CCCG Addiction and Recovery Services
Care and Counseling Center of Georgia (CCCG) provides a variety of programs, including an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), individual counseling, group support and other resources for lasting recovery. Call 404-636-1457 to make an appointment today (pregunte por nuestros servicios en español) or email Kristy Aspinwall at Kaspinwall@cccgeorgia.org. Services are offered in an outpatient setting so that you can continue to meet work, family, and relationship commitments.
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The CCCG team of licensed professionals is trained in working with issues of:
- Alcohol and Drugs
- Pornography and Sex
- Food and Eating
- Love and Relationships
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Addiction Recovery
Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is provided in accordance with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) best practices for level 2.1, which emphasizes an integrated approach.
Program lengths are tailored to each person. This level of care is highly structured and is often recommended for persons who need more than individual counseling, or for those who are stepping down from an inpatient hospitalization program.
Assessments determine whether treatment is needed and the appropriate level of care. We use evidence-based treatments including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention, and DBT skills.
Clinical Evaluation and Court Ordered Services
We offer Clinical Evaluations, Alcohol/Drug Evaluations and Anger Management Evaluations. These assessments are usually mandated through the court, state, and/or probation officer, or suggested by a lawyer. The evaluations are used as a tool to determine one’s need for treatment. After the evaluation, recommendations are given as to the level of care needed.
Outpatient Services (Level I)
This level of care ranges from 6 weeks to 12 months. Each person has an individualized plan that is frequently reviewed. Treatment is provided in accordance with American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Level 1 outpatient treatment standards. It may include one or more of the following services:
Individual Counseling includes an array of perspectives. One is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is a structured, goal-oriented, and focused approach to address the immediate problems faced by people who abuse alcohol or drugs. It is beneficial in helping clients recognize situations in which they are likely to use substances, find ways to avoid those situations, and cope more effectively with the situations, feelings, and behaviors. CBT is a form of brief therapy lasting 12–16 sessions. Other counseling modalities that explore deeper issues also are available and may be longer term.
Family therapy uses techniques to help the family with problem solving, communication, and coping skills. Substance abuse is a “family disease” – the negative behaviors of the family member who abuses drugs or alcohol creates confusion, pain, or poor interpersonal relationships. Short-term family therapy is a form of brief therapy and may be offered in 8-12 sessions.
Group therapy offers participants positive peer support, a reduction in isolation, skill-building, real-life examples of people in recovery, and help coping with substance abuse and other life problems. Groups may include persons overcoming various addictions, or may be geared to one specific addiction.
Psychoeducation is used to teach individuals and their families about mental health, substance abuse, anger, and other addictive issues. Psychoeducation may focus on helping persons understand the process of addiction and recovery, the biological aspects of addiction, and ways to prevent relapse.
Anger Management—Addictive substances may increase a person’s anger and destructive behaviors. Anger management often is an essential component in overcoming addiction. Anger management services are provided in individual and group formats.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training group is a skills-based group for adults and adolescents. DBT groups are helpful for those in recovery as participants learn skills to work through painful feelings without a substance, decrease addictive behaviors, get unstuck from emotional or behavioral patterns, learn to be present in the moment and participate fully in life, let go of shame and judgments of self and others, and utilize assertive communication.
Psychiatry offers support through medication management for those suffering from anxiety, depression, or other dual diagnoses.
Play Therapy—Children are often overlooked in the family struggling with addiction unless they are “acting out.” These behaviors are often associated with the core problems in the family. Other children internalize their emotions or behave in ways that attempt to minimize the impact of addiction problems. All children feel the pain of hurting families and can benefit from play therapy, where they can express emotions and learn coping skills.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) allows clients to explore their triggers. Resolving internal conflicts that trigger use is a vital part of the CCCG holistic approach to recovery.
Expressive Arts Therapy involves the use of creative arts as a form of non-verbal expression. The process of creation is emphasized rather than the final product. People can heal through use of imagination and forms of creative expression. No previous art experience is necessary.
Hypnotherapy is an effective treatment to increase tolerance of pain associated with withdrawal in motivated clients. The CCCG addiction team has a hypnotherapist to assist clients with pain management associated with withdrawal. Hypnotherapy also is effective with smoking cessation and appetite reduction.
All Addiction Team members are committed to providing the highest quality of care and are required to obtain a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education credits in the addiction field each year. This ensures you will receive the latest and most effective services available.