Advocates for Wellness LLC
Kennewick, WA. 99336
Advocates for Wellness has been providing outpatient and intensive outpatient chemical dependency treatment services since 1994. In 2010 the ownership structure of the agency was changed to a Limited Liability Company, and one of the original founders retired. Advocates for Wellness, LLC is certified by the Division of Behavioral Health Recovery (DBHR) of the Department of Social and Health Services in the State of Washington. Certification number is 03 0444 00. Advocates for Wellness, LLC is a private for profit agency. Services provided include substance abuse counseling, chemical dependency treatment, family counseling and therapy, relapse prevention services, mental health therapy, and counseling for other addictions. In 2012 Advocates for Wellness, LLC, in addition to addiction counseling, began providing affordable Anger Management services. Fees for services are charged on a sliding-fee scale depending of the family's income, with payments tailored to fit the family budget. Services provided by Advocates for Wellness, LLC are accepted by most insurance providers. Your insurance benefits would depend on your particular plan and provider. Mission Statement - Alcohol and other drug abuse, chemical dependency, and other addictions affects the lives of many Tri-Cities residents on a(n) emotional, physical, mental, spritual, and social basis. The Mission of Advocates for Wellness is, through education, psycho-education, individual, family, and group therapy, to assist all individuals and families, that have a desire to achieve abstinence from alcohol/drug abuse, chemical dependency, other addictions, and overcoming the effects of addiction on the family, to develop and maintain healthy well-adjusted lives. Services Provided: INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT - Intensive Outpatient (IOP) is primary chemical dependency treatment provided on an outpatient basis using a combination of group and individual sessions. It permits an individual to receive chemical dependency treatment, while staying in his/her home community. Therefore, the individual is able to maintain employment and meet other life obligations, while receiving primary chemical dependency treatment services. ADULT OUTPATIENT - Adult Outpatient (aftercare) follows either Intensive Outpatient or Intensive Inpatient treatment. Using a combination of group and indvidual counseling sessions, Adult Outpatient aids the individual to admust to a life without chemicals. ADOLESCENT OUTPATIENT - Adolescent Outpatient substance abuse counseling and chemical dependency treatment, using a combination of group, individual, and family sessions, assists adolescents to develop and maintain a chemical free lifestyle. The number of group sessions per week is adjusted to meet the therapeutic needs of the adolscent. ALCOHOL/DRUG INFORMATION SCHOOL - The Alcohol/Drug Information School (ADIS) is an one day class, usually held on the last Saturday of each month. ADIS meets Department of Licensing (DOL), requirements for persons, convicted of DUI, who do not have a significant alcohol or drug abuse problem. ADIS is also available to other individuals that have a desire to learn about the impact of chemical use. OTHER ADDICTIONS - Gambling, sex and food addictions are often associated with substance abuse or chemical dependency. Counseling is available to individuals for other addictions to assist in maintaining recovery. RELAPSE PREVENTION SERVICES - Relapse Prevention Counseling (RPC) is designed to assist individuals to identify high-risk situations and develop coping skills to maintain abstinence while in those situations. Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT) is desigined to assist individuals to identify and change personality traits and lifestyle patterns that interfere with their attaining and maintaining long-term sobriety. FAMILY SERVICES - A phrase that best describes the therapeutic approach of the Substance Abuse Treatment Program at Advocates for Wellness, LLC is Holistic Family Centered Thearpy. While it is vitally important for the chemical user to address his/her substance use, it is equally important to address the family system dynamics to ensure the person the best opportunity for long-term benefits of his/her treatment experience. Therefore, family counseling sessions and family group therapy are an integral part of treatment at Advocates for Wellness. LLC. FAMILY INTERVENTIONS - The person using chemicals is often unaware of the damage s/he is inflicting on other family members. The family often needs support and guidance on how to confront and/or help the chemical user to see the need for treatment. Family Intervention is a structured format that will assist the one using chemicals to seek treatment, and provide the family a start to healing the damage caused by the chemical user. MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES - The chemical user and his/her family members often need counseling in addition to substance abuse counseling. Mental Health services are available at Advocates for Wellness, LLC by trained Mental Health Professionals. Anger Managment - Initially Anger Management was added as an adjunct to preventing relapse into substance use. However, in 2012 it became apparent that a low cost effective Anger Managemet program was needed. Therefore, a 10 week Anger Management group was began and is open to anyone that needs to learn how to manage anger.