Evaluation and Assessment
Evaluation and Assessment are available to any parent, school, or legal personnel attempting to determine if an adolescent has a substance abuse problem and the severity of the problem. A written report is generated with treatment recommendations based on the ASAM criteria. Reports are released based on appropriate consent
Early Intervention (ASAM 0.5)
This is not a level of care or treatment but a combination of psycho-education and assessment. If the assessment indicates the need for treatment, the individual may receive treatment at the conclusion of the 0.5 service or concurrently. The patient is assessed as being at minimal or no risk of severe withdrawal syndrome and can be safely managed at this level.
Outpatient Treatment (ASAM Level I)
Outpatient Treatment is the least restrictive level offered. This level is for those who need minimal support and motivation to regain a positive lifestyle. Treatment services may last between 120 days but no longer that one year depending on the severity of the individual illness and his or her response to treatment using ASAM criteria. Treatment is three hours per week, two or three days per week and usually occurs during the evening. Family and individual counseling are scheduled as need. Such treatment may include individual and group counseling, family therapy, vocational counseling, occupational and recreational therapy, psychotherapy and other therapies. In addition, attendance at 12-step or other self-help meetings may be required, but time spent attending such groups will not count as part of the required three-hour treatment minimum.
Day Treatment (ASAM Level II.5)
Day Treatment is offered to adolescents and adults who need a controlled, structured setting during school or work hours but who can return to their home environment each day. Treatment progress is continually monitored and evaluated using ASAM criteria. The treatment day is four hours, five days per week. The day includes education services as well as individual, group, and family therapy.
DUI Clinical Evaluation and Treatment Provider
Positive Growth Intervention and Education Center is certified by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities as a DUI Intervention Program to provide Clinical Evaluations and/or ASAM 1 Treatment. A clinical evaluation must be completed on all DUI offenders to determine the need for treatment. The evaluation must be performed by an approved Clinical Evaluator. The minimum amount of Treatment for ASAM 1 consist of 2 levels, short term, 6 to 12 weeks, 2 or 3 hours per week for a minimum of 18 hours or long term consists of a 4 to 12-month program 3 to 9 hours of treatment per- week.