Addiction intervention services aim to help the family of an substance user convince their loved one of the damage their addictive behavior is causing and that outside help is necessary to address the addiction.
Counselor gathers information from teen and family to determine appropriate course of action for family. Counselor screens and assess the substance use and assigns a diagnosis based on the criteria from the DSM-V. Counselor makes an analysis based on the surrounding circumstances and information provided to develop strategies for an effective intervention. As well as provides direction toward the best approach to recovery.
A comprehensive assessment relatively take place over the course of the initial two sessions. Assessment of clients condition and specific problems or needs, including medical, psychiatric, and psychosocial assessment in conjunction with the gathering of history.
Group counseling sessions give the opportunity to learn to express feelings in a healthy, productive manner and to give and receive constructive, supportive feedback on dealing with daily issues of sobriety and recovery.
Teen Group Counseling
Group Counseling provides a structured recovery support system for adolescents who are unable to function in areas of their lives due to substance use and other self-destructive behaviors. Clients are assisted in gaining and maintaining skills for a substance-free lifestyle.
Additional services can be provided like family counseling and individual counseling to meet individual client needs.
Climbers Parent Group
A interactive educational group for parents to bring issues, questions or concerns, and receive direct feedback from a counselor and other parents. As well as learn tools of recovery to help you and your family.
In individual counseling, a client works with a counselor in private sessions to acquire self-knowledge, insight into addiction, and a stronger sense of inner strength. Individual sessions focus on helping the client build self-esteem and increase the desire to recover. A session lasts from 50 minutes to an hour. Frequency of counseling depends on the client’s needs, but most clients attend at least one individual session each week.
Individual counseling is structured according to the teens needs. A counseling session can touch on many topics, but most sessions will focus on the subjects that are currently preoccupying the client. The client and counselor will work together to set goals for counseling sessions. These goals might include staying sober for a certain number of days, attending a specific number of meetings, or trying a new recovery activity.
Individual counseling is usually partnered with Family Counseling to establish a collaborative process between the counselor, family, and client to work together to move the client forward through the stages of recovery.
The health of the family plays a major role in the success of recovery for adolescents and young adults. Many family members of people struggling with addiction feel they don’t need counseling because the addict is the one with the easily identifiable problem. Family counseling establishes a collaborative relationship between counselor, family, and client which can boost their loved ones chance of recovery. Family counseling last 50 minutes to an hour at least once a month. Depending on the needs of the family the frequency can be increased.
Family counseling is structured according to the family's needs. A counseling session can touch on many topics, but most sessions will focus on counseling goals and education for the client and family. The family and counselor will work together to set goals to progress in the recovery process as well as give direction to maintain healthy environment at home.