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Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior
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Substance Abuse Treatment

For many of our clients, substance abuse and addictive behavior, beyond blocking their journeys to responsible adulthood, has completely taken over their lives.  Other clients who don’t have serious substance abuse issues may struggle with some type of addiction or addictive behavior that is impeding their progress. These addictive behaviors may involve such things as video games, internet, sex, pornography, gambling, or even food. Legacy’s trained and experienced professionals work with each client and family to understand the level of the addiction, to identify the addictive behaviors and thought patterns, to develop a plan to address these issues, and to commit to a path of healthy recovery.  Through proven methods of treatment, including the 12 steps, Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, clients learn the skills and gain the confidence and desire to embrace recovery.  

Substance Abuse Assessment

Each client’s experience at Legacy begins with a comprehensive substance abuse and addictive behavior assessment. This process is designed to determine the level of substance abuse and addictive behavior and how it is limiting the client’s progress.  The substance abuse assessment includes standard assessment tools like the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI), Inventory of Drug Use Consequences (InDUC), and Outcomes Questionnaire (OQ), interviews with the client and his family, and the observations of the treatment team. The substance abuse/addiction assessment provides a clear picture of the nature and severity of the problem and allows the client, treatment team and family to plan and begin the work of recovery.  

Treatment Approach

Legacy utilizes a 12 step approach, combined with proven methods of treatment like Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Stages of Change, to help clients better understand their addictions and gain the tools and desire to overcome them.  (The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services maintains a list of evidence-based programs and practices on its website Motivational Interviewing and The 12 Steps are evidence-based practices).

Licensed Substance Abuse Counselors

In addition to a licensed therapist, each client works with a licensed substance abuse counselor (LSAC).  The primary therapist, who functions as the treatment team leader, works in concert with the LSAC to develop the treatment plan that guides the therapeutic experience of each client.  Substance abuse and addictive behavior issues are treated in tandem with any accompanying mental or behavioral health issues.

Recovery Staff Team

Each client’s recovery process is supported by an experienced team of direct-care staff.  All of the Legacy team member have a high level of experience in substance abuse treatment, and many are in personal recovery themselves and modeling healthy recovery lifestyles.

Recovery Planning

Legacy helps each client develop a comprehensive relapse prevention plan based on the model developed by Terrence Gorski.  Legacy team members are trained in the Gorski model, and utilize it in guiding clients to develop their own relapse prevention plan.  Each client’s relapse prevention plan becomes an integral part of his Life Success Plan and is a crucial part of the overall aftercare planning process.