Substance Abuse Treatment

A specialized practice of the Counseling Center, the Substance Abuse Program provides both intensive and supportive outpatient substance abuse treatments as well as ongoing relapse prevention services for HIV-positive individuals struggling with alcoholism and other chemical dependency issues. The program educates clients about drug abuse and its effect on HIV and AIDS in both group and individual therapeutic sessions.

Nine-Week Intensive Outpatient Program

Our Intensive Outpatient Program is a nine-week, 10-hour per week program that provides recovery support through mandatory three-hour group sessions three times per week combined with one hour of individual counseling sessions per week.

Supportive Outpatient Program

Our Supportive Outpatient Program is a program that provides group and individual counseling regarding relapse prevention planning, education, and life skills development. Schedules can be individually tailored to meet the clients’ needs. The program includes:Relapse Prevention Planning which helps clients develop the resources needed to remain sober.Recovery Education that gives clients information on the effects of drugs and alcohol on HIV and AIDS.Life Skills Development that provides clients the skills necessary to live a successful, sober life.

Individual Counseling

Similar to Legacy’s HIV and AIDS counseling, one-on-one substance abuse counseling helps people living with HIV cope with their lives and covers a wide range of mental health issues and concerns which affect the client’s psychological well-being and emotional health specifically related to addiction.Legacy offers individual counseling at various time throughout the day and evening and can be scheduled at any time by the client. Legacy also offers bilingual counselors as a part of the Minority Outreach Program. Bi-lingual counselors are available.

Program Requirements

Legacy’s Substance Abuse Program demands three basic requirements of all participants:

  • You must be HIV-positive with a letter of diagnosis.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must remain alcohol and drug-free during the program.