We are here for you!
In light of COVID-19, we are offering our counseling, psychiatric, and peer services VIRTUALLY and providing injections to clients ON SITE.
Here is a sample of services that we’re currently running via telehealth:
Intensive Outpatient Services (IOS)
IOS is intended for people whose substance use has had significant impacts on their life and who have not found success with less intensive services or whose use poses imminent risk to their wellbeing. Have you ever said “If only I had known how substance use could affect my life…?” So have others in IOS. With COVID-19 going on, recovery is more challenging. Our IOS currently provides four virtual groups weekly, as well as individual counseling and peer support.
Early Recovery is intended for people whose substance use has negatively impacted their lives and whose wellbeing is not at imminent risk. While less intensive than IOS, it provides many of the same building blocks of recovery which include an understanding of how substance use hijacks the brain, the process of change, how to identify and counteract triggers, and how to keep your own brain from tricking you.
This group is for those who have both substance use and mental health challenges. If you struggle with both, you know how one condition can affect the other. This group will give you a deeper understanding of how these two conditions interact and how you can be dually successful. Topics will include the benefits of outside supports (e.g. peers, friends, family) and how to make best use of such support, the strengths and limitations of medications, and specific tools that address both mental health and substance use recovery.
Overall wellbeing is greatly supported by balanced attention to multiple areas – your mind, body, and spirit. This group takes a holistic approach and help participants engage in mindfulness, meditation, relaxation and body awareness – all of which have been shown to support recovery and promote happiness. You will understand the fluid connection between mind and body and learn how to make these techniques part of your everyday life.
This group is intended for those who have completed IOS or Early Recovery, have developed some basic recovery skills and are working on others. Relapse prevention is a skill that requires a combination of knowledge and practice. In this group, you will learn to identify your personal triggers and high-risk situations.
One-on-one support helps individualize coping strategies and other recovery tools so that they apply to your particular circumstances.
Through individual and group counseling/education, family members and friends can learn how to respond to a loved one’s substance use in a healthy way while maintaining care of their own wellbeing.
To learn more about Recovery Services, contact:
Nadine A. McKenzie, MFT, CASAC-Advanced Counselor