Operation Get Down
Operation Get Down provides consumers with services and treatment programs on an outpatient and inpatient basis. Our programs require consumers to attend a combination of therapies and classes, including group therapy and didactic lectures that emphasize CBT, or cognitive behavior therapy. CBT is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on the role that thought and feelings play in our behavior. Motivational interviews also are a centerpiece of therapy, with an emphasis on a person-to-person form of guiding consumers in order to elicit and strengthen motivational factors.
It’s important that family members understand the dynamics at work when their loved ones are in treatment. Family members may actually be co-dependent and still "sick" during a loved one’s residential stay at OGD. Therefore, it’s vital that family counseling is available for consumers, their significant others and family members. Counselors seek to reduce or stop the consumer’s substance use by working through non-using family members and friends. Sessions address issues regarding family communication, parenting and family roles, and attempt to enhance the functioning of the family system.
Case-management services assist and support individuals in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational and other services essential to meet basic human needs. Examples include budgeting and financial assistance, housing assistance, food assistance, clothing help, medical services, vocational and educational services, and recreational opportunities. Case managers also assist individuals in becoming involved with self-help groups, locating social-support networks, developing structure in performing daily activities, and coordinating criminal-justice issues and services.
Urine screens and breathalyzer tests are randomly administered to ascertain each consumer’s level of progress.
Female Outpatient Supportive Services Program
The goal is to provide consumers the skills, attitudes and behaviors necessary to cope with daily life situations without using drugs or committing crimes, all while addressing any concurrent mental-health issues.
This temporary residency program for men lasts up to 24 months while consumers prepare for independent living. Men in this program must be committed to being drug free. Supportive services include case management, individual and group substance-abuse treatment, job training and employment referrals, and housing referrals. Consumers are referred from various sources, including churches, treatment programs and emergency shelters. Walk-in homeless consumers also are accepted.
IOP (Intensive Outpatient)
Emergency Shelter & Warming Center
OGD women get out and about in the community through the Art Therapy Program.