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This includes an evaluation to determine the extent of the substance abuse problem and recommendations for treatment.
This also includes family evaluations / interventions with or without the substance abuser, or recommendations to the family regarding coping with and / or providing support for addiction recovery.
Adolescent Risk Reduction
Workshops for the adolescent and their parents which focus on risks involved in substance abuse and improving communication. Call to inquire about workshop availability. Seminars are provided several times a year with the focus of reducing the risk adolescent substance related problems. Check the upcoming events to see if one is scheduled.
Both weeklong group based workshops or private anger management counseling is available. The interventions are based on a cognitive-behavioral model, and rely on utilizing the educational material provided to identify personal anger triggers and coping skills.
Individual or group therapy focused on issues surrounding codepency. This includes helping people heal from inadequate or unhealthy boundaries.
Continuing Care Group
This is a group for those who are maintaining their personal recovery, but want to continue to explore their history and work toward gaining further insights into their behavior, thoughts, and feelings.
Couple's therapy is for couple's who may be experiencing some stress in their relationship and want to improve their communication and their overall satisfaction in the relationship.
Educational Presentations and Workshops
There are various educational groups and workshops provided. Check the upcoming events to see if any are scheduled, or call to express your interest and find out if one might be scheduled on site.
Family therapy focuses on the family system. It allows for all members to be involved in the process of change, and to work toward a healthier family unit. Although many feel that family therapy is only necessary when there is a great deal of conflict in the family, this is not true. Often family therapy can be beneficial even when only one member is experiencing difficulty.
Dr. Seely is Board Certified in Forensic Psychiatry. As such, he often works with the courts or its officers (attorneys) in providing a detailed, written forensic evaluation of each individual.
Group therapy is often the treatment of choice. It allows for members to experience a sense of relatedness, and keeps treatment costs down for the individual. Addiction Education Consultants has several groups, including an ongoing Intensive Outpatient Program for addiction, a continuing care group, and a partners group, which focuses on the feelings of partners when their loved one is addicted or in recovery. Other groups may be available, call to find out if a group you are interested in may be admitting new members.
Individual therapy is an hour-long session between the client and the therapist. Individual therapy is available for any issue, including addiction, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, codependency, sexual issues, or general stressors. There are several therapists for individual therapy on site.
Intensive Outpatient Therapy
Intensive Outpatient treatment (IOP) consists of three or more three hour groups weekly. It is used as an initial intervention or as follow up to inpatient addiction treatment. Those in intensive outpatient treatment receive education regarding addiction and addiction recovery, group and individual therapy, and when appropriate, couple or family sessions. The length of the program is approximately six weeks, although this is an average. Once one completes IOP they usually continue at an outpatient level.
Outpatient Opiate Detoxification
Dr. Seely is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, and can provide outpatient opiate detoxification when deemed appropriate.
Psychiatric Evaluation / Consultation
Dr. Seely is Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, General Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, and Forensic Psychiatry. A psychiatric evaluation consists of a thorough evaluation by Dr. Seely to determine the nature of the problem and treatment recommendations.
Dr. Seely is one a handful of psychiatrists who provide psychiatric therapy, which is individual therapy with a psychiatrist. Sessions are scheduled weekly or biweekly and last either a half hour or an hour.
The smoking cessation program is a combination of medication approved for smoking cessation, behavioral techniques, and supportive therapy.
Spirituality in Recovery
Spirituality in recovery is an area of interest for several of the AEC staff members. Dr. Seely has provided lectures on the topic, and has CD recordings available. William Berry is beginning a bimonthly group focused specifically on this topic, which would include selected readings and focus on assisting members in finding and actualizing their own Spiritual quest.
The 12 Steps
AEC believes in the 12 step process as an effective tool for recovery. To get more information about 12 step programs, check the links portion of this website.