With locations in Olathe and Lawrence, Choices Alcohol and Drug Assessments Education and Counseling of Kansas offers outpatient substance abuse and addiction counseling services and education classes. Choices works directly with the court system to help clients meet court-mandated and parole monitoring requirements. Opened in 2012, Choices has provided affordable treatment to the Johnson, Miami and Douglas County communities. All programming is individualized for each client’s unique needs and evidence based.
Treatment and Staff
All clients must schedule an appointment for a 90 minute assessment at one of the two locations. The basic outpatient program at Choices is a 15 week track meeting once per week. Clients may either attend Monday or Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 pm. Over the course of treatment, clients attend a total of 13 group therapy sessions with a CSAC. Sessions focus on a mix of psychoeducation, development of healthy coping skills and relapse prevention. All groups are co-ed and utilize Motivational Interviewing (MI) and other evidence-based practices that include CBT and DBT techniques.
The outpatient track also includes two individual therapy sessions which are scheduled separately from group therapy. Additional sessions may be scheduled if the client requests and the counselor agrees. Individual therapy helps to instill a deeper understanding of the client’s addictive behaviors and with the development of positive support networks.
Clients are encouraged to attend 12-step meetings in addition to their treatment. Working with a sponsor on the twelve steps is strongly suggested allowing clients to have an outside support systems in place when they complete treatment.
The substance abuse education programs are offered in both eight-hour and 12-hour formats for clients who have court-mandated requirements. The eight-hour program is psychoeducation completed in one day and is scheduled twice per month on an available Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. The class fulfills requirements for parole requirements and DUI or possession charges. The twelve hour class is split between two days. Clients attend one of the eight hour classes, and then will follow up with a four hour class the following Saturday. All classes are facilitated by a CSAC and all clients are required to submit regular drug tests.
Choices works closely with Victim Impact Panels for clients who are in treatment for a DUI charge which includes an information session mandated by the courts. In addition, Choices offers probation monitoring. Clients must schedule a monthly monitoring appointment in order to fulfill their court requirements.
Choices Alcohol and Drug Assessments Education and Counseling offers traditional, basic outpatient programming at a low cost. A flexible fifteen-week outpatient program is available for clients in need of less intensive treatment that is individualized and tailored to their needs. Education programs are also available for clients with court-mandated and parole requirements.
While individuals seeking detox, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) or residential care may find the basic services lack structure and intensity they require, Choices clients begin their recovery in a space that is intimate and dedicated to the individual recovery experience.
Choices Alcohol and Drug Assessments Education and Counseling
405 S. Clairborne Rd, Ste 4
Olathe, KS 66062
1012 Massachusetts, Ste 201
Lawrence, KS 66044
Choices Alcohol and Drug Assessments Education and Counseling Cost: $525 (30 days). Reach Choices Alcohol and Drug Assessments Education and Counseling by phone at (913) 390-0100 or by email at [email protected]. Find Choices Alcohol and Drug Assessments Education and Counseling on Facebook and Google+
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