Services

Counseling and Assessment

ADOLESCENT OUTPATIENT TREATMENT SERVICES

These services consist of 4 groups per week for clients who are between the ages 13 and 18. Clients are required to participate a minimum of 15 weeks. Requirements for completion include:

  • 15+ weeks of abstinence from alcohol and all drugs (verified by urine screens at least once a week)

  • 15+ weeks attendance in the Wednesday night Motivational Enhancement Group, which runs from 6:00 to 7:00 pm

  • 15+ weeks attendance in the Wednesday night Multi-Family Group, which runs from 7:15 to 8:30 pm

  • 10+ weeks attendance in the Monday night Educational Group, which runs from 6:00 to 7:00 pm

  • 8+ Individual Sessions (at least every other week)

  • 1+ AA/NA Meetings per month (documented). The number of meetings to be determined by the individual’s counselor.

  • 10+ Parent Groups attended by a parent or guardian. Which runs from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday nights.

  • 10+ Multi-Family Groups attended by a parent or guardian, which runs from 7:15 to 8:30 on Wednesday nights.

See our online Adolescent Treatment Services brochure for more details (including the goals of the program and topics covered). If you have any questions or would like to make a referral, please call us at 908-788-1900 or contact our Clinical Director Jass Pelland, LCSW, LCADC at jpelland@hdap.org

ADULT OUTPATIENT TREATMENT SERVICES

Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program provides confidential individual, family and group counseling services. Clients are screened by the Clinical Director and assigned an individual counselor to meet with and discuss their concerns. Each client is individually assessed and the treatment team develops an initial treatment plan in conjunction with the client. Treatment may include individual, family and/or group counseling. When indicated, a client's treatment plan may also include referral for education, job placement, or a myriad of other supportive services that are available throughout the county. Treatment plans are reviewed regularly with clients and revised as needed during the course of treatment.

Current groups offered at Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program include:

  • Early Recovery Group - a weekly group for those clients who are in the early stages of their recovery process.

  • Early Discovery Group - a weekly group for those clients who could benefit from Drug/Alcohol Education and are in need of discovering whether or not a drug/alcohol problem exists within themselves, utilizing a Motivational Enhancement Approach.

  • Relapse Prevention Group - a weekly group for those clients who need help in identifying relapse triggers and high risk environmental situations that put them at risk of using again. This group is part of the IOP (see below), but is also open to other clients of HDAP.

  • Gender Group - a weekly group for men and women to have a gender “safe” group environment to be able to address those issues that would be too difficult or inappropriate to bring up in a mixed group as it impacts on their recovery. This group is part of the IOP (see below), but is also open to other clients of HDAP.

  • Intoxicated Drivers Resource Program 16-week Group - this is a weekly drug/alcohol education and early recovery/discovery program specifically for those clients who recieved a DWI and were referred to more treatment by their county IDRC.

  • COSA and Jail Groups - We also run a therapeutic prevention group for Children of Substance Abusers (COSA) and we run various treatment groups in the Hunterdon County Jail.

ADULT INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (IOP)

IOP offers a more intensive level of treatment services, providing 9 hours per week of Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Programming. IOP programming utilizes group, individual and family (individual family sessions and multifamily groups) counseling to those who need a more intensive level of care than standard outpatient counseling provides. IOP is a level of service appropriate for those clients who are unable to maintain recovery efforts in a standard outpatient setting (but whose problems are not so acute as to need inpatient treatment). IOP is also the appropriate level of care for those clients coming out of short-term or long-term residential programs. Our Evening IOP occurs 3 nights per week (Monday, Thursday and Friday) from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. for group counseling. Our Daytime IOP which started on February 13th, 2006 has groups that occur 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. The group structure will be as follows:

  1. Monday (Day and Evening IOP) - Drug/Alcohol Education Group and Relapse Prevention Group.

  2. Wednesday (Day IOP), Thursday (Evening IOP) - Gender Group (recovery issues specific to each gender) and Motivational Enhancement Group.

  3. Friday (Day and Evening IOP) - Family Group Night (Clients will receive group treatment and family members will have a separate group discussing family related issues) and Multi-family Group (Clients and Family together in a multi-family group therapy modality).

  4. Saturday (Day 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.) - Seeking Safety. Wellness Group.

Individual sessions and individual family therapy sessions will be scheduled as deemed clinically necessary, with individual treatment sessions occurring at least once a month and often times weekly. If you have any questions or would like to make a referral, please call us at 908-788-1900 or contact our Clinical Director Jass Pelland, LCSW, LCADC at jpelland@hdap.org.


SUBSTANCE ABUSE EVALUATIONS (ADULT AND ADOLESCENTS)

Individuals may also be referred to Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program in order to receive a substance abuse evaluation. Evaluations consist of two sessions where drug/alcohol use is assessed using a standardized assessment tool, clinical interview of the client and significant others, and 2 drug screens. Then, with the clients written permission, Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program will submit a thorough report to the referral source at the conclusion of the evaluation. All evaluations will result in a diagnosis and recommendation for appropriate level of care (if needed).