What is Interlink’s Outpatient Services?
Interlink’s outpatient services is state certified with a professionally certified staff, who are committed to providing clinical services to meet the needs of people in our community. The staff of Interlink has developed need-based programs, which are available to all people regardless of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, and social or economic status. We offer a well-structured course of study, integrated audio-visual aids, hands-on exercises, and various other related materials.
We focus on the needs of each individual by careful assessment. Counseling is provided to discuss each client’s progress in the program and to address issues that are more private in nature.
We believe that recovery is a constant growth process. The Outpatient program is designed to facilitate this development. Outpatient programs may include self-help group awareness along with group and/or individual counseling.
If a client needs more exhaustive treatment, they may be referred to Interlink’s intensive 30, 60, or 90 day treatment program. During this period, clients are allowed to work, and Interlink staff will develop a treatment plan that complements the client’s work schedule. In order to accommodate everyone, Interlink provides a sliding fee scale from $40 to $120 per day based upon the client’s financial situation.
Treatment education may consist of sessions on chemical dependency, relapse prevention, life skills, time management, and family integration.
Case management involves interacting with referral sources and community support services to ensure an effective continuum of care for the client.
Interlink DUI Services
Assessment: The first step in resolving a DUI court order is assessing the clients needs and notifying the referring court of their enrollment with Interlink. The assessment process will take approximately 90 minutes and includes completion of all necessary intake paperwork, answering a mandated state designed assessment questionnaire, and an individual interview with a certified DUI assessor. After the assessment is completed, the client is given a date to begin their education/treatment classes.
The assessor determines which recommendations need to be completed in order for the client to be in compliance with the court and state guidelines.
In the assessment process, the client will be informed of Interlink’s recommendations, sign a treatment plan that is developed by both the assessor and the client, sign a fee agreement, and be enrolled in the appropriate program.
Based on the mandated, state-assessment questionnaire score and the assessment counselor’s recommendations, a client will be required to attend classes and/or weekly group sessions from 30 days up to 1 year as long as the client does not miss any sessions.
Topics that will be covered include the following:
- Why am I here? Looking at my lifestyle
- A closer look at alcohol
- Long-term effects of alcohol abuse
- Patterns of use and abuse
- A closer look at substance abuse and dependence
- Risk factors of addiction
- Thinking, feeling and acting
- Driving under the influence
- Alcohol, other drugs and relationships
- Values and decision-making process
- Getting ready for change
- Benefits of change
Obtaining My Drivers License
Once a client has attended all of the recommended education/treatment, they will receive a completion notice that enables them to have their drivers license reinstated. Interlink will notify both the referring court and the Transportation Cabinet’s Division of Drivers Licensing.
The client will be given paperwork informing them of the procedure to have their drivers license reinstated. The paperwork will contain the appropriate facilities and addresses in which the client will need to take the completion notice along with the appropriate fees necessary to ensure their license is reinstated.
Interlink maintains a copy of each client’s records for a period of five years.