Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance abuse treatment begins with an initial assessment to determine what type of treatment would most help you. Veridian Behavioral Health currently provides individual therapy for substance abuse. Referrals to outpatient group and inpatient treatment can be made if needed.
After the initial assessment, you will begin individual therapy and the first session will be spent developing a treatment plan of things to work on in sessions. These may include completing a chemical use review, autobiography, development of a social support network possibly including 12 step attendance, treatment of co-occurring disorders such as depression or anxiety, identification of triggers and development of a plan to cope with them, identification of thinking errors that contribute to relapse or continued substance use, family involvement and possible Alanon attendance for family, and relapse prevention planning. We will meet usually weekly or biweekly to address the issues identified in the treatment plan. Family or marital sessions may be part of the process as well. We will update the treatment plan as needed as new issues arise and progress is made. Helping you make the positive changes you desire is the priority of this program.
Please make use of this website to gain more understanding of not only substance abuse treatment but about the issues associated with it. You may want to begin with this topical reference: Help is Available for Alcohol and Substance Abuse.