Substance Use Disorders Prevention & Treatment

Prevention Services

Keep a Clear Mind (KACM):

Keep A Clear Mind is a parent-child, take home program with alcohol and other drug education. Each child receives four activity books (alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and good choices), four student incentives, and five parent newsletters. Students take the activity book home, one per week, and do the program with their parent. KACM is also available in Spanish.

Prime For Life (PFL):

PFL is an evidence-based motivational prevention, intervention and pretreatment program specifically designed for adults and youth who may be making high-risk choices. It is designed to change drinking and drug use behaviors. Prime For Life includes both prevention and intervention content and is designed to be universal, selective and provides options for indicated audiences.

Training for Intervention ProcedureS (TiPS):

TiPS is an educational, skills-based training program for the responsible service, sale and consumption of alcohol that is designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking, and drunk driving.

Victim Impact Panel (VIP):

VIP is a 1½ hour presentation held monthly at VBCMH. VIP aims to individualize and humanize the consequences of impaired driving in order to change attitudes.

Educational Presentations are done in the schools and community.

Prevention Campaigns: Talk Sooner (link )

Van Buren Substance Abuse Task Force (VBSATF):

The Van Buren Substance Abuse Task Force focuses on building infrastructure, developing community coalitions, and delivering training to community partners. Monthly meetings seek to develop and enhance regional collaboration and influence state policy and legislation. Like us on Facebook

VBSATF Brochure

Red Med Box Locations


Substance Use Disorders Assessment:

Assessments conducted for individuals in need of substance use disorders services.

Early Intervention:

Group meets weekly, utilizing Motivational Groups for Community Substance Abuse Programs curriculum. Motivational Groups addresses several topics to provide an individual with skills building and psycho-education regarding substance use disorders.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP):

The Matrix Model is an Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program that utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing to provide a comprehensive, multi-format program that covers six key clinical areas: individual/conjoint therapy, early recovery, relapse prevention, family education, social support and drug testing.

Outpatient Services:

Living in Balance Group: utilizes an open-ended, evidence based practice group that meets weekly. The Living in Balance curriculum addresses unique needs in recovery addressing a variety of topics including: self-assessment, alcohol and other drug education, triggers, cravings, and avoiding relapse.

Seeking Safety Group: utilizes an open-ended, gender specific, evidence based, trauma informed practice and meets weekly. The Seeking Safety Model is designed to bring present-focused counseling to help people attain safety from trauma and/or substance use/abuse.

A New Direction Program:

A New Direction Program, designed by Hazelden, is an evidence based practice, alcohol and other drug treatment program designed to reduce recidivism rates of chemically dependent offenders in Van Buren County. A New Direction Program is a long term program that can last a minimum of 12 months in duration. Participants attend weekly group and individual counseling sessions. Participants are also required to submit random drug testing weekly.