Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Although most people consume alcohol in moderation and safely, alcohol is a problem for some drinkers. A recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 21 million Americans battled a substance use disorder, while 80% of individuals suffering from substance use disorder also struggled with alcohol use disorder. An estimated 15 million of those who have problem with alcohol use disorder meet the criteria for alcohol dependence, while another percentage meet the criteria for alcohol abuse. The survey found that about 8 million individuals who battled with alcohol/substance use, also battled with a mental health problem.
For these reasons, C&PC offers intensive, evidence-based alcohol and substance abuse counseling/therapy that also addresses mental health problems. Treatment is provided at the individual or group level. Our treatment process begins with evaluation to help assess individual’s needs. The goal of treatment is to:
- reduce or stop alcohol/substance abuse
- skill building, adherence to recovery plan, social, family, and professional/educational outcomes.
- Relapse prevention
Our Alcohol / Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Our program is comprised of individual and group counseling. Treatment also includes assessment, treatment planning, and progress monitoring and evaluation. Services are offered to adults and adolescents.
We use research-based treatment modalities such as:
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): This teaches individuals in treatment to recognize and stop negative patterns of thinking and behavior. CBT might help a person be aware of the stressors, situations, and feelings that lead to substance use so that the person can avoid them or act differently when they occur.
Motivational Enhancement Therapy: This aimed at helping people with substance use disorders to build motivation and commit to specific plans to engage in treatment and seek recovery. It is often used early in the process to engage people in treatment.
Abuse Trauma Recovery: Our trauma-based treatment program believes that “what is obvious many not be the essence of the problem.” People abuse alcohol and or drugs for various reason. Among the reasons, studies show that increased adult alcoholism is directly related to adverse childhood experiences and that childhood trauma damages a whole life, not just childhood.
Our treatment is aimed at helping clients explore the relationship between their own childhood experiences and their current functioning. We also believe that traumatic adulthood experiences can also drive people into alcohol and substance abuse. Therefore, we explore trauma and its impact from different angles.
We have offered alcohol and substance abuse services for over 15-years. For most of that time we have offered services to those who were also court-mandated to receive alcohol and substance abuse evaluations or treatment. We offer services to non-DUI clients, who are mandated by the court to get evaluation or treatment. For these clients our treatment approach is the same as that of those who are not involved with the legal system. Treatment is tailored for individual needs and it is offered individually or in group. We highly recommend group treatment or a combination of group and individual therapy. In our experience, group therapy has proven to produce the best treatment outcome. We encourage clients to consider joining group, after few individual sessions. We're aware that there may be a stigma or feeling of shame experienced by those who are seeking help. Therefore, we work with each individual to relieve their fears before introducing them to group setting.
To Get Help Now
Please call us at 404-788-7890, or contact us by email, for more information or to request an appointment.