Outpatient treatment varies in frequency and intensity depending on diagnosis. At Alcohol & Drug Council we utilize evidence-based practices such as Motivational Interviewing*. The support of an abstinence-based program is core to all of our drug and alcohol interventions.

We believe that most clients do best when they receive a combination of the following services:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Psychiatric assessments, as needed
  • Referrals to mental health and physical health providers, as needed
  • Involvement in community recovery-based supports


* “Motivational interviewing is a technique through which you become a helper in the change process and express acceptance of your client. It is a way to interact with substance-using clients, not merely as an adjunct to other therapeutic approaches, and a style of counseling that can help resolve the ambivalence that prevents clients from realizing personal goals. Motivational interviewing builds on Carl Rogers’ optimistic and humanistic theories about people’s capabilities for exercising free choice and changing through a process of self-actualization. The therapeutic relationship for both Rogerian and motivational interviewers is a democratic partnership. Your role in motivational interviewing is directive, with a goal of eliciting self-motivational statements and behavioral change from the client in addition to creating client discrepancy to enhance motivation for positive change (Davidson, 1994Miller and Rollnick, 1991). Essentially, motivational interviewing activates the capability for beneficial change that everyone possesses (Rollnick and Miller, 1995). Although some people can continue change on their own, others require more formal treatment and support over the long journey of recovery. Even for clients with low readiness, motivational interviewing serves as a vital prelude to later therapeutic work.”

-Cited from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64964/