The assessment services utilize a broad-based approach. The process assesses the client’s level of functioning in a number of areas including living situation, military history, medical status, educational status, employment/support status, drug/alcohol use, treatment history, legal status, family history, family/social relationship status, and psychiatric status. Standardized testing inventories are used to provide additional information to complement the information that is gathered through the interview process. The assessment findings provide detail about the level of substance abuse services that are needed by the client; and also provide information about other services that are needed. Other services that may be needed include medical, vocational, educational, housing, financial, legal, or psychiatric resources. The following categories list the types of assessments that are provided:
Research shows that individuals with history of trauma are at significantly greater risk for developing substance use disorders and health-related problems such as liver disease, COPD, lung cancer and STI’s. Trauma-exposed individuals are also more likely to experience sexual assault, domestic violence and depression. That is why it is so important not only to properly evaluate and individual’s history of trauma, but to ensure that this history is treated with privacy and respect and is addressed holistically throughout treatment. We understand that many traumas are gender-specific and because of this, we offer group treatment that is gender-specific for the comfort of our clients.
Often when a client enters treatment with a history of trauma, she isn’t yet ready to talk about the experience or its effects. This is one of the many reasons that we offer skill-based treatment approaches in addition to talk therapy.
There are several levels of intensity provided through the outpatient group sessions. The majority of group sessions are scheduled to meet once weekly although one of the group modalities meets twice weekly. The groups are designed to meet the needs of specific populations, and combine education with an interactive group-counseling format. All of the group sessions are provided in an open-ended format where clients are entering and completing on an ongoing basis. Clients are oriented to the group guidelines that include the expectation that confidentiality will be maintained. The following lists the various groups that are provided:
Recovery Oriented Systems of Care is an initiative that understands addiction as a chronic problem rather than an acute one. This means that individuals are more successful at long-term recovery when they are offered long-term support. It also recognizes many pathways to recovery, meaning there is no one right way to recover. With options, individuals can be more successful. Our program understands that one way to offer long-term, friendly support is through mentors or coaches.
Our Peer Supports use evidence-based time-proven strategies that significantly and positively impact a participant’s health by increasing retention rates, resulting in more treatment completions. These strategies also contribute to a lower rate of recidivism and fewer readmissions for detoxification and residential services.
Peer Lifestyle Coaches are at the heart of our Peer Support Services. Each coach is selected and trained by Eaton Behavioral Health and the Program Facilitator to ensure that the highest professional, confidential and ethical standards are maintained. Peer Lifestyle Coaches provide recovery support, resources, guidance and insight for individuals while they are waiting for admission, during treatment and after treatment is complete. Every effort will be made to provide choices for program participants that enable them to reach their individual goals.
First and foremost, your Peer Lifestyle Coach is there to help you become motivated and skilled at recovery. This can mean meeting one-on-one to identify recovery goals or calling your Peer Lifestyle Coach when things get tough. Support services will include a wide variety of techniques for helping to support your recovery.
Some services we provide are:
Beyond providing hands-on support, Peer Support Services assists participants in reducing barriers to accessing the care that they need. This means we connect you with services you might not know exist in your own community. Some examples of referrals are:
The Eaton Behavioral Health (EBH) Choices Program is an early intervention program funded through the Eaton County Juvenile Justice Millage and Mid-State Health Network. It is provided through a cooperative arrangement between EBH & Eaton Regional Education Service Agency. This program is intended for adolescents who have experimented with alcohol, or other illicit drugs. A $10 charge for materials is the only cost for the Choices Program. Referrals come from schools, probation, family members, and self-referred.
An adolescent is eligible for this program if they meet these qualifications:
How does the Choices program work?
Youth Education Series:
Parent Forum Sessions:
Session topics include: