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Substances & Behaviors
Substance and process addictions are one of our nation’s major problems, that effects more than 20 million Americans. At Wilmington Mental Health, we are well equipped with our Outpatient Program to help individuals from all walks of li find a sober, more fulfilling lifestyle. We take a multi-pronged approach that includes psychoeducation , aftercare treatment , relapse prevention , and urine analysis for accountability.
This is known as having co-occurring disorders.
Screening Information gathering
Drug & Alcohol Assessment ASAM Level of Care determination
Psychoeducation Structured educational
Aftercare Treatment Twelve+ weeks of treatment consecutively
Relapse Prevention Relapse planning and maintance stage
Drug & Alcohol Tests Random drug screenings
Early Intervention
Early intervention is crucial for several key reasons:
Prevention of Escalation through early intervention can prevent progression of substance abuse disorders.
Increase Treatment Effectiveness through prompt and targeted treatment when motivation and readiness for change are often higher.
Minimize the Health and Social Consequences: Substance abuse can have severe health, psychological, and social consequences that result in physical harm, strained relationships, legal issues, and other adverse outcomes.
Identifying Underlying Issues such as co-occurring disorders (anxiety, depression, bipolar, etc.), trauma, or other mental health issues.
Education and Skill Development equips people with education about substance abuse, its consequences, available resources, coping skills, relapse prevention and more.
Cost Effectiveness: Addressing substance abuse at an early stage can prevent longstanding and severe addiction issues, need for prolonged treatment, hospitalization, and other costly interventions.
Treatment Approach
Treatment Process
Drug & Alcohol Assessment
Individual and/or Group Therapy
Support Group Attendance (Optional)
Random Drug Screens
Treatment Goals
  1. To identify the causes and consequences of substance abuse
  2. To reduce or eliminate substance use
  3. To remove access to illegal and dangerous drugs
  4. To understand underlying co-occurring mental health issues
  5. To develop healthy coping techniques
  6. To connect treatment and recovery with support network
  7. To develop new and improved strategies to prevent drug use
  8. To achieve and maintain a meaningful, sustained recovery
Treatment Modalities
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

  • Seeking Safety
Urine Testing

Urine specimen collections may be collected during your treatment and sent to the lab for testing. We use the results to:
  1. Better determine your treatment plan
  2. Monitor your progress and adherence to treatment
  3. Identify needs for further assessment and substance abuse treatment, and
  4. Better coordinate your care.

Your therapist will determine how often samples are collected.

Concerned About Someone You Know?

You can always start a conversation about mental health to make them aware of treatment alternatives and how professionals can offer support and assistance. Although you may not necessarily convince them to seek treatment at this time, it can make them aware that you are concerned and that they can count on you. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 9-8-8 or dial 9-1-1 for emergencies or immediate assistance.
Consultation • Education • Discussion • Collaboration • Assessment • Treatment • Monitoring • Management • Follow-Up
“One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery.”
Demi Lovato