ABLE House is the residential treatment affiliated with the substance abuse and dual diagnosis program at South Central Behavioral Services, which has locations in both Hastings and Kearney, Nebraska. Care implements evidence-based treatment approaches and includes group and individual therapy, medication management, relapse prevention and psychoeducation.
Accommodations and Food
ABLE House is a nine-bed facility in a residential neighborhood in Hastings. The two-story home offers spacious and safe living quarters with double-occupancy bedrooms, two living rooms, a large dining room, kitchen and recreation area. The cozy, home-like atmosphere has TVs in the living and recreational areas. A community feeling is encouraged among clientele via weekly house activities like movie and bowling nights. There are also ample opportunities for weekend outings or family visits. Clients participate in frequent exercise though a local gym and are taught life skills, such as cooking, and residents take turns preparing evening meals for each other.
Treatment and Staff
While clients are staying at ABLE House, they take part in the day program at Opportunity House, South Central Behavioral Services’ outpatient treatment program in Hastings. Treatment is individualized to each person and the duration is generally between six and 18 months. Residents are at the outpatient facility for about five hours a day, five days a week. Clients are regularly drug tested in the initial stage of treatment.
Days are highly structured with counseling, classes and vocational training. Typically clients have two or three group sessions a day and one individual session a week. Treatment utilizes different therapeutic approaches including CBT, DBT, EMDR and Stages of Change model. There are also 12-step meetings and groups that focus on co-occurring disorders. Additionally, there are health and wellness classes, anger management and coping skills support and aftercare planning.
Family members and loved ones are able to take part in group or individual sessions. There are alumni programs that include weekly hour-long meetings and family program sessions.
South Central Behavioral Health Services’ ABLE House serves as a supportive and sober environment for adults who need extra care in the beginning stages of their sobriety. The therapeutic services offered are comprehensive and client-focused, with an array of options for treatment and the added benefit of on-going support after program completion.
South Central Behavioral Services: ABLE House
1136 North Washington Ave
Hastings, NE 68902
South Central Behavioral Services: ABLE House Cost: Sliding scale or medicaid. Reach South Central Behavioral Services by phone at (402) 463-5684. Find South Central Behavioral Services on Facebook and Twitter
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