Substance Abuse Program
Fully fifty percent of all residents who present for housing at Project Lazarus have an active problem with the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. By providing residents with in-house substance abuse treatment, we are able to offer much-needed services to this traditionally underserved population.
Upon arrival at Project Lazarus, each incoming resident with a history of substance abuse participates in a thorough assessment and diagnosis process. Once the initial assessment phase is completed, counselor and client collaborate to develop a treatment plan which includes four to six hours of group counseling per week; individual sessions; psychiatric services; and/or Twelve-Step sponsorship and meeting attendance. Residents who require more intensive services than the in-house program is able to provide are referred to programs that provide the appropriate level of care.
In terms of therapeutic modalities, the substance abuse counselor delivers psycho-educational interventions, motivational enhancement techniques, coping skills training, relapse prevention planning, 12-Step perspectives, and, when needed, treatment for co-occurring disorders such as depression and anxiety.