An assessment is required in order for us to provide any substance abuse service. The cost is $75 for the assessment and groups are $10 each. Aftercare is free once you successfully complete our outpatient program. Family members may also attend sessions with their loved one free of charge. We can also refer clients to state-subsidized inpatient treatment, halfway houses, or detox programs at no extra charge once the assessment is completed.
Our Substance Abuse group meets Monday through Thursday at either 11:00 or 5:30. Group lasts approximately one hour. Clients enrolled in the Prevention Program must attend 24 sessions before receiving a completion certificate, which takes 1½ months with daily attendance. To complete the Outpatient program clients must attend 48 classes, which takes three months with daily attendance. The assessment will determine which level of care you need in order to have the best chance for recovery.
Topics discussed during a typical group session include: what makes a person an addict/alcoholic, what recovery is and isn’t, cross addiction & substitution, high risk situations, triggers and cravings, denial, managing feelings/emotions, healing from trauma and other losses, goals and motivation, rock bottom, consequences, personal strengths, community resources, alternatives, stress management, boundaries, measuring progress, relapse prevention, self-care, the 12-Steps, and whatever other topic best meets the needs of clients at the time.
Click here to see a list of the topics covered in our Parenting Classes, which are held on Saturday from 9-1 but can also be scheduled individually at a time that is convenient for you. Classes are typically held for four consecutive Saturdays (of the month) with graduation on the last Saturday. The cost is $175 and includes your workbook. Please call to register and verify the date and time because it is only offered six times a year.
This course is included in the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs & Practices; which means it has been proven to work!
Click here to see a list of the topics covered in our Anger Management class, which is held on Saturday from 10-12 but can also be scheduled individually at a time that is convenient for you. Classes are typically held for four consecutive Saturdays (of the month) with graduation on the last Saturday. The cost is $95 and includes your workbook. Please call to register and verify the date and time because it is only offered six times a year.
You have the power to make a difference in your loved one's life! Anyone who is addicted to drugs, alcohol, gambling, nicotine, food, sex, spending, relationships, or Internet usage can benefit from an intervention—even those who are opposed to psychiatric treatment.
The intervention model that we utilize is called the ARISE model, which stands for "A Relational Intervention Sequence for Engagement." ARISE was co-founded by Dr. Judith Landau and James Garrett of Linking Human Systems. This system utilizes "invitation and openness" rather than a "surprise confrontation."
The family's motivation to change is the basis of the ARISE model, and it uses the commitment of the family to overcome your loved one's resistance to getting the help they need. The ARISE model understands that the whole family is affected when one of its members is struggling and strives to help not only your loved one, but the entire family as well.
Family members of afflicted individuals have a tendency to neglect their own feelings and needs, focusing more on the struggling family member instead of themselves. Not only will an intervention help your loved one, but it also will help the whole family regain strength and hope.
The least damaging way to get a person who is unwilling to help himself/herself to get the treatment they need is to let them feel in control of the decision—not to feel as though they were forced into it. If they feel that the decision to receive treatment was theirs, they are less likely to become hostile and resentful and more likely to enter treatment for the right reasons. Our ultimate goal is for them to willingly seek treatment without having to threaten them with harsh consequences.
While using a certified interventionist does not provide a guarantee that your loved one will enter treatment, it does ensure that all aspects of the intervention process are executed properly and effectively. A trained interventionist is objective and can keep a family focused during the ups and downs of the intervention process.
We will coach you on how to approach the situation effectively and offer guidance and support throughout the intervention process, which can be performed in person, over the telephone, or via Webcam. According to the co-founders of the ARISE model, 83% of afflicted individuals enter treatment within the first three weeks of the intervention process.
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