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Chemical Dependency

St. Luke's Chemical Dependency program offers a variety of treatment options for individuals suffering from chemical dependency and its effects. For more information, call (319) 363-4429.

Our Available Chemical Dependency Services Include:

Comprehensive evaluation

A professional chemical dependency counselor will complete a comprehensive evaluation to determine the extent of any substance abuse problem. The results will be discussed and treatment recommendations and referrals (if necessary) will be made.

Intensive outpatient treatment

St. Luke's intensive outpatient treatment is structured to use the 12-step philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous. Treatment is provided by doctors, substance abuse counselors, family therapists, social workers, recreational therapists, nutritionists and spiritual care professionals. The group process focuses on communication and listening skills. Morning and evening programming times are available. The treatment schedule is three days per week for nine to ten weeks.

Intensive outpatient therapy includes:

  • Group therapy
  • Individual counseling
  • Family awareness groups
  • Spirituality groups
  • Recreational therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Introduction to 12-Step support groups
  • Aftercare planning
  • Extended outpatient treatment

This ten-session program is designed for individuals who have abused a substance and experienced a negative consequence. The program helps individuals explore their association with substances, recognize the affect it has on their lives.

Relapse prevention

This program is designed to help individuals who have completed treatment but are having a difficult time staying away from substances.

Information and referral

Brief sessions are available at no cost for those looking information or referrals regarding chemical dependency. An explanation of our services or a referral to another program may be discussed with a counselor during these sessions.

Intervention training

There are times when a carefully planned intervention is the very best way to approach a chemically-dependent loved one. To be successful, such a process needs careful planning and preparation. We offer intervention training and assistance for concerned family members.

Detoxification and stabilization

When medically-managed detoxification is indicated, a client may be admitted to the hospital. Following stabilization the client may be referred for outpatient treatment services.

Aftercare

Since treatment is just the beginning of recovery, St. Luke's Chemical Dependency program supports the continuing progress of our clients with our Aftercare Program. Aftercare groups meet once a week and are facilitated by a staff counselor.

Individual counseling

When appropriate, individual counseling is available. This may occur prior to, during or after substance abuse treatment.

Extended outpatient treatment

This five-week program consists of 15 hours of education and group therapy designed to promote early intervention. This program is appropriate when there are concerns about an individual's substance use, but not sufficient data to substantiate chemical dependency. 

Speaking engagements

Our professional staff members are available to speak about chemical dependency and treatment options. Contact our office to arrange for this service.