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Ambulatory or Outpatient Detoxification may be an option for individuals with a supportive home environment. An appointment is made with a treatment counselor, medical staff, and a treatment readiness facilitator to discuss expectations, medication, and counseling. The treatment counselor will make a referral for treatment which commences when ambulatory detoxification begins, and will continue upon completion of ambulatory detox. If eligible, a physical exam and the first dosage of medication is scheduled. The individual needs to return daily to receive medications and counseling support for a period of 3 to 5 days. Parent/guardian consent and involvement is required if a minor.
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Each provider agency has an intake process where the individual receives a clinical evaluation and is prescribed a level of services based on assessment of the severity of the problem for which they have sought help.
Individual Counseling services are targeted to the specific needs and issues presented by an individual. Services are individualized to address mutual treatment goals, usually involving behavior change, interpersonal relationships and how one views and understands situations.
Group Counseling involves a series of structured sessions in a group setting that work toward the attainment of mutually defined goals. Counseling is conducted with small groups of people addressing common issues. Groups can consist of psychoeducational, or teaching about addiction issues, skill development, which enhance skills needed prevent relapse and cognitive-behavioral, which rearrange patterns of thinking that lead to addiction, or support groups where members hold each other accountable by supporting constructive change and confronting obstacles.
Case Management services are designed to provide advocacy, support, and community- based- interventions and activities to assist and support individuals and groups in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services essential to meeting basic human needs. Case management services may include interactions with other youth agencies/service providers, the legal system, family members, and / or other individuals important to the child or teen.
CHC Addiction Services provides critical care to those fighting addiction and offers the area's only program for adolescents (12-18) for safe, medically supervised detox from opiates. Using the treatment plan designed at time of intake, we assist our patients through the recovery process from counseling, medical treatment to housing. The treatment plan becomes the blueprint to our patients' future success in our programs.
Summit County Public Health (SCPH) is an official tax supported agency, which serves people of all ages in Summit County. The Akron Health Department (now Summit County Public Health) established the Counseling Services and Alcoholism Division in 1961 and since that date has developed a broad range of prevention and treatment services for adults and adolescents. Treatment services include: full bio psycho social assessments; adult and adolescents outpatient groups, adult intensive outpatient programs, individual counseling; as well as services in juvenile detention.
Prevention Services include information dissemination, Prevention Education, Community-Based Process, for universal, selected and indicated populations. Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Education classes for adults and adolescents augment their treatment services. SCPH provides Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) Clinics in Summit County.
Greenleaf is a non-profit organization that helps strengthens families in our community with managing the challenge of daily living and with personal crises through counseling and other services.