Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Outpatient services focus on integrating people back into their families, jobs, and communities following inpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment is also available for individuals not requiring the intensive level of service offered in a residential/inpatient setting. This treatment format allows individuals to live at home, to work, and to care for themselves and their family while receiving support in remaining drug and alcohol free. Chemical dependency affects the whole family in very destructive ways. The cycle must be broken before recovery is possible.

Community and Family Resources’ outpatient programming offers several treatment options to meet individual needs, goals, and objectives. Each treatment option/track offers a mixture of individual counseling, group counseling, random drug screens, and opportunities for family participation and support. Clients referred to outpatient treatment will develop their own individualized treatment plan which guides their treatment and helps promote a positive treatment outcome. Clients move from one level of care to another based on their clinical need. All treatment services are provided by skilled professionals.

Adult Services
Evaluation and Assessment

Individuals may call to schedule a session to evaluate the seriousness of their substance abuse. Family members and other concerned persons may call Community and Family Resources for help; referrals may also be made by physicians, healthcare workers, social service workers, or employers. Community and Family Resources is also a provider of mandatory OWI evaluations required by the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Evaluations are conducted by professional counselors and consider the individual’s physical, emotional, mental, and behavioral conditions, as well as family information and addiction related problems. Upon completion of the evaluation, the extent of the potential problem with substances, gambling, and mental health is shared with the individual, and effective treatment options are explored. Referrals are then made to the most appropriate level of service at Community and Family Resources or to other community resources when needed.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Extended Outpatient (EOP) Programs
These counselor-led therapy groups use various curriculums that explore early recovery skills, relapse prevention, and include a family education component. Topics include triggers, thought stopping, boredom, trust, stress reduction, emotional health, and compulsive behaviors. Counselors explore with individuals the possible changes to make to reduce or eliminate further problems and how to maintain those changes after leaving treatment.

Specialty areas include:

  • Gender Specific Programming
  • Integrated Co-Occurring Services (Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services)
  • Anger Management
  • OWI Programming for Residential Corrections Facility clients (321J)
  • Jail Based Programming
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

 

Continuing Care (CC)

These counselor-led therapy groups and individual sessions focus on relapse prevention skills. Statistics prove the longer one is engaged in treatment, the more successful they are at maintaining sobriety.

Distance Treatment

Community and Family Resources helps clients overcome barriers to treatment through the use of technology. Through the Iowa Recovery Health Information Technology (IRHIT) statewide grant, we utilize tools such as webcams, email, group chats, and cell phones to bring substance abuse treatment to those who cannot come to it. The number of in-person office visits required may be drastically reduced through participation in this program, though they are still required at times.

Adolescent Services

Community and Family Resources offers several treatment options for adolescents with substance abuse issues and their families. Our Adolescent Counselors meet with the adolescent and his/her family to discuss the appropriate program intensity, treatment schedule, and expected length of treatment. Treatment topics include: substance abuse/mental health disorder education, emotional health, group exercises/activities, role playing, relationship building, and learning the recovery skills necessary to implement and maintain a recovery-based lifestyle.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

This program track offers 6 hours of group services per week and is 12 weeks in length.

Extended Outpatient Program (EOP)

This program track offers 4 hours of group services per week and is approximately 6 weeks in length.