Our counselors have firsthand knowledge of the disease and understand the problems that are associated with alcoholism, substance abuse, and drug addiction. With that experience comes a great deal of awareness, insight, compassion, and respect for the dignity of others. We understand that every client is unique and deserves individual counseling to help reach their goals. Our outpatient programs are designed to fit your needs and lifestyle. One of our key strengths is inspiring resistant clients who struggle to find motivation for change. We place a great deal of focus on helping clients discover their strengths, building support systems, and developing healthy lifestyles that set the foundation to improving life.
Substance abuse and addiction knows no age, race, or any other demographic—and can happen to anybody. Senior citizens are no exception. We customize our drug and alcohol treatment to fit your needs by designing a program that fits your schedule and lifestyle.
It is not uncommon for teens to experiment with drugs or alcohol at some point during their adolescent years. While some teens try these substances only a few times and stop, others are unable to control their cravings to use. The earlier substance abuse is treated, the better the outcome.
When a family member, spouse, or other loved one develops an opioid addiction, few people know what to do. Faced with someone who appears to be heading rapidly into a state of self-destruction, families are often conflicted and unable to figure out how to help. We can help guide you through the process.
Many people know they drink or use more than they should, but the idea of accepting total abstinence is just too overwhelming. Most believe abstinence is their only option. Managing your use, on the other hand, can be an alternative treatment option for those who have not reached the dependence stage. This is an an early to mid-stage-managed use alternative.
Your initial consultation is free of cost. You will have the opportunity to discuss your specific issues with an ATA Addiction Specialist and begin the process and course of treatment.
Standard outpatient programs are designed with the efficiency of group sessions in mind. Insurance will usually only pay for “Intensive outpatient” which is generally 3 days a week at 3 hour’s per day. These programs can be effective in many ways but are driven by group curriculum and not the Individual. At ATA, we only offer treatment in an individual setting. The education and lesson planning is always what YOU need and none of what you don’t.
We will come to your home or place of business if this is your best option to receive treatment. Families with children do not always have the option to drop everything and go to a facility for help. Executives may not be able to leave their place of business and may need to meet at lunch at their site. People struggling with social anxiety and/or other disabilities may not be willing to travel outside of their comfort zone and need someone to come to them.
Substance Use Disorders effect everyone involved and that can make the family and loved ones ill as well. ATA can help these people with the issues they face when someone they love is in the throes of abuse and dependency. Even if the patient is not ready to make a treatment commitment, you can get help with how you proceed with your life without focusing solely on them.
Many outpatient programs set their times up front and those are the only options available. ATA is flexible with times available for your program. Nights and weekends are an option when available and you can design your program to fit your needs.
Your counselor will make suggestions as to how often you might come for sessions but the decision is ultimately up to you. We can design a program around your schedule and preferences that is still effective in Harm Reduction and Abstinence Models. Not all clients may want complete abstinence but may need help with understanding how they can avoid dependency or alcohol related consequences.
Effective collaboration is key to serving our clients in the broadest possible context. We work with Medical and Mental Health providers to ensure our clients receive the best possible care. An example of this might be a potential client wanting to stop drinking. They could be referred to a medically assisted alcohol detox program that will manage the possible effects from alcohol withdrawal. If we find that ATA is not your best fit, at any point, we will assist you in getting the service that you need, including other Intensive Outpatient Programs or a higher level of care.
The effects of addiction aren’t limited to the addicted person, and the causes of substance abuse can be varied and complex – family issues can contribute to and perpetuate the illness of addiction. In fact, addiction is sometimes referred to as a “family disease.” Successful treatment, therefore, often incorporates the family of the person struggling with addiction. ATA can provide family packages to help with maneuvering through the complex process of dependence and addiction.
ATA introduces a new and innovative alternative to those needing help with Substance abuse issues; Confidential Video Counseling that complies with HIPAA security standards is now available with an ATA Certified Addiction Specialist. Video conferencing allows you to fit in time to work on your problems with drugs or alcohol without having to leave your home and allows you to be comfortable and relaxed during your session. Fit treatment into your schedule and lifestyle.
Our specialists at ATA can provide comprehensive Substance Use written assessments for Legal situations that involve the courts. This can include: Criminal arrests, Custody disputes, DUI, and Family/Youth Court. Other examples of where an assessment might be needed; Concerned family and friends, employment requirements, and employer concerns. If educational hours are required, ATA can provide those within your specific parameters.
There should be an ongoing addiction recovery process that takes places in a person’s life. The client should avoid the idea that he/she has been cured by completing drug/alcohol rehab treatment. Aftercare provides ongoing services which will make transitioning into a new life more successful, with less risk of relapse.
An ATA specialist might, for example, conduct a phone session with a client during a time of crisis or when the client is out of town or has transportation issues. These appointments can also be adjusted so that you are only paying for the time you need. Secure video sessions are available for clients with the correct system requirements.