Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment Program

Principal Investigator: Cathy J. Reback, Ph.D.
Funded By: City of West Hollywood
Total Project Period: 10/1/13 - 9/30/16

The goal of outpatient substance abuse treatment program is to reduce substance use among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals who are West Hollywood community members. The intensive outpatient approach utilizes evidence-based interventions that include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention, and twelve-step facilitation. Phase I consists of an intensive 8-week outpatient intervention comprised of one weekly individual counseling session and two weekly group sessions. The individual counseling session incorporates tenets of cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing, whereas the twice weekly group sessions are based on cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention, and twelve-step facilitation. Following the 8-week intensive intervention, in Phase II, participants are provided one weekly continuing care group, for a total of 12 weeks of care. Assessments are conducted at baseline and 90-day follow-up evaluation.