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Time Out Counseling Services & Drug Testing

Our mission from the beginning has been to deliver quality outpatient prevention, education and treatment services to individuals with substance abuse issues who have come in contact with the legal system.  Our belief was that court-mandated clients represented the largest interface between substance abusers and their opportunity for healthy change.  We further believed that this population was under-served due to the adversarial relationship that existed between the traditional counseling culture and court systems.  While both entities sought to improve the lives of substance abusers / offenders, and reduce recidivism, the advantages generated by collaboration were not being effectively deployed.  We believed that directly confronting denial, holding clients accountable, and utilizing the advantages gained through the behavioral compliance provided by the court system offered a unique opportunity for the client, as well as the counseling community and the courts.

We have been honored to be a part of the strengthening relationship between the counseling community and the courts, and have been privileged to be involved in significant advancements in our profession such as the rise of Drug Treatment Courts and Sobriety Courts.  We believe more strongly than ever that collaboration between the counseling community and the court systems is producing unprecedented results for our clients, our profession, the courts, and the communities we serve.

Warren, MI. Hours of operation: M-F 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Shelby, MI. Hours of operation: M-F 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Port Huron, MI. Hours of operation: M-F 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Testing Report Colors Line: 586.773.2639

Education and Counseling

8 Session Intensive Education Group for Alcohol and Drugs.

Eight Session AOD Intensive Education Group consists of eight, two-hour sessions. The content and facilitation of this group process is designed to confront denial, and provide clients with an opportunity to honestly examine their history of alcohol, Marijuana and/or other drug use. This service is appropriate for those clients that display a pattern of substance abuse or marijuana dependence. Typically, those with a high BAC, second offense DWI / OUIL, other alcohol related offenses, possession charges or multiple MIP charges fall into this category. While the sessions are didactic, the thrust of the process is experiential and active participation is required. This group series also serves as Phase I of our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

8 or 12 Session Intensive Education Group for Marijuana Only.

Group consists of 8 or 12, two hours sessions. Clients will examine their history of Marijuana dependence (as well as alcohol and/or other drug use). Typically, those with multiple possessions of Marijuana charges fall into this category. While the sessions are didactic, the process is also experiential. Active participation is required. This group may also serve as Phase 1 of the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

One Day Alcohol and Drug Education Class.

Prevention / Diversion (MIP) Group consists of six hours of AOD awareness counseling. Individuals appropriate for this service are typically youths with one or two MIP offenses. The group is held on Saturdays, and is completed in one visit. The focus of this process is acceptance of responsibility, examining the role of AOD in the clients life, and self-assessment. This also establishes a counseling intervention precedent which is helpful in working through denial should the client re-offend at some point in the future.

One Day Marijuana Class.

Group consists of two six hour groups of Marijuana Abuse awareness counseling. Individuals appropriate for this service are typically, youth with one possession of Marijuana offense (and possibly an MIP offense). The client will examine the role of marijuana in the their life. This counseling also establishes a counseling intervention precedent should the client re-offend at some point in the future.

One Day Anger Management Class

This class consists of one, 4-hour group of Anger Management counseling. The focus of the process is for individuals to learn cognitive behavioral strategies for controlling their anger. Individuals appropriate for this service need to learn healthier ways to express anger and frustration as opposed to individuals who need to address more serious domestic violence behavior.

One Day Fraud Awareness/Prevention Class

This class consists of one, 4-hour group. The focus on this group is designed to encompass a wide variety of ages and simple criminal theft offenders. The individual referred to this group should have little or minimal prior criminal offenses that includes Domestic Violence or overtly assaultive behaviors. This program is geared toward First Time offenders. (Petty theft, check fraud and retail fraud)

Individual Couseling.

Individual Counseling is offered by itself, or in conjunction with other outpatient services, and typically consists of eight to twelve sessions. Clients that benefit most from Individual Counseling are those with reduced denial and a high degree of motivation to make healthy changes in their lives. All clients receiving Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) services engage in a minimum eight Individual Counseling sessions.

Intensive Outpatient Counseling.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) treatment consists of three phases of group and individual counseling over a period of sixteen to twenty weeks. All IOP clients are required to attend a minimum three twelve-step meetings per week for the duration of the program. Individuals appropriate for this service are those who are diagnosed with alcohol or other substance dependence and present as high risk for relapse. In Phase I clients attend Eight Session AOD Intensive Education Group and weekly Individual Counseling sessions. When appropriate, Marijuana Specific Intensive Education Group, or Substance Abuse Assaultive Behavior (SAAB) Group may substitute as Phase I group. Upon successful completion they advance to Phase II, which combines weekly Relapse Prevention Group and Individual Counseling and typically lasts four to six weeks. In Phase III clients attend Relapse Prevention Group one time per week for eight to twelve weeks. Monthly updates are provided to referents in traditional probation settings, while Drug Treatment Courts and Sobriety courts typically receive updates bi-weekly. Updates are provided more frequently upon request of the referent.

Domestic Violence - Alternatives to Domestic Aggression (ADA) Group.

This group consists of twelve, two-hour sessions. The focus of the program is stopping the use of domestic violence behavior. The batterer must take responsibility for their harm they have done to others as a result of their domestic violence behavior. Education as to what constitutes domestic violence/abusive behavior will be emphasized. Alternative, healthy behavioral skills will be taught.

Anger Management Group/Sessions.

This group consists of meeting once a week for two-hour sessions over an 8-12 week period. The focus of the program is to show healthy behavioral skills. The client must take responsibility for their actions. Education as to what constitutes anger/abusive behavior will be emphasized.

Screening and Assessments

Domestic Violence and Anger Management Assessment.

Assessments to determine the level of intervention appropriate to address the needs individuals adjudicated for domestic violence offenses.

Substance Abuse Assessment.

Assessment/Recommendation services consist of administration of the Needs Survey, and a comprehensive verbal during the course of an extended individual session. The Assessor compiles information gleaned from the interview, survey, and any additional information provided by the referent. All assessments include a THC drug screen. A written report with appropriate recommendation is generated and will be forwarded to the referent in a timely manner. The written report includes a list of three area agencies that provide he recommended services. Time Out Counseling staff persons do not refer clients directly into Time Out Counseling services unless the client is urged to do so in advance of the assessment appointment by the referent. The client is informed of the recommendations at the conclusion of the interview.

Driver License Assessment

To reinstate your Driver's License with Secretary Of State. Contact Office for further details.

Drug Testing

Drug Testing / PBT services are offered as a comprehensive, random program. Individuals contact the drug screen call-in line after 5:00 am seven days per week. The frequency of testing may be once, twice, or three times weekly; once bi-weekly, or monthly. Clients may also be tested on a one time only, or walk-up basis provided they are referred.

Drug Testing / PBT services can also be utilized in conjunction with other counseling services. Discounted rates are offered for combination services.

Drug Testing Description

BlowPBT, Pulmonary Alcohol Breath Test
1 Panel UrineETG - Alcohol Only
1 Panel UrineTHC - Marijuana Only
1 Panel UrineCOC - Cocaine Only
1 Panel UrineOPI - Opiate Only
2 Panel UrineCOC / THC - Cocaine and Marijuana
7 Panel UrineCOC / mAMP / THC / OPI / AMP / BZO / OXY - Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Amphetamine, Benzodiazepines, Opiate and Oxycodone
12 Panel UrineTHC / COC / MTD / OXY / PPX / PCP / BAR / BZO / AMP / OPI / mAMP / MDMA - Marijuana, Cocaine, Methadone, Oxycodone, Propoxyphene, Phencyclidine, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Amphetamine, Opiate, Methamphetamine and Methylenedioxymethamphetamine
K2/Spice UrineK2 is labeled as an herbal blend, marketed for home incense, which does not show up on a regular drug test. The effects can be 10 times more intense than those from marijuana.

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