Substance Abuse Services

Substance Abuse Evaluation

A substance abuse evaluation is conducted to determine whether an individual has a problematic pattern of substance use that could benefit from treatment.

Clinical Interview

A clinical interview plus testing including the MACI and SASSI are designated for new clients or clients who have not had a recent evaluation (six months to one year) that continues to be a valid indicator of the client’s current level of functioning. This evaluation is performed by a qualified therapist and includes an interview (and testing, if applicable) with the client and/or referral source to assess for the appropriateness of available services.

Information may also be obtained from family members/legal guardian (when applicable and permitted); and other appropriate and permitted collateral sources. This collateral information is obtained with the permission (signed release of information form) of the client.

The intake/evaluation takes into account the individual’s age, development, culture, and education (i.e., correct forms, testing instruments, etc.). The assigned therapist gathers sufficient information during the intake/evaluation to determine the level of care indicated.

The therapist identifies strengths, abilities, needs and preferences of the client as well as co-occurring disabilities and/or disorders, and how they will be addressed in the development of the individual treatment plan. In addition, the therapist addresses the client’s desired outcomes and expectations and provides for the use of assistive technology or resources as needed.

All of these issues are addressed in an ongoing fashion. The treatment plan is developed with the active participation of the client and is updated every 75 days to meet the changing needs of the client.

YIS ensures that information and education are relevant to the needs of the client. Substance abuse services including appropriate placement of clients, and their continued stay, transfer, and discharge recommendations are determined to the extent reasonably possible, through application of the current Adolescent Continued Level of Care client placement criteria.

Substance Abuse Treatment Options

Substance Abuse Treatment options provided by Youth Intensive Services include adolescent outpatient treatment or intensive outpatient treatment. These multifaceted, highly comprehensive programs are designed to help individuals with chemical dependencies and substance abuse issues through individual, group, and family therapy.

YIS also offers aftercare programs, drug screening, drug and alcohol education, outreach, and prevention services.

Consultation

Consultation provides counseling and assistance to clients and their families to assist in finding appropriate treatment for a person with an alcohol or drug problem.

Intervention

Motivation, goal setting, drug refusal skills, social support network, planning for emergencies, coping with relapse, problem solving, anger awareness, anger management, effective communication, coping with cravings, managing depression.

Outreach

Youth between the ages of 12-18 are targeted to educate concerning drug and alcohol. Local school districts, faith based organizations, and various community agencies are sought after as contact points. The purpose of this approach is to prevent and/or address issues and problems as they relate to the use/abuse of alcohol or drugs.

Assessment *

Any individual presenting for drug and alcohol services may receive an assessment / level of care determination. Assessment / Level of Care activities may include any or all of the following: Screening, Assessment, Level of Care recommendation, Identification of need for referral to Intensive Case Management and, arrangements for placement.

Crisis Intervention *

A crisis intervention service is a face-to-face interaction with a client that is in response to a crisis or emergency situation experienced by themselves, a family member and/or significant other. It begins with an evaluation of what happened during the crisis and the individual’s response or responses to it.

An individual’s reaction to a crisis can include emotional reactions (such as fear, anger, guilt, anxiety, grief), mental reactions (such as difficulty concentrating, confusion, nightmares), physical reactions (such as headaches, dizziness, fatigue, stomach problems), and behavioral reactions (sleep and appetite problems, isolation, restlessness). Information about the individual’s strengths, coping skills, and social support networks is also obtained.

Case Management *

Intensive Case Management (ICM) is the organized approach to coordinating segments of a service delivery system in order to ensure the most comprehensive process for meeting an individual client ‘s needs for care.

Individual Counseling *

Individual counseling involves a face-to-face encounter between a client or client and family member and a counselor.

Individual counseling means the utilization of special skills to assist an individual in achieving treatment objectives through the exploration of alcohol and other drug problems and/or addiction and their ramifications, including an examination of attitudes and feelings, consideration of alternative solutions and decision making and/or discussing didactic materials with regard to alcohol and other drug related problems.

Group Counseling *

Group counseling means the utilization of special skills to assist two or more individuals in achieving treatment objectives.

This occurs through the exploration of alcohol and other drug problems and/or addiction and their ramifications, including an examination of attitudes and feelings, consideration of alternative solutions and decision making and/or discussing information related to alcohol and other drug related problems.

Family Counseling *

Family counseling means the utilization of special skills in sessions with individuals and their family members and/or significant others under the guidance of a counselor to address family and relationship issues related to alcohol and other drug abuse and/or dependence for the purpose of promoting recovery from addiction.

Drug Testing *

The 9 Panel Drug Urine Test Kit is a forensic, all inclusive, point of use screening test for the rapid detection of COC, AMP, MAMP, THC, MTD, OPI, PCP, BAR, BZD and related metabolites in the human urine.

Detection period varies for each kind of drug and depends on other physical variables. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the World Health Organization (WHO) and The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) established a standard for cut-off levels of concentration of drugs.

In-Home Intensive Outpatient *

Intensive outpatient service means structured individual and family alcohol and drug addiction activities in the home setting.

Intensive Outpatient *

Intensive outpatient (IOP) services shall be provided at a treatment program site certified by the department of alcohol and drug addiction services and services that are provided at a certified treatment program site for a minimum of eight hours per week with services provided at least three days per week.

Intensive outpatient services shall include the following services:

  • Assessment
  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Crisis intervention as needed

* Indicates Medicaid reimbursed

Treatment

  • Consultation
  • Intervention
  • Outreach
  • Assessment
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Case Management
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Drug Testing
  • In-Home Intensive Outpatient
  • Intensive Outpatient

Drug Testing

The 9 Panel Drug Urine Test Kit is a forensic, all inclusive, point of use screening test for the rapid detection of COC, AMP, MAMP, THC, MTD, OPI, PCP, BAR, BZD and related metabolites in urine.