Addressing Substance Use Disorder through Treatment and Recovery The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), through Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) held a National Summit on recovery in 2005. The focus of this summit concerned the movement toward a recovery-oriented system of care. Those who participated in the summit developed a working definition of recovery: “Recovery from alcohol and drug problems is a process of change through which an individual achieves abstinence and improved health, wellness, and more..
Intensive Outpatient Treatment or Deferred Prosecution? A very common situation when attending a scheduled assessment is the possibility of petitioning the court for a deferred prosecution. Working with these individuals, the attorney typically requests a 2 year deferred treatment program. In some cases, an individual takes a deferred prosecution on a first time DUI offense. Here is what you may want to know regarding the 2 year Deferred Prosecution treatment program. Assessment to determine criteria for ASAM Level of Care more..
Therapeutic Health Services Pregnant & Parenting Women’s Program Offers a parenting group called Nurturing Parenting. Nurturing Parenting uses an evidence-based curriculum. The program admits clients who are parenting and/or pregnant and are engaged in treatment for substance abuse. Treatment for pregnant women can be challenging but is a huge step in rehabilitation and reunification of the family. Nurturing Parenting works on building and establishing trusting relationships between parent and child. It also explores the hardships and successes of parenting during more..
In my office, I have a picture One that I had found at a local thrift store. It is a simple picture of a Bicycle and a caption that reads: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” Patients comment on this picture. Drug and alcohol treatment and recovery are the same way. To keep our balance, we want to keep moving forward in order to maintain a steady and vibrant pace. Moving backwards more..
Therapeutic Health Services locations at Summit/Seneca, Shoreline, Eastside and Everett provide specific treatment for pregnant and parenting women who suffer from substance use disorder and opiate addiction. Our counselors have considerable knowledge and experience working with: • CPS and Family Court assessments and evaluations • Parenting groups and classes • Public health nurses • WIC • Inpatient services • Pregnancy and methadone What are the steps to have an assessment? The first step is to contact and schedule assessments at more..