Community Assessment Treatment Services has been providing substance abuse treatment for adults in Cleveland and surrounding cities for more than 20 years. From its humble beginnings at St. Alexis Hospital with an annual budget of $60,000, Community Assessment Treatment Services has grown exponentially, now operating on a yearly budget of $5 million. The organization provides a number of resources, mainly to adults who have just been released from jail or want to avoid incarceration. Located on the same site as Community Assessment Treatment Services’ residential facility in the heart of Cleveland, the outpatient treatment program is a designated provider for Cleveland’s drug court.
Treatment and Staff
While the majority of clients are court-ordered to attend outpatient treatment at Community Assessment Treatment Services, 30 percent are self-referred. Clients initially undergo an assessment conducted by a licensed substance abuse counselor (CSDAC), and, depending on the outcome, are assigned to a drug and alcohol group or a recidivism group. Group size is limited to 14 participants and all groups are facilitated by licensed counselors who use evidence-based practices such as CBT, Social Learning and Motivational Interviewing (MI) in their treatment protocols. Group therapy topics include anger management, relapse prevention, coping skills, addiction studies, health and wellness classes, and family dynamics. Clients are also encouraged to attend community 12-step meetings. Though there are no specialty groups for dual diagnosis support, clients who have already been diagnosed are referred to a psychiatrist once a month for medication management.
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is 16 weeks in duration and clients attend group four times per week for three hours, totaling 12 hours per week. One hour per week is devoted to individual therapy with an assigned counselor. Regular outpatient clients come to Community Assessment Treatment Services three times a week for three hours each visit, totaling nine hours per week. Clients on this track have individual therapy once a month, unless a court order stipulates otherwise. Duration of regular outpatient is typically 12 weeks, but can go longer for those on probation or parole. Women in both programs attend gender-specific groups one day per week. Topics for these sessions include self-esteem, sex and communication, sexual assault, trauma therapy and parenting classes if appropriate.
Community Assessment Treatment Services does not offer detox services so clients must be clean for 48 hours to participate in treatment here. Random drug and alcohol tests are conducted on all outpatient clients for compliance purposes. Court-ordered clients are required to test at least once a week and the courts are notified of all results.
Hours of operation for the outpatient clinic are Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm, Friday from 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. Clients have the option of attending in the morning or afternoon.
The family program is similar to both the outpatient and the residential treatment programs. Family therapy sessions are usually optional but can be arranged through case managers. Certain court-ordered clients are required, however, to attend parenting classes and family sessions. In these cases, family therapy is slotted into their daily schedule during the initial assessment.
The Changing Faces program provides day treatment for women who are incarcerated at the Northeast Pre-release Center on drug and/or alcohol charges and are approaching release. Community Assessment Treatment Services assesses each inmate and assigns her to a level of treatment, which may be followed up by either IOP or regular outpatient services upon her release.
Community Assessment Treatment Services offers regular and intensive outpatient services for men and women battling addiction. State funding through Medicaid and a generous sliding scale option make this place a bargain.
Community Assessment Treatment Services
8411 Broadway Ave
Cleveland, OH 44105
Community Assessment Treatment Services Cost: Sliding scale. Reach Community Assessment Treatment Services by phone at (216) 441-0200. Find Community Assessment Treatment Services on Facebook
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