Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program

First step in our treatment program is to call our office to schedule an appointment.

We provide outpatient and intensive outpatient services for individuals struggling with substance use disorders (SUD). Services include individual therapy, case management, group therapy, anger and stress management, GAINs, drug testing, early intervention, and relapse prevention. We accept most insurance as well as funding sources such as health & welfare, BPA, IDOC, and sliding fee.

What are the first steps?

The first step in our treatment program is to call our office to schedule an appointment for an initial assessment. Depending on your insurance or funding source, you will participate in either a GAIN (Global Assessment of Individual Needs) or a CDA (Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment) by a certified clinician. The assessment will determine your level of care and recommended treatment going forward. You and your clinician will develop goals for your treatment and they will assist you in working toward your recovery.

What will my treatment look like?

Typical treatment includes individual therapy 1x per week, participation in SUD groups 1-4x per week, and case management weekly. Your treatment may also include supplemental therapy such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), family therapy, medication management, or CBRS (community-based rehabilitation).

What is SUD group therapy?

Our group therapy follows evidence-based curriculum that combine the 12-step program, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing and are led by licensed and/or certified clinicians. They are 2 hours long and occur in both daytime and evening, Monday through Thursday. Groups consist of 12 members or less to provide more specialized care and allow everyone the chance to speak if they wish to. We also provide groups for individuals specifically with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse concerns.

If I have a mental health diagnosis and a substance use disorder, can I still be in the treatment program?

Yes. We are a co-occurring enhanced facility and serve individuals on the spectrum of mental health concerns, always assuring to provide specialized care that assists in reaching recovery while managing mental health symptoms.

What is SUD case management?

Case management is a service that assists the individual meet their basic needs and connect to resources within the community that may assist them in reaching recovery. This may include assistance with finding employment, securing sober housing, accessing additional social services, communicating with probation or parole officers, scheduling medical appointments, or coordinating care with providers. Case management works to remove barriers that may be interfering with the individual’s recovery.

What is an intensive outpatient program (IOP)?

An intensive outpatient program assists the individual in reaching and maintaining recovery without needing to access a higher level of care such as inpatient treatment. Intensive outpatient services are typically more intensive and include 9 or more hours of treatment over 4-5 days per week. They include similar services as our outpatient program though they occur more frequently.

Do you provide SUD services for children under 18?

At this time Human Supports only provides SUD treatment for participants 18 years and older. However, we do provide family counseling and child counseling within our mental health clinic.

Do you provide UAs (urinary analysis)?

Yes. As part of the SUD program, we conduct random UA’s in effort to monitor the participant’s progress or relapse so we can adjust their treatment to meet their specific needs accordingly.

What exactly is a GAIN?

A GAIN is an acronym for the Global Assessment of Individual Needs and is an evidence-based assessment to determine the participants needed level of care. Additionally, this is also a monitoring tool for probation or parole officers, judges/courts, employers, or other agencies involved in the participants recovery. The assessment takes approximately 2-3 hours and is initiated prior to starting treatment. To conduct a GAIN, our clinicians undergo rigorous training in order to obtain an administration certification in addition to their degree or license.

What other services do you offer to supplement the SUD program?

There are individuals who struggle with alcohol and drug abuse who also hold a trauma history or a co-occurring mental health diagnosis. Therapeutic services such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and trauma-informed psychotherapy have been incredibly successful in supplementing our participant’s SUD treatment. Oftentimes, the trauma can act as a trigger for use or relapse. By uncovering psychological processes related to the individual’s trauma, they are able to build adequate coping skills and greater improve their chance of recovery. We also provide services targeted toward stress management, anger management, and family psychoeducation.

Do you prescribe medication?

Yes. We have a nurse practitioner on staff who assists in prescribing psychotropic medications to assist with feelings such as anxiety and depression that may be an underlying factor in the participants substance use. Additionally, some participants are able to receive medication through the department of health and welfare, depending on their funding source. Medications are not for everyone and an additional assessment is conducted to determine if medications may or may not benefit the participant.

Do you provide medication-assisted treatment for opiod withdrawal such as suboxone or methodone?

We do not directly prescribe these medications however, we do provide services for individuals who are utilizing MAT (medication-assisted treatment) and include it as part of their treatment program. If needed, we can also assist in linking the participant to a medical doctor who provides MAT.

Will you communicate with my probation or parole officer?

Some participants are recommended for treatment by a probation or parole officer and it is our duty to assist in coordinating care that will benefit the participant’s recovery. We always assure that an information release is approved by the participant before communicating with anyone. Communication with a PO is often a collaborative approach with the clinician and participant and is intended to hold accountability and help the participant gain more independence.