What is Substance Abuse Treatment?
The qualified and professional staff at Central Iowa Psychological Services know that recovery from substance abuse and other addictive disorders is possible to achieve and maintain. With respect to the diversity of individual needs and life circumstances, our addiction treatment is customized to fit each person.
It is understood that addictions affect whole families, and our clinicians are prepared to assist in the recovery of both the individual and his or her family. Our approach to treatment is collaborative, and we welcome client participation in 12-step programs and other community-based resources that provide support.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Extended Outpatient (EOP) Programs
Our counselor-led therapy groups explore early recovery skills, relapse prevention, and a family education component. We utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal process, motivational interviewing, experiential methods, and acceptance commitment therapy. Counselors explore with individuals the possible changes to make to reduce or eliminate further problems and how to maintain those changes after leaving treatment.
Clients will explore and learn to manage underlying emotional and situational causes that perpetuate their addictive behaviors. Through the dynamic relationships experienced in the group, or within individual counseling relationships, clients will heal interpersonal pain and improve communication skills in a safe and supportive environment.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of certain medications to treat opioid, dependency, and substance addiction. Central Iowa Psychological Services offers evidence-based, integrative behavioral health treatment services. Our highly trained counselors, providers, and nurse practitioners work together to provide individual treatment solutions that allow clients to focus on recovery.
We offer several different FDA-approved medications to treat alcohol and opioid use disorders. These medications can relieve withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings that cause chemical imbalances. Our team only uses evidence-based medication treatment options.
Family therapy may also be included as part of the overall treatment plan. Our program includes the use of the MEE Journal System from the Change Company. Along with this journal system, other written materials, or interactive writing projects are tailored to meet the needs of each individual.
Substance Abuse Services
All addiction services are provided by licensed and certified professionals, and Central Iowa Psychological Services is licensed by the Iowa Department of Public Health to treat both adolescents and adults.