Addiction Counseling & Treatment
Counseling consists of attendance and participation in the type of program recommended by your Clinical Evaluator. Level 1 Treatment is a short-term treatment (usually between 6-12 weeks, one time a week for 3 hours). Multiple Offenders (those with more than 1 DUI in 10 years) must have at least 3 hours of treatment each week and MUST participate in treatment for a prescribed minimum number of weeks, depending on the evaluator's recommendations.
After a client enrolls in treatment, DUI offenders who are eligible for a driver work permit will receive a Verification of Treatment Enrollment form so that the client can get the permit. If the client who was issued a Treatment Enrollment form drops out of treatment or is dismissed from treatment, a Withdrawal/Dismissal letter will formally document dismissal from treatment. A copy of the letter will be forwarded from DBHDD to the Department of Drivers Services (DDS). In the event the client has been issued a temporary driving permit, the permit may be revoked by DDS.
We offer weekly group sessions on Sundays from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm and each session cost $50.00. A $20 drug screen fee is charged for the first class and the last class, and each client is expected to pass the final drug screen. Our education-based classes focus on relapse prevention, recovery, self-knowledge, and support group involvement. All substance abuse groups are open-ended, meaning that new clients can enter an ongoing group at any time. Each group session will usually have new clients as well as some finishing the program. When the client has completed all treatment and program requirements, the client will be issued either a letter confirming completion or a Treatment Completion Certificate.
We understand that change is hard. In addition, we know that people want to be happy and successful and feel good about themselves. We know that education and information are not enough to create change for most people. That's why we do it differently. We work by building the person up instead of tearing them down. We believe life does a good job of tearing us down already. Our treatment gives the tools needed to increase self-esteem and increase determination so the client can stay on track more easily and focus less on drugs and alcohol.
Studies show that people who have a problem with alcohol or drugs relapse several times before they succeed. Each time a person tries but fails, they become more discouraged, and soon they come to believe that they are weak or that they can't accomplish their goal. Don't you believe it!
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Mon - Fri: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sat - Sun: Closed