Intensive Outpatient Rehab Treatment

Synopsis: What is an outpatient intensive treatment

Intensive outpatient programs give individuals the ability to further their dedication to sobriety by maintaining the accountability that’s recommended for long-term recovery. This treatment option allows individuals to continue the progress and growth they’ve obtained from counseling, medication, and general professional support in a less restrictive setting. Initiating treatment with an intensive outpatient program will offer support mechanisms and educational tools to further build a foundation for lifelong sobriety.

An initial clinical assessment will determine one’s suitability for the intensive treatment program and is typically recommended for those who do not need a medically-supervised detox. In an intensive outpatient program, the patient continues their everyday life with clinical, emotional, and peer support systems.

SAP EVALUATION(s) Decatur-GA

Employees who earn their living through safety-sensitive duties performed under the US Department of Transportation are required to have an evaluation done by a qualified Substance Abuse Professional when they are caught violating the DOT regulations. The DOT rules make it mandatory for an employee who works in a safety-sensitive position covered by DOT, to return to their job once the SAP’s recommendations and evaluations have been documented.

AACS Atlanta is helping enterprises worldwide to achieve this. Our services accelerate SAP testing procedures to keep pace with the constantly functioning business environment and contribute to their smooth functioning.

Who Are SAP?

The Department of Transportation (DOT) identifies the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) as a qualified individual who performs the job of evaluating individuals who have breached the DOT alcohol regulation and guides them further in the DOT regulation guidelines, recovery treatment, and aftercare. Any employee who violates the regulations is required to consult a Substance Abuse Professional in order to legally return to duty.
A SAP’s role is to protect public safety related to the transportation mechanism.

How The SAP Assessment Process Works

Employees who get terminated from their job on the basis of DOT rules violation must obtain an SAP evaluation and fulfil the responsibilities before returning back to work. The evaluation process includes the following stages:

 Face to face interviews – The first stage involves a SAP to determine whether the substance abuse problem exists or not. This initial evaluation is necessary for the course of treatment that will be taking place in the future.

 An evaluation report is prepared and shared with the employer.

 Regular contact is maintained with the treatment provider for ensuring the treatment plan being followed and maintenance of the recommended level of service.

 Then comes the follow-up evaluation to determine the completion of the recommended treatment.

 Lat stage involves the issue of Return to Duty slip for the appointment that will permit employee for Return to Duty.

So, if you are ready to schedule a DOT SAP Evaluation, contact AACS Atlanta today to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with us.

DUI Clinical Evaluation(s)

DUI (Driving Under Influence) clinical evaluation also known as Alcohol/ Drug Clinical Evaluation begins with a scheduled one-on-one session between the person charged with DUI and the state approved SAP(Substance Abuse Professional). When an individual is charged with DUI, careless/reckless driving by the state, judge, attorney, or probation office, he/she has to get their clinical evaluation done for DUI before or after court proceedings. DUI evaluations is state-regulated. However, it is suggested to get the clinical evaluation done prior to your appearance in the court to show your good faith and accountability.
Evaluation is a one-hour session which has to be booked by the violater priorly with the clinical evaluator. Our professional will verify your exposure to substance abuse for different drugs while ensuring the confidentiality of the session. After the completion of the session our authorized clinician determines whether you need any sort of education, counseling, program or treatment. The final recommendation is explained to you before being handed over to you in writing. If he suggests some treatment program then, any violation in terms of attendance and other procedure during the course of the program will lead to a further violation on your part.
Our clinical evaluators are highly experienced and well knowledgeable to help you sort out your difficulties and set you on the right track. You can fix your appointment to let them guide you towards the right course of action. The majority of the offenders are afraid of the fact that they will be directed towards the treatment program however, it is not so. Each individual is analysed by our professional considering their history, evaluation of their link with drug and alcohol abuse with proper use of available professional assessment tools and then only, we arrive on giving the accurate and fair recommendations for each case.

Alcohol and Drug Evaluation(s) GA

Alcohol and Drug Evaluation is conducted with the purpose of identifying and analyzing if an individual under evaluation is suffering from alcohol or any sort of substance abuse issue. It is followed by analyzing the level of counseling and intervention needed if an individual is found to be going through some issue or addiction. Alcohol and Drug assessment is conducted for the non-DUI individuals i.e. the ones going through medical issues, or when ordered by the court for reasons given by different authorities like judges or law enforcement agencies to assess the extent of a person’s level of addiction to such substances.

Our team of professionals is highly skilled in behavioral and cognitive skills who will help you reach the honest results of whether you actually need some further counseling or treatments for alcohol addiction or any sort of drug treatment.

The overall evaluation is carried through the stages of screening (to find if the person is actually going through the problem), then the assessment, to find out the nature of the problem the alcoholic or drug abuser is going through, thus, followed by the remedy needed in the form of rehabilitation or counseling. This helps in understanding the current status as well as the history of the patient under evaluation to reach the conclusion of whether his problem is only substance abuse or physiological/psychiatric as well. The assessment is a deep-rooted process conducted by our professionals who are experienced in their field for over 25 years.

This evaluation helps us to develop a remedial program for the treatment of the person with a specific drug or alcohol addiction.

Since we are certified by the court as well as the state, we also conduct evaluations for DUI.

Family Violence Intervention Program(s) in GA

The Family Violence Intervention Program (FVIP) is the certified program that is focused on the safety of the family violence victims and improvement/ rehabilitation of violent offenders, simultaneously. It aims at maintaining the cordial relationship between the couples and removing any kind of violence be it, physical, mental, emotional, sexual, or behavioral that pertains between them or is inflicted, on any other family member, be it, physical, mental, emotional, sexual, or behavioral.
Domestic violence is common to every second household. The U.S has been witnessing a sharp rise in the number of murders of women committed during the argument between the couples and also, increase in the mental abuse of teenagers resulting from family violence. It destroys the home and affects the very foundation of the family and the home. We believe that no one deserves to be abused or threatened whether mentally or physically. Thus, our FVIP solely aims at providing the professional help needed to any extent to prevent the destruction of households and thereby reduce the abuse of victims. We help the abuser understand the reason behind his behavioral issues and the violence inflicted by him/her which may be due to drug abuse, alcoholism, jealousy, or low self-esteem.
The program may be suggested by the court orders as against the defendant as when a protective order is issued against family violence wherein the defendant is asked to participate in an FVIP. The program focuses on increasing the accountability of the offender and helps in the protection and safety of the victim irrespective of their color, caste, age, gender, or socio-economic background.
Most of our clients are court-ordered as the condition of probation however, others are referred by the Office of Community Services or self-referred individuals who recognize that they are undergoing domestic violence issues in their relationships and, they wish to learn the power and control issues to improve their relationships.

Family Violence Intervention Program(s) GA

Family violence can be psychological abuse or battery between any members of a household.  It occurs when one person uses force to inflict injury, either emotional or physical, upon another person they have, or had, a relationship with. The involved individuals are related by blood, marriage or intimate partners.  A family violence intervention program aims to end a debilitating cycle of violence in families by empowering individuals to maintain independence in a violence-free lifestyle. As a response to domestic violence and in providing an alternative to violence in a familial setting, a family violence intervention program is led by trained professionals who teach identification of abusive behaviors and appropriate responses to those triggers. The court may determine that a defendant convicted of a violent domestic crime undergo such a program for rehabilitation. A program in which abusers are held accountable for their acts of domestic violence may be the first or final step to leading a healthy and happy lifestyle.

TIPS for Surviving the Holidays; Stay Sober During the Holidays

TIPS for Surviving the Holidays

Tips for Surviving the Holidays

Do you want to stay sober during the holidays? The holidays can be a joyful or painful time of the year. Tis the season for greetings, family, cheer and beer but for addicts it can be a time of triggers, running emotions, stress and disappointments. What does one in recovery do when the holidays come and family is too far away to see and you start to feel a little lonely or when that one cousin is insisting that just one drink won’t hurt? Here are 10 helpful tips on how survive the holidays without substances.

Relapse prevention

Prepare or amend your relapse prevention (RP) plan.

The purpose of a relapse prevention plan is to proactively set boundaries and guidelines in order to keep your sobriety. Relapse is not a onetime, overnight event, it is a process that can begin days, weeks or months before you use again. A well prepared RP plan can help you better prepare and navigate through the various stages of relapse (emotional, mental and physical). Check back later for more details on the various stages of relapse. Check out the links below for more information on relapse prevention.

  1. Keep calm and work the steps.

Attend 12 Step meetings before and after any big events and continue to go to the meetings during the holiday season. The importance of meetings cannot be stressed enough. This is where you can develop support systems, remain strong in your commitment to recovery and gain a sense of stability, comfort, and confidence.

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Alcohol and Drug Evaluation Court Approved Counseling & Programs

Alcohol and Drug Evaluation Court Approved Counseling & Programs

What is an #Alcohol and Drug Evaluation used for?

Probation, Parole,  Pretrial, Drug Diversion, Pre-employment, Department of Transportation (DOT), Division of Family and Children Services, Attorneys or pre-indictment/arraignment purposes. Individuals are referred to be evaluated based on many situations. It could be an arrest, sentencing,  testing positive during a random on the job,  a divorce or custody battle case or just as simple as someone who needs help with addiction.

The types of cases and situations may vary for an #alcohol and drug evaluation. Some of the most common cases are (driving under the influence), (possession of marijuana)s (possession of controlled substances), (possession with intent), (reckless driving), (theft by receiving), (minors in possession of alcohol-MIP), (criminal trespass), (battery), (disorderly conduct), (failing a drug test on the job), (inquiries as to parenting ability based on substance dependence), etc..

Given that #Alcohol and Drug Evaluation, along with the Counseling recommendations provided, are often used to minimize and alleviate court sentences, individuals are highly encouraged to undergo Assessments as soon as possible, which demonstrates to the court and prosecution your willingness to take responsibility for your actions and follow-thru with the suggested Counseling plan. If you or someone you know is in need of an Alcohol and Drug Evaluation#, please contact us for a comprehensive, personalized assessment or make a referral, please call 404-594-1770.

Based upon the assessment a recommendation is made on the appropriate course. Most individuals are encouraged to refrain from using substances and lead a healthy lifestyle.
An evaluation is the first step..

AACS Sober Living

AACS Sober Living in Atlanta

We are a group of professionals who have devoted our careers to help educate young-adults,  their friends and families about addiction, and to bring affordable sober living facilities in the Metro Atlanta Area.

AACS Sober Living

Our goal is to provide affordable sober living care to all who need healing and growth. At AACS Sober Living, recovery is made simple. We walk with you through this important transitional journey and assist you in regaining self-confidence, new coping skills, healthier choices, and reconnecting with loved ones.

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Aftercare sober living at AACS

For long-term success, our statistics show aftercare is key.  At AACS Sober Living, individuals are encouraged to actively participate in at least 12 months of aftercare which includes continued individual and group therapy for the first year, random drug screens, and the completion of working a 12 step program with a sponsor.

Accountabile case management

AACS Sober Living uses a comprehensive strategic model of case management focused on client accountability, holistic Counseling planning, successful client outcomes, and community awareness. Counselors and case managers provide each client with intensive supervision and a supportive network, which enables the client to meet the expectations of daily living and decrease the likelihood of relapse.

Designed to provide immediate Counseling to individuals referred to by self or from various sources, participants will be engaged in a range of supportive activities while working on bettering their life and current circumstances. The center’s aggressive strategies are proving successful in addressing some of the most difficult problems associated with addiction, co-occurring disorders, medical status, etc.

  • Anger Management Group
  • Daily Spiritual Meeting/Group
  • 12-Step Meetings
  • Individual Therapy
  • Monthly Family Group
  • Weekly Community Group
  • Relapse Prevention Group
  • Weekly 12-step Study Group

 

 

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Relationship Groups; Saving your marriage

Creating and cultivating healthy relationship is a two part process; first learning how to have a healthy relationship with the self, and then manifesting reciprocal behaviors with others.

The goal of the Relationship groups; Saving your marriage serries is to help members be more intentional in interpersonal relationships while providing psycho-education and support.

Relationship Groups
Relationship Groups and Couples Therapy.

Relationship Groups are very popular form of therapy in the modern world. Group therapy is an effective form of psychotherapy that is based on interdependence and interaction among the group members who mutually disclose personal challenges and issues in their relationships during group sessions.

Relationship Groups
Relationship Groups

The focus of the Relationship Groups; Saving your marriage series is to regain confidence in your communication with your partner. It’s based on the premise of interpersonal learning. The process serves as the agent of change.  The group presents realistic challenges to maladaptive interpersonal belief systems and behavioral patterns via feedback from participants and encouragement to experiment with healthier alternative behaviors, first within the group and then outside the group.

According to Irvin Yalom (2005) the following is s brief list of the benefits group psychotherapy can provide.

Universality – feeling of having problems similar to others, not alone.

Altruism – helping and supporting others.

Instillation of hope – encouragement that  recovery is possible.

Guidance – nurturing support & assistance.

Imparting information – teaching about problem and recovery.

Developing social skills – learning new ways to talk about feelings, observations. and concerns.

Interpersonal learning – finding out about themselves & others from the group.

 

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