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Outpatient Services

Outpatient Options for Mental Health and Addiction Therapies

The more you learn about your mental health or addiction and the resources available to you, the better your chances for recovery. We provide you with an outpatient support network that helps you better understand the legal and personal consequences of your actions and offers group counseling to help you manage the steps of your recovery. Treatment may vary in terms of individual or group therapy.

Group counseling options requires a referral from a North Central Health Care Outpatient Counselor or Therapist. Current group counseling options are as follows:

Foundations Group meets for 2 hours twice a week for 14 weeks.  The group utilizes a three-part program. The first portion focuses on identifying and eliciting your motivation to change, helping you make the decision to change and taking the first steps toward change. Next, we focus on providing you with the tools and skills that will enable you to successfully make these changes. This may involve learning alternative coping strategies, reducing your reliance on substances for self-regulation and strengthening your relationships and recreational life. The final stage involves maintaining change by addressing symptom reduction and quality of life issues ranging from personal goals to spirituality.

Motivations Group meets for 90 minutes once a week for six weeks. As you think differently about the role of substances and their consequences, we will help you define goals and decisions for change based on your motivation.  Shared decision making is the cornerstone of this group, with discussion of your goals and desire to change. The therapist will collaborate with you to listen, offer strategies for change, and support decision making. You make decisions based on your preferences and on the hoped for outcome.

Relapse Prevention Group is a program for persons who have completed at least one previous primary AODA treatment, and who have difficulty developing and/or maintaining a sober/clean lifestyle. This group focuses on:        

• Assessing relapse patterns.        
• Identifying strengths and resources as well as barriers to recovery.        
• Self-intervention strategies.        
• Dealing with daily stresses and life’s challenges without turning to an addictive behavior.        
• Developing and practicing sober living plan/relapse prevention plan AODA treatment.