The Programs of Parallels Lincoln

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) Description:

The Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP) goals are to assist our clients in not having problems related to drug or alcohol use and to help clients by offering flexible and individualized treatment program options. The usual course of treatment includes attendance at 7 to 10 individual counseling sessions, 18-20 group counseling sessions including education, and 1-3 family sessions, depending all upon individual client needs. Successful completion is achieved when the individualized treatment plan goals are achieved and all financial responsibilities are satisfied.

Outpatient Treatment (OP) Description:

The Outpatient Treatment Program (OP) goals are to assist our clients in not having problems related to drug or alcohol use and to help clients by offering flexible and individualized treatment program options. The usual course of treatment includes attendance at 5 substance abuse education classes, 3 to 5 individual counseling sessions, 7-10 group counseling sessions, and 1-2 family sessions, depending all upon individual client needs. Successful completion is achieved when the individualized treatment plan goals are achieved and all financial responsibilities are satisfied.

Professional Recovery Program (PRP) Description:

The Professional Recovery Program (PRP) is a very structured treatment program for professionals, executives and business owners that uses a psychological model for treatment. This cognitive-behavioral program incorporates the role of cognitive processes in addictive behavior, especially using Bandura's concept of self-efficacy – the perceived ability to change or control one's own behavior, and Ellis and Velten's approach for modifying pathogenic beliefs that may underlie substance abuse. This program is for licensed professionals, business executive and owners.

Education Class Description (15 Hour):

This class is for people who have occasionally misused alcohol or other drugs, but who do not have a history of abuse or dependency. Lancaster County Probation requires a 15 Hour Alcohol and Other Drug Education Class. These classes are offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and Tuesday mornings 9:00 – 12:00. During the summer, we do drop one of the evening classes due to low numbers.

Education Class Description (8 Hour):

This class is for people who have occasionally misused alcohol or other drugs, but who do not have a history of abuse or dependency. Counties outside of Lancaster may allow this class to be taken. The class runs the last Friday of every month, unless it falls near a holiday, the class may be rescheduled due to low numbers.

Evaluation Description:

Chemical Dependency evaluations are assessments to determine if there is an abuse or dependency diagnosis. Chemical Dependency evaluations will also help determine what level of care is appropriate for the client. Parallels prides itself in scheduling clients quickly and usually within a week of their calling for an appointment. The usual turn around time for a written evaluation report is 3-5 business days. Parallels does offer “Priority” evaluations when a report for court is needed in less than three days.

Spanish Outpatient/Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP & OP) Description:

The goal of the Spanish Treatment Programs at Parallels is to assist clients in identifying the role alcohol has played in their lives, to develop strategies to change their behavior, and to teach decision making skills. The Spanish Treatment Programs are run by a counselor and a court appointed legal interpreter.

Women's Solutions Group

What is the Women's Solutions Group?

The Women's Solutions Group is for any woman over the age of 17 that feels that she could or would like to get the benefit of believing that she has control of her life. In this group you would obtain the tools to be able to begin making positive changes. Any emotional issues that can be dealt with on a weekly basis that you may be struggling with are appropriate for this setting. Some of the issues that you may see in the group are codependency, empowerment, relationship issues, grief, depression, anxiety, stress or any major life change. The group is held one time a week on Tues. from 6:00-7:30 PM. The group lasts on the average of 6-10 weeks. A LMHP leads the group and will also be meeting with members individually on the average of one time a week. When you have completed the group an aftercare program is also available to you on an ongoing basis at no extra cost.