ATA- Confidential Video Counseling
ATA introduces a new and innovative alternative to those needing help with Substance abuse issues; Confidential Video Counseling that complies with HIPAA security standards is now available with an ATA Certified Addiction Specialist. Video conferencing allows you to fit in time to work on your problems with drugs or alcohol without having to leave your home and allows you to be comfortable and relaxed during your session.
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ATA-Opioid Assistance Program
When a family member, spouse, or other loved one develops an opioid addiction—whether to pain relievers like Vicodin, Oxy, or to street drugs like Heroin—few people know what to do. Faced with someone who appears to be heading rapidly into a state of self-destruction, families are often conflicted and unable to figure out how to help. Most are overwhelmed with questions about what should come next. We can help guide you through the process.
At ATA, our clients are treated with the upmost respect, support, and empathy.
-No cost initial consultation
-Referrals for Medically Assisted Detox
-Referrals for Physician and Psychiatric Services-Maintenance Medications
-Client Centered-Multifaceted Treatment Program
Referrals for All Modalities Effective collaboration is key to serving our clients in the broadest possible context. We work with Medical and Mental Health providers to ensure our clients receive the best possible care. An example of this might be a potential client wanting to stop drinking. They could be referred to a medically assisted alcohol detox program that will manage the possible effects from alcohol withdrawal. If we find that ATA is not your best fit, at any point, we will assist you in getting the service that you need, including other Intensive Outpatient Programs or a higher level of care.
Family Education and Guidance The effects of addiction aren’t limited to the addicted person, and the causes of substance abuse can be varied and complex – family issues can contribute to and perpetuate the illness of addiction. In fact, addiction is sometimes referred to as a “family disease.” Successful treatment, therefore, often incorporates the family of the person struggling with addiction. ATA can provide family packages to help with maneuvering through the complex process of dependence and addiction.
Company or Group Education Our specialists are available to participate in company and group events. The program is delivered in the work place or in a group environment and provides in-depth information and education about what drugs and alcohol really are, the short-term and long-term effects, the history of drugs, statistics and the process of addiction. This information can help increase productivity, attendance, and awareness in employees.
Written Assessments Our specialists at ATA can provide comprehensive Substance Use written assessments for Legal situations that involve the courts. This can include: Criminal arrests, Custody disputes, DUI, and Family/Youth Court. Other examples of where an assessment might be needed; Concerned family and friends, employment requirements, and employer concerns.
Maintenance and Aftercare Options There should be an ongoing addiction recovery process that takes places in a person’s life. The client should avoid the idea that he/she has been cured by completing drug/alcohol rehab treatment. Aftercare provides ongoing services which will make transitioning into a new life more successful, with less risk of relapse
Phone Appointments Available An ATA specialist might, for example, conduct a phone session with a client during a time of crisis or when the client is out of town or has transportation issues. These appointments can also be adjusted so that you are only paying for the time you need. Secure video sessions are available for clients with the correct system requirements.
ATA- Alternative Treatment Options
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Our counselors have firsthand knowledge of the disease and understand the problems that are associated with alcoholism, substance abuse, and drug addiction. With that experience comes a great deal of awareness, insight, compassion, and respect for the dignity of others. We understand that every client is unique and deserves individualized treatment to help reach their goals. Our outpatient programs are designed to fit your needs and lifestyle. One of our key strengths is inspiring resistant clients who struggle to find motivation for change. We place a great deal of focus on helping clients discover their strengths, building support systems, and developing healthy lifestyles that set the foundation to improving life.
No Cost Initial Consult/Assessment Your initial consultation is free of cost. You will have the opportunity to discuss your specific issues with an ATA Addiction Specialist and begin the process and course of treatment.
One-On-One Addiction Counseling Standard outpatient programs are designed with the efficiency of group sessions in mind. Insurance will usually only pay for “Intensive outpatient” which is generally 3 days a week at 3 hour’s per day. These programs can be effective in many ways but are driven by group curriculum and not the Individual. At ATA, we only offer treatment in an individual setting. The education and lesson planning is always what YOU need and none of what you don’t.
Office and Offsite Session Options We will come to your home or place of business if this is your best option to receive treatment. Families with children do not always have the option to drop everything and go to a facility for help. Executives may not be able to leave their place of business and may need to meet at lunch at their site. People struggling with social anxiety and/or other disabilities may not be willing to travel outside of their comfort zone and need someone to come to them.
Treatment for Loved Ones Substance Use Disorders effect everyone involved and that can make the family and loved ones ill as well. ATA can help these people with the issues they face when someone they love is in the throes of abuse and dependency. Even if the patient is not ready to make a treatment commitment, you can get help with how you proceed with your life without focusing solely on them.
Flexible Treatment Hours Many outpatient programs set their times up front and those are the only options available. ATA is flexible with times available for your program. Nights and weekends are an option when available and you can design your program to fit your needs.
Custom Designed Packages Your counselor will make suggestions as to how often you might come for sessions but the decision is ultimately up to you. We can design a program around your schedule and preferences that is still effective in Harm Reduction and Abstinence Models. Not all clients may want complete abstinence but may need help with understanding how they can avoid dependency or alcohol related consequences.
ATA-Harm Reduction Program
An Early to Mid-Stage-Managed Use Alternative
Many people know they drink or use more than they should, but the idea of accepting total abstinence is just too overwhelming. Most believe abstinence is their only option and will reject the idea while continuing to drink and use heavily. Managing your use, on the other hand, can be an alternative treatment option for those who have not reached the dependence stage. It provides a less restrictive path, allowing you to reduce your consumption to a safer, more manageable level without abstaining altogether. Managing use makes much more sense to those starting out, trying to figure out what to do about the problems they are experiencing.
In this program, we do not ask that clients stop all substance use, unless that is their goal, and we will help families establish the right kind of boundaries needed for this type of treatment. Our Addiction Specialists will work with the client to lay out, clearly and honestly, the harm being done to themselves and to others. The client as well as the family will choose the most urgent issues to focus on. The client and the ATA Addiction Specialist will then work to reduce the harm that is being done by establishing goals and implementing gradual, realistic steps to achieve them.
The goal is to slowly reduce the clients use and consumption to a problem-free level. We at ATA, are committed to developing a deep understanding of our clients, and helping create positive outcomes for them.
ATA- Teen Substance Abuse Treatment Program
It is not uncommon for teens to experiment with drugs or alcohol at some point during their adolescent years. While some teens try these substances only a few times and stop, others are unable to control their cravings to use.
When a teen uses substances in a harmful pattern for mood-altering purposes, leading to frequent problems, this is substance abuse. Even a small degree of substance abuse can be detrimental.
Teens who become addicted to drugs or alcohol will continue to use substances despite the negative consequences it is causing in their lives.
While there are many different factors that can lead to teen substance abuse and addiction, one thing is clear: the earlier it is treated, the better the outcome – without proper treatment, substance abuse will only get worse over time.
Teens struggling with Substance Abuse can have a bleak and negative outlook on life. The ATA Teen Treatment program begins with encouragement to help teens change how they look at life. One of our missions is for your teen to be more open to not only their potential, but many of the amazing possibilities for them when they live a drug and alcohol-free life. The main goal is always to make them feel in control again.
Whether your teen needs treatment is a question you may be able to answer by looking for some of the common signs of teen drug and alcohol abuse.
Is your teen;
Suddenly hanging out with new friends?
Withdrawing from loved ones?
Neglecting their personal appearance?
Experiencing a sudden drop in grades/skipping classes?
Abandoning their hobbies?
Showing increased signs of aggression or getting into conflicts with loved ones?
Eating more or less than usual?
Changing their sleeping habits (e.g., staying awake all night, or sleeping excessively)?
Sudden apathy and lack of effort toward responsibilities and school work
Sudden flakiness and tardiness
Law Enforcement Involvement
Our unique one-on-one treatment process puts 100% of the focus on your teen and their specific needs. All sessions are completely confidential and private. We do not offer group sessions simply because we feel that it is easy for a client to get lost in a “Traditional Group” setting where the curriculum is driven by the program and not the individual.
Individualized treatment plans will be tailored to meet the needs of each Teen client. Areas of focus and ATA treatment standards include;
-Reducing the risk of short and long-term drug and alcohol problems
-Substance abuse education
-Establish and maintain an abstinence-focused lifestyle
-Develop healthy coping skills and problem-solving skills
-Build healthy relationships with supportive family and friends
-Improve relapse prevention skills
-Create a sober support network
-Enhance and sustain client motivation for sobriety
-Understand the pros and cons of continued use
-Identify the reasons for why they drink or use
-Learn skills that promote healthier behaviors
-Taking responsibility for self-change
Free/No Cost Initial Assessment
Call to set up a confidential, no cost, in-person, substance abuse assessment for your teen. This will be conducted by one of our Clinical Addiction Specialists. We will then let you know if abuse or addiction is indicated and, if so, what types of treatment options would be most effective for your teen.
ATA- Senior Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Substance abuse and addiction knows no age, race, or any other demographic—and can happen to anybody. Senior citizens are no exception. We customize our drug and alcohol treatment to fit your needs by designing a program that fits your schedule and lifestyle.
Offsite Session Options are available
We will come to your home or place of residence if this is your best option to receive treatment. People struggling with social anxiety and/or other disabilities may not be willing to travel outside of their comfort zone and need someone to come to them.
Substance Abuse in the Elderly
Why are senior citizens subject to substance abuse? Here are just a couple of possible reasons:
Deteriorating mental stability
Likelihood of injury
Increased need for medication
Substance abuse and misuse can sometimes be overlooked among older adults. A diagnosis may be difficult because symptoms of substance abuse in older individuals sometimes mimic symptoms of other medical and behavioral disorders common among the elderly.
Not everyone intentionally abuses drugs. It’s no different with senior citizens, but when they do, prescription medications and alcohol are often the primary culprits. Oftentimes people become addicted to medicine that was originally prescribed to treat an ailment.
Some of the most commonly abused medications by senior citizens include:
Opiates- Pain Medication
Morphine (Kadian, Avinza)
Codeine (Tylenol #2, 3, 4)
Oxycodone (OxyContin, Percodan, Percocet)
Hydrocodone (Lortab, Lorcet, Vicodin)
CNS depressants (Benzodiazepines)
Chlordiazepoxide HCI (Librium)
The Stigma of Addiction in Senior Citizens
It can be sometimes difficult to determine whether someone has an addiction. This can be especially true in this case, and studies show that senior citizens are less likely to ask for help due to shame or not wanting to burden someone else.
Signs of Substance Abuse in The Elderly
When determining if an elderly individual has a substance abuse problem, one of the biggest challenges is that a lot of the naturally occurring symptoms that come with age, can mirror those of drug addiction and abuse. A few of those symptoms can include:
Memory loss, Disorientation, Lack of balance, Shaky hands, Mood swings, Depression, Chronic boredom
Physical Factors- There are a lot of things that can go wrong with substance abuse, but with the older population, there can be some unique complications. Drug misuse and abuse in the elderly is of special concern because it can cause cognitive and physical impairment— putting this population at greater risk for falls, motor vehicle accidents, and making them generally less able to care for their daily needs.
Cognitive Factors- As we get older, some of our minds just start to go—thinking becomes less clear, memory and sharpness go with it. Older patients are more likely to be prescribed long-term and multiple prescriptions, and some experience cognitive decline, which could lead to improper use of medications.
Emotional Factors- At the senior age, a lot of people become lonely after losing friends and spouses. Boredom, loneliness, and depression are some of the largest contributors to drug abuse. Drugs can make a person feel numb, or even indifferent. Older adults who ‘self-medicate’ with alcohol or prescription drugs are more likely to characterize themselves as lonely and to report lower life satisfaction.
Free/No Cost Initial Assessment
Call to set up a confidential, no cost, in-person substance abuse assessment