Family Service of the Piedmont’s Substance Abuse Services provide adults with person centered, evidence-based best practice substance abuse and dependency treatment services, delivered by licensed or certified clinicians.
Clients can obtain effective treatment for their addictive disorders while remaining in their home environment instead of utilizing more costly and disruptive residential or intensive outpatient models. Clients receive a comprehensive clinical assessment, which is used for diagnosis and as the foundation of their person centered treatment plan. Services include a combination of group and individual treatment, with gender specific trauma informed groups available, as well as groups for dually diagnosed clients (those with both behavioral and substance disorders). Ongoing support services are available for as long as the client desires to remain engaged in services.
Services are offered at Family Service’s facilities in Greensboro and High Point morning, afternoon and evening. Clients may set an appointment or simply walk in for services.
Addiction is a disease marked by relapse. Treatment services are designed to teach clients techniques for symptom management; educate clients about their diagnosis and various substances; develop relapse prevention plans; link clients to available services they may choose to engage; and provide support for clients’ ongoing recovery efforts.
Substance Abuse Services impact the community in several ways:
- Many of our clients are court involved, and treatment services help them to avoid jail, or even allow them to have charges dropped;
- Clients receiving Substance Abuse Services at Family Service are more likely to remain in their home environment, maintain employment, and maintain the ability to provide for their families; and,
- Clients who recover from addictive disorders can again participate positively in their community.
Statistics and Outcomes
The latest North Carolina Community Systems Progress Report estimates that 32,261 Guilford County adults are in need of substance abuse treatment, but only 3,533 (about 11%) are being served.
Last year, Family Service of the Piedmont provided 695 clients with substance abuse counseling. Over 300 of these clients received services for both substance disorders and mental illness, the most underserved population in Guilford County. 60% of clients were discharged free of substance use.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse concludes every $1 invested in treatment yields a return of $12 in reduced drug-related crime, criminal justice costs, theft and health care costs.