When an individual makes the decision to end alcohol and/or other drug use, a common concern is, “How will I handle the withdrawal symptoms?” Prolonged alcohol and other drug use frequently results in physical dependence on the substance used, and when a person ceases using the substance, the body experiences symptoms of withdrawal, or “detoxification.” Some people experience little discomfort during the detoxification process. For others, withdrawal requires supervision by a trained professional in a safe and supportive environment where they can be monitored and assisted when needed.
Home of New Vision’s Detoxification Program provides non-medical (sub-acute or social) detoxification in a safe, home-like environment for men and women ages 18 and over. The program offers a combination of supportive care, monitoring, assessment, and linkage to aftercare services. The Detoxification Program provides initial substance use assessment while monitoring the client for withdrawal symptoms and side effects. Clients generally remain in the program for three to five days, during which they are evaluated by a medical team, and may attend therapy groups and community support meetings. Individuals who complete the detoxification process may be transitioned to Home of New Vision’s Residential Treatment Program in order to continue their progress towards recovery.
In early recovery, individuals struggling with substance use disorders may require services beyond what can be provided in an outpatient setting. This program provides individuals with the opportunity to explore their alcohol and/or drug using history and to develop a plan for ongoing recovery while residing in a safe, clean, sober environment.
Residential Treatment is for men and women ages 18 and older who have been assessed as having a substance use disorder with or without a co-occurring mental health disorder, and who, based on recognized criteria, require this level of care and are ready to move into recovery. The program provides a supportive and welcoming environment that enables clients to gain a stable foundation for recovery, connect with the recovering community, and link with continuing aftercare services.
Clients enrolled in Residential Treatment engage in individual and group therapy, attend support meetings daily, and work with case managers and peer recovery supports to enhance their support network and obtain satisfaction of basic needs. Participants are educated regarding the nature of addiction, trigger identification and avoidance, symptoms of relapse, and relapse avoidance techniques. Individuals who complete the program will have developed an “aftercare” plan outlining services and supports that will be utilized to continue the recovery process after discharge from Residential Treatment.
While some individuals are able to meet recovery needs solely through involvement with peers and support groups, many require education, training, and therapy provided by trained professionals in order to sustain recovery. Home of New Vision offers Outpatient Treatment to people diagnosed with substance use disorders which is designed to help them meet their recovery goals.
This program assists individuals in identifying thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and experiences that impact recovery efforts. Each individual works with a Master’s level credentialed addictions therapist to identify goals, establish a plan to achieve those goals, and to review progress against goals. Clients are educated regarding the nature of addiction, trigger identification and avoidance, symptoms of relapse, and relapse avoidance techniques. We employ a variety of treatment models based on the particular needs of the individual, all of which are designed to empower the individual and capitalize on his or her strengths. We recognize that each client is unique, and listen carefully to the views of each client, acknowledging the expertise of the person served in identifying his or her needs.
Individuals participating in Outpatient Treatment will attend groups, some of which are gender-specific, as well as individual therapy that will assist them in building a strong foundation for recovery and a substance-free lifestyle. This program includes pre-recovery services such as intake and assessment, engagement and early intervention services and treatment, and sustained recovery activities. We also provide case management and peer recovery supports as needed.
Integrated Treatment addresses the multiple needs of individuals who have been diagnosed with both a substance use disorder and a co-occurring mental health disorder. The program provides therapeutic interventions, psychiatric services, and medication management.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), over 36% of adults suffering from a substance use disorder also have a co-occurring mental health disorder. SAMHSA reports that less than 8% of these individuals receive treatment for both conditions, with nearly 56% receiving no treatment at all.
Integrated Treatment is targeted towards people who do not meet the criteria for Community Support and Treatment Services (CSTS), but who need more than what “standard” treatment programs can provide. Clients explore the issues affecting their daily lives and are taught ways to successfully address them. Through education, they obtain increased knowledge regarding the effects and consequences of continued substance use, increased insight into their specific mental health issues, and the importance of medication compliance. They learn to identify triggers to symptom relapse and acquire coping strategies to reduce these symptoms, with the ultimate goal being a better quality of life.
This program utilizes Kenneth Minkoff’s model of services for persons with co-occurring disorders, which is an integrated, comprehensive model that addresses both substance use and psychiatric symptoms, concurrently, in a welcoming environment.
Women’s Specialty Program
Pregnant and Parenting Women are a Priority for Admission to Treatment Services
Historically, services to address substance use disorders were designed by men, for men. In 2001, Home of New Vision made the decision to implement a model that would address the gender-specific needs of women. The Women’s Specialty Program (WSP) was designed to address the needs of parenting Silhouette of mother holding child up with sunset in the background or pregnant women with a history of substance use disorders.
The WSP utilizes the “self-in-relation” theory, which recognizes the importance of forming lasting relationships while engaging in the search for self. The program is based on the belief that there is power in women helping women, and is divided into three distinct phases (Discover, Recovery, and Making it). Each phase of the program introduces specific knowledge and activities, and the client’s progress within each phase is tracked to completion. When the client has completed all three phases, she graduates with a ceremony from the program.
The WSP provides the following:
- Group and individual therapy
- Case management
- Peer Recovery Coach Services
- Childcare and transportation to treatment
- Linkages to community resources
- Linkages to prenatal
- Integrated Services to address mental health needs.
- Education regarding prenatal, childbirth, substance use disorders, and pregnancy education.
Adult Mental Wellness Program
The Adult Mental Wellness Program provides psychiatric, therapeutic, and case management services to clients based on an individual-centered treatment plan.
The mental health program will assist individuals who exhibit mild to moderate mental health concerns. The mental health program offers supportive services including:
- Providing psychiatric evaluations and ongoing medication management.
Providing the following approaches in both an individual and group setting.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Strength-Based Therapy
Utilizing a strength-based and clinical rehabilitative model of case management to provide the following services:
- Coordinating and arranging needed services that have been provided in the recovery plan, providing transportation when needed.
- Developing goals in collaboration with individuals that foster recovery.
- Advocating for the individual to other community organizations
- Providing referrals and linkages to other related activities/services to foster recovery.
The Adult Mental Wellness Program serves individuals with little/no income with Medicaid or no insurance, and individuals who exhibit a mental health concern who do not meet Community Mental Health (CMH) criteria.
For more information contact Josh Carver, Program Case Manager, at 734-975-1602 ext: 221