Alcohol and Drug Treatment

New Priorities Family Services Alcohol and Drug Outpatient Treatment Program provides an integrated approach to treatment in that it simultaneously addresses chemical dependency and mental health treatment needs.

NPFS is committed to providing services that reflect the latest research and implement evidence-based practices.  Services are based on individual need and seek to promote and utilize the strengths of individuals, families and their communities, including culturally relevant care. Dependency issues addressed include abuse of marijuana, alcohol, methamphetamine, nicotine and pharmaceutical drugs while also discussing sexually transmitted diseases. Treatment also addresses decision making, thinking errors, developing goals and making healthy life choices.

Services for Alcohol and Drug Treatment can include:

  • Alcohol and Drug Assessment
  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Informational groups including alcohol and drug effects both physical & psychological.
  • Recovery planning and relapse prevention
  • DUII information classes and Diversion Treatment
  • Intensive Aftercare
  • Family programs
  • Smoking cessation
  • Case management
  • Medical health screening, support services and referrals
  • Self-help support groups
  • Referrals for legal, financial, medical, housing, and educational services

Clients are commonly either self-referred, referred by friends and family, one of our community partners, their insurance, or adjudicated through juvenile or adult justice department.  Many of our clients are also referred by inpatient treatment facilities for intensive after care.

There is a wide variety of combinations of treatment as programs are specifically designed for the individual. A typical treatment plan for substance abuse issues is approximately 12 weeks; however, it can continue well beyond that based on client need.  Mental health treatment can also be ongoing depending on individual and family needs.

The structure of the treatment varies for each individual client based on their diagnosed level of care.  Some clients are seen several times per week in individual counseling, group counseling, informational class and family counseling formats. Random urine analysis testing is usually a part of the treatment process.  Some clients need only to receive the informational component and/or individual counseling.

For more information regarding DUII Information Classes and Diversion Treatment please go to our DUII Services page.