Services

Nehemiah Family Services offers the following services:

  • Substance Abuse Assessments
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Licensed Out-patient Substance Abuse Treatment

Note: see Program Schedule for meeting and assessment information.

Substance Abuse Assessments

Addiction Severity Index (ASI) – This instrument looks at seven life areas that can be addressed in a treatment plan:

  1. Medical
  2. Employment/Support
  3. Alcohol
  4. Drugs
  5. Legal
  6. Family/Social
  7. Psychiatric

Interviews tool that gives an impression based on the criteria from the DSM-IV. This helps to determine if abuse or dependence is indicated.

ASAM 6 dimensions:

  1. Acute intoxication or withdrawal potential.
  2. Biomedical conditions and complications.
  3. Emotional, behavioral, cognitive conditions and complications.
  4. Treatment acceptance or resistance.
  5. Relapse, continued use, continued problem potential.
  6. Recovery environment.

These assessments are then followed up by collateral contacts to determine accuracy of client’s disclosure.

Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment

NFS uses a cognitive – behavioral program that addresses the thinking errors and patterns of substance abuse.

The adult program is for males and females 17 and over. This is a 26 session program based on CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy) and the Stages of Change. Treatment meets for 4 hours a week, with groups meeting once a week in Phase I and twice a week in Phase II. Thursday’s the group is separated into the Men’s Group and the Women’s Group.

The program is manual driven with each client working out of his/her own workbook. Each session builds on the previous sessions as the client grows in the skills needed to stay sober and excel in the community.