4384 Laurel Drive, Saint Joseph, Michigan 49085, United States

(269) 982-3832

Substance Abuse Services


Our Integrated Treatment Program utilizes Cultural Competency and evidence-based practices to address both mental health and Substance Use Disorders, focusing on prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Our team at Family Therapy & Development Centers believes integrated treatment produces better outcomes for individuals with Co-occurring/Substance Use Disorders. We utilize integrated specific screening and assessments to ensure effectiveness in our delivery of services.

Integrated treatment has shown to be associated with lower costs and better outcomes such as:

  • Reduced or Abstinence from Substance Use Disorders/Dependency
  • Improved Psychiatric Symptoms and Functioning
  • Decreased Hospitalization
  • Increased Housing Stability
  • Fewer Arrests/Recidivism Rates
  • Overall Improved Quality of Life

Our integrated treatment program is comprised of multiple service components:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Care Management
  • Medication Management Oversight
  • Recovery Support Services
  • 12-Step Fellowship
  • Family/Peer Support

An individual and/or family member’s treatment may not require access to each component, but each plays an important role.

Family Therapy & Development Centers understands systems embedded in a broader community and the support provided by various parts of that community also play an important role in supporting the recovery of individuals with Substance Use Disorders and Co-occurring Disorders.

Alcoholism and other drug addiction is a serious progressive illness that unless is disrupted and treated, can lead to mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional issues. The treatment components focus on a recovery program concerned with not just abstinence, but abstinence as a fulfilling, productive way of life.

Individual & Group Therapy

We approach treatment planning as client-centered, addressing client’s goals, while utilizing treatment strategies that are acceptable to the individual. The treatment can be on a one-to-one basis, or within a group setting. The goal of the therapy is to assist the individual in changing behaviors, thoughts, emotions, and increase understanding and insights into the Addictive and Recovery Process.

Intensive Outpatient Program

The Intensive Outpatient Program is appropriate for individuals who may need to increase the amount and frequency of Substance Abuse Services.

The intervention consists of relapse-prevention groups, education groups, social-support groups, individual counseling. Patients learn about issues critical to addiction and relapse, receive direction and support and become familiar with self-help programs. It also includes a family program component.

We utilize the Matrix Model, and focus on integrated treatment, FIT, through Hazelden and Dartmouth. These treatment modalities are recognized by the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

Recovery Supports

Our philosophy involves solid recovery support, in combination with treatment, enables individuals to build a life that supports recovery as symptoms minimize or dissipate though traditional treatments or peer-support groups.

Recovery support also assist the goals of community integration and social inclusion for people with mental and/or substance use disorders and their families. Peers play a powerful role as a part of mutual-support group and we encourage 12-step or alternative recovery group participation.

We also work closely with the Recovering Community, which can be a positive form of strength-based support for persons with addictions or recovery from alcohol and other drug dependency, co-dependency, or other addictive behaviors.

Family Program

Addiction destroys families as much as it destroys individuals. Living with an addict can be both heartbreaking and exhausting. Family members can feel torn between how to help the addict and how to co-exist in unhealthy environments and relationships.

Families may attend whether or not the person they are close to is continuing their addiction or is in recovery. Although, family and friends may not be addicted themselves, their lives are greatly affected by the addictive behavior of a loved one and they too need support, advice and the opportunity to share and learn.  

 Our family program offers support for people who have been on both sides the experience of recovering addicts and others who have had to deal with the problems related to active addiction and the recovery process

We teach family members what they can do to take care of themselves. Family and friends learn they cannot control the addiction; they did not cause it, and cannot cure it. Participants identify new, healthy ways of coping with the disease of addiction whether that person is in recovery or actively using alcohol and/or other drugs.

Addiction is characterized by:

  • Inability to consistently abstain
  • Impairment in behavioral control
  • Craving; or increased “hunger” for drugs or rewarding experiences
  • Diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships
  • A dysfunctional emotional response.

American Society of Addiction Medicine, ASAM

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social, and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.

Types of addictions include, but are not limited to:

  • Gambling
  • Alcohol
  • Substance Use / Drug Use
  • Adrenalin
  • Food/overeating/weight loss
  • Exercise
  • Pornography/sexual/fetishes
  • Internet
  • Video Gaming
  • Perfectionism
  • Risky Behaviors
  • Shopping
  • Smoking
  • Television
  • and much more