CORAS’ outpatient program offers behavioral health counseling and related support services that help clients manage their disease and achieve long term recovery. CORAS provides a range of comprehensive therapeutic intervention to persons living with some combination of mental health conditions and/or substance use disorders. We strive to provide an individualized and collaborative treatment perspective that incorporates each person’s unique strengths, preferences, and abilities in order to meet their individualized needs by helping them to overcome barriers, challenges, and obstacles that stand in the way of achieving their goals.
The behavioral health staff help clients design a treatment regimen that fits their circumstances and needs. Staff will help you design a treatment regimen that fits each client’s particular circumstances. CORAS believes that each person served should be actively involved in and have a significant role in the individual planning process and have a major role in determining the direction of his or her own individualized plan of care. Planning is consumer-directed and person-centered. Our program’s follow a Harm Reduction model as well as other evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational interviewing, contingency management, brief interventions and relapse prevention.
The program regimen will include regular counseling sessions and other support services, and, when clinically appropriate, medication management. Although every patient’s plan of treatment is individually designed, generally clients will be expected to attend counseling and/or support sessions more frequently when they first enter the program and less frequently as they progress in treatment and in their recovery. If a client experience unforeseen complications at any time, they may decide with their counselor that more frequent contact with the program will be helpful.
The goal of medication-assisted treatment is to recover from addiction. It does not replace one addictive drug with another. People can safely take treatment medication as long as needed- for months, a year, several years, even for life. Sometimes people feel that they no longer need the medication and would like to stop taking it. Use of methadone, vivitrol, and buprenorphine must be stopped gradually to prevent withdrawal. Plans to stop taking a medication should always be discussed with a doctor. These medications lessen the sickness that results from the withdrawal of other opioids, reduces the craving for opioids, and retains their blocking effects for 24-36 hours. Medication assisted treatment provides a safe, controlled level of medication to overcome the use of a problem opioid.
Days and Hours of Operation
Outpatient hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.