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Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

We offer a higly customizable, comprehensive substance abuse treatment programming based on cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and motivational enhancement (MET) models. Addresses dependencies and underlying thinking and feelings that contribute to the abuse. It increases the awareness of the pattern or cycle of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that have led to relapse in the past. It introduces participants to treatment, reduces resistance, and begins the process of personal awareness and change. The program helps build motivation for lifestyle changes and indicates discrepancies between current behaviors and the achievement of desired life goals. Also provides practice in new coping skills. This program addresses the whole cycle of dependency and the elements needed to create change, including: self-awareness, cognitive restructuring, and skills for relapse prevention and self-efficacy. Extended programs available with documented significant reductions in recidivism.

Program Availability

With programs available from 25 to 600 hours, we can increase your substance abuse treatment capacity for adult males, juvenile males, adult females, and juvenile females. Programs are also available in Spanish. The program is also available as component of a drug court or diversion program.

Community Substance Abuse Program — includes risk factors management and asset building. An eight-session workbook, it is supplemented by "What you need to know," basic chemical dependency education which provides accurate information to counter "street" information.. [more]

Substance Abuse Intervention, Relapse, and Diversion Program — programming options available for adults and juveniles, our program workbooks guide in understanding and addressing specific risk and protective factors for alcohol and other substance abuse, violence, gang involvement, and related issues. [more]


With more than 200 workbooks and other resources, we support longer programs, and specialize in tailoring substance abuse treatment programs to your needs. These resources have been selected for use by multiple state systems and more than 40 Federal Bureau of Prisons facilities, as well New York City jails, and programs in nearly 50 states. Programs can be tailored to address specific issues and needs. Shorter drug court, division, and alternative to incarceration programs for adult males, parole and probation programs, and programs focusing on specific substance abuse (drug and alcohol), behavioral health, and other intensive treatment programs are provided.

Substance abuse materials can be used as part of a comprehensive age- and gender-specific treatment program. Programs are available for adult males and adult females.


Insight and Outlook comprehensive substance abuse treatment (drug and alcohol), delinquency, and behavioral health treatment curriculum resources (more than 100 workbooks designed for juvenile probation and day treatment application). Substance abuse treatment programs built on these resources can extend from four weeks to two years. Helpful lesson plans and counselor's tools included. Programs are also useful in school, alternative school, community programs, and other settings.

Substance abuse treatment materials can be used as part of a comprehensive age- and gender-specific treatment program. Programs are available for juvenile males and juvenile females.

Program Features

  • Logical progression — these resources can provide you with the capability to design a program that reflects the stage of change model and the opportunity to use the integrated MI/MET tools and techniques. It first provides the opportunity to address motivation to change, and then employ elements of our comprehensive CBT resource. When the client is ready to learn new approaches, it then addresses the behavioral component (primarily new coping skills), leading to development of resilience, risk factors management (self-efficacy), relapse prevention planning, and life/lifestyle planning. Finally, the program addresses client-specific risk factors encountered and in preventing relapse. Important options at this point include our aftercare resources, life skills resources, and vocational/employment preparation, supported by key workbooks and lessons.
  • Workbook-based — workbooks provide structure and support and they clearly identify the progress of participants. When work is not completed, this is also evident. Materials are written at a grade 4-6 reading level, so most participants have no difficulty in understanding or completing the work. Frequent checklists, charts, and tables make the work nonthreatening and reduce resistance, and make it more likely that participants will identify issues and problems.
  • Supports group and individual counseling — many assignments can be given as homework, so participants will complete reading and written assignments before coming to the group activity. There is no need to spend the limited time available for group in reading or writing activities. Leaders can use the critical activities identified for each assignment to go immediately to the important issues and engage participants in discussion. To make it easier for program staff, behavioral objectives are identified for all activities in each workbook (in the lesson plan provided).
  • The most critical goal of the program is self-efficacy — counselors in these programs can use the materials provided (including activity cards) to help identify the highest risk factors for each client. Then, participants can be guided to learn, practice and master the coping skills they need to deal with their highest risk factors successfully.

Program Resources

Please see our Insight and Outlook resource manual for our complete listing. For many programs the resources listed below may provide a strong core of program resources.

  • Introduction to chemical dependency program (ICD) — Introduction to treatment, reducing resistance, and identifying underlying areas of vulnerability. Starts the process of identifying and addressing substance abuse and similar dependencies. 1 hour
  • Introduction to self-discovery (SD1m) — 1 hour
  • Reasons to change (SD6) — Addresses denial, resistance, other defenses. Raises awareness of consequences of own behavior for self and others (including criminal thinking and victim empathy). Builds motivation to make personal changes. 4 hours
  • Understanding your dependencies (SD5m) — "Understanding your behavior" Examines addictions and multiple addictions and explains chronic nature of dependencies. Addresses denial issues and helps clients focus their recovery. 3 hours
  • What's Going On In My Life? (SD11) — Introductory workbook helps identify feelings, issues, and risk factors, reducing resistance, and beginning the process of personal awareness and change. Based on motivational enhancement (MET model). 5 hours
  • Key elements of change (SD12) — This workbook provides a comprehensive overview of personal change from substance abuse. It includes elements of motivational enhancement therapy (MET) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), as well as analysis of risk factors, the development of key coping and refusal skills, and the development of a safety net. To build increased self-efficacy, it can be supplemented by selected workbooks from the RH series (i.e. RH11, 12, 13, 17, 21, 22, 23,or 24). Also suitable for review and aftercare programs. 12 hours
  • Self-awareness: examining your pattern or cycle (SA2m) — Guides clients to examine past use and stages in personal relapse "cycle." Clients identify vulnerabilities, specific triggers to past difficulties, and "stinking thinking" (about self, about other people, not being realistic, negative thinking about the future, etc.). Clients describe how feelings of discomfort have been dealt with, how isolation may have been a contributing factor in past difficulties, typical patterns of "build up" toward relapse, the need for control of uncomfortable feelings, and steps taken in the past to achieve that feeling of control, and how they began to plan or "set themselves up" for relapse. Additionally, clients describe the specific temptations experienced in various categories, his/her most common harmful behaviors or dependencies, his/her thinking, feelings, and behavior after relapse, and issues resulting from relapse. 4 hours
  • Dealing with people in new ways (RH2m) — Helps participants identify what they can do differently if the "old ways" didnít work, including temptations and issues with family, friends, and community which may cause problems. A set of situation cards for group discussion is provided. 5 hours
  • You have options! (DP1) — Risk factors-based workbook for high risk youth. Clients identify problem situations and practice options to substance abuse or violence. Action planning activities support diversion program. 5 hours
  • Coping skills for emergencies (DP2) — Clients learn to identify their own highest risk situations, the cues that they are becoming at higher risk, what they will do to cope effectively, and then practice these new coping skills until they are confident they will work. Included in these skills are thought stopping, conflict avoidance and "escape" skills), and a comprehensive set of "refusal skills." 7 hours
  • Let's talk about feelings (DP3) — Specific feelings (anger, anxiety or fear, low-self-esteem/shame, hurt, and loneliness) are addressed in activities which help clients identify and experience feelings safely. 3 hours
  • Avoiding trouble when you are with others (RH10) — addresses the effects of peer pressure by asking clients to identify specific situations in which they have been influenced by their peers to engage in problem behaviors. In addition, it addresses the common problems associated with "just being there" when problems occur. The workbook guides the client to identify specific steps to take to avoid common problem situations (22 situation cards provided). 4 hours

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