AOD Therapy and Treatment

AOD Therapy and Treatment

Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Therapy and Treatment

The Rowan AOD Program offers Level -1, Outpatient Services, including individual, couples, and group sessions. After appropriate screening and assessment have been completed, and a student chooses to enroll into outpatient treatment at CPS AOD Services, an Intake Evaluation, a comprehensive biopsychosocial evaluation, is completed. If the recommendation from this evaluation is for individual outpatient therapy, then students participate in weekly, one-hour sessions. Treatment modalities are evidenced-based and combine elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavior therapy. Rowan Counseling & AOD Services offer students Co-Occurring services for those who may have a presenting mental health issue along with a substance-use disorder. In many cases the need for appropriate treatment warrants a more comprehensive, or multi-faceted, higher level of care than can be provided at the Wellness Center. In these cases, the Wellness Center works with a network of several, off campus providers and resources available to those identified in greater need.

Group Therapy Services are available for individuals with a Substance Use Disorder who want to experience the support of a group process and also available for students who do not have a substance use disorder but are impacted by the substance use of a friend or loved one and are struggling to cope with the dysfunction and chaos that substance abuse can cause in relationships or family dynamics. Group treatment combines elements of support with the building of coping strategies to manage the impact of substance use, prevent relapse, increase motivation for recovery, or cope with substance use of significant others and/or family members.

 Psycho-Educational Class

The Rowan AOD Class is a one session, two hour, didactic program of “focused on” AOD Education, Prevention and Intervention. The class format combines both cognitive-behavioral and motivational interviewing approaches, with the goal being to help students bring about behavioral changes in the patterns of AOD use and abuse on and off campus.

The Rowan AOD Class is primarily populated with students who have been sanctioned by the Office of Community Standards for violating the Rowan AOD/Code of Conduct policy, although self- referrals and other interested parties may be considered on a case by case basis.