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Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment

Getting Started

The first step is to gather information from our potential clients to assure that each person is referred to the right place and service. This may be done over the phone or email.

Common reason for seeking Substance Abuse treatments: 

  • Failure to fulfill major responsibilities at work, school or home
  • Drinking or drug use in dangerous situations such as driving or operating heavy machinery
  • Legal problems related to alcohol or drug use including being arrested
  • Problems with important relationships including your spouse, partner or children and continued alcohol or drug use despite these problems
  • Use of alcohol or drugs to cope with difficult emotions such as sadness or anxiety, or to avoid difficult memories.

Commonly abused substances:

  • Alcohol
  • Methamphetamine, cocaine, and prescription stimulants
  • Marijuana and synthetic marijuana (K-2)
  • Opioids including pain pills and street narcotics such as heroin

Substance Addiction Treatment Options

During your first appointment, a licensed counselor will ask questions and complete a full assessment with treatment recommendations. Recommendations may include referral to another provider, if appropriate. After your first appointment, you may be referred to one of the following outpatient services for additional help:

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy may also be known as “counseling.” Individual therapy is a collaborative time between a client and therapist to talk through challenges and identify goals and steps to help you on your path to wellness and recovery.

Group Therapy

This type of therapy is led by a licensed provider in a group setting of individuals with similar needs. Sharing and learning from other people is a proven method to help individuals recover from common behavioral health problems. Most groups have around 6-12 people. Recovery is a central theme for all alcohol and drug treatment groups.

Family Therapy

Family therapy involves structured sessions with a licensed counselor and relevant family members. It is an effective tool that can help improve communication and work through problems in a safe environment.

Peer Support

This may also be known as “peer mentoring.” Four County uses the wisdom of people who are experienced in recovery to assist our clients in being successful. Peer mentors are trained staff who engage in targeted activities to help individuals recover from addiction. Peer mentors are certified through the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) to provide this service.

Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP)

Four County offers intensive programming for individuals who need a higher level of care. Participants who receive IOP services typically attend 9 hours of group and individual therapy per week. Groups include structured content based on proven models of successful care. IOP services are currently only available at our Independence location.

Co-occurring Treatment

We believe that addiction rarely occurs in a vacuum. Four County has a team of providers who are qualified to provide counseling for individuals with co-occurring mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. Treatment activities will include skills and strategies for important life skills to help you be successful in your recovery.

Court Ordered Assessments

Four County offers a variety of assessments for individuals referred by the legal system, courts, and probation officers. We provide evaluations for individuals who have driving-related offenses while using alcohol or drugs. Please contact us to learn more about these services.

Problem Gambling Treatment

Gambling is a form of behavioral addiction. Four County offers certified assessments and treatments for problem gambling. These services are available in person and by tele-video. Consult our problem gambling resources page for more information about this type of addiction.

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