Alcohol and Drug Education
Counselor will provide education on the physiology, progression, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco and other substance abuse.
Relapse prevention strategies to avoid inappropriate chemical use and health problems related to chemical use and the necessary changes in lifestyle to regain and maintain health.
Each client will work with counselor to develop a personalized relapse prevention plan, with flexibility for clients who may lapse in treatment or may have difficulty adhering to established treatment rules as a result of mental illness. This plan will be shared with concerned persons as appropriate.
Individual Counseling Sessions
Client meets with primary counselor to discuss treatment plan assignments, progress, and discharge planning.
House of Opportunity provides basic education relating to co-occurring mental illness, including basic symptoms of mental illness, issues of co-morbidity, and the importance of compliance with medical professional's recommendations, e.g. individual therapy and/or medications. Clients who evidence any symptoms of mental health problems will be referred to appropriate care by our License independent Clinical Social Worker and these issues will be addressed in the individual treatment plan.
Completed within three calendar days of admission will detail client's substance use history, previous treatment history, legal history, family of origin history, education and employment status, relationships history, psychiatric treatment history, and cultural background; assesses client's current physical health, current mental status, and readiness for change, recovery environment, learning style, personal strengths and resources, and potential barriers to recovery.
Facilitated by primary counselor, guest lecturers may present on special topics as appropriate. Time is devoted to building rapport through self-disclosures, sharing individual assignments, receiving peer and staff feedback, responding to crises, and sharing general information about addiction and recovery. Additional group time or specific assignments are devoted to working through the curriculum as presented in manuals and workbooks.