Relapse Prevention: Building a Healthier Community
A New Beginning Counseling provides comprehensive treatment for recovery through our Substance Use Disorder Services, our services are trauma-sensitive substance use treatment in New Castle County and surrounding area. A New Beginning Counseling offers continuum-of-care for both adults and adolescents, including those with limited resources.
A New Beginning Counseling also provides prevention, education and court mandate populations, as well as support services for veterans. Our comprehensive guide on Relapse Prevention, a proactive approach aimed at reducing substance abuse and promoting a healthier community. Our multifaceted program integrates various activities and services designed to increase awareness, provide education, offer alternatives, identify and refer individuals with substance use issues, engage in community-based processes, and influence environmental change.
- Education for Empowerment:
- Structured Learning Processes: Access informative resources, workshops, and online courses to enhance your understanding of substance abuse, its effects, and preventive strategies.
- Skill-Building: Develop crucial skills through educational initiatives that empower individuals to make informed decisions about their health and well-being.
- Alternative Healthy Activities:
- Diverse Opportunities: Explore a range of alternative activities that exclude alcohol and other drugs, promoting a lifestyle centered around health and well-being.
- Community Events: Join community-driven initiatives fostering a supportive environment for those seeking alternatives to substance use.
- Problem Identification and Referral:
- Early Intervention: Learn to identify signs of substance abuse and gain access to resources for early intervention.
- Referral Services: Connect with specialized programs for individuals involved in illegal or age-inappropriate use of tobacco, alcohol, or illicit drugs.
- Community-Based Process:
- Networking Activities: Engage in ongoing networking activities to foster a sense of community and support among like-minded individuals.
- Technical Assistance: Access technical assistance to community groups or agencies dedicated to preventing substance abuse.
- Environmental Change:
- Community Standards: Understand and participate in initiatives to establish or modify community standards, codes, and attitudes related to substance use.
- Advocacy: Get involved in advocacy efforts that aim to create a positive and supportive environment for those on the path to recovery.
- Targeted Approach:
- General Population: Access resources and information for the broader community to raise awareness about substance abuse prevention.
- High-Risk Sub-Groups: Tailored programs and services addressing the unique challenges faced by high-risk populations, ensuring a targeted and effective approach.
Our Relapse Prevention program is a dynamic initiative fostering a community committed to health and well-being. Explore the various activities and services available to you, and join us in building a supportive environment that discourages substance use and promotes a healthier, happier community.
Components of Outpatient Treatment
The primary components of outpatient addiction treatment include individual, group and family therapy, mental health counseling, and medication-assisted treatment with medications like Suboxone and naltrexone, if necessary.
- Therapy: Therapy includes any combination of individual, group and family sessions to identify and resolve issues related to addiction.
- Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)-AISHA HASSAN DAVIS: MAT can help reduce cravings and maintain recovery at all stages of recovery. MAT is especially useful with alcohol, opioid and nicotine addictions.
- Dual diagnosis: For the best results, co-occurring mental health issues like depression and anxiety need to be addressed during treatment. These dual diagnosis treatments can offer medications and therapies specifically geared towards mental wellness.
Types of Outpatient Treatment
Outpatient treatments are, on the spectrum of available treatments, the most affordable and independent options. However, even within the broad term “outpatient drug treatment,” there is a spectrum of intensity.
- Continuing Care: Also known as aftercare, continuing care consists of counseling groups and mutual support groups whose primary goal is to provide connectedness, accountability and ongoing support for those who have transitioned from more intensive outpatient treatment. Continuing care groups are facilitated by licensed therapists and are often offered at a once per week schedule.
- Outpatient Treatment for Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders: Also referred to as a dual diagnosis, mental health conditions that coexist with a substance use disorder present unique challenges to sobriety. Treating co-occurring disorders has a significant effect on a person’s chances of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. A dual diagnosis outpatient program may require significantly more treatment than one addressing addiction only. However, those with stable co-occurring conditions are candidates for outpatient substance treatment and drug rehabilitation. Effective outpatient treatment for co-occurring mental health conditions can occur if:
- The mental health condition and substance use disorder have mild to moderate symptoms.
- Psychiatrists are available by appointment.
- The outpatient treatment program is intensive enough to meet the individual’s needs.
Benefits of Outpatient Treatment
When contemplating the suitable level of intervention for drug and alcohol treatment, it is essential to weigh the merits of various treatment approaches in conjunction with a patient's individual needs, preferences, resources, and the probability of success. Exploring the advantages of outpatient treatment, some notable benefits include:
- Increased levels of autonomy, compared to alternative treatments
- Higher levels of flexibility in scheduling and treatment program design
- Ability to live at home and continue a committed involvement to an intensive program
- Freedom to maintain a presence at work, school or with family
- Lower cost than inpatient rehabilitation
- Effectiveness at treating mild to moderate substance use disorders
- Easier transition back to home environment after treatment
Tools to Locate an Outpatient Treatment Facility
Finding an appropriate outpatient treatment center often begins with an online search. To find a facility that meets your needs in your area, you can:
- Call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357.
- Use a behavioral health treatment locator tool.
- Search recovery resources by zip code.
- Call A NEW BEGINNING COUNSELING at (302)725-3120 to discuss treatment options.
In considering the appropriate outpatient treatment, consider facilities and staff which:
While the treatment process may be challenging, it is imperative that it consistently delivers high-quality care rooted in trust and respect.