Substance Use Treatment
Many people turn to alcohol and/or drugs when life becomes challenging as a way to cope with their feelings, situations, or to escape. Substance use treatment is designed to help the person identify triggers and develop healthy coping skills to manage life stressors. We offer substance use treatment to both adolescents and adults.
Substance Use Treatment involves multiple service components designed around your specific situation and needs to most effectively facilitate change.
During individual therapy sessions, you will work with one of our providers in a collaborative process that is focused on your specific situation, goals and needs and work to facilitate and support change. Focus is often on reducing or stopping substance use, skill building, and adhering to a recovery plan.
Each family is different and the specific involvement will be determined on a case by case basis.
Case management services are available for Substance Use Treatment participants
Current groups offered are:
- Living In Balance
- Living In Balance Is a Hazelden Foundation program. There are 33 sessions covering the 12 core functions, including definition of addiction, identifying triggers, coping with stress and negative emotions, introduction to 12 step etc. There are several chapters on life skills, including budgeting, nutrition, health, and family relationships. There are 4-5 chapters specifically focusing on relapse prevention.
- Relapse Prevention
- Relapse Prevention uses the Living in Balance curriculum as well as the Gorski curriculum and Matrix. Clients make a commitment to stop using, identify warning signs and high risk situations, develop a recovery plan, look at their addiction history, learn skills to cope with stress and identify self-defeating behaviors.
- Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
- Moral Reconation Therapy uses a workbook consisting of 12 steps which ideally should be presented on a weekly basis. MRT usually takes about 16 weeks to complete. The client learns how his/her behaviors have impacted not only self but also family and society. The client admits dishonest behavior thereby opening the door for honesty. The client learns to trust others, identify control and lack of control, time-management, goal setting, giving back to others and important relationships. By the end of MRT the client has developed an ethical and moral action plan to live and maintain a positive, sober life.
- Alcohol and Drug Education
- Alcohol and Drug Education uses worksheets, video’s and discussions. Living in Balance, Matrix and the Stages of Change manual are utilized. Clients will self-identify stages of change, abuse, or dependence. Addiction, abuse and dependence are defined. Clients learn positive coping skills and begin to identify relapse prevention needs.
- Early Recovery Skills
- Early Recovery Skills covers scheduling, Identifying internal and external triggers, introduction to 12 step, stages of recovery, challenges, introduction to thinking errors and behaviors.
- Cognitive Self Change
- Cognitive Self Change is an in depth internal view of thoughts, behaviors and beliefs. The client identifies how his/her thoughts and beliefs contributed to criminal or rule breaking behaviors and patterns. The client gains skills in breaking negative beliefs and practicing new positive thoughts and behaviors. CSC is self-directed there are 6 levels in CSC stage 1. Each level takes approximately 1 month to complete. CSC stage 2 focuses on practicing skills in coping with high risk situations.
- Anger Management
- Anger Management uses the 11 session Anger Management workbook published through SAMSHA. Supplemental materials are also used to assist the client in identifying triggers and cues, the aggression cycle, thought stopping techniques, conflict resolution, family and assertiveness. Throughout the sessions the client monitors daily and weekly levels of anger.
- Adolescents Moral Reconation Therapy (Adolescent MRT)
- Adolescent Moral Reconation Therapy uses a workbook consisting of 12 steps which ideally should be presented on a weekly basis. MRT usually takes about 16 weeks to complete. The client learns how his/her behaviors have impacted not only self but also family and society. The client admits dishonest behavior thereby opening the door for honesty. The client learns to trust others, identify control and lack of control, time-management, goal setting, giving back to others and important relationships. By the end of MRT the client has developed an ethical and moral action plan to live and maintain a positive, sober life.
- Dual Diagnosis
- Dual Diagnosis is specifically for the addicted client who is coping with a diagnosed mental health disorder as well as addiction. Groups are conducted by a Masters level clinician who specializes in co-occurring disorders.
- Women's Group / Men's Group
- Women’s Group/Men’s Group are offered for the client who will benefit from a gender specific group format. Helping Women Recover allows women to talk in a safe environment about issues unique to addicted women as well as education, anger, and relapse prevention topics. Time Out for Men focuses on relationships, communication, conflict resolution and emotions.
Our Substance Use Treatment Team
Jim Grigg, MS, LCPC, LMFT – CEO/Clinical Director
Lori Farrens, MS, LCPC – Supervisor
Lance Kingland, MSW
Life Counseling Center is committed to providing services to everyone regardless of financial position. Therefore, we have provided a variety of different options for payment that allow anyone who desires treatment services to receive these services.
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