Substance Use Disorder

The Substance Use Disorder Program provides structured clinical interventions designed to provide treatment, support, guidance, and psychoeducation to individuals and/or their loved ones struggling with any substance use disorder. The substance use disorder treatment program is inclusive of the following types of clinical interventions;  medication management, specifically medication-assisted treatment such as disulfiram (Antabuse), naltrexone for alcohol use disorder;  buprenorphine, suboxone, and naltrexone for opioid use disorder. 

Our Psychotherapy or Counseling Services specifically address substance use disorder; they will educate and change substance use behaviors, maladaptive thought patterns fueling the emotions, triggers, and curbing the urges associated with substance dependence and how the individual seeking treatment perceives their situation.

In Individual Psychotherapy,  a thorough assessment of the individual’s substance use history, joint treatment planning, and goal setting is performed. This, coupled with actionable steps or objectives to assist the individual in achieving the goal of abstaining from substance use, will hopefully significantly reduce their substance consumption. The Therapist utilizes motivational interviewing to ascertain an individual’s readiness for change; in turn, the individual will learn how to change their behavior and manage emotions by changing how they think about substance misuse, identify their triggers and develop a relapse prevention plan.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Groups will focus on skill building. An individual struggling with severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorder, alcohol use disorder included, would have what’s called a dual diagnosis. A person with a dual diagnosis often benefits from either relearning mental health enhancing skills before the onset of symptoms or improving upon their knowledge by receiving hands-on guidance and necessary skills to help them manage their mental health symptomology and effectively navigate their immediate community independently.