Any person requesting substance abuse counseling services shall be provided an initial screening and assessment. This often can be done the same day as call-in. Based on that assessment, the individual will be offered the least-restrictive level of care appropriate for their issues according to The ASAM Criteria: Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions produced by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Hope Counseling Center is able to offer both Level I and Level II (intensive) treatment as well as After-Care (for those being released from residential treatment) on-site.
At Hope Counseling Center, we offer the Matrix Model of treatment. This model has been recognized as one of the few evidence-based programs for substance abuse disorders and has been listed on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. The Matrix Model emphasizes the use of outpatient techniques that focus on:
- Lifestyle changes
- Training in relapse prevention
- Education about dependence
- Twelve-step facilitation
- Family involvement
- Elements of the Matrix Intensive Outpatient Program include:
- Early recovery groups
- Relapse prevention groups
- Family education groups
- Individual and family sessions
- 12-Step participation
- Social support groups
- Alcohol and drug testing
Treatment includes sessions up to five times per week, incorporating three group sessions as well as individual and/or conjoint family sessions. Sessions can be scheduled to meet the client’s needs. Many clients also attend on-site 12-step meetings.
Because of Hope’s highly-trained staff, clients are able to receive services for mental issues that often co-occur with substance abuse issues, such as depression, anxiety or bipolar disorders.