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Choices & Changes' ultimate goal for chemical substance abuse treatment is to empower the patient to achieve permanent abstinence, but the immediate goals are to enhance motivation to remain abstinent, improve the patient's ability to function, and minimize the health and community complications of chemical substance abuse.

Assessment

Choices & Changes will determine specific treatment for substance abuse/chemical dependence based on:

  • Your age, overall health, and medical history
  • Extent of the symptoms
  • Extent of the dependence
  • Type of substance abused
  • Your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
  • Expectations for the course of the condition
  • Your opinion or preference

Alcohol and Drug Treatment

Choices & Changes offers a variety of treatment programs for alcohol and drug abuse that are available on an outpatient basis. Programs considered are usually based on the type of substance abused.

Follow-up Management

Continued follow-up management is an important feature of successful treatment. Continuing follow-up programs usually include formalized group meetings and family support systems. Individual and group psychotherapy are often recommended to address the bio-medical, psychological, social and family issues that may have contributed to and resulted from the development of a substance abuse disorder.

Drug and alcohol Rehabilitation Programs

  • Comprehensive Alcohol and Drug Assessment and Evaluation
  • Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation
  • Intensive Outpatient Group Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Intensive Individual Counseling
  • Continuing Recovery Programs
  • Special Programs/Groups DUI/DWI Offenders, Criminal Justice Clients
  • Special Language Services: English and Spanish
  • Family/Acquaintance Outreach & Therapy
  • 12 Step Program Introduction
  • Alcohol and Drug Information School
  • Educational Classes

Group Therapy

Choices & Changes offers group therapy as a process in recovery, sharing common problems and finding common solutions. Group therapy can be as helpful as individual therapy, and sometimes more successful. One reason for its effectiveness is that groups basically have many rewarding benefits-such as reducing isolation and enabling members to observe the recovery of others-and these qualities draw clients into a culture of recovery. Another reason groups work so well is that they are suitable especially for treating problems that commonly accompany substance abuse, such as depression, isolation, and embarrassment.

Formal therapy groups can be a persuasive source of influence, stabilization, and support. Groups organized around therapeutic goals can enrich members with insight and guidance; and during times of crisis groups can comfort and guide people who otherwise might be unhappy or lost. The potential healing forces natural in a group can grow into healthy relationships, provide peer reinforcement, act as a forum for self-expression and teach new social skills. In short, group therapy can provide a wide range of therapeutic services, equivalent in value to those delivered in individual therapy.

Continuing Recovery Programs

Choices & Changes recognizes that there are no quick fixes for the diseases of drug abuse and alcoholism. Recovery is an ongoing process. The skills one learns during intensive rehabilitation treatment must be integrated into everyday life and this takes time. The Continuing Recovery Program concept is a way of understanding the process of rehabilitation as a long journey. It is one more tool to helping clients to reintegrate into their community as productive and valued people and not relapse or return to substance abuse.