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Monday, March 02, 2009

    

Term
Definition
 
Administration  
The headquarters of a large service provider, or the business office of a smaller one. The location to which general program-related inquiries and correspondence can be addressed.
 
 
Aftercare  
Services provided to clients to support gains made in primary treatment in an outpatient or residential setting.
 
 
Approved Service Provider  
A program which provides services to treat problems related to alcohol and drug use, which is approved in accordance with Section 39-305, Idaho Code, and applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
 
 
Assessment  
A diagnostic procedure by which a counselor or program identifies and evaluates an individual's strengths, weaknesses, problems and needs for the development of a treatment plan.
 
 
CADC  
Professional certificate. Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor.
 
 
Classroom  
A modality used for group education services.
 
 
Client  
A person receiving treatment for substance abuse or substance dependence. The term is synonymous with patient, resident, consumer or participant of specific treatment services.
 
 
Counseling  
The utilization of special skills to assist individuals, families or groups in achieving objectives through exploration of a problem and its ramifications; examination of attitudes and feelings; consideration of alternative solutions; and decision-making.
 
 
Counselor  
A licensed professional counselor under Title 54, Chapter 34, Idaho Code, or any individual holding a masters degree in counseling from an approved college or university and who also has specialized training, education, or experience in the treatment of persons with problems related to alcohol/drug use.
 
 
Crisis intervention  
Those services which respond to a client's needs during acute emotional and/or physical distress.
 
 
Day treatment  
A modality used for group education, activity therapy, etc. lasting more than four contiguous hours in a supportive environment.
 
 
Detoxification  
Services necessary to monitor an individual who is undergoing a systematic reduction of a toxic agent or agents during withdrawal. May or may not involve the administration of medical drugs.
 
 
DHW  
Idaho State Department of Health and Welfare, PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0036.
 
 
Discharge  
The point at which a client's active involvement in treatment is terminated and the program or service no longer maintains an active responsibility for the care of such client.
 
 
DUI evaluation  
The process of obtaining information in order to determine the nature and extent of a traffic offender's use of alcohol or drugs and to recommend appropriate supportive services to the Court.
 
 
Ed.D.  
Academic degree. Doctor of Education.
 
 
Education  
Strategies that teach people critical information about alcohol and other drugs (or violence), and the physical, emotional and social consequences.
 
 
Emergency treatment  
The immediate resolution of an acute physical, social and/or psychological emergency caused by excessive or chronic alcohol/drug use or episode of violence.
 
 
Facility  
The location or locations where direct client services are carried out. The location where specific client-related inquiries, appointments, etc. can be addressed.
 
 
501(c)(3)  
A status granted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to some nonprofit corporations that exempts them from certain federal taxes. It also allows donors to claim certain exemptions on their contributions when filing individual or corporate income tax returns.
 
 
Group therapy  
A modality where clients interact with a counselor (and sometimes a co-counselor), as well as among themselves in a therapeutically supportive environment in order to deal with social, emotional and attitudinal situations related to their recovery process.
 
 
Halfway house  
A modality provided to persons who need the support of an alcohol/drug-free environment to maintain recovery. Services may include individual counseling, group therapy, activity therapy, etc.
 
 
Individual counseling  
See Counseling.
 
 
Individualized treatment plan  
A written action plan, based on assessment data, that identifies a client's clinical needs, the strategy for providing services to meet those needs, treatment goals and objectives, and the criteria for terminating specified interventions.
 
 
JCAHO  
The Joint Commission of American Health Care Organizations, 875 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611. To be JCAHO certified, a facility must meet established national standards.
 
 
Modality  
The program environment within which specific services are provided. Examples: Inpatient, outpatient, residential, day treatment, community, etc.
 
 
MSW  
Academic degree. Master of Social Work.
 
 
Nonprofit  
An incorporated organization approved by the Secretary of State as "nonprofit". This means that, in addition to certain advantages realized by the corporation in return for the nature of its public services, any profit (surplus) earned from its services must remain within the corporation for program improvement, enhancement or expansion, and cannot be distributed to owners, shareholders, etc.
 
 
Orientation  
The process of describing to a client the general nature and goals of the program; rules governing client conduct and infractions that can lead to disciplinary action or discharge from the program. In a non-residential program, the hours during which services are available; treatment costs to be borne by the client, if any; and client rights.
 
 
Outpatient  
A modality for treatment activities of alcohol/drug problems that does not provide twenty-four (24) hour per day care. Services may include assessments, individual counseling, group counseling, education classes, family therapy, etc.
 
 
Prevention  
Used in its broad public health context, "prevention" includes primary prevention (avoidance of onset), secondary prevention (early intervention), and tertiary prevention (treatment and rehabilitation). No distinction is made herein between "treatment" and "prevention".
 
 
Program  
An integrated collection of staff, activities, and facilities that is managed to provide services to clients, according to a stated mission, and following established goals and objectives.
 
 
RAC  
Regional Advisory Committee. Established by Section 39-303A of the Idaho State Code. Each of the Regional Offices of DHW has a citizen's advisory group on substance abuse issues appointed by its Regional Director.
 
 
Referral  
Identifying the needs of a client that cannot be met by one organization and assisting the client to utilize other available support systems and services.
 
 
Residential  
A modality for the treatment of alcohol/drug problems that provides twenty-four (24) per day supportive living accommodations for clients.
 
 
 
 
 
 
SSA  
Single State Agency [for Substance Abuse]. The Idaho State Department of Health and Welfare through its Division of Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Program is the entity utilized by the Federal government as the agency through which the majority of federal substance abuse funds are allocated for Idaho-based programs and services.
 
 
Screening  
The process by which a client is determined to be appropriate and eligible for admission to a particular program or service.
 
 
Services  
Specific activities carried on within a modality. Examples: assessments, family therapy, individual counseling, group therapy, etc.
 
 
Strategic Plan  
A long-range organizational plan for combating a problem or problems (e.g., substance abuse and violence prevention) or fulfilling a need or needs (e.g., specific services or other resources). Basically, it is a snapshot of an organization's strengths and weaknesses, its environmental opportunities and threats, and its population's resources and needs. It provides a framework for ongoing planning, community involvement, program implementation and evaluation, and overall cooperation, coordination and collaboration of activities and services.
 
 
Treatment  
The provision of assessment, treatment planning, individual counseling, group counseling, education, and other appropriate services to clients. The activities of a program that has as desired outcomes the elimination or reduction of alcohol and drug use and arresting, reversing, or retarding of problems associated with alcohol or drug abuse, or both.
 
 
Treatment planning  
Process by which a counselor and client identify and rank problems needing resolution; establish agreed upon immediate and long-term goals, and decide upon a treatment process and the resources to be utilized.