- Adult Outpatient
Supporting an individual's vision of a better life
- The primary purpose of the Adult Outpatient Treatment program is to determine the level of dysfunction in the individual’s life created by substance abuse. It is also intended to help facilitate adult clients in learning a set of principles and guidelines that will enable them to remain drug free and better able to manage their behavior and emotional responses to life’s situations. Each prospective client is screened to determine appropriateness for treatment in an outpatient setting. Counselors provide services at the Longwood and, on a limited basis, as an overlay service at sites approved by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office. Individualized treatment is provided to each client and personal goals are established to help him/her realize dysfunctional areas and create an attitude desirous of living a clean and sober lifestyle.
The focus of outpatient treatment is interruption and recovery from the addiction process. To accomplish this purpose, the clinical approaches used incorporate a broad range of intervention strategies to educate the client about addiction and how it has impacted the client’s life. Utilizing group therapy as the basic regimen, the Twelve Step Program is incorporated while the client’s skills and awareness are enhanced in life skill areas including coping, problem-solving, and communication skills. The Grove views addiction as a developmental, progressive, and sometimes, discontinuous disease (the Disease Model) that impacts multiple areas of the client’s life. These areas include, but are not limited to, social support, employment/school, mental health, medical, and legal. As the client progresses in these areas, more emphasis is then placed on personal growth. Personal growth areas will include but are not limited to self-esteem, family roles, responsibility, accountability, denial, acceptance and tolerance of self and others. Individual counseling is also utilized. We believe the entire family will benefit from a concerted effort and willingness to support the client in the outpatient program.
The clinical component is divided into two types of groups in which Reality Therapy, Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy are the psychotherapy techniques utilized. Psychoeducational group subjects include, but are not limited to, the following topics: problem-solving, socialization, communication skills, anger management, conflict resolution, parenting skills, goal setting, self-esteem building skills, and recovery/relapse prevention skills.