Substance Treatment and Court-Referred Services

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Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services

1. Evaluations

Southern Hills provides substance abuse services to adolescents, adults, and seniors. Services are provided to clients based on an individual treatment plan, which is developed in conjunction with the client after a thorough assessment. When a client presents for treatment, he/she is interviewed by a Masters or Ph.D. level trained therapist who completes an evaluative interview, initial assessment, substance use history and medical information summary. Upon completion of the evaluation, recommended services and goals are discussed with the client.

2. Individual/Family Psychotherapy

The general focus and goals of individual and family therapy sessions are to reduce or alleviate the participant’s symptoms, to return the participant to baseline or improve the level of functioning, and to prevent relapse. The focus of outpatient therapy is solution-oriented and must include a clear diagnosis, measurable treatment goals and discharge criteria.

3. Group Therapy

Being able to interact with other individuals who are learning how to cope with and overcome a drug or alcohol addiction can be quite helpful for those who are beginning the process. This type of setting also helps members realize that they are not alone and allows them to share information and experiences with one another, which can help boost confidence and self-esteem. Overall, sharing experiences and feelings has been shown to reduce stress, guilt and pain among group therapy members. Group therapy becomes a setting in which members can learn how to avoid engaging in destructive behaviors such as actively seeking out drugs, and instead begin to practice new, healthy behaviors. The therapist provides a structured platform that controls the discussions and also offers feedback and additional advice that helps each member gain a better understanding of themselves as well as ways to make continuous progress.

4. Education Group

Psychoeducational groups are designed to educate clients about substance abuse, and related behaviors and consequences. Psychoeducational groups provide information designed to have a direct application to clients’ lives—to instill self‐awareness, suggest options for growth and change, identify community resources that can assist clients in recovery, develop an understanding of the process of recovery, and prompt people using substances to take action on their own behalf, such as entering a treatment program. The major purpose of psychoeducational groups is expansion of awareness about the behavioral, medical, and psychological consequences of substance abuse. Another prime goal is to motivate the client to enter the recovery‐ready stage. Psychoeducational groups are provided to help clients incorporate information that will help them establish and maintain abstinence and guide them to more productive choices in their lives.

Adult Substance Use Program - Jasper Office


Matrix is an evidence based program focusing on early recovery skills and relapse prevention. We work on techniques to stay sober in early recovery and how to avoid a relapse. Clients must be in the action stage of recovery for this group.

The Matrix Model has been recognized as one of the few evidence-based programs for substance abuse disorders and is listed on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Early Recovery Skills (ERS): Group members will attend 2 times a week for 4 weeks. This part of the program provides individuals with core recovery skills. Includes understanding Pros and Cons to Use, Triggers (External and Internal), Thought Stopping Techniques, and Stages of Recovery.

Relapse Prevention (RP): Will be offered 2 times a week for 16 weeks. This part of the program provides individuals with skills to prevent relapse and sustain long term recovery.
Includes topics such as: understanding reasons for using and deciding to stop using, goals and the future, relationships, managing different emotions, relapse justification, and 12 step programs.

Matrix is an integrated therapeutic model incorporating:


Provides clients with 2-4 sessions to address their readiness for change and acknowledge how their choices with substance use has impacted their life. MI is a counseling method for enhancing a person’s internal motivation for behavior change through exploring and resolving ambivalence. MI is person‐centered. Clinicians meet people "where they are." It’s collaborative, and focuses on the person’s goals and values and what the person feels confident and ready to tackle, not what the clinician feels is a priority.


This is an evidence-based risk-reduction treatment program for helping people who make high–risk alcohol or drug choices accept the need to change their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. This group is appropriate for first time offenders who have abused substances but may not meet enough criteria for being dependent on a substance. This is an educational group, not a therapy group.

Please feel free to contact any of our offices for more information.

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Southern Hills Counseling Center, Inc.
480 Eversman Drive
Jasper, IN 47546
(812) 482-3020