Intensive Outpatient Care at All Locations

Your relationship with Family Life Center begins when you call any of our treatment locations to schedule an assessment.

One of our counselors will conduct a comprehensive assessment using the state mandated ASAM tool to determine the appropriate treatment placement and severity of addiction. An individual treatment plan is then derived from the assessment and clients are continuously assessed during treatment to determine if progress is being made or adjustments are necessary.

In addition to our experienced and qualified therapists, all Family Life Center locations are now able to serve clients in need of drug and alcohol abuse treatment with intensive outpatient care (level 2.1) as defined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

Family Life Center also serves individuals with co-occurring disorders, meaning issues where at least one substance abuse problem and one mental health issue unrelated to substance abuse occur together.

When needed, we can refer individuals to other state agencies for additional levels of care, or at the request of the client.

Criteria for Admission

  1. No person will be denied admission to the program, beyond the scope of unique service level eligibility criteria, on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, handicap, or age in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 USC 2000d, Title XI of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 USC 1681-1686 and s.504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended 29 USC 794, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, 42 USC 12101-12213.
  2. Clients must be at least 18 years of age, as Family Life Center does not provide services for adolescents.
  3. Clients must meet the following Dimensional Criteria:
    1. Dimension 1 – Acute Intoxication or Withdrawal Potential: Clients must have no symptoms of withdrawal or have withdrawal needs that can be safely meet in the Level 2.1 setting.
    2. Dimension 2 – Biomedical Conditions and Complications: Any biomedical problems must be stable or being addressed concurrently.
    3. Dimension 3 – Emotional, Behavioral, or Cognitive Conditions and Complications: Not necessary for admission.
    4. Dimension 4 – Readiness to Change: The client requires structures therapy and programmatic milieu to promote treatment progress and recovery because motivational interventions at another level of care have failed or the patient’s perspective prohibits his or her ability to make behavioral changes without repeated, structured, clinically directed motivational interventions. Willingness to participate in treatment and to explore his or her level of awareness and readiness to change suggest that treatment at 2.1 can be effective.
    5. Dimension 5 – Relapse, Continued Use, or Continued Problem Potential: This status is characterized by either (a) Although the patient has been an active participant in a less intensive level of care, he or she is experiencing an intensification of symptoms of the substance-related disorder and his or her level of functions is deteriorating despite modification of the treatment plan or (b) There is a high likelihood that the patient will continue to use or relapse to use of alcohol and/or other drugs or gambling without close outpatient monitoring and structured therapeutic services, as indicated by his or her lack of awareness triggers, difficulty in coping, or in postponing immediate gratification or ambivalence towards treatment.
    6. Dimension 6 – Recovery Environment: This status is characterized by either (a) Continued exposure to the patient’s current work, school, or living environment will render recovery unlikely or (b) the patient lacks social contacts, has unsupportive social contacts that jeopardize recovery, or has few friends or peers who do not use alcohol or other drugs.
  4. The following groups will be given priority to access to treatment in this order:
    1. Individuals who are pregnant and have intravenous substance use disorders.
    2. Individuals who are pregnant and have substance use disorders.
    3. Individuals who have intravenous substance use disorders.
    4. Women with dependent children.
    5. Individuals who are HIV positive.
    6. All others with substance use disorders
  5. Individuals in the top 5 priority groups will be directly admitted to the program. If a waiting list is necessary, the Program Coordinator will prioritize the list according to that order.
  6. Any individual is eligible for readmission to the program providing that they meet the criteria for admission to Level II.1 upon assessment.

Ineligible Clients

  • Clients that are ineligible for admission to the Family Life Center Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) will be provided, upon request, a written rationale by the clinician who performed the assessment.
  • Appropriate referrals will be made if the client qualifies for any level of care.
  • Reassessment will be allowed.
  • Clients will be told at the time of denial of admission that they may appeal the decision to the Clinical Director. A phone number and address will be provided at that time so that the client may make the appeal verbally or in writing. The Clinical Director will issue a decision within 3 working days of the request.

For additional information or answers to specific questions regarding Fees & Admission Criteria, please call us at 256-845-1261, or visit our Contact Us page.