Substance Abuse Services

The goal of substance abuse services is to provide appropriate and effective outpatient substance abuse therapy programs to adults and adolescents experiencing problems with the use of substances which have led to disruptions in their lives, and preventive education programs for high risk individuals.

Outpatient Substance Abuse Services
Our goal is to provide services that will allow our consumers the opportunity to assess their personal lifestyle and evaluate the need for change in an effort to rid their lives of the compulsions and obsessions often associated with the use of mood-altering substances.

The outpatient substance abuse treatment program of Four Rivers Behavioral Health provides services in Western Kentucky. Services may be obtained in Calloway, Marshall, Graves, and McCracken counties by contacting the local office.

In the outpatient program, we provide services for male and female adults and adolescents. We are licensed to provide substance abuse therapy on an individual and group basis. Consumers are provided with an assessment which outlines the level of care necessary to provide appropriate and effective treatment for their individual problems. Outpatient services are conducted on a discounted fee scale which provides the payment of services based upon family size and income.

Admission to the outpatient substance abuse program is provided through an assessment based upon the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) consumer placement criteria. This assessment helps to ensure that the level of care recommended will most appropriately meet the needs of the client. After the assessment, a schedule of individual and group therapy sessions will be determined.

Family Services
Chemical addiction of one individual inevitably affects close family members. Therefore both our residential and outpatient programs encourage consumers to involve their intimate family members in their treatment. This service is intended to provide both informed support for the recovering individual and opportunities for personal improvement of the involved relatives.

The William H. Fuller Memorial Substance Abuse Treatment Center
The Fuller Center is licensed to provide an Intensive Outpatinet Program for adults with substance use problems. This is a 5 day per week for 10 weeks. The consumers are assigned a counselor who collaborates with the consumer to develop a plan of treatment designed to meet the unique needs of each individual. The treatment includes individual and group therapy, as well as initial introduction in self-help groups and activities of daily living.  The successful completion of treatment results in an aftercare plan which may include continued outpatinet treatment with a counselor in their hometown for continued care.



Continuing Aftercare
Treatment that begins in the residential program continues in our outpatient program after the intense level of supervision is completed. Continuing care focuses on the resolution of problems attendant to addictions, the development of life-skills necessary for the consumer to develop a life free from alcohol and/or drugs, and relapse prevention. Continuing care employs a combination of professional therapy, various self-help (AA, NA, or Al-Anon, etc.), and family supports.