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Family Guidance Center - North 22nd Street

Family Guidance Center - North 22nd Street in Saint Joseph, MO

Family Guidance Center in Saint Joseph, MO provides integrated behavioral health services, including outpatient and telehealth treatment for mental health, substance abuse, and dual diagnosis, with specialized programs for trauma survivors and veterans.

Family Guidance Center - North 22nd Street Overview

Family Guidance Center - North 22nd Street is located in Saint Joseph, MO. This behavioral health facility focuses on treating mental health and substance abuse issues, offering a variety of treatment options like outpatient care and telehealth services. The center is known for its specialized programs for dual diagnosis and trauma survivors.

The mission of Family Guidance Center is to improve the lives of individuals and families through quality behavioral health and health services. Accredited by CARF International, the center demonstrates a commitment to excellence in care.

  • Offers integrated dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Provides individualized psychotherapy and trauma therapy tailored to each client's needs.
  • Utilizes telemedicine and telehealth services for accessible treatment options.
  • Specialized programs for veterans and people with trauma-related issues.

Family Guidance Center treats a range of addictions and mental health issues. Services cater to adults, seniors, and young adults, particularly benefiting veterans and individuals with trauma or dual diagnosis needs.

  • 2 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 2 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 11 Therapies & Programs
  • Multiple Locations

Conditions and Issues Treated

Dual-Diagnosis

When someone in struggles with both addiction and mental or emotional illness, this is considered a dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis treatment can include therapy for these issues to happen simultaneously, which will allow either of them to be treated effectively.

Sometimes people who have suffered from addiction disorder also suffer from co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc., making them “dual diagnoses.” Dual diagnoses require specialized treatment programs where drug and alcohol addiction are addressed along with psychiatric illnesses. Some rehabilitation facilities provide patients suffering from cooccurrences a program with highly integrated services and a clean environment with few distractions to help them succeed.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Dual-Diagnosis, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Outpatient treatment is often used for drug addicts in drug rehab. Outpatient treatment consists of counseling and therapy sessions. This form of treatment is also called ‘day-treatment’. The outpatient treatment process begins with the addict’s initial detox period, lasting about ten days.

Outpatient treatment is used for those who are at moderate risk for ‘slipping back’ into the addiction, for those who:

  • Are not currently experiencing any side effects from withdrawal and can handle social pressure
  • Can handle stressors that might trigger relapse
  • Have a stable living environment or have moved out of their previous environment, which was not conducive to being sober
  • Have a support system that allows them to go to a facility a few times a week while still keeping their current responsibilities
  • Have no legal obligations, being either on parole or probation, that require them to seek treatment at a mandatory facility
  • Are not currently experiencing any side effects from withdrawal and can handle social pressure
  • Have a stable living environment or have moved out of their previous environment, which was not conducive to being sober

Therapies & Programs

Because no single treatment is effective for all addicts, the goal of treatment and therapy should be to figure out what works best for each individual. Tolerance and withdrawal levels differ from person to person, affecting the treatment intensity required. Addiction treatment should aim to help addicts develop healthy coping mechanisms for dealing with their addiction and its underlying causes.

Couples therapy works with clients and significant others in a professional capacity to improve relationship dynamics. This can be helpful for addicts who are trying to marry the idea of recovery into their work, family, social lives – any aspect that has to do with relationships. Through counseling sessions, addicts will have an opportunity to talk about their addiction with professional partners.

Family therapy is beneficial for people who are in addiction treatment services because it offers addicts the opportunity to work with their family members to better understand what led them to make choices that contributed to their addiction.

This type of therapy helps family members reach a deeper understanding of how they can best support their loved one during recovery. It also helps the addict better understand their own motivations and triggers that led them to turn to substance abuse.

Family therapy can help addicts in the following ways:

  • Assists family members in processing difficult feelings so they don’t blame or resent recovering addicts
  • Assists family members in understanding how addiction has impacted the addict and everyone who is involved with them
  • Allows the addict to take responsibility for their actions, while encouraging improved communication skills
  • Helps family members understand how to best support an individual in recovery so addicts don’t relapse again.

Group therapy can help build a stronger support system and give addicts in Saint Joseph, MO insight into their addiction that they gain through shared conversations. Group therapy occurs in a controlled group environment, exclusive of one on one meetings. This makes it safer for patients to feel comfortable sharing the struggles they’re going through and gaining perspective.

Trauma therapy is beneficial for people who are recovering from drug addiction because it helps them heal from past traumas that may have caused them to turn to harmful substances or led them to experience negative emotions that contributed to their destructive behaviors.

This type of treatment works by processing difficult experiences so individuals can learn how to process these events without having to turn to substances for coping.

Trauma therapy can help addicts in the following ways:

  • Helps individuals understand their experiences and emotional responses to difficult events, including why they turned to drugs or alcohol
  • Provides them with comfort and support while working through difficult emotions related to these traumatic experiences
  • Offers an opportunity for addicts to have a voice and be heard, which can improve their self-esteem
  • Can help them develop coping skills so they can better respond to triggers instead of turning to substance abuse.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a technique that is used to help people with addiction. Specifically, it is a way of identifying thoughts and behaviors that cause the addiction. It is typically used in an individual counseling session.

The content explains cognitive behavioral therapy and how it works to address some behaviors that may be leading to unintended consequences in their life, as well as its benefits for those seeking sobriety.

It works by helping people to talk through their issues and addressing the thoughts that cause said behaviors. It is an excellent way of learning about oneself and one’s perception of the world.

It’s important to remember that malnutrition can affect your mood and energy level, which affects your desire to get sober. Good nutrition helps keep your body strong against the familiar ravages of drug use–tuberculosis, hepatitis, abscesses, infections, etc. — as well as the physical symptoms of withdrawal. If you’re eating right, you’ll have more energy for productive activities and will have more strength to fight cravings.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) has many benefits for drug addicts who also choose to quit smoking. It is an effective technique at this treatment center that provides smokers with the nicotine they are addicted to without inhaling carcinogens from cigarettes to wean them off entirely. You can reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, irritability, bone loss, stroke, type II diabetes, fertility in women, an enhanced sense of taste and smell.

Patient Experience

Experiential Therapy at Family Guidance Center - North 22nd Street

Experiential therapy uses engaging activities to help patients access deeper, often hidden emotions. For example, the patient could role-play a problematic situation or engage in activities like drawing, painting, poetry writing, music composition, exercising, or journaling to help process intense feelings.

Experiential therapy is a type of therapeutic approach that focuses on having patients work through problems, issues, or emotions by engaging directly in some real experience. Experiential therapy occurs face-to-face with a therapist who helps these people to explore their feelings first hand.

It is based on the belief that to truly understand and gain insight into oneself and behavior; it is necessary and helpful to have real experiences with the issues involved. Some therapists have developed the experiential therapy approach as a way of treating addictive behaviors or dealing with impulses related to addiction. It comes from an existential school of psychotherapy called ‘experiential existential.’

Payment Options

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    Family Guidance Center - North 22nd Street Location and Directions
    Address
    724 North 22nd Street
    Saint Joseph, MO 64506

    Phone Number
    (816) 236-2341

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    Family Guidance Center - North 22nd Street Location and Directions
    Location

    724 North 22nd Street
    Saint Joseph, MO 64506
    (816) 236-2341

    Accepting

    Gender Female

    Age Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Seniors (65+), Teenagers

    Modality Couples, Family, Group, Individuals

  • Hearing-Impaired
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    Helpful reference information for Family Guidance Center - North 22nd Street, a drug treatment center in Missouri located at: 724 724 North 22nd Street, Saint Joseph, MO 64506, including phone numbers, official website, and more. Listed briefly is an overview of Levels of Care, Therapies Offered, Issues Treated, and accepted forms of Payment Methods.

    Listed July 10, 2021

    Updated June 24, 2024

    Saint Joseph, Missouri Addiction and Treatment

    Opioid-related overdoses in Missouri have been increasing steadily for the past three decades. In 2018, more than 1,130 people in Missouri died from opioid abuse. Methamphetamines and marijuana abuse have surpassed opioid abuse in Missouri. Missouri is the number 1 methamphetamine manufacturer in the country with more than 27 meth labs per 100,000 people.

    St. Joseph, MO, a vibrant city on the Missouri River, offers a rich history, diverse outdoor recreation, and a thriving arts scene. With a population of around 72,000, it provides a supportive environment for those seeking a fresh start during drug rehab treatment. However, opioid-related deaths in Buchanan County increased by 15% from 2019 to 2020, and methamphetamine-related hospital admissions rose by 56.5% from 2018 to 2020.

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