SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENT
SUD treatment at MindCare Agency is a harm reduction but also sobriety based supportive assistance outpatient treatment program that is provided by Master’s Degree Level professions with a specialty in addiction treatment. It is intended to help addicted individuals stop compulsive drug seeking and other such behaviors consistent with those struggling with addiction.
Treatment can occur in a variety of settings, take many different forms, and last for different lengths of time. Because drug addiction is typically a chronic disorder characterized by occasional relapses, short-term, one-time treatment is usually not sufficient. For many, treatment is a long-term process that involves multiple interventions and regular monitoring.
- Individual Counseling/Therapy: A therapeutic process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist in a safe, caring and confidential environment to explore feelings, beliefs, and behaviors that negatively influence their lives. The aim is to help facilitate change and improve quality of life.
- Family/Couples Therapy: This is a form of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change, growth, and development. Working through family pain is a therapeutic process in which a client’s family member, in addition to the client, work collaboratively with a trained therapist to address underlying stressors that contribute to dysfunctional relationships among individuals with a SUD. Due to the nature of substance use and mental illness, family members and/or partners are alienated from the substance user.
- Group Counseling/Therapy: A therapeutic process in which clients meet in a confidential group setting with other clients experiencing similar stressors. Group members share personal information and provide feedback to others while the group leader facilitates productive communication. Topics may include exploring relationships, improving self-esteem, developing/enhancing coping skills, relapse prevention planning.
- Case Management: This is a collaborative process between client and clinician of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services that will meet an individual’s and/or family’s comprehensive substance use or mental health needs. If additional needs, such as housing, financial stability, education, job placement, medication-assisted treatment, etc are identified, the clinician will make a referral with a client or family member’s signed consent.
- Peer Recovery Support Specialists: Individuals who are in recovery from substance use or co-occurring mental health disorders. Their life experiences and recovery allow them to provide recovery support in such a way that others can benefit from their experiences.
- Aftercare Planning Program: At the time of admission, your team will assist you in establishing a plan that is implemented once your primary treatment is complete. Maintaining ongoing sobriety after treatment is a matter of staying focused and motivated as well as receiving a high level of support and finding enjoyment in a life without drugs or alcohol.
Collaborative Relationships: MindCare Agency collaborates with other agencies and levels of care to ensure that the treatment being provided to the clients is comprehensive. These agencies include: Department of Children and Families, Probation, Department of Corrections, Primary Care Practices, Detox, In-patient Psychiatric Hospitalization, Medical Hospitalization, Medication Assisted Treatment (Buprenorphine, Methadone, Vivitrol), Community Support Services (Tapestry Health, Needle Exchange), Homeless Services (healthcare, shelters, food pantry), Housing.
COMMONLY USED TREATMENT MODALITIES