Founded in Phoenix in 1995, Dynamic Living Counseling provides a variety of outpatient treatment services to those battling substance abuse and addiction. Five locations now offer programs throughout Arizona, and are located in Mesa/Gilbert, North Phoenix, Central Phoenix, Scottsdale and Temple. The education and treatment services offered include DUI screenings, evaluations, education and treatment, domestic violence intervention and anger management. Dynamic Living is the preferred resource for treatment by local probation offices.
Treatment and Staff
Clients can enroll into one of the programs offered by Dynamic Living after an evaluation. This can be performed over the phone or in person. Screenings that satisfy the needs of the state, court, probation officers or employers can be given if required. Once admitted, a counselor will determine the best course of treatment and will suggest an individualized treatment plan.
The DUI level two substance abuse education program meets the Arizona requirements for DUI and Reckless Driving offenses. This class is between eight and 16 hour-long sessions, and covers a variety of issues. These include the effects of alcohol and drugs on driving, physiological, personal, financial and social consequences, the stages, signs and symptoms of addiction, denial and defense mechanisms, family systems, effects on the family and treatment options.
The drug level two education program also consists of eight to 16 hour-long classes. Those with DUI convictions must also attend this class for 16 hours, while those with minor charges may be assigned fewer hours. Classes cover the legal, physical and emotional consequences of substance abuse and driving while under the influence, side effects, stages, signs and symptoms of abuse, cross-addiction, withdrawal, relapse prevention and treatment approaches.
The DUI level one substance abuse treatment program is more intensive, and is designed for clients with significant drug related offenses. The length of the course ranges from 36 to 56 hours, which includes the mandatory 16-hour level two substance abuse education class. The additional hours consists of interactive group sessions and an individual session at intake during which the clients specific needs can be assessed.
The DUI level one Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) ranges from 56 to over 100 hours of treatment, and includes the mandatory 16-hour education course. This program caters to clients with multiple or very high blood alcohol content DUI’s and other substance-related offenses, which indicate serious substance abuse. The course consists of two-hour group therapy and meet twice a week. Topics discussed are recovery, self-knowledge, relapse prevention. Other groups cover stress reduction, balanced living, how life traumas affect alcohol and drug abuse and community resources, such as 12-step programs. The drug level one treatment program covers the same topics but meets once a week. It is for clients that do not require state approved course attendance.
Both men’s and women’s domestic violence intervention programs are offered. They include CBT and psychoeducation classes based on the Duluth model, with some supporting skills. The structured groups provide information to stop violent behavior, understand the factors in the violence cycle, and teach new behaviors. The program consists of 26 to 52 weekly sessions, each one and a half hours long. An accelerated group that meets twice a week is also offered for men.
Anger management counseling groups are also offered. Classes are held weekly, in one and a half hour sessions. This program provides clients with communication skills, alternative behaviors and problem solving.
Dynamic Living Counseling provides an extensive series of courses designed for clients with a variety of substance abuse-related concerns. Those with court-mandated treatment can find classes that meet their requirements, and have the opportunity to progress through additional treatment should they desire it. Dynamic Living provides excellent treatment education options for those that do not require more intensive, residential care.
Dynamic Living Counseling Main Office
5150 N. 16th Street, Suite B-132
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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