Outpatient Services provides individualized treatment planning to assist persons in examining their lives and making changes that improve their lives. Those seeking help may have the following available to them:
- Assessments – DUI and additional alcohol and other drug assessments are available to individuals requiring an evaluation to determine their level of involvement with alcohol and other drugs. As a result of the assessment process, treatment and non-treatment recommendations are made.
- Education – Available through individual and group sessions. Basic alcohol and other drug education along with education about goal setting and change can be provided. Group programming is available based on need.
- Zero Tolerance DUI Services – An initial screening is provided to individuals seeking services due to a zero tolerance DUI conviction. Individuals are then referred to the appropriate program to help them complete their DUI counseling requirement.
- Individual Sessions – Initial motivation for change is often developed through individual sessions. Additionally these sessions may be used to identify and work on complex concerns.
- Case Management for Women and for Pregnant Women – Available in 6 counties, case management services are provided in order to support women and pregnant women in seeking and maintaining healthier lifestyles. Case managers assist the women they work with in reducing the barriers in order to achieve a successful treatment experience. Pregnancy case managers also provide outreach services to those who are at high risk for substance use during pregnancy and who may not be seeking treatment.
- Group Therapy – Weekly group sessions are provided in nearly every county. Individuals attending these sessions develop a treatment plan with their therapist which outlines their goals and the steps they will take to achieve them. The group sessions provide opportunities to improve communication skills, awareness, and to access support that can motivate individuals to change.
- Drug Testing – Referral sources and individuals may request drug testing to support treatment efforts to achieve and maintain sobriety.
- Psychiatric/Medication Evaluation and Management – Some individuals participating in addiction counseling have co-occurring mental health concerns. Psychiatric and medication evaluations are available to the individuals that would benefit from this additional intervention.
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) – Provides additional structure and support to individuals seeking to achieve sobriety. Those participating in this program can expect to attend group sessions for a minimum of six hours per week. Weekly family group sessions assist family members in improving their understanding of addiction and how they can support efforts to achieve and maintain sobriety. Aftercare is available, free of charge, to individuals who have completed IOP.