Community Quotes

“Counseling For Change provides an even-handed approach to treatment without bias or preconceptions. Participants find both the therapists and the support staff to be fair in day-to-day interactions.”

Director of Community Corrections, Vanderburgh County

Living In Balance: Moving From Addiction to Recovery

Living in Balance is an NREPP (National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices) recognized evidence- based program providing comprehensive addiction treatment that places the emphasis on relapse prevention. Designed as a parallel treatment program, Living In Balance (LIB) allows participants to enter the program anywhere in the cycle of sessions. LIB is relevant for clients from a wide range of cultural and economic backgrounds and assists clients in developing life goals and objectives. LIB curriculum is designed to decrease the likelihood of recidivism in criminal justice clients.

The Living In Balance program combines experiential, cognitive-behavioral, and twelve-step thinking. It has proven to be effective either as a core program or as a supplement to existing programs such as the Matrix. Covering key life areas that are often neglected with prolonged drug use, clients are encouraged to evaluate such areas as physical well-being, emotional health, and social well-being. LIB explores issues such as adult education, vocational development, daily living skills, and spirituality in recovery, sexuality, and recreation/leisure activities. Clients are given sufficient guidance and assistance to process personal issues and to learn how to cope with everyday stressors.

At the conclusion of the Matrix –based primary care program, Counseling For Change clients advance to Aftercare where they remain until the conclusion of their treatment program.

Level I Aftercare (Living In Balance)

Level I Aftercare requires the client to attend one group treatment session per week for eight week. This level focuses on relapse prevention and is designed to deliver information and support to clients as they progress through the recovery process.

To advance to Level II, the client is required to complete the following:
  1. Complete eight (8) weekly sessions;
  2. Actively participate in group and complete all written assignments;
  3. Attend and document required twelve step meetings;
  4. Test negative on UDS.

Level II Aftercare (Living in Balance)

Level II Aftercare requires the client to attend one group treatment session on a bi-weekly basis. Following the completion of this treatment cycle (eight sessions), the client will be required to attend one session per month.