Mission Statement

Center for Integrated Behavior Health’s Substance Abuse Program specializes in scientifically grounded behavioral interventions to support those struggling with substance abuse. We understand the biological, psychological and social components of recovery. Our mission is to provide compassionate and dignified assessment, treatment and consultation services for those suffering from substance related problems.

Our Philosophy

Center for Integrated Behavioral Health’s Substance Abuse Program subscribes to research informed and harm reduction principles of treatment. Harm reduction believes any changes reducing the harms associated with substance use are significant. Although abstinence is the best way to negate problems from substances, and is one form of harm reduction, we recognize not everyone is ready for abstinence. Since most people are ambivalent about making changes we collaborate with individuals on what is going to work best for their life.

Center for Integrated Behavioral Health opposes any efforts to confront or shame substance users. Confrontational approaches are ineffective and actually increase the likelihood of continued substance use. Center for Integrated Behavioral Health opposes terminating people from treatment due to relapse. Substance abuse is the only health problem where people are denied treatment for exhibiting symptoms of their condition. In fact, those who stay in treatment longer make more lasting and positive changes. We work with our clients to learn and grow from their lapses. We don’t consider them failures.


The Substance Abuse Treatment Program provides the following treatment approaches.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence. The goal of MI is to enhance motivation within a respectful, empathic and supportive environment respecting the process of change.

Cognitive-Behavioral Relapse Prevention

Cognitive- Behavioral Relapse Prevention is a skills-based treatment that identifies high-risk situations and life style factors that increase the likelihood of relapse. Skills to challenge myths about substance use and tools to cope with urges are a significant components of this approach.

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention

Mindfulness-Based Relapse prevention is an aftercare program integrating Cognitive-Behavioral Relapse Prevention and mindfulness skills. MBRP practices are intended to foster increased awareness of triggers, destructive habitual patterns, and “automatic” reactions that impact substance use. 

Moderation Management

Moderation Management (MM) is a behavioral change program and national support group network for people concerned about their drinking and who desire to make positive lifestyle changes. Moderation management is a harm reduction approach to alcohol use problems where participants learn skills to drink in moderation. 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness-based behavioral therapy. ACT teaches skills to accept uncomfortable thoughts and emotions in the service of taking action towards chosen values. Applied to substance use problems, ACT helps people cope effectively with urges and other experiences that influence substance use.

Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT)

Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) teaches families and friends effective strategies to responds to a loved one who is struggling with substance use problems. This is an alternative approach to the traditional Al-anon and Johnson Intervention models. 

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