DUI Classes in Louisville Ky
Dave Harmon & Associates Counseling Solutions (DH&A) has been licensed by Kentucky since 1992 when first approved as a Certified KY DUI Program and presently maintain four offices for patient convenience in Kentucky: 1) DuPont Professional Towers, 4010 DuPont Circle, Suite 226, Louisville, Kentucky 40207; 3) The Professional Centre, 3934 Dixie Hwy, Suite 310, Louisville, KY 40216 and 4) c/o King Psychological Services, Dave Harmon & Associates Counseling Solutions, Murray, KY. Dave Harmon & Associates Counseling Solutions provides a Court-Ordered DUI Program in each location that provides: DUI Evaluation, Treatment Planning, PRI 20-Hour Education, Outpatient Group Counseling, Outpatient Individual Counseling, Case Management, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Medication-Assisted Physician Withdrawal Therapy, Relapse Prevention Planning, Medication-Assisted Physician Withdrawal Therapy and Counseling , Aftercare Planning and discharge planning, referral as necessary as well as other substance abuse, psychiatric, mental health counseling, alcohol and drug testing and DNA Testing as needed. In addition, We are also contract with a number of companies to provide their Employee Assistance Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Alcohol and Drug Testing Programs and DNA Testing Services.
Dave Harmon & Associates Counseling Solutions’ overall goal is to give effective, efficient, and updated treatment to DUI Offenders and their families. Our goal for patients is risk reduction for those who do not have a substance dependence diagnosis and extended periods alcohol/drug-free life for those who do have a substance dependence diagnosis, the development of self-directed independence, the development of life management skills, productive and marketable job skills, the development of effective coping skills to reintegrate into their families and community. Dave Harmon and Associates Counseling Solutions subscribes to the American Medical Associations’ designation of substance dependency as a primary illness that causes psychopathology as well as physical deterioration.
In our treatment approach, Dave Harmon & Associates Counseling Solutions deals with the chemically dependent person as well as with the family in a holistic approach. In order for total recovery to occur the chemically dependent person must attend to all areas of life that have been affected by the illness. The family must also attend to their part in the illness as well as any other emotional issues they have which have resulted from the substance dependency. Dave Harmon & Associates Counseling Solutions treatment approach encourages early intervention as the earlier intervention occurs, the better the prognosis for the substance dependent patient and family. Our DUI Classes in Louisville, Ky are here to help in the individual and the family find solutions that are effective and long lasting.
Dave Harmon & Associates Counseling Solutions DUI Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program include utilizes the therapeutic philosophies that have been found to be the most effective with chemically dependent people and their families. The overall guiding philosophy of the Dave Harmon & Associates Counseling Solutions’ DUI Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program include: 1) Treatment continues to demonstrate a positive effect on decreasing DUIs as well as other criminal activity of program participants; 2) offenders who abuse or are dependent on alcohol or drugs, including DUI recipients, who receive little or no treatment show an accelerating pattern of criminal activity over time; 3) Length of time in treatment in an intensive residential treatment program, outpatient program or an IOP Program for those who abuse or are dependent on alcohol or drugs, including DUI recipients, correlates positively with measured decreases in criminal activity; 4) the therapeutic community model of milieu-therapy enhances the effectiveness of correctional substance abuse treatment programs, including DUI Programs; 5) Relapse and aftercare planning address the chronicity of the disease and are essential components of an effective treatment program; 6) Self-help programs are vital treatment and aftercare components of the DH&A Treatment & Recovery Program; 7) Family involvement positively correlates to the recovery rate and reduced recidivism of offenders; 8) Substance dependency is a disease, which though chronic and progressive, is treatable, can be arrested, and patients can lead productive lives; substance dependency affects people physically, emotionally, socially, psychologically and spiritually; chronic illness of substance dependency affects the entire person, their family and friends; programming, therefore, emphasizes treatment of all facets of the individual and their family; substance dependency is a disease which though chronic and progressive is treatable, can be arrested, and patients can lead productive lives again; recovery is often a two to five year process utilizing different methods of treatment including detoxification, rehabilitation, outpatient care, self help AA/NA, etc; other necessary components of recovery are amends, forgiving of one's self and others, acceptance of self and others, regenerating hope and faith in one's self and others, and being able to structure time and manage life effectively; no use of mood-altering chemicals is imperative and it is necessary for alcohol or drug dependent individuals to learn to live without any mood-altering drugs; chemically dependent persons often are unsuccessful at maintaining on any mood-altering chemicals without eventually relapse into active alcohol or drug dependency; Self-help programs are often vital to recovery; the patient must assume a major responsibility if recovery is to occur; self-help such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) have had tremendous success in the long term maintenance of recovery; AA and NA philosophy and steps are strongly encouraged an sometimes required as part of Dave Harmon and Associates programs; family members are referred and encouraged to participate in self-help groups of Al Anon, Nar-Anon, Families Anonymous, and/or ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) and family involvement positively correlates to the recovery rate and reduced recidivism.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES - LOUISVILLE DUI CLASSES
The primary goals of Dave Harmon & Associates Counseling Solutions’ DUI Program are: 1) to reduce recidivism for criminal activity of patients including DUI Offenders; 2) to assist offenders/patients in returning to fully functioning and productive members of the community, family, work, group, social network; and 3) to provide skills in life management and living which foster reliance on self and others rather than on chemicals. The primary objective of our DUI Program in Louisville Ky is too : a) to address the substance addiction/abuse of patients as a physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual illness; b) to motivate the client to make major necessary lifestyle changes in order to remain free of criminal activity and substance addiction; b) to assist patients in developing life management and living skills; c) to educate the addicted client about the illness; d) to develop and enhance self-esteem and self-understanding; e) to promote the restoration of physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual health; f) to educate family members on the effects of the disease process of addiction; g) to educate the patient/offender about the Recovery Process; g) to educate the patient/offender about the Relapse Process including early warning signs and interventions; h) to encourage the patient/offender to identify related irrational thoughts, unmanageable feelings and self-defeating actions, urges or behaviors that lead from stable recovery to active relapse; i) to encourage the patient/offender to obtain a Temporary Sponsor and Home Group; j) To encourage the patient/offender to complete a written 1st Step as appropriate; k) to help the client/offender develop a written plan for continuing care or aftercare plan; l) to enlist the involvement of family members and significant others as appropriate; m) to provide an easy transition to the patient’s /offender's next phase of treatment and recovery and n) to decrease recidivism rates for those patients/offenders having difficulty making the transition from inpatient or partial hospitalization programs to a less restrictive environment.
ADMISSION AND READMISSION POLICY
Admission to the Dave Harmon & Associates Counseling Solutions’ DUI Program can occur only after a DUI Evaluation. The criteria for admission include the following: patient is not actively homicidal or suicidal; patient demonstrates a substance abuse problem or a driving and drinking/drugging problem; patient agrees to abide by the program guidelines; client’s history of alcoholism/drug abuse/dependency or mental health problems needs evaluation to determine if alcohol/drug dependency/abuse is a problem presently; client is experiencing stress due to intoxication or withdrawal; client is experiencing no serious medical problems that may interfere with treatment process and appears medically stable. Criterion for admission is that the person wants to live a life free from chemicals or wants to resolve a driving and drinking/drugging problem, and is willing to stay in the program for the specified time and needs the structured environment. Admission to the outpatient program requires a screening appointment with a staff person. Screening appointments can be done on an emergency basis, but are done by appointment and can usually be scheduled within forty-eight hours of a telephone call. Criteria for re-admission is the same as the criteria for first admission. Payments for all programs are based on EAP, insurance, third-party payment self pay or a reduced fee.
The specific target group served by Dave Harmon & Associates Counseling Solutions are DUI Offenders and other offenders as well as other substance abusers or chemically dependent persons and their families who receiving citations or are arrested for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or other drugs who live in Jefferson County and surrounding counties as well as Southern Indiana areas and those with mental health problems. Patients are accepted regardless of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation or religious preference. Inpatient programs services are provided through referral to local facilities. The outpatient programs serve children, adolescence, adults, and seniors. Dave Harmon & Associates Counseling Solutions accepts patients from all states with a DUI.
Dave Harmon & Associates Counseling Solutions receives no funding through the State Cabinet of Human Resources, Metro United Way or other reimbursements. Our revenues are solely from payment of services including EAP, insurance and reduced fees.
HOURS OF OUTPATIENT PROGRAM
Dave Harmon & Associates Counseling Solutions provides day, morning, evening and weekend Outpatient Counseling and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for those individuals and their families who need more structure than traditional outpatient treatment but do not need hospitalization. Activities include: alcohol/drug education, individual, group, family counseling, introduction to self-help, relapse prevention, aftercare planning and discharge planning. Intake is often available six days per week from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm. Program hours are six days and evenings weekly excluding Friday and Saturday evenings.
OUTPATIENT DUI CLASSES
Dave Harmon & Associates Counseling Solutions’ Outpatient Program is designed for patients and families who are in need of treatment for alcohol/drug dependency or alcohol/drug related problems including DUI’s, and all other drug or alcohol related charges. Admission of patients may occur directly into the outpatient program. The length of treatment varies. Treatment includes alcohol/drug education, individual, group, marital, family, intensive outpatient, vocational counseling, and referral. Our Louisville DUI Classes can help you and we are ready to fulfill that need.
Dave Harmon & Associates
4010 Dupont Circle #226
Louisville, Ky 40207-4847