Western Psychological and Counseling Services

Services: Chemical Dependency Program

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Chemical Dependency Program

A Philosophical Approach to Services and Support

Substance use does not always develop into a problem, but over time it may begin to cause difficulties in our life. It can affect our health, emotions, relationships, spirituality, finances, family life, legal status, or employment. For those that do begin to experience problems associated with drug or alcohol use, there is hope for recovery.

Recovery begins with evaluation and treatment. During treatment, clients learn coping skills for living without substances and receive support from experienced clinicians specializing in drug and alcohol treatment. Complete abstinence and development of sober support networks is the key for continued long-term success.

Educational Topics:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Mindfulness and Relationship Skills
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness & Communication Skills
  • Emotion Regulation Skills
  • Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Relapse Preventing Planning
  • Nicotine Cessation
  • 12 Steps & Alternative Recovery Support System
  • Neurobiology and Physiology of Addiction
  • Spirituality of Addiction
  • Family Treatment
  • Nicotine Cessation

Comprehensive Evaluation for Adults & Adolescents:

Lasts (1) hour for Adults and (1.5) hours for Youth.

We will not know which type of treatment a client needs until they have completed an evaluation.

First Appointments:

All new Chemical Dependency clients are asked to fill out the paperwork on-line and bring to the first appointment.  If you have completed the necessary paperwork on-line, please arrive 30 minutes before your appointment.  If you have not completed the paperwork on-line, arrive 1 hour before the scheduled appointment to complete the necessary paperwork.  If this paperwork is not completed prior to the appointment you may be asked to reschedule.

Intake Session:

Lasts 1 hour, must be completed after the evaluation and before the client can enter treatment. During this session the client is familiarized with the program rules, fees, what to expect, etc. and makes their treatment plan.

Treatment:

OR DUII Information/Early Intervention 

  • 12 Hours of class room instruction completed over 1 month; competitively priced

WA Alocohol and Drug Information School

  • 8 Hours of class room instruction completed over 1 month; competetively priced

Phase I - Intensive Outpatient:

  • Individualized for each client, total time in treatment dependent upon progress and behavior
  • Is three times weekly, three hours per session total of 9 hours per week
  • Individual (1:1) sessions as indicated by client need
  • Random Urinalysis submitted for testing

Phase I - Outpatient:

  • Length of stay is Individualized for each client, total time in treatment dependent upon progress and behavior
  • Is once or twice weekly, three hours per session (8 hours or less per week)
  • Individual (1:1) sessions as indicated by client need
  • Random Urinalysis submitted for testing

Phase II Outpatient / Relapse Prevention:

  • Is completed after the client finishes Phase I (IOP or OP treatment)
  • Length of stay is individualized for each client, total time in treatment dependent upon progress and behavior
  • Is once weekly for 1.5 hours (stepping down to twice per month in preparation for Phase III)
  • Individual (1:1) sessions as indicated by client need
  • Random Urinalysis submitted for testing

Phase III Outpatient / Relapse Prevention:

  • Is completed after the client finishes Phase II OP treatment 
  • Is once monthly for 1.5 hours per session
  • Lasts for a remainder of the two years required for WA State deferred prosecution. Most Oregon clients are not required to do this phase of treatment
  • Individual (1:1) sessions as indicated by client need
  • Random Urinalysis submitted for testing

Phase IV Alumni:

  • Is completed after the client finishes Phase II and III (if indicated) for ongoing recovery support
  • Is once per week for 1 hour
  • Client facilitated
  • Only requirement is that you are alumni of WPCS and remain abstinent
  • No cost to the client

Chemical dependency treatment includes drug/alcohol education, processing of personal issues as needed by clients, dialectical behavior therapy, relapse prevention, and multiple group activities.

Client Survey: (Please complete when you are done with treatment)

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WPCSCD