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Comprehend, Inc. offers a vast array of outpatient treatment options for adults, adolescents, and families struggling with substance use/abuse problems including individual counseling, group therapy, and intensive outpatient programs. We have convenient offices located in Mason, Lewis, Fleming, Robertson, and Bracken Counties. The treatment process begins with a comprehensive psychosocial and substance abuse evaluation. Based upon this assessment, your therapist can recommend a level of care most suitable in addressing your presenting needs. If a higher level of clinical attention is advisable, our highly trained and professional staff can assist you by making a referral to an appropriate residential inpatient treatment facility. You do not have to travel the road of recovery alone. Let us help guide and support you.
The philosophy of the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is based on the belief that chemical dependency is a disease. This disease is chronic, progressive, and fatal if left untreated. The substance abuser is not viewed as a “bad” person, but as a “person with a disease which has caused inappropriate behaviors due to the impaired emotional, mental, and spiritual perceptions that are drug-affected.” The very nature of this disease is to manifest itself through the substance abusers’ denial of the disease’s existence.
This program addresses the denial aspect through education, group therapy, and 12-step meetings. Addiction affects a person holistically (spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically.) This mode of treatment will intensively address each of these facets. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is available in Fleming, Lewis, and Mason County.
The Brief Substance Abuse Program (BSAP) serves children and adolescents dealing with substance use related problems. Individuals are typically referred to this program in response to school policy violations, family discord, or legal problems involving or associated with the experimental use of alcohol or drugs. BSAP is a low intensity course of treatment consisting of one individual session plus 7 group therapy sessions. Participants have an opportunity to learn about how drug and alcohol use adversely impacts the brain and central nervous system and interferes with critical adolescent development. Additionally, basic refusal skills are introduced to assist participants in avoiding any future use.
As a state certified DUI Service Provider, we can help you by providing your court mandated assessment, education, and/or treatment following a DUI conviction. Following an assessment, participants may be recommended for Individual Counseling, Group Therapy, twenty (20) hours of DUI Education, or a combination thereof. DUI services are available at Bracken, Fleming, Lewis and Mason County office locations.
Minors convicted of a first offense DUI may be referred to the Zero Tolerance Program (ZTP) by the court. Administered by specially-trained Prevention Specialists at the Regional Prevention Center (RPC), the ZTP forges written agreements with participants to encourage full compliance with rules and laws. The program aims to interrupt a teen’s possible progression into repeated and/or more serious drug and alcohol offenses.
The RPC utilizes the Prevention Research Institute curriculum “Prime For Life – Under 21.” The program is 16 hours and classes are held on a quarterly basis. Screenings and assessments are also provided for program participants.
In our effort to provide easy access to trusted care, Comprehend provides telehealth counseling appointments. These appointments make it possible to receive care virtually from one of our trusted, highly skilled therapists.
A telehealth appointment allows you to speak to your therapist using live audio and video through a mobile phone, tablet or desktop computer that is equipped with a camera and microphone. To schedule a telehealth appointment, simply call our office, then log into Zoom to start the visit at the designated time. An email will be sent to you after setting your telehealth appointment with instructions on how to complete your virtual visit. Telehealth appointments are billed to insurance as a normal office visit. Telehealth appointments are designated for both new and current patients.
During this time of COVID-19, clients are encouraged to utilize our Telehealth Counseling services in order to limit face-to-face appointments and ensure proper social distancing for your safety and the safety of our staff.
Comprehend works with regional drug court teams of the Buffalo Trace region as both a contracted service provider and clinical consultants who serve as part of drug court multidisciplinary teams. For the Lewis County Drug Court, Comprehend serves as a contracted provider, providing weekly treatment group programming for drug court participants. Comprehend also has staff members who serve on the drug court multidisciplinary teams across the Buffalo Trace region. In this role, Comprehend staff provide clinical consultation to the drug court multidisciplinary team and drug court participants.
We are pleased to serve individuals referred by State/Federal Probation or Parole Offices. These services are available at any of our outpatient offices and are typically contracted services. Upon referral to Comprehend, you will be assessed and recommended an appropriate level of care based upon your needs. Participants are under order from Court or Probation/Parole officer so failure to comply with and/or carry out any recommendations may be grounds for revocation of probation/parole.
The Jail Substance Abuse Program (JSAP) is a six month residential recovery program serving incarcerated males at the Mason County Detention Center. This 40-bed program is fully recognized by the KY Department of Corrections as a "Substance Abuse Program or SAP.” This program is staffed by two Comprehend staff members and utilizes the evidenced based Therapeutic Community model of treatment.
The January House is a sober living facility for men with the sole purpose of helping individuals transition to living independently without using drugs or alcohol. The residents of the January House are men who are in recovery, are sober, and are committed to working their recovery program. Residents will have access to the various programs offered through Comprehend’s outpatient offices and other community resources that will help them as they embrace a future living a sober lifestyle. This includes: supportive employment, case management, medication management, outpatient treatment, and peer support.
The Harmony House is a sober living facility for women with the sole purpose of helping individuals transition to living independently without using drugs or alcohol. The residents of the Harmony House are women who are in recovery, are sober, and are committed to working their recovery program. Residents will have access to the various programs offered through Comprehend’s outpatient offices and other community resources that will help them as they embrace a future living a sober lifestyle. This includes: supportive employment, case management, medication management, outpatient treatment, and peer support.
The Kentucky Strengthening Ties and Empowering Parents (KSTEP) program is an evidence-informed program targeted at families involved in the child welfare system. KSTEP follows an in-home service model, which has proven effectiveness by eliminating barriers associated with traditional office settings. KSTEP is intended to increase case coordination services and partnerships with the family and allow for rapid access to clinical services, such as substance use treatment.
This program is an opportunity for parents where there is evidence to support that substance use issues present a very high risk of harm to their child(ren) to receive treatment and assistance in keeping their child(ren) safe and in their home.
Peer supporters are people who use their experience of recovery from mental health disorders to support others in recovery. Peer specialists promote recovery; enhance hope and social networking through role modeling and activation; and supplement existing treatment with education, empowerment, and aid in system navigation.
KY-Moms MATR (Maternal Assistance Towards Recovery) is a state-wide program for pregnant women who are at risk of using alcohol, tobacco or other drugs or in need of treatment for addiction. The program is designed to assist expectant mothers in finding the services and support they need to have the healthiest babies possible and to care for their babies post delivery.
Our case manager is available to help connect you to the services you and your baby might need. Case Management can begin at any time during pregnancy and may continue post delivery.
The coordination of a variety of available community services, monitoring the services, and advocating for individuals suffering from ongoing mental health issues. Support for families may also be provided.
Comprehend has same day appointment availability in any of our outpatient offices for anyone in an emergency situation and discharging from a psychiatric hospital.