all drugs and their effects on the mind, including pertinent laws and consequences of drug use.
Not all drug and alcohol problems are the same. There are some drug and alcohol users who abuse substances but do not develop a dependency on them. There are also those who are heavily addicted, unable abstain from substances for a day or even a few hours. Even recreational Substance Users who use marijuana or alcohol on the weekends could benefit from treatment. Perhaps feeling the effects of their weekend during the week and interfering with work or personal relationships. Such an individual could benefit from outpatient counseling to better understand their relationship with substances and avoid escalation toward more serious issues.
Outpatient counseling can be 4-8 times per month, simply meeting with a counselor for an hour each time. The counselor would probably recommend participation in a community support group (e.g. Lifering, AA, NA) as well. This combination of community support groups and individual counseling sessions can sometimes be enough to resolve issues around substance use. A second group of individuals are Substance Abusers. This classification is actually a diagnosable disorder. It involves the use of a substance, whether regularly or sporadically, that is causing consequences in the individual’s work or home life. The abusing individual uses despite these negative consequences.
Substance abusers have varying patterns of use, but do not experience withdrawals because they are able to go for days without using. People who frequently binge drink at parties would be an example. Substance abusers would benefit from an intensive outpatient program (IOP) or residential treatment program depending on an evaluation of all factors with a therapist. These programs help individuals with substance abuse problems who are experiencing some significant consequences as a result of their use. IOP is only an option for those who are able to maintain sobriety before starting treatment. IOP usually consists of 6-9 hours of treatment per week, generally spaced over three evenings.
Finally, the truly Substance Dependent individual will generally require residential treatment, sometimes following a medical detox, in order to obtain sobriety. Those who are genuinely addicted cannot stop using, cannot control how much they use, and experience withdrawals when they go too long in between uses. Residential treatment is usually a minimum of 28 days in an inpatient setting. High quality programs do not end there, however, and require participation in an IOP program immediately following residential treatment to help the addict transition from an inpatient setting to managing recovery in real life. It is important to ensure that the right level of treatment is prescribed for an individual with drug or alcohol problems. This is done through an assessment performed by an addictions specialist.