Our Substance Abuse Treatment

Many times our personality characteristics impact our substance use. For this reason, in addition to the DUI services we provide, we offer group counseling services that integrates mental health treatment with that for substance abuse. This enables clients to learn skills to manage mental health challenges as well as skills related to substance use modification, which can significantly enhance their success rates.

The substance abuse treatment we provide is also beneficial for individuals who have completed inpatient treatment. Inpatient treatment is very intensive, and very helpful. Following up by engaging in outpatient counseling after discharge is helpful as it allows you to have support and additional assistance when you have re-entered your life. Putting all the new skills into place is challenging, and continuing counseling greatly enhances the your progress and success. You invested a lot of time and energy into inpatient treatment, and owe it to yourself to get the best chance for success that’s available.

Early Intervention, Substance Abuse & Intensive Outpatient Treatment is held in the Sycamore office on Mondays and Thursdays from 6-9pm, in the Rochelle office on Saturdays from 9:30am-12:30pm, and in the Elgin office from 6-9pm. The first step is to call and schedule an intake appointment to get started.

Risk Education

Braden Center can provide services for all levels of DUI treatment recommended at all Braden Center locations.

There are four different categories of recommendations that result from an evaluation.

  • Level I
    • Risk Education-10 hrs.

Risk Education consists of four 2 ½ hour classes that are held every Tuesday in the Sycamore office from 6-8:30pm. Saturday classes are also held periodically in Rochelle and also periodically in Elgin so call for start dates. You must start on class number one and attend every week for all four weeks.

  • Level IIM
    • Risk Education-10 hrs.
    • Early Intervention-12 hrs.
  • Level IIS
    • Risk Education-10 hrs.
    • Substance Abuse Treatment-20 hrs.
    • After Care Program
  • Level III
    • Intensive Outpatient Treatment-75 hrs.
    • After Care Program

NARCAN Training

Braden Counseling Center’s Staff has completed NARCAN Training. NARCAN* Nasal Spray is effectively used in emergency treatment for suspected or known Opioid overdose.  In receiving this training, the staff of Braden Counseling Center can help save a life of a client with known or suspected Opioid overdose.

Substance Abuse Evaluation, Training, and Treatment

Substance abuse is frequently used as a synonym for drug abuse, drug addiction, and/or chemical dependency. In fact, it refers to the overuse of, or dependence on, a drug whose effects are detrimental to an individual’s condition, either physical and/or mental.

A pathological use of medication, or non-medically indicated drug or toxin, often results in adverse consequences for the user, and those associated with him or her.  Adverse social consequences related to drug use include: failure to meet work, family, or school obligations, interpersonal conflicts, and legal difficulties.

At Braden Counseling Center, we specialize in addressing these issues and care about helping individuals with substance abuse issues to change their lives.

Substance Abuse Evaluation

At Braden Counseling Center, a certified counselor will assess your situation. This assessment is used to recommend a way forward. Our counselors are trained, knowledgeable, licensed, and certified by the state of Illinois to evaluate and diagnose a substance-use disorder.

The assessment process is one of information-gathering from you and, with your permission, your family and friends. The assessment considers your current life status and with your help, identifies your goals and expectations with respect to a treatment plan.

A complete evaluation requires honesty if it is to be helpful in moving your life forward. Gathering information from you and authorized referral sources, a kind of map of your life thus far will emerge. It will chart things like your preferences, past treatment history, family history, medication history, belief systems, physical health status, employment, and education history, as well as legal situations you may be facing.

Assessments can be difficult, but are important tools, and are necessary if a viable recovery program is to be put in place. Once you complete an assessment, you and your counselor will develop a treatment and recovery plan that includes helping you to identify behaviors that interfere with a successful recovery.

Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

We provide substance abuse treatment and education best suited to individuals who want to learn skills to manage challenges associated with substance use.

The substance abuse treatment program we provide is particularly beneficial for individuals transitioning from intensive inpatient treatment to re-engaging with the world.

Our counselors know that the world is full of triggers and opportunities for relapsing into unproductive behaviors. We are here to help you navigate those challenges.

Engaging in outpatient counseling after re-entry into the world, will challenge your strength and commitment to all the new skills you have learned, and is a great way to increase your chances of success.

Think of it this way, if you have just invested a great deal of time and energy into changing your life, you need to practice what you have learned in life’s amazing, frustrating, and demanding journey.

When trying to maintain your commitment to a different way of living, your life will be challenged repeatedly. You owe it to yourself, and all the work you have already done, to create a support system that will help you to do that.

Our Substance Abuse & Intensive Outpatient Treatment sessions offer you one great way to stay on track.

Outpatient Substance Abuse Counseling

Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) can be a primary treatment program in some circumstances, for those who do not need medically-supervised detox.  It is also a good way for people in recovery who have completed an intensive inpatient program to continue their therapies on a part-time basis.

Before being admitted into our Intensive Outpatient Program, we will do a clinical assessment to determine the suitability of our program to serve your needs. If a medically-supervised detox is required, a custom treatment plan addressing that requirement, and what it entails, will be addressed.

Before starting our IOP, and if it is necessary, you will be referred to an available, professional detox service that addresses your immediate situation. As part of the assessment, you will receive counseling about treatment options that fit your situation, what those options are, and the order in which they need to happen.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program centers on small, weekly group therapy and often includes individual, weekly therapy sessions as well. Sessions address different areas and topics with everyone being introduced to:

  • Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome or PAWS
  • Relapse Prevention Skills
  • How to Manage Urges and Cravings
  • Understanding the Brain Chemistry of Addiction
  • Progression of the Disease of Addiction
  • Introduction to the Twelve Steps
  • Spirituality
  • Stages of Change
  • Focus on Co-Occurring Disorders and the Effects on Addiction and Recovery
  • The Family Education Program

Depending on individual needs, a person in our IOP program may be referred to specific, comprehensive treatment or training to increase mental health, and build better life skills.  Employment counseling may also be indicated.

Benefits of Our Intensive Outpatient Program

The major focus of our intensive outpatient program is relapse prevention. Our IOP is customized for each person, guided by the initial assessment and subsequent follow up.

The program allows an individual to establish a foundation for long-term recovery support within their own community while living at home. Whether you are transitioning from an intensive inpatient program and want to avoid relapse, or are seeking treatment while living at home, our program is geared to addressing individual needs through group and individual counseling.

Rebuilding your personal life and whenever possible, mending family ties is an important component of the program.

Substance use disorder (SUD) can lead to clinically significant mental and/or physical impairment or distress in an individual’s life affecting his or her welfare, as well as having adverse effects on family, friends, and colleagues.

Finding Help with Braden Counseling Center

At Braden Counseling Center, we are committed to helping you address substance abuse so that you do not become a statistic.

In 2010, about 5% of people (230 million) used an illicit substance. Of those people, 27 million were considered high-risk, meaning that their health, psychological health, and social interactions were affected.

In 1990, deaths from substance abuse disorders numbered 165,000.  Of those deaths, 137,500were from alcohol-use disorders, and the rest from drug abuse.

By 2015, substance use disorders had reached 307,400 deaths and the figure continues to climb.

Do not become a statistic. Let one of our substance abuse counselors help. Call us today for an appointment. We have five convenient locations including Sycamore, Bartlett, Geneva, Elgin, and Rochelle.