Substance Use Treatment
Substance Use Treatment
Our family is dedicated to providing compassionate, non-judgmental, therapeutic substance abuse and mental health services to individuals and their families.
Patients are scheduled for a behavioral assessment which includes an extensive interview to determine treatment needs. From this assessment, it is determined what Level of Care is recommended for the identified substance use. The ASAM Criteria is the nation’s most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued to stay, and transfer/discharge of patients with addiction and co-occurring conditions. The patient will then be placed into the appropriate level of care.
The patient will attend two groups a week for two hours per group. This is a six-week session curriculum which is an evidence-based curriculum as approved by OHMAS. The curriculum is designed to provide information to the patient to assist in make prosocial and healthy choices to gain and maintain recovery. This curriculum includes addiction education, relapse prevention skills, disease management skills, coping skills, and life skills. This level of care will also include a weekly individual session with the counselor to work on specific goals set by the patient and counselor in the patient’s person-centered treatment plan.
The patient will attend three groups per week for three hours per group. This is a 16-week session curriculum which is an evidence-based curriculum approved by OHMAS. The curriculum is designed to address a more intensive focus on the recovery process with the patient. This curriculum includes addiction education, relapse prevention skills, disease management skills, coping skills, and life skills. This level of care will also include a weekly individual session with the counselor to work on specific goals set by the patient and counselor in the patient’s person-centered treatment plan.
The patient will have an opportunity to meet individually with a case manager to assist the patient, in a collaborative process in breaking down the barriers and accessing the identified community supports that are required to assist the patient in gaining skills for quality of life in the recovery process. The patient and case manager will complete a person-centered case plan to assist the patient in achieving this quality of life.
- Motivational Interviewing is a goal-directed, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavioral change by helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence.
- The operational assumption in MI is that ambivalence becomes its key goal. MI has been applied to a wide range of problem behaviors related to alcohol and other substance abuse as well as health promotion, medical treatment adherence, and mental health issues.
Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Training
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) Through the CBT component clients learn thought-challenging skills to help them correct inaccurate dysfunctional beliefs, including defeatist expectations, low self-efficacy, anomalous beliefs that interfere with goal-directed activities.
- Social Skills Training (SST) Through the SST component, clients learn communication skills and problem-solving skills, with a focus on using these skills to achieve their functioning goals. This component includes symptom management, communication role-play, and the use of social skills in problem-solving.
- The CBSST can be utilized in individual session, groups, or a combination of the two. The intervention consists of 3 components; cognitive skills, social skills, and problem-solving skills
- Interactive Journaling is a goal-directed, client-centered model that aims to reduce substance use and substance-related behaviors, such as recidivism, by guiding adults and youth with substance use disorders through a process of written reflection.
- The model is based on structured and expressive writing techniques, principals of motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and the integration of the transtheoretical model of behavioral change. The approach helps clients modify their behavior as they progress through the Stages of Change.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) represents an integration of components from two interventions: mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is based on the core principal of mindfulness, “A mental state whereby one attends to and purposefully manages one’s awareness of what is happening at the moment,” and cognitive behavioral therapy.
- By teaching clients how to engage in the formal practice of mindfulness meditation and how to develop a more open acceptance of behavioral difficulties, MBCT aims to prevent relapse into old behaviors.
Relapse Prevention Therapy
- Relapse Prevention (RPT) Therapy is a behavioral self-control program that teaches clients with substance addiction how to anticipate and cope with the potential for relapse.
- RPT can be used as a stand-alone substance use treatment program or as an aftercare program to sustain gains achieved during initial substance use treatment.
- Coping skills is the cornerstone or RPT, teaching clients strategies to:
- Understand relapse as a process
- Identify and cope effectively with high-risk situations such as negative emotional states, interpersonal conflict, and social pressure
- Cope with urges and cravings
- Implement damage control procedures during a lapse to minimize negative consequences
- Stay engaged in treatment even after a relapse
- Learn how to create a more balanced lifestyle
- Coping skill strategies include both cognitive and behavioral techniques. Cognitive techniques provide clients with ways to reframe the habit change process as a learning experience with errors and setbacks expected as mastery develops.
- Behavioral techniques include the use of lifestyle modifications such as meditation, exercise, and spiritual practices to strengthen a client’s overall coping capacity.