Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
IOP is designed to help individuals focus their time and energy on their sobriety, address early recovery issues and gain support as they begin their journey by providing education, accountability, structure and support. IOP helps clients to develop coping skills, learn to identify and cope with triggers, learn to identify and process their feelings, learn to build a support system by encouragement of 12 step meetings, other support groups and obtaining a sponsor. This group has not formally been time-limited, instead focusing on individual progress. This progressive change is part of moving towards a more continuum of care and engaging clients longer as they then enter into our Aftercare Group. IOP follows the “Seeking Safety Manual”, which presents a cutting-edge approach to the treatment of clients with substance abuse and PTSD.
IOP meets three hours per day three days per week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. We offer two IOP groups, the morning group meets from 10 am – 1pm and the evening group meets from 5.30 pm – 8.30pm. Clients are seen individually outside of the IOP sessions.
Upon completion of the IOP, clients will be referred for individual and group services, which meet less frequently and for shorter times. These services are meant for clients who have recently completed the intensive program or who first present with a lower level of care. The Oupatient Group meets three times a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. We offer both morning and evening Groups, the morning group meets from 10 am – 12 pm and the evening group meetings start at 5.30 pm and end at 7.30 pm. Clients continue with their individual sessions.
Alcohol Highway Safety Class
The Alcohol Highway Safety and Education class is designed to provide an education on alcohol and other drugs, their effects on driving performance, safety and associated risks. The class focuses on alcohol and drugs and how it effects the legal, physical, psychological and social aspect of our lives. Participants will be expected to review their drinking habits, especially in relationship to driving. This class is taught by Elizabeth McGee, MA, LLPC, CADC. The class is held the first Saturday of the month from 9 am – 1 pm. The fee for this four-hour class is $100.
Drug Awareness Class
The Drug Awareness class is designed to provide comprehensive information about drugs: what they are, what they look like, how they are taken and what they do to the body and the mind. The intent of the class is to inform and enlighten participants: it focuses on how a decision to open the door and enter the world of chemical use without knowledge can have a profound and negative impact. This class is taught by Elizabeth McGee, MA, LLPC, CADC. The class is held the first Saturday of the month from 1 pm – 5 pm. The fee for this four-hour class is $100.
Friends and Family Program
Community Healing Center – Niles recognizes that addiction effects the entire family unit and not just the individual living with the disease of addiction. Through our family and friends program, we teach people how to support their recovering loved ones and what they can do to take care of themselves. Participants learn that they cannot control addiction, that they did not cause addiction and that they cannot cure addiction. Through presentations, group discussions, and personal reflection, family members learn new ways to cope with addiction and relationships. Family and friends will learn that with the addition of healthy supports, their loved ones ability to recover from the disease of addiction can be a long term success. Groups run once a month for 3 hours: Second Friday of the month – 4.30 pm – 7.30 pm. The program is facilitated by a Recovery Coach using an evidence based curriculum. This is a county wide resource and is open to referrals.
Here at Community Healing Center – Niles, we understand that there are many roads to recovery and the Navigators group introduces and explores these roads through Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Celebrate Recovery. Navigators meets twice a month on the first and third Fridays of the month from 9.30 am – 11.00 am. Navigators is facilitated by a Recovery Coach.
SUDs (Jail Program)
SUDs is a group that treats co-occurring disorders. SUDs stands for Substance Use Disorder group. It meets weekly for a three hour group in the Berrien County Jail. A male group is held every Wednesday from 1:30 pm – 4.30 pm. A female group is held every Thursday from 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm. The group is facilitated by a Licensed Master of Social Work and a Certified Peer Support. The group consists of 16 week curriculum. This curriculum is based off of the recommended curriculum for IOP groups. The group includes handouts, discussions, role-plays,videos and art therapy. Some of the topics addressed in the group include the disease of addiction, triggers and coping skills, relationships and boundaries, spirituality, sponsorship, PAWS and PTSD. Some extra services provided to each member of the group is, at least, one individual session with a therapist or peer support to discuss the treatment needs for the client,
Here at Community Healing Center – Niles, we believe that it is important to treat each person as a whole. Our wellness group, “Recovery Life”, is one way we make this happen. We host Recovery Life the last Friday of each month at a venue within the community. We open this event to anyone living a life of recovery in the community and aim to show them how happy, joyous and free recovery is. Through this program we have been able to bring recoveree’s and their loved ones together and experience a life worth living together. Each month we host a new activity and provide a fresh outlet for clean and sober living. This is a community program and everyone is welcome – there is no fee and refreshments are provided. This program is facilitated by Recovery Coaches.
Niles Office Hours:
Monday: 8 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8 am – 8:30 pm
Friday: 8 am – 2 pm