A clinical assessment is done to determine the severity of a client's alcohol and/or drug problem.  During the assessment, the client is also medically assessed, so that both the intake counselor and the medical team member at Woohaven can determine whether or not the prospective client meets the criteria, and is appropriate for admission into residential treatment. By the end of the assessment the client will receive a substance disorder diagnosis or advised if he/she does not meet the criteria for a substance disorder diagnosis. If the client does not meet criteria for residential level of care or is not appropriate for admission to Woodhaven a referral will be given to the client to other providers.

Individual counseling:

Each week that a client is at Woodhaven they will receive one-on-one, hour long counseling sessions with their counselor. During this time, clients are able to discuss life problems that have led them to this point in their lives and to receive guidance in addressing them.

 Group counseling:

Woodhaven has no more than 12 clients in any group which helps with fostering a feeling of closeness within the group.  During groups, clients will work on exploring how alcohol and other drug problems have impacted all major areas of their lives, including their relationships with others. An examination of alternative solutions to drug and alcohol use will be discussed during relapse prevention groups. Some groups will be educational with the use of evidence based curriculum and others will be process groups where emotions and thought provoking conversations are used to assist clients turn their thoughts to recovery based ideas.

Crisis Intervention:

Is a face-to-face interaction with a client that is in response to a crisis or emergency experienced by themselves, a family member and/or others. Woodhaven does not use seclusion or restraint. Staff are trained in verbal de-escalation techniques to calm clients when needed.

 Case management:

These are activities provided to assist and support individuals in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational and other services essential to meeting basic human needs. Case management services may include interactions with family members, other individuals or entities.  Case managers are available to all clients and will assist clients in preparing for reentry into the community.