During outpatient treatment, a substance use disorder counselor gives, scores, and records initial screening tests for drug addicts and alcoholics. A counselor records client history and creates treatment plans.
A counselor facilitates group and individual therapy and follow-up groups for addicts. The counselor prepares progress reports for courts, attorneys and probation department officers.
The main job is to help addicts understand why they became addicted to drugs and alcohol, help them discover what triggers their addiction and teach them new coping skills to replace it.
Average Length of Service
Dictated by insurance, county funding or self-pay
Frequency & Location of Contacts
As determined by the individual, family and counselor
The Drug & Alcohol Program’s Outpatient Treatment at Family Service & Children's Aid Society provides effective, quality treatment to addicted persons and their families in order to alleviate the suffering caused by addiction. This may involve individual, family, and/or group sessions. Our outpatient program provides a safe and confidential environment to men, women, and adolescents where issues of alcohol and other drug abuse or addiction issues are addressed. These may include:
Building healthy relationships
Developing parenting and communication skills
Utilizing internal coping skills
Learning to trust
Learning how to manage life events that occur with sobriety
Identifying the basic needs of recovery
Learning how to make effective choices in high risk situations