Polysubstance Abuse Counseling
Polysubstance abuse is the use of three or more groups of addictive substances over a period of 12 months. It occurs when an individual abuses several substances over a short period of time, often in an attempt to enhance the effect of a single drug to create a more intense high. Clients at ORTC are medically treated specifically for opiate addiction; in addition the treatment center offers counseling for polysubstance abuse. The length of the treatment program is determined by how long and what type of substance dependence the client has, any underlying mental illness, the client’s desire to change and willingness to undergo treatment, the client’s support system and plans for ongoing care.
Family counseling is offered to the clients at ORTC.
Couples counseling is offered to the clients at ORTC. Couples counseling is a treatment program to provide professional guidance designed for married or cohabiting clients seeking help for drug abuse. The treatment center meets with the substance abusing client together with the spouse or partner. Research shows couples counseling produces better relationship functioning and benefits substance abusing clients and their families.
Group counseling is offered to the clients at ORTC. Group counseling is a treatment program where a small group of clients meet regularly to talk, interact and discuss problems with each other and a professional counselor at ORTC. Group counseling provides personal growth through the use of interpersonal interaction, and provides an opportunity to build relationships and receive feedback.
ORTC provides counseling to offer encouragement and motivation to remain in substance abuse treatment. Counseling can teach the client coping skills and how to prevent relapse. Counseling also helps the clients learn to make healthy choices, handle setbacks and stress, and move forward in their lives.