Our philosophy of "Root Cause Analysis and Demand Reduction Strategies" regarding substance related issues is what makes us different. At ABBCON, we believe there are many reasons individuals may develop problems related to substance use. Have they experienced trauma? Are they depressed? Are they self-medicating anxiety? Are they lonely? Do they not value themselves? Are they bored? The list of possibilities is endless.
When we figure out what needs explored, (The Root Cause) and address those issues appropriately, the desire to use substances problematically naturally decreases. (Demand Reduction).
This philosophy makes us unique among the majority of substance use disorder treatment providers. We do not require abstinence from legal/prescribed substances or 12 step support for all of our clients. Instead we emphasize personal accountability, self-care, self management techniques, boundary setting, harm reduction, and positive reinforcement.
All of our clients participate in both individual and group sessions, in person or via telehealth. Intake sessions are always in person, but individual sessions after intake can generally be in person or telehealth. Currently, all group sessions are via telehealth.
Many of our clients are court ordered. We place the same priority in quality of care for our court ordered clients as we do our self-referred clients.
At admission, we determine a minimum number of hours of services you are recommended to complete and communicate that to the court. As long as you make appropriate progress during that hour time span, you will be successfully discharged.
At that time, you can choose, completely of your own volition, whether your work with us is done or whether you'd like to continue to work with us, without the court's involvement. Many clients choose to continue their treatment voluntarily.