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Substance Use Therapies Offered

Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy is a joint process between a therapist and a person in therapy. Common goals of therapy can be to inspire change or improve quality of life. People may seek therapy for help with issues that are hard to face alone. Individual therapy is also called therapy, psychotherapy, psychosocial therapy, talk therapy, and counseling.   

Therapy can help people overcome obstacles to their well-being. It can increase positive feelings, such as compassion and self-esteem. People in therapy can learn skills for handling difficult situations, making healthy decisions, and reaching goals. Many find they enjoy the therapeutic journey of becoming more self-aware. Some people even go to ongoing therapy for self-growth.

Discovery Group - Intensive Outpatient Therapy

The Discovery Group meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Criteria to participate in the Discovery group includes: 

  • *Clients who are in Contemplation stage or higher.
  • *Clients in Pre-Contemplation and have completed Aware/Reality Group.
  • *Clients who have recently (within 6 months) completed inpatient treatment.
  • *Clients will be informed that Discovery Group is a minimum of 18 sessions based on their progress.

*Clients are expected to complete a minimum of 4 support group options while in group, and Report Forms will be provided to include: where, when, what did you learn, etc. 

The length of group time is individualized and based on:

  • *Notable progress in Stage of Change.
  • *Complete support group requirements. 
  • *Complete Circle of Life and Step 1 assignments.
  • *Maintain abstinence during the vast majority of group.
  • *Completed relapse prevention plan. 

*Clients are expected to complete a minimum of 4 support group options while in group, and Report Forms will be provided to include: where, when, what did you learn, etc. 

Journey Group - Aftercare Therapy

Aftercare therapy provides essential, ongoing support for those on the path to recovery. Clients must meet one of the bulleted criteria below to participate in Journey Group:

  • Have successfully completed Discovery Group, and are in the Preparation/Action Stage of Change.
  • Have recently completed (within past 6 months) an inpatient treatment program, and who are in the Preparation/Action Stage of Change.  It is desirable that they complete at least 2 weeks of Discovery group before entering Journey Group.

Note: The client must have a completed relapse prevention plan prior to engaging in Journey Group. This may be completed with the primary counselor during the course of Discovery Group. A copy will be made for the Journey Group facilitators.

Participation in the Journey group will include the following:

  • Client will be informed that Journey Group is a minimum of 16 sessions, based on client progress.
  • They are expected to maintain sobriety during this time.
  • 2 Family Days are mandated in order to complete this group.
  • Clients will continue in support group options (minimum of 2 per week), and provide reports each week. (see below)

Support Group Options

OBH partners with a variety of area support groups that allows the client to participate in one that best fits them and their journey to recovery. These include: 

  • Sweat lodge, longhouse, Cultural Heritage, Wellness Group
  • Mentor, outside support groups, workshops/seminars on issues related to wellness
  • Church, church groups, bible study, Celebrate Recovery
  • AA, NA, Al-Anon, HA, GA, Smart Recovery

Note: If clients identify other options, confirmation is needed from facilitators to identify appropriateness.

Insights Group

The Insights Group is an 8-week education series on substance use and recovery. The Insights Education Group meets Tuesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Topics Include:
•  Understanding Substance Use Disorders
•  Stages of Change
•  Consequences of Substance Use
•  Addictive Thinking
•  Relapse Prevention
•  Physical Effects of Substances
•  Post-Acute Withdrawals & Cross Addiction
•  Recovery & Resources

This group may be recommended to you before going into Discovery Group if you have had no prior treatment. Or, your therapist may recommend Insights Group as an addition to individual therapy because the education would benefit you.

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Transformations Group - DBT for Recovery

The goal of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is to learn skills for changing unwanted behaviors, emotions, thoughts and events that cause misery and distress. We hope to help you improve your quality of life by helping you build the following skills:

Core Mindfulness.
Learning to stay in the moment, observe within and outside of oneself, and use Wise Mind to do what is best in a given moment.

Interpersonal Effectiveness.
Improving coping skills, building assertiveness skills, determining what is important in relationships, and how to increase the likelihood that your needs are met.

Emotion Regulation.
Learning to regulate ones feelings, name emotions, reduce impulsivity, and discover feelings through emotional growth.

Distress Tolerance.
Developing new skills to soothe oneself and increase ones ability to tolerate distress and crisis effectively, while also recognizing that stress is a part of life.

Transformations brochure
Transformations flyer

If you are interested in participating in this group, please talk to your primary therapist about a referral.


Same Day Substance Abuse Care

For those seeking treatment for substance abuse, Oneida Behavioral Health offers same day substance abuse care Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (you must be present by 10:00 a.m.). Care is available on a first come, first served basis at 2640 West Point Road, Green Bay, WI 54304.

NARCAN® is also available. To learn more, please call (920) 490-3790. Everyone deserves to and can recover from substance abuse. 

Same Day Substance Abuse Care flyer
NARCAN® flyer

Hub and Spoke - A Comprehensive Approach

Under the Hub and Spoke model, Oneida Behavioral Health serves as the lead, or “Hub” agency, in cooperation with contracted providers that serve as the “Spokes,” providing additional support.

This program is focused on Medicaid-eligible youth and adults with severe substance abuse disorders who are at high-risk for chronic physical and mental health issues. It is the Hub’s role to provide access to specialized substance abuse programs and support, including assessments, medication-assisted treatment and ensuring that a person’s overall behavioral needs are met. The Spokes then provide additional support services and care management following assessment and stabilization.

This model shows great promise of making a true difference in the lives of those dealing with substance abuse, because the approach offers a coordinated and comprehensive array of services including:

  • Care Management – individuals are identified for treatment, followed by initial assessment and development of a personalized plan of care.
  • Care Coordination – the plan of care is implemented through referrals, coordination and follow-up with all providers and treatment operations.
  • Transitional Care – assures smooth movement of individuals from one treatment setting to another; between health care providers and between levels of care.
  • Connections to Community and Social Support Services – connecting the individual to medical, behavioral, educational, community and social support services is vital to ongoing recovery efforts.
  • Health Promotion – healthy behaviors are modeled and encouraged, including self-management of health, mental health and addiction issues.
  • Individual and Family Support – a strong support network is needed and encouraged on the road to recovery.

For more information about Hub and Spoke, contact Oneida Behavioral Health at (920) 490-3790.

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