Substance Abuse

Do you know someone who has a drug or drinking problem? Perhaps a member of your family or a friend? Substance abuse is a significant health issue in our country. The situation is not hopeless and TASC can help.

Abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs including prescription medications has a devastating impact on the health and safety of families and communities. Individuals struggling with substance use may also have mental health issues.

TASC believes that treatment should be in the least restrictive and encouraging environment necessary to promote change.

Treatment works! When an individual is properly assessed, receives personal support and resources, and actively participates in their treatment plan, they are on their way to recovery and successfully transforming their life. TASC staff will work with you to make this happen. Contact TASC today.

TASC’s substance abuse programs and practices are evidence-based, meaning they are proven effective through extensive research. TASC provides treatment to adults and youth as young as 12 years old.

More than 90% of adults suffering from addiction developed the problem between the ages of 12-20 years.

Youth are 5 times more likely to develop a substance use disorder compared to adults. This disease can (and frequently does) follow them for life.

Source: Treatment Research Institute

    • You, a family member or friend, may have a drug or drinking problem if you:

      • Drink or use more drugs than you intend to
      • Take risks, such as driving after a few drinks or after using a mind altering substance
      • Are having trouble paying your bills due to drinking or drug use
      • Fight frequently with loved ones over drinking or drug use
      • Miss work, school, or other obligations due to drinking or drug use
      • Drink or use more drugs to get “high”
      • Drink or use more drugs to feel better
      • Start to feel out of control because of drinking or drug use

      TASC can help. Contact us at 602-254-7328, ext. 240 to schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor.

    • Seeing a family member or friend struggle with drugs or alcohol is heartbreaking, confusing and frightening. When you try to talk with your loved one about their drinking or drug use, they may be unwilling or unable to see that there is a problem. It can leave you feeling helpless, hopeless, and lost. Family members and friends may not be able to help. Often times it is helpful to consult with a professional. At TASC, we have experienced counselors available to help. Call us at 602-254-7328, ext. 240.

    • Standard outpatient group counseling helps individuals understand substance abuse, the extent of the problem, and how to promote a healthier lifestyle.

      Intensive outpatient counseling offers in-depth treatment with outpatient flexibility. Individuals receive education on the physical, mental, emotional, and social impact of substance use.

      Individual counseling focuses on behavioral and psychological issues that affect the individual’s ability to effectively cope with everyday life and learn skills to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

      Family counseling is offered for an individual and at least one family member. Family members are defined by the client.

    • When a person relapses, it means they start using alcohol or drugs again, even after treatment. With highly addictive drugs such as opiates, an individual can still crave the drug after treatment and struggle the rest of their life if they don’t have the support system to remain drug-free.

      TASC’s lapse/relapse group therapy is part of an individual’s treatment plan, or used as an intervention, after the individual has participated in treatment and has a specific period of non-use. Therapy helps support clients’ recovery.

    • TASC’s training is designed to help clients develop a motivation for change through personal awareness or “self-confrontation” of their substance use, behaviors and related consequences.

    • TASC specializes in moral reconation therapy that challenges individuals to confront themselves in order to change their negative behavior. Also known as cognitive behavioral therapy, a structured approach with clients includes individual counseling, group exercises and written assignments. Moral reconation therapy helps reduce substance use and related negative behaviors.

    • Cognitive behavioral therapeutic models provide an opportunity for individuals to change behaviors and make new choices in their reaction to conflict and challenging situations. Clients participating in treatment at TASC will learn how to explore consequences of past decisions and learn skills to make healthier choices.

    • Written self-reflection is a key component of interactive journaling that helps TASC clients modify their behavior as they move through the stages of change during treatment:

      1. Pre-contemplation: not intending to begin behavior change in the next 6 months
      2. Contemplation: intending to begin behavior change in the next 6 months
      3. Preparation: intending to begin behavior change in the next 30 days
      4. Action: practicing the behavior for less than 6 months
      5. Maintenance: practicing the behavior for at least 6 months

      Participants are guided through interactive journaling that helps reduce substance abuse and related behaviors such as recidivism.

    • Women’s issues, struggles, and journey to healing are unique. This group therapy recognizes this common thread where one can discover their true self, develop healthy relationships, understand sexuality, and explore spirituality.

    • Helping Men Recover is a gender-responsive, trauma informed treatment program for men. The group counseling utilizes a curriculum that is often missing in most treatment approaches: a clear understanding of the impact of male socialization on the recovery process, the importance of relational needs of men, and a focus on the issues of abuse and trauma.

    • This therapy is based on the understanding that effective treatment should be integrated for people with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues. A group setting approach provides the opportunity for clients to gain a better understanding of their personal struggles and the relationship between their substance abuse and mental health issues, while developing a connection to others.

    • Coming soon.