Our flexible outpatient programs combine a unique blend of evidence-based treatment modalities to provide comprehensive 3-phase (10-12 week) programs designed to guide an individual from the early stages of change to the maintenance stage of changing their unhealthy relationship to substances.
Our Aftercare and Family Programs are essential components of our adolescent and adult programs, but can be utilized as standalone programs for families or individuals transferring from a different level of care.
CBT on the other hand, is based on social learning theory, which views substance use within the context of other significant issues and problems in a person's environment. In CBT, the therapist's role is to help the client overcome skill deficits and enhance their coping mechanisms so that they are better able to face high risk situations that could trigger a relapse.
Each modality alone has proven to be an effective treatment for Substance Use Disorder in both adolescents and adults. In fact MET and CBT were two of three treatment modalities, along with 12-step facilitation, used in Project MATCH, an 8-year study sponsored by the National Institute on alcohol abuse and alcoholism. The results of Project Match yielded nearly identical outcomes for all three, despite their varying levels of intensiveness.
When used together, MET and CBT target both the motivation to change the substance use behavior and the underlying thoughts and feelings that may be triggering the maladaptive substance use.
By taking this core MET/CBT component and surrounding it with evidence-based techniques that are proven in areas where MET/CBT alone may be limited, we have created outpatient programs that are comprehensive, cost-effective, and time- efficient.
Substance abuse directly affects more than 20 million Americans every year, costing the nation an estimated $740 billion in costs related to crime, healthcare and loss of productivity (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2017). Despite these dramatic numbers, only 2-3 million Americans receive any type of substance abuse treatment each year (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2010).
While the numbers are concerning, it is more concerning that of the adolescents between the ages of 12-17 who are abusing substances, only 10% receive the services that they need in order to learn how to change the cognitive and behavioral patterns associated with substance use (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2018).
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