The Council on Recovery is excited to announce the launch of Discovering Choices, a new outpatient treatment program dedicated to expanding access to quality treatment services to those in the community who may not have the financial resources to afford it. This program is possible through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and helps us to keep our promise to turn no one away.
The introduction of Discovering Choices expands The Council’s long history of best-in-class outpatient treatment – meaning that clients can receive the help they need during the day without staying overnight. Building on years of experience in outpatient treatment, and bringing together a team of highly skilled and compassionate staff members, we intend to bring the same quality of care that people know and trust from our Healing Choices intensive outpatient program to an even broader population of people in need.
Treatment options in Discovering Choices are tailored to the needs of individual clients, and can include a six-week treatment program that consists of individual therapy, psychoeducation, and process groups, and an eight-week recovery management program to gradually transition participants into the community. It also includes specialized treatment tracks for adults, pregnant and parenting women, and individuals with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders.
Treating substance use disorders concurrently with co-occurring mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety, helps to address a critical gap in Harris County’s behavioral health system.
“For far too long, we have separated individual disorders of the mind and body, as if they are not interrelated,” says Chance Tran, PhD, director of The Council’s community behavioral health department. “Treating substance abuse in conjunction with co-occurring mental health disorders is necessary because it interacts with the other directly. Worsening substance use will lead to these disorders, and there are also those with these disorders who will use substances in order to self-medicate and cope.”
For more information on Discovering Choices, to inquire about eligibility, or to make a referral, please call (713) 942-4100, option 3, or contact us through our website.