Arbuckle Life Solutions is located in Ardmore, Oklahoma, halfway between Oklahoma City and Dallas. Founded in 1987 by a local doctor, this non-profit was started under the somewhat misleading name of Arbuckle Drug & Alcohol. Today, Arbuckle Life Solutions uses evidence-based practices and the 12 steps to provide the only outpatient substance abuse services in the local area.
Treatment and Staff
This is not a medical facility; there is no detox and no doctor on-site. Clients are referred out for medical attention, residential services and psychiatric services for dual diagnosis support, though those with co-occurring disorders can still be treated here. Arbuckle offers a basic outpatient schedule; clients come in once a week for two hours of group therapy and once a week for a one-hour individual session, though clients can see their individual counselors more frequently. As far as treatment goes, 12-step ideology is coupled with CBT, REBT and EMDR for trauma. According to Arbuckle, it is the only outpatient clinic in Central Oklahoma offering EMDR. Clients participate in a six or 12-week program, depending on their needs or legal requirements—many are DUI offenders. Arbuckle also contracts with local companies to provide recovery counseling to corporate employees.
Arbuckle employs a small staff of four—two CADCs, one LADC and one LADC/LPC/MS (two men and two women). Since group size varies, the staff-to-client ratio varies; there are generally between four and seven clients per therapist. For late-day services, the LADC/LPC is always on call.
The Arbuckle family program is currently available upon request. Clients can schedule time with their individual therapists and their loved ones, where they have the option of being present or not. There is a Reiki therapist available upon request and the aforementioned EMDR.
Additionally, this clinic offers substance abuse classes for those who have been court mandated.
While those in need of more structured support might want to start somewhere with an IOP that meets more frequently, Arbuckle Life Solutions is a reputable program that has an excellent relationship with the community. Prospective clients interested in a facility that utilizes proven treatment methods and lets its clients choose what form of community support program they prefer would do well here.
Arbuckle Life Solutions
Nine 10th Ave NW
Ardmore, OK 73401
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