Tri-County Services

Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services

Since 2010, Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare has offered intensive outpatient, substance use disorder treatment providing education, intervention, and prevention services to assist adults and adolescents whose lives have been negatively impacted by alcohol and/or drug use. Tri-County offers person-centered, trauma informed services focused on the promotion of sustained recovery from substance use and enhanced quality of life for the individuals we serve.  In doing so, we utilize various therapeutic modalities and interventions while adhering to our empirically validated, evidence based curriculum with proven outcomes. 

 

Some of our chosen treatment interventions, and corresponding definitions, are as follows. 

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:  Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughtsaffect our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events.  The benefit of this therapy is that when individuals are able to modify their thoughts about situation, their feelings can subsequently change for the better even if the situation itself does not change.

 

Trauma Informed Care (TIC):  Trauma informed care takes a holistic approach in providing individualized, services tailored to the individuals’ respective trauma history and subsequent coping mechanisms.  As such, it is comprised of five basic principles:

 

  • Safety:  creating a space where individuals’ feel emotionally and physically safe to receive treatment
  • Transparency and trustworthiness:  full disclosure of what is happening and what will happen next in the process
  • Choice: recognizes the dignity and respect given to individuals’ served
  • Collaboration:  recognizes that recovery happens within a partnership of shared decision making
  • Empowerment:  recognizes the inherent strengths of each individual and aims to enhance and validate those strengths (Fallot and Harris, 2006)

 

Motivational Interviewing:   a psychotherapeutic approach that attempts to move an individual away from a state of indecision or uncertainty and towards finding motivation to making positive change and accomplishing established goals (Hettema et al., 2005).

 

Seeking Safety: Seeking Safety is an evidence based treatment model that treats the co-occurring diagnoses of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Substance Use Disorder utilizing the following 5 core principles:

 

  • Safety as an ongoing priority in treatment
  • Integrated treatment of PTSD and substance use
  • Focus on restoring ideals that have been lost
  • Four content areas: cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, and case management
  • Attention to therapist processes (building an alliance, compassion for consumers’ experience, giving consumers’ control whenever possible, modeling what it means to “try hard” by meeting consumers more than halfway, getting feedback about their genuine reactions to treatment)(Najavitis, L.M. (2002)

Given the high rate of co-morbidity between substance use disorders and mental health disorders, Tri-County offers assessment and treatment to individuals struggling with Co-occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders (COPSD). This treatment is offered through integrated assessment and treatment services focused on a holistic approach to serve each individual’s unique needs.

 

Since 2008, Youth Substance Abuse Prevention (YSAP) services have been offered to Montgomery, Walker, and Liberty counties, providing education to the community to promote healthy, substance free lifestyles.  For more information, please see the brochure outlining YSAP services below.

Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program


Adult Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program »

Our adult substance use treatment team works with both male and female clients, age 18 and older, who are struggling with substance use issues and not requiring more intensive services such as detoxification or residential treatment.  We accept Medicaid, private insurance, and have additional funding through Texas Health and Human Services Commission to serve individuals without insurance coverage.  Treatment is open to residents of Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, or Wharton Counties.

 

Intensive outpatient treatment is ten to twelve weeks in duration and consists of the following: 3x/weekly client education and counseling groups, individual counseling, family education and counseling group, individualized treatment planning, and case management.  Participants in the program are randomly drug tested on a regular basis to ensure compliance and safety for all.  Treatment follows the state-approved Evidence-Based Matrix Model. The Matrix Model provides an integrated treatment experience for individuals struggling with alcohol or drug use through a cognitive/behavioral approach, imbued with a motivational interviewing style, and supplemented with contingency management (The Matrix Institute, 2017). Groups are offered during both day and evening hours to accommodate various scheduling needs. 

 

Individuals with a mental health diagnosis who are also seeking substance use disorder treatment may elect to enroll in Tri-County’s Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Disorders program, also known as COPSD.  Co-Occurring simply means that an individual is experiencing both a mental health and substance use disorder at the same time. 

 

Although COPSD is provided as an adjunct service, individuals do not have to be enrolled in the Intensive Outpatient Program in order to obtain COPSD services.  COPSD helps to centralize assistance for individuals by providing integrated treatment.  This means treating both mental health and substance use disorders as primary issues and recognizing the impact each one has on the other in recovery.   COPSD provides clinical assessment, treatment planning, individual counseling, education, and case management to ensure each individual is effective in utilizing a variety of community resources to enhance treatment outcomes.

 

All Adult Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services are provided at Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare site located at 233 Sgt. Ed Holcomb Blvd S., Conroe, TX 77304. 


Youth Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program »

Our substance use treatment team works with youth ages 13 to 17 years of age who have been identified as having issues with substance use.  Our programs provide a brief, but intensive, outpatient model, which is ideal for youth who do not require a more structured treatment environment such as medical detoxification or residential treatment.  Individual and group treatment sessions provide Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Our Evidenced Based curriculum includes the following components:  discussion of anger awareness/management, refusal skills, coping with cravings, problem-solving, and developing a sober support system. 

 

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) is a counseling approach that helps individuals resolve their ambivalence about engaging in treatment and stopping their drug use. This approach aims to evoke rapid and internally motivated change, rather than guide the patient stepwise through the recovery process.

 

Treatment is open to residents of Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, or Wharton Counties.  We accept Medicaid/CHIP and have additional funding through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to serve teens without insurance coverage. 

 

It is strongly encouraged that there is family involvement in the treatment process given the nature of substance use and its inevitable impact on the family unit.  As such, Tri-County offers additional services such as parent support and education groups, as well as family counseling.  This aspect of treatment focuses on providing education on substance use and adolescents, identification of relapse signs and recovery, communication, conflict resolution, and personal boundaries. 

 

All Youth Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services are provided at Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare site located at 233 Sgt. Ed Holcomb Blvd S., Conroe, TX 77304. 

 

Admission Process »

Tri-County Services provides services for adults and adolescents in compliance with Texas Health and Human Services Commission. If you or someone you know is in need of substance use disorder treatment, please present to our walk-in clinic located at 233 Sgt. Ed Holcomb Blvd S., Conroe, TX, 77304.  To expedite access to treatment we offer same day assessments. 

  • Walk-in days/times for adults are as follows: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. 
  • Walk-in days/times for adolescents are as follows:  Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

 

Should you have further questions about the walk-in clinic or admission process, for either the adult or adolescent substance use disorder treatment programs, please call our Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program Administrator at 936-521-6174.

 

Service Locations »

All substance use disorder treatment services are currently provided at 233 Sgt. Ed Holcomb Blvd. S, Conroe, TX  77304.  Adult services are provided on the first floor, while youth services are provided on the 2nd floor.  

 

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Click Here to view information about the Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Program