Founded in 1949, the Addiction Services Council of Cincinnati (ASCC) is a non-profit community based organization serving Cincinnati, Ohio and the surrounding area. The facility offers outpatient recovery care and is one of 100 chapter affiliates of the New York-based National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.
Treatment and Staff
The program at ASCC begins with an assessment with an LADC. It is worth noting that ASCC does not offer a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) or an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), so no matter what a client’s circumstances, the intensity of program is generally limited to one to two days a week of therapy. If an assessment determines a client needs a higher level of care, he or she can be referred to an outside facility. Evaluations are available by appointment or on a walk-in basis on Monday from 8 to 9 pm, Tuesday from 8 to 9 am and 1 to 2 pm and Wednesday from noon to 1 pm.
Outpatient care is comprised of group therapy, typically once a week for eight to 12 weeks at ASCC’s office with day and evening sessions available. Clients also have the opportunity to schedule individual therapy appointments during this time. There is no 12-step component to these sessions though all use CBT with a focus on peer support and Motivational Interviewing (MI). ASCC also offers an aftercare program which consists of a step down schedule of group therapy typically once or twice a month.
The facility also has an additional program called the Addiction Education and Evaluation Program. It lasts four weeks and serves as an introductory course for those with less severe chemical dependency issues. Classes address each client’s relationship to drugs and alcohol, analyzing risk factors and determining if a more intensive program is necessary. There is also a second tier to the program which serves as an intermediary between the first course and the standard outpatient track. Detox and medication management are not offered, though ASCC can provide referrals when necessary.
There is no medical doctor or psychiatrist on staff at Addiction Services Council of Cincinnati. During a client’s assessment, those in need of such care will be referred to another facility. Similarly there is no nursing staff. The primary treatment of group and individual therapy is conducted by a staff of LCSWs and licensed chemical dependency counselors.
ASCC also provides intervention services for family members or friends in need of recovery care. To that end, the facility keeps a professional interventionist on staff.
With a solid foundation of a 66 year history, the Addiction Services Council of Cincinnati has long been a bastion of recovery care for Hamilton County residents and those from surrounding communities. While it does not have full scale treatment programs, the facility does provide CBT through group and individual sessions for two to three months with an aftercare program to follow. For individuals looking for flexible rehab that can accommodate work and familial obligations while still offering solid treatment, this could be a viable option.
Addiction Services Council of Cincinnati
2828 Vernon Pl
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Addiction Services Council of Cincinnati Cost: $464 (30 days, subsidized for Hamilton County residents). Reach Addiction Services Council of Cincinnati by phone at (513) 281-7880.
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