Outpatient Services – SODAT
SODAT currently operates the following programs:
The Adult Drug Court Diversion Program
The Adult Diversion program operates within Superior Court of New Castle County, Delaware and is funded by the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, under the supervision of Delaware’s Treatment Access Center. The program provides adult first-time drug offenders the opportunity to participate in psycho-education, substance abuse counseling, therapeutic case management, and supervision services, as an alternative to traditional criminal sanctions. Program goals include prevention, reduced relapse and recidivism, increased employment, improved family relationships and health.
Adolescent Early-Intervention Services
The target population for early-intervention services includes adolescents in Delaware who are at high risk for substance abuse but not yet in need of treatment. Participants are identified as in need for increased skills to change current substance use patterns and a willingness to understand how current substance use may affect personal goals.
SODAT has partnered with Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware to provide a four-day education program to the seventh grade since 2005. SODAT staff work in conjunction with Tower Hill staff to coordinate our program with the instruction provided by the school.
Adult and Adolescent Assessment and Outpatient Treatment
SODAT offers outpatient substance abuse treatment services to individuals and families in Delaware experiencing problems due to chemical dependency. Services include assessment, case management, individual, group and family counseling. A biophychosocial model, 12-step philosophy, knowledge of chemical addiction and variety of cognitive, affective and behavioral techniques are utilized to foster motivation for abstinence. Treatment goals may include improved patient insight and self-efficacy, as well as increased learning and practicing of a variety of coping skill. Treatment is funded by private-pay, contractual arrangements with referral sources, including Delaware Division of Child Mental Health Services, and a variety of private insurance organizations.
Federal Probation Outpatient Treatment Services
This program is provided by contract with the U.S. Probation Office to provide assessments, urine drug screen monitoring, outpatient and intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment to adult offenders under the supervision of the Federal Probation and Pretrial Services in New Castle County, Delaware.
Office Based Opioid Treatment
This service includes a comprehensive assessment followed by prescribing of a partial opioid agonist (Suboxone). Participants fill their prescription either at their retail pharmacy if insured or via the DSAMH Community Pharmacy if uninsured. These clients are required to participate in outpatient treatment and may be referred for additional services as needed.
Pre-Employment Drug Screen
SODAT works with several local Delaware employers to collect and report their pre-employment and random drug screens.