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In addition to Inpatient detox and treatment, CAT proudly offers nine Outpatient programs! These various services are designed to meet the needs of those on the recovery journey, with special attention to mental health support and other life difficulties. Programming also support not only those impacted by the disease of addiction, but their loved ones as well. Personalized, professional counseling empowers individuals and families to build the skills needed to begin the recovery process.

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Family Counseling

What are CAT’s Family Counseling services?

CAT offers care not only for those in recovery, but for their families as well by focusing on two major areas within our Family Counseling program.

Utilizing an education and healing-based process, family members of those with the disease of addiction are given the tools they need to rebuild their relationships through enrollment in one or both of our Family Counseling program opportunities: a 12-week Education group and/or engagement in Individual, couple, or group counseling.

What is our free education group?

The Family Education Group offers family members the opportunity to learn and grow in a twelve-week, once-a-week program at no charge.

Under the guidance of a well-qualified facilitator, loved ones meet in a safe and inclusive group setting to discuss and share various essential topics.

Following completion of the group, loved ones will have a new baseline to outline and build upon their goals.

Those with loved ones receiving care at our facility may potentially have the opportunity to participate in visitation after the group is complete.

What family counseling services do we offer?

Another Family Counseling care opportunity provided to loved ones is enrollment in our personalized individual, couple, or group counseling services.

During these custom-tailored, Outpatient sessions, our counselors lend their guidance to family members in order to build upon their personalized goals.

The length of time each person participates in the individualized portion of Family Counseling varies based on their unique needs and outcome goals.

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Intensive Outpatient Counseling (IOP)

What is IOP?

IOP is an exciting new treatment option featuring structured and evidence-based individual and group counseling services for drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Individualized sessions are  specialized to counsel personalized goals for recovery, and occur once a week for an hour. Meanwhile, group sessions explore a research grounded curriculum and occur three times a week in three hour increments.

What is the difference between IOP and other treatment options?

IOP is a treatment option for people who may benefit from treatment in a less structured environment than is found in residential services, but more intensive than weekly or biweekly outpatient services. This program offers patients the ability to apply their newly acquired skills within ‘real world’ environments.

Who is eligible for IOP?

While available to everyone, completing an assessment with our Access team will allow us to recommend the best level of care in terms of treatment for each patient. The program is available for drug and alcohol treatment, with plans to include gambling in the future as this new venture develops.

How long is IOP?

Due to it’s individualized nature, the span of a patient’s time in IOP varies, as it is dependent on each person’s singular progress and barriers. The average length of treatment is currently 90 days.

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Outpatient Counseling

What are our Outpatient Counseling Services?

Our essential Outpatient Counseling services offer patients participation in our Relapse Prevention Program for those who have completed Short-term Residential Treatment, and Outpatient Counseling for Problem Gambling, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse.

What is Outpatient Counseling?

Outpatient Counseling is a great opportunity for individuals to receive treatment for problem gambling, mental health, and substance abuse. Once a patient has been assessed and they are admitted to begin services, they will be paired with a counselor who matches their needs and begin their sessions. Together, the counselor and patient will communicate and determine the best plan and schedule based on their established treatment plan and the severity of symptoms.

What is the Recovery Peer Group?

Outpatient, peer-led support is finally here! In this group, clients benefit from evidence-based care led by certified professionals with lived recovery experience as they build upon the foundational stages of recovery.

Anyone is eligible to enroll in the Recovery Peer Group. If a client hasn’t completed Inpatient care or an Intensive Outpatient Program at CAT or another facility, they will be required to dually enroll in individual counseling services.

The Gambling Program

What is the Gambling Program?

Our Gambling Program provides patients with customized, evidence-based problem gambling disorder treatment. Using the Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention curriculum created by experts in the problem gambling disorder treatment field, our team of trained, outpatient counselors lead the 2-3 part recovery program.

What are the phases of the Gambling Program?

Patients will first complete an online group hosted virtually by a trained counselor or may complete the same curriculum during in-person, one-on-one treatment sessions. Next, all patients complete individual after-care counseling on-site. Ongoing treatment is then available on a need basis and can be accessed once the program has been completed.

Why do we use virtual and in-person treatment methods?

The Gambling Program is designed to fits each patient’s needs using an individual, personalized treatment plan. By offering problem gambling recovery services on both a virtual and face-to-face basis, patients are empowered to receive full counseling care in the way that best adjusts to their lifestyle.

Outpatient Grief Services

What Outpatient grief support does CAT offer?

CAT’s Outpatient bereavement services guide patients toward healing by providing a safe and structured space for those with the disease of addiction to explore grief causation and coping. Throughout the evidence-based program, clients are guided by a certified counselor to explore the wide range of emotions, feelings, and coping habits experienced during the grieving process.

Who is eligible for Outpatient Grief Services?

To be eligible, patients must be 18+ and have a Substance Use Disorder or Problem Gambling Disorder, along with a grief or adjustment disorder diagnosis. If an individual is interested in enrolling but does not already have a grief or adjustment disorder diagnosis, we’d be happy to schedule them for an assessment with our clinical team. The process may potentially lead to a diagnosis.

Why did we develop Outpatient Grief Services?

Access to customized bereavement services is an essential healing tool for so many on their recovery journeys. Just like the disease of addiction does not discriminate, neither does loss. 34.2%* of those with a Substance Use Disorder experience Complicated Grief (long-lasting grief). That rate is seven times higher than the national average.

Fatherhood Services

What are Fatherhood Services?

Our Fatherhood Services give patients the ability to develop essential coping skills and knowledge as they explore multiple aspects of recovery and parenthood through individual and group sessions.

Patients will dive into a number of crucial topics, including the ways that masculinity is portrayed in society, navigating fatherhood, and the impacts of trauma and abuse.

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Why were CAT’s Fatherhood Services established?

Featuring the only clinical counseling group designed specifically for recovering fathers in the region, this program was created to address the identified need for gender-based, trauma-informed Substance Use Disorder care in the Greater Cincinnati area.

With nearly 1 in 3* fathers entering Outpatient substance use disorder treatment noting concerns related to their children, this essential service meets the recognized, community need for care that closes the existing gap between parenting classes and recovery curriculum.

Who is eligible for Fatherhood Services?

Both new and existing patients who identify as men and are in parental or guardianship roles are encouraged to enroll in our Fatherhood Services!

Those who enroll are also eligible for individual, couple, and group family counseling services, which are available through our Family Counseling programming.

Substance Abuse Mental Illness

(SAMI) Group

What is the SAMI Group?

Utilizing mindfulness and self-compassion-based programming, this Outpatient service meets the intersecting needs of those in early recovery seeking ongoing mental health treatment.

During two-hour weekly care sessions, patients benefit from an education-based curriculum alongside their peers in a supportive, group setting.

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How does the SAMI Group support those in recovery?

The introduction of the SAMI Group comes at a time of high levels of public need, with a notable 1 in 50* Americans experiencing a co-occurring substance use disorder and mental health diagnosis.

“The SAMI group is an important step toward providing true, clinical care for people living with co-occurring diagnoses,” says VP of Clinical Services, Rachel Johnson, MS, LPCC-S. “Focusing on symptoms unique to those living with severe mental illness and substance use disorders, our highly trained clinical therapists provide excellent guidance and support for healing and growth.”

What are co-occurring disorders?

Addiction’s place under the mental health umbrella often leads to a dual diagnosis for many of our patients on their recovery journey. A mental health disorder diagnosis in addition to a substance use disorder or problem gambling disorder is what’s known as a co-occurring disorder.

By treating our patients’ needs in the SAMI Group as a whole versus individually, we’re able to uplift them through every step of their recovery and mental health journey.

Support Groups

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Family Support Groups at CAT

Nar-Anon is an independent organization founded to support the families and friends of those suffering from alcohol and/or drug dependencies and host weekly meetings at CAT. Please note that child-care services are not provided during these meetings.

For more information, give one of our licensed counselors a call at (513) 381-6672.

Al-Anon Family Support Group Meeting – Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

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Family Education Group

Are you the loved one of an individual impacted by the disease of addiction? Please join us at CAT on Thursday evenings for our Family Education Night Group. This once-a-week program is available at NO charge & rotates between different essential topics each session!

Family members and friends who attend can learn about the disease of addiction and how to begin the healing process.

To join us, simply stop in at our Spaulding Recovery and Family Care Building located at 834 Ezzard Charles Drive in Cincinnati and share that you’re there to participate in the group. As a friendly note, participants must arrive on time so as to not interrupt other group members’ experiences.