Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse Treatment

Recovery does happen. At Growth Works, we strive to build upon a client’s strengths and provide a continuum of care that spans the needs of those questioning if they have an issue with drugs or alcohol to those who feel their use is out of control to those who are practicing recovery but may still benefit from professional support.

Our highly trained clinicians, social workers, and professionals assist participants in addressing personal matters that may contribute to their drug or alcohol use. It is the mission of our Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program to ensure all clients receive appropriate and coordinated care to address Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) along with any Co-occurring Disorders (CODs) whether they relate to mental health diagnoses, trauma and/or criminal behavior. The length of treatment will vary based on the needs of the client. Additionally, there may be involvement and support from courts, probation officers, employers, and family members in the client’s transition to long-term recovery.

Outpatient Drug Treatment

We provide several outpatient groups in the community for both adolescents and adults dealing with substance abuse issues. Admission to these groups is based on an assessment, during which information is collected to better understand the individual’s strengths and needs. If the individual meets criteria for the program, they may be placed in one of the following groups:

Intensive Outpatient Drug Treatment (adolescent) meets three times per week and is designed to help clients stabilize behaviors and emotions, build some basic coping skills and begin to create a home environment supportive of recovery. Once this is achieved, the youth can move into the Adolescent Outpatient group.

Outpatient Drug Treatment (adolescent and adult) is to support clients in developing a sober, recovery-based lifestyle. Clinicians assist individuals in identifying and managing triggers, expressing feelings in a safe environment, building supportive relationships, understanding family roles and patterns, and developing healthy communication skills. Both adolescent and adult groups meet two times per week.

Relapse Prevention (adult) is an important follow-up to Outpatient Treatment. Providing additional support and therapy for individuals who have demonstrated a period of sobriety but are still at risk of relapse and need ongoing services to solidify their recovery. This group meets once per week.

Parent Groups are an important part of our adolescent programming. These sessions allow parents to connect with others going through similar circumstances. Topics often include family roles and patterns, communication styles, and the impact of substance use on adolescent growth and development. This group meets once per week.

Substance Abuse Treatment

Residential Drug Treatment

Growth Works provides residential adolescent substance use treatment through partnerships with Wolverine Human Services (Vassar, MI) and Washtenaw County Drug Court (Ann Arbor, MI). While both programs were designed to support youth involved in the juvenile justice system, the program in Vassar is also accessible to adolescents with Medicaid. Youth in these programs participate daily in therapeutic groups as well as school and other recreation activities. Both programs also provide opportunity for family involvement to help better prepare for the return home.