Substance Use Programs
The substance use programs at Carolina Outreach provide intensive treatment for adults who have alcohol or substance addiction disorders and/or co-occurring mental illnesses. Programs incorporate chemical addiction treatments, including Twelve-Step facilitation and Motivational Interviewing, with cognitive and behavioral health approaches that include individual therapy and case management. The Intensive Outpatient Program includes group therapy three hours daily, three times weekly, for up to three months.
Before undergoing substance use treatment, each client is given a comprehensive, confidential clinical assessment. This involves meeting with our psychiatrist, as well as a consultation to discuss the assessment and treatment options. Our treatment options include:
Basic Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
The basic abuse program provides group support and education for those with an abuse diagnosis. Groups meet twice weekly, for 16 sessions, for 90 minutes each session.
Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program
The intensive outpatient program provides treatment for those who need additional structure and support. It consists of group sessions which meet for three hours, three times a week, for 12 to 36 sessions. Sessions are led by a trained facilitator and include both education and group therapy. Clients are expected to attend Twelve-Step meetings to benefit from ongoing recovery support. Clients elect to participate in a group with a regular meeting time in the morning or evening.
Basic Continuing Care
Basic continuing care is a step-down program designed for clients who want to continue to work on their relapse prevention skills. These groups meet twice weekly, for 90 minutes for 16 sessions.
Basic aftercare gives clients the support and accountability of meeting in a group, one time per week, for 90 minutes each session, so they may continue to hone their recovery skills.
DWI Assessment and Treatment
These services assist adults who have been cited for driving while impaired. It is recommended by most attorneys that clients complete a NC DWI assessment prior to their first court appearance, a review of the client’s driving record, a standardized test, and a face-to-face clinical interview.
The assessment determines the level of substance abuse treatment in which the client can enroll with Carolina Outreach:
Level 1: Alcohol and Drug Education Traffic School (ADETS)
For the first-time offender (16 hours of education).
Level 2: Short Term
For offenders who have completed ADETS, had a BAC over .14, refused the breathalyzer, or meet criteria for substance abuse (20 hours of treatment over 30 days).
Level 3: Long Term
For offenders who meet criteria for substance dependence, or who have completed a level 2 program (40 hours of treatment over 60 days).
Level 4: Intensive Outpatient Treatment
For offenders who meet criteria for substance dependence (with or without physiological dependence), or who have completed a level 3 program (90 days).
Level 5: Inpatient Treatment
While Carolina Outreach does not provide this level of treatment, we can make such a referral.
When the education or treatment program is completed, Carolina Outreach notifies the DMV, the last step before a client’s driving privileges are restored.