CODAC was founded in 1970 to provide behavioral health treatment to the underserved residents of Tuscon, Arizona. In recent years, it has grown to encompass primary care services as well. CODAC’s mission is “to work collaboratively with individuals, families and organizations to eliminate the harmful effects of substance use disorders, mental illness and abuse on their lives and their communities.”
CODAC’s myriad substance abuse services include outpatient, residential and Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opiate addicts. Its Mothers Caring About Self (MCAS) program is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) tailored for pregnant women and mothers with young children seeking support for substance abuse and addiction.
Treatment and Staff
Upon admission to the program, women make a commitment to attend group therapy three times each week for one month. After this initial 30-day stabilization period, the client meets with her treatment team to develop a treatment plan that may include additional individual therapy, peer support meetings (such as 12-step or SMART Recovery) and case management services to connect with other community agencies. The duration of treatment can last anywhere from one month to one year, and clients needing a higher level of care may be referred to CODAC’s residential programs.
Therapy groups use CBT and Seeking Safety and are led by Master’s-level therapists including LCSWs and LPCs. Clients also attend parenting classes. While co-occurring disorders are addressed in therapy, clients needing extensive dual diagnosis support are referred to CODAC’s mental health locations for targeted therapy and medication. MCAS also employs recovery coaches and peer support specialists to help clients integrate treatment into their daily lives.
MCAS offers a Celebrating Families group for family support and addiction education. MCAS also supports clients and children navigating Child Protective Services (CPS). Those seeking services who are not mothers may enroll in CODAC’s general outpatient services.
Additionally, while in treatment, women have access to free laundry facilities as well as a kitchen and food bank. Clients’ children can attend the free on-site daycare while their mothers attend treatment groups, classes and individual therapy.
CODAC is one of Arizona’s most comprehensive and established behavioral health treatment providers. Its Mothers Caring About Children (MCAS) outpatient program offers mothers and pregnant women therapy, education and supportive services. MCAS ensures that while clients heal from addiction, their entire families receive nurturing and support.
Mothers Caring About Self (MCAS)
502 N. Silverbell Rd
Tuscon, AZ 85745
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