Mental Health Services
Drug and alcohol abuse and addiction often go hand-in-hand with mental health issues, and Phoenix House offers treatment programs designed specifically to meet this need. We call these “co-occurring (substance abuse & mental health) problems” and we believe a successful recovery depends on addressing both our client’s mental health and substance abuse issues.
We also serve clients needing mental health services regardless of their substance use experience or status. Specifically, in some locations we have outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment programs and community residences for clients with mental health problems.
In most of our substance abuse treatment programs, we have psychiatric consultation, evaluation and medications available as needed. Some programs have full-time psychiatric staff, others have psychiatrists who provide services as consultants.
All programs use evidence-based practices–delivered in safe, supportive settings that are licensed by the Office of Mental Health. Within our continuum of care, every client is treated with compassion, dignity, and respect. All services are delivered in a step-down fashion, diminishing in intensity as the client progresses through treatment. We offer flexible scheduling with day and evening hours for working clients and clients attending school.
The individual (and family members where appropriate) participate in an individual assessment and evaluation to determine the need for treatment and the most appropriate level of care.
Once it is agreed that the client will participate in treatment at Phoenix House, an intake is completed and the client and counselor agree on the type and location of treatment.
Together, the client and their counselor develop a treatment plan including primary problems to be addressed, and the client’s goals and how those goals will be achieved.
A variety of services are delivered, including individual, group and family counseling, relapse prevention, drug/alcohol and mental health education, and numerous other specialty services. The amount and length of services is dependent on the individual client’s needs.
Continuum of Care
Clients receive services along a continuum of care, tapering their participation as they begin to understand their mental health and drug/alcohol problems and take responsibility for managing their illness.
Clients complete formal treatment and engage in a recovery plan that may include support groups, participation in recovery centers and alumni group services.