Licking County Alcoholism Prevention Program

Serving The Community Since 1968

Adult Services


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In addition to the assessment and individual sessions, most clients in the Adult Services Program will be directed to one or more of the following groups:

Discovery: This group is for men who are identified as being in the Engagement/Pre-Contemplation stage of treatment and not aware of the extent of problems created by their use. In the group, self-assessment is utilized to help the men realize they might be experiencing problems with Alcohol/Drugs or mental/emotional health. This group introduces men to the stages of change, the group process, expectations, and encourages participation in group discussions. The emphasis of group content is on creating opportunities to think about and talk about change, regardless of what those life changes may be about. It meets one time a week for 1.5 hrs.

Men’s Recovery Program: An intensive program for men diagnosed as substance dependent. The program addresses client needs as identified in the Contemplation/Preparation stage of change/treatment. These include ambivalence, extrinsic motivation and discovering intrinsic motivators for change. It meets two hours per day, three days per week, for twelve to fifteen sessions. The client is then re-evaluated for appropriate program/stage placement. It is based on the Matrix Model curriculum that addresses the dynamics and impact of addiction on the brain, identifies internal and external triggers, and behavioral/thinking errors.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): An intensive program for men diagnosed as substance dependent with an additional need for increased structure. The program addresses client needs as identified in the Contemplation/Preparation stage of change/treatment. These include ambivalence, extrinsic motivation and discovering intrinsic motivators for change. The program meets three hours per day, three days per week, for twelve to fifteen sessions. The client is then re-evaluated for appropriate program/stage placement. It is based on Matrix Model curriculum that addresses the dynamics and impact of addiction on the brain, identifies internal and external triggers, and behavioral/thinking errors.

Positive Direction Series: This group is offered to men who have advanced to the Action stage(s) of change and treatment. The goals of this stage of treatment include carrying out change strategies, provide support and encouragement to maintain gains achieved and reduce ambivalence in transitions from thought to action. The group meets one to two times per week (2 hrs. per session), depending upon client need. Discussions focus on developing integrated recovery and life skills to cope with thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in recovery.

Recovery Maintenance/Relapse Prevention: The group is for men who have reached the Relapse Prevention stage of treatment and/or completed the Men’s Recovery Program or other primary treatment program, and find themselves struggling to maintain abstinence and change. The group meets one to two times per week (2 hrs. per session), depending upon client need. It concentrates on implementing integrated recovery skills learned during the action stage of primary treatment, while identifying specific triggers for ongoing difficulty. Through the use of didactic education and homework assignments, men practice recovery and coping skills, complete comprehensive relapse prevention plans and evaluate their effectiveness. The goals of continued abstinence and lifestyle change are affirmed while additional support for client self-efficacy is provided.

Men’s Breaking Free Programming: This group is offered to men either in the action, or relapse prevention stage of change and consists of 2 groups that primarily focus on how past trauma creates barriers to success in recovery. Group 1: Specifically focuses on how past experiences, and unhealthy patterns of thinking and behavior impact their self-concept, relationships and other area’s of their lives. Group 2: Is primarily for those who have been diagnosed with PTSD. This group concentrates on educating participants on how symptoms of this disorder are intertwined in addiction and their impact on recovery; while providing effective strategies for facing these specific challenges.

Road to Recovery Group: This group is for men that are in the Maintenance stages of change and treatment. The group helps clients address, reinforce and personalize skills/needs that help maintain recovery and a healthy lifestyle. The group also affirms clients resolve and self-efficacy. It meets one time a week for 1.5 hrs.

Integrated Recovery Group: This group is offered to individuals who are experiencing difficulties with substance abuse and mental illness. In addition to basic Alcohol/Drug information, education is also provided on how substance abuse impacts mental illness and vice versa. Additional subjects include, stages of change, relapse prevention, coping /social skills and enriching recovery efforts through Twelve Step Recovery groups, Dual Recovery Anonymous, or Double Trouble in Recovery.

Aftercare: The purpose of the Aftercare group is to support and encourage the men’s efforts in maintaining a sober lifestyle. It sets the foundation for long-term recovery and sobriety. Issues affecting the new recovery lifestyle are addressed, while socially supportive positive peer relationships are enhanced. It meets one time a week for 1.5 hrs.

Outreach Group: This is an engagement stage group with very limited alcohol and other drug information provided. The group was developed to demystify the treatment experience and assist the client to become comfortable in entering treatment by helping to identify client priorities in a non-threatening environment. It meets two times a week for 2 hours per session.

Self-Awareness Group: This group is offered at the Pataskala Office for clients in the action and/or maintenance stage of treatment to support and encourage maintaining a use free and more holistic lifestyle. The basis of the group is cognitive behavioral therapy to assist clients in learning and adapting alternative thoughts and behaviors improve overall psychosocial functioning. It meets one time per week for 1.5 hours.

General Group for both men and women:

    Outreach: This group focuses on the pre-engagement/engagement stages of treatment. The focus of this group is to develop a trusting relationship, provide support for daily living, and assess for readiness to change.