Medication Assisted Treatment
Medication Assisted Treatment combines the use of therapy and prescription medications that are designed to shut down the cravings that can derail recovery efforts. Getting clean and staying sober requires accountability and a strong support network. We want to use every resource available to help them get sober and stay sober.
Once a client seeks medical attention from us, the next step is to cease drug use for at least seven days. Comfort medications may be given by a doctor, as needed, to help support the client through withdrawal symptoms.
After seven to 10 days (and lab work to verify the client is eligible for Vivitrol injections), clients will receive an oral dose of Naltrexone, for two to three days before receiving an injection of Vivitrol. These are medications approved by the Federal Drug Administration to treat alcohol dependence, and to prevent relapse to opioid dependence after an opioid detox. By blocking opiate receptors, clients no longer crave the drugs. Every 30 days for 12 months, clients will receive the injection. In addition, they will continue to meet with their peer group and counselor. If they need other assistance, such as help finding a job, a social worker can help arrange services and direct the client to programs available.
Drug Court is typically the first place for intervention when a client has been convicted of a crime involving substance abuse. Drug Court offers an opportunity to achieve sobriety AND avoid jail time by completing an intensive outpatient treatment program.
This year-long intensive outpatient treatment program provides multiple levels of care including relapse prevention programs.
Drug court is comprised of three phases:
- Intensive Outpatient program – three times per week for three hours
- Outpatient program – two times per week for two hours
Outpatient Drug Court programs currently available:
- Intensive outpatient programs
- Adult outpatient programs
- Relapse prevention
- Family sessions
- Individual sessions
The Drug Court Program is certified by Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and accredited by The Joint Commission.
Butler County Drug Court is a member of The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP).
Non-Residential Felony Diversion Program
The Day Reporting Center of Butler County offers programming and services for its court-involved, at-risk populations. Our services educate and meet a client’s needs for rehabilitation during probation. This type of rehabilitation can help an individual avoid jail time and can lead to a safer community.
If an individual is on probation and qualifies for the Non-Residential Felony Diversion Program, they may participate in one of the following educational classes or groups:
- Anger management
- Batterers Intervention Group
- New Perspectives Group
- Theft Class
- Chemical Dependency Treatment
- Substance Abuse Education
- Life skills/Corrective Thinking
The Non-Residential Felony Diversion Program currently offers day and evening adult intensive outpatient programs.
The Non-Residential Felony Diversion Program works with clients on a sliding scale fee structure and receives some funding to serve the indigent population of Butler County.
The Decisions Driver Intervention Program is a 48 or 72 hour driver intervention program designed for individuals arrested for an OVI/DUI offense involving alcohol and/or drugs. This two or three day, overnight program provides research-based curriculum certified by the State of Ohio. This program is an alternative to the mandatory three day jail sentence for an OVI/DUI offense. The program includes the following:
- Remedial driving 2 point reduction class.
- Education regarding the physiology of alcohol and other abused substances.
- Identifying the signs and symptoms of chemical dependency.
- Stress management as an alternative to chemical use
- Referral assistance to appropriate community based programs as needed.