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Substance Use Services

Group counseing for substance use

If alcohol or drugs are having a negative impact on your life or on the lives of those you love, it’s time to ask for help.

When family or social relationships, personal finances, work performance, physical and emotional health are suffering, it’s time to reach out.

HSS is here with resources including evaluation and group services focused on Substance Use Disorder, and evidenced-based practices to help all individuals work toward recovery.

DUI Services Program

The DUI Services Program at Human Support Services (HSS) is designed to meet the needs of individuals facing the consequences of driving under the influence. Our program meets the expectations of area courts and the Illinois Department of Transportation for consequences of driving violations involving alcohol or drugs.

It should be noted that these services are not billable to health insurance. The State of Illinois will assist in paying for DUI Court Ordered Evaluation and Drivers Risk Education Programs for those individuals who meet income guidelines. Others must pay a flat fee.

DUI Court-Ordered Evaluation

Upon referral from the court, HSS will provide a DUI evaluation in a three-hour session that will systematically evaluate the individual’s level of functioning and generate a report of the findings. The agency will send a copy of the evaluation to the court.

Driver’s Risk Education Program

Upset woman meeting with counselor

The Driver’s Risk Education program is designed to provide education to those individuals whose evaluations indicate a potential problem with drugs or alcohol but not a dependency.  The program is offered based on community need and is offered twice a week for three hours per night for two weeks.

Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI)

Through ARI, non-violent offenders are given the opportunity to engage in intensive treatment and case management services in lieu of a prison sentence. ARI participants must be recommended by the court.

Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health Collaborative (CJBHC)

HSS is one of three nonprofits in the nation chosen in 2018 by the National Council for Behavioral Health to participate in this Collaborative.

Person in handcuffsThe initiative, which will be coordinated locally in a joint effort between our organization and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, will focus on early identification and treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders of incarcerated individuals at the Monroe County Jail.

We want to address these issues the second the individuals come into the jail, so we can start the rehabilitation process much sooner and stop the cycle of recidivism.

While incarcerated, jails can spend two to three times more on individuals with mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders than on people without, but often do not see improvements in recidivism or recovery, according to the National Council for Behavioral Health.

By improving the continuity of care during and after incarceration, and promoting the overall health of a justice-involved individual, we are increasing the chances of a positive outcome.

If we can reduce recidivism among the justice-involved population who face mental health and substance abuse disorders, we can lighten the load on law enforcement, and ultimately, improve public safety.

HSS staff underwent the 12-month training and technical assistance initiative with Monroe County corrections officers. We developed organizational processes for screening and assessment, care planning and coordination and intervention.