At Outreach, we understand our clients are individuals who are so much more than their struggles with addiction. We see each client as a person with varying sets of socioeconomic, psychological, cultural, and sexual identity backgrounds. In some cases, these distinctions may affect their treatment success and ultimate recovery. As no two individuals are alike, we offer a range of social support services to address the needs of our clients and their families. Each program is composed of a multi-disciplinary team of credentialed counselors, licensed social work and mental health professionals, case managers, and more.
Co-occurring disorders are psychological issues that exist alongside the client’s substance abuse disorder and may impact or have exacerbated the client’s drug or alcohol use. Examples include Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, schizophrenia and depression. Clients who present with co-occurring disorders are supported by a team of licensed mental health counselors, social workers, as well as onsite psychiatrist who provide the expert resources to address their needs.
Health and wellness are important in Outreach’s treatment process: all clients are expected to undergo a nursing assessment during the initial days of treatment. The services of Registered Nurses are available throughout the program to address the client’s health and wellness alongside their treatment needs.
During intake, clients assessed with co-occurring mental health disorders can receive psychiatric services from psychiatrists during substance abuse treatment. Psychiatric services include medication prescription and maintenance, individual and group therapy, and integrated care with other medical services.
Our vocational services help provide the job training, support and connections to opportunities needed for clients to find employment and career direction following treatment. Staff are trained and certified as vocational rehabilitation counselors to assist clients in identifying and planning their own vocational goals based on interests, strengths, physical and mental abilities.
Outreach’s Family Services connect family members with expert resources, guidance and supportive peers to help heal the wounds of addiction in the family and provide the steps to move forward during the client’s recovery. Our Family Therapists collaborate with your primary counselor to address any challenges to recovery involving the family. We offer rich approaches to therapy specifically for individuals, couples and family groups.
Case management services are embedded within Outreach’s treatment process to promote sustained recovery. Our counselors coordinate with a network of support specialists to fulfill the client’s treatment plan and needs.
During treatment for substance use disorder, Outreach can integrate primary care services into the program to address a client’s physical health issues such as tobacco use, obesity, mental illness, asthma/COPD, and high blood pressure. We leverage partnerships with the Human Resources Administration, NADAP in New York City, the Department of Social Services in Suffolk County, as well as local primary care facilities.