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Substance Use

Treatment Services

Who we work with.

We accept any client seeking help with drug or alcohol problems.  Many of our substance use services are paid for by grants.  For services not covered by grants, we offer a sliding scale fee and will set up a payment schedule.  We also accept Medicaid.  We accept DWI, court, family, self, doctor, social worker and probation referrals.  We have a commitment to work with people who desire help with addiction and substance use issues.

  • Assessments


All treatment services begin with an evaluation to determine a substance use problem.  This assessment helps formulate treatment recommendations, as well as to determine the extent and severity of the problem.  This will be provided by a qualified, experienced substance use counselor.  The assessment duration can last from one to two hours.

  • Dual Disorder Treatment


Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT) is an evidence-based practice designed specifically for individuals with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. This treatment approach helps individuals recover by simultaneously offering mental health and addiction services together, in the same setting.


  • Employment Training/Support/Resources


One challenge facing an individual in the recovery process is securing gainful employment that pays the bills, puts food on the table, and provides purpose, allowing the individual to move ahead in sobriety as a contributing member of society. 


Through our treatment services and collaborative resource supports, The Cognitive Connection staff work with our consumers in achieving their employment goal that then also strengthens their success in sustaining a recovery oriented life style.


  • Cognitive Behavioral Intervention (CBI)

The Cognitive Connection utilizes the Reasoning and Rehabilitation CBI Curriculum (R&R).  R&R is a modified form of cognitive behavioral therapy that directly addresses the thoughts leading to poor decisions/poor behavior. The program aims to help both adult and youth participants re frame these thoughts and alter their behaviors accordingly by teaching them the following skills:

  • Lateral thinking, or the ability to address a problem from several angles, one such angle being an attempt to understand another person’s perspective.

  • Social skills, such as basic interaction and conflict resolution skills as well as negotiation skills, assertiveness training, social perspective training, and education on interpersonal interactions.

  • Values education, which attempts to help individuals develop socially adaptive values.

  • Cognitive and behavioral skills, which consist of the recognition and re framing of potentially poor decision thoughts, the effective processing of information, and the alteration of maladaptive and problematic behaviors.

  • Critical thinking skills.


  • Peer Support 


Peer support services are an evidence-based mental health model of care which consists of a qualified peer support provider who assists individuals with their recovery from mental illness and substance use disorders. (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services).

Peer Support Services are provided as one-on-one and group interventions by Peer Specialists—people in recovery from mental health conditions and substance use disorders. These professional act as trusted and motivating role models assisting others in achieving personal recovery goals.


  • Regular Outpatient Services


Our regular outpatient substance use groups consist of twenty to sixty hours of substance use counseling, education, and relapse prevention.


  • Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment (SACOT)


This program is a 120 hour substance use counseling program for clients addicted to drugs that have tried treatment before, or need extensive support to remain sober.  This program is facilitated five days a week-4 hours each day- this service is an excellent alternative to expensive hospitalization.


  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment


This program is a ninety hour substance use counseling program for clients addicted to drugs that have tried treatment before, or need extensive support to remain sober.  This program is facilitated three days a week and is administered by our most experienced counselors.  This program is an excellent alternative to expensive hospitalization.


  • Group Therapy


We offer gender specific treatment groups, mixed treatment groups, adolescent treatment groups and children/adolescent prevention groups and activities.


  • Individual and Family Counseling


Addiction is a family disease, and needs to be treated as such whenever possible.  We offer individual and family counseling as needed and have several counselors experienced working with individuals, families and clients who also have a mental health diagnosis.


  • Suboxone Treatment


This program offers consumers addicted to heroin, methadone or prescription painkiller the ability to detox without pain or expensive inpatient hospitalization using the drug Suboxone. Suboxone also reduces the cravings for opioid drugs while the individual learns to live a drug-free life by attending treatment and slowly decreasing the dosage of Suboxone being taken.


  • DWI Services


Our agency offers DWI Services, Behavioral Health/DWI, DOT/DMV Assessments and Alcohol Drug Education Traffic School (ADETS).


  • Referrals


When it is needed we have the ability to refer to inpatient substance use treatment, detox, and a wide range of mental health and social services.


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