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CAT Introduces New Outpatient Fatherhood Group, Bridging The Gap Between Recovery and Parental Services

Friday January 26, 2024

CINCINNATI, January 26, 2024 – Center for Addiction Treatment (CAT) announces the Fatherhood Group, an Outpatient service offering launching January 31st, 2024 for fathers in recovery. Designed to address the identified need for gender-based, trauma-informed Substance Use Disorder care, this new group will provide weekly education and support that explores subjects often absent in standard treatment programming.

Patients will develop knowledge and coping skills as they explore multiple aspects of recovery and parenthood, diving into crucial topics such as the ways that masculinity is portrayed in society, navigating fatherhood, and the impacts of trauma and abuse. With nearly 1 in 3* fathers entering Outpatient substance use disorder treatment noting concerns related to their children, this essential service expansion will meet the recognized, community need for care that closes the existing gap between parenting classes and recovery curriculum.

“The Fatherhood Group was developed in response to an anecdotal need expressed by our local community,” shares VP of Clinical Services, Rachel Johnson, MS, LPCC-S. “Gender-specific clinical groups are not extremely prevalent, with no current availability to access a clinical counseling group specifically focused on fathers in recovery in this region. We hope to open the door for critical conversation and healing for this special population.”

Enrollment is now live, with the group open publicly to new and existing patients who are cisgender or transgender men in parental or guardianship roles. Additional individual, couple, and group family counseling services are actively available through existing programming. Those seeking access to the Fatherhood Group or more information for themselves or a loved one may simply submit a confidential contact request here.

For further comment, please reach out to our media contact, McKenna Brooks, at mckennab@ccatsober.org.

About Center for Addiction Treatment

Serving the Greater Cincinnati community since 1970, Center for Addiction Treatment (CAT) provides high-quality, affordable treatment for those impacted by the disease of addiction to drugs, alcohol and/or gambling. CAT’s individualized care model includes medically monitored detox, short-term residential treatment, medication-assisted treatment, an intensive outpatient program, outpatient grief services, a gambling treatment program, family education, counseling services, aftercare programming, and support groups. Today, CAT has thousands of alums who are on the path to recovery and lead sober lives. For more information on treatment for alcohol, drug, or gambling addiction visit www.catsober.org.

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*https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6788805/#:~:text=Another%20survey%20of%20fathers%20in,be%20interested%20in%20fatherhood%20and

MEDIA CONTACT

McKenna Brooks

email: mckennab@ccatsober.org