The Counseling Resources Outpatient Substance Abuse Programs are designed for adults, ages 18 years and older, seeking a program to obtain education and explore alcohol or chemical use patterns. These programs are of variable length, typically 24-36 hours and are recommended for those who are not considered to be dependent on a chemical (alcohol or other drug). This is determined by a substance use evaluation conducted by a substance abuse counselor, either at Counseling Resources or another facility.
Clients are allowed to choose the schedule that will best fit their work and home life. We do offer counseling on an individual basis for those who are unable to fit these times into their schedule. Our schedules for these programs are as follows:
Monday and Thursday evening, 5:30 to 8:30 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (with lunch break).
Clients state that they often expect to be lectured to or preached at but come to find that they are listened to and respected. We take each person as they come, with no preconceived judgments about them or the decisions they make. We are committed to listening and working with each client to take their opinions, beliefs and feelings into consideration into the problem solving and goal setting process. All clients seem to enter into the program with the goal to avoid further problems/trouble or pain in their lives. So, that is always a great place to begin!
In our outpatient program we want to talk and teach about the whole person, not just about the alcohol or drug use. So, we discuss topics such as wellness, communication, relationships, change, decision making, feelings, values and, of course, alcohol and drug education, social pressures to use/drink, DUI prevention, etc.