Who We Can Help
The Bethesda Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program provides individuals who are at risk of losing their families, careers, health and themselves an opportunity to learn how to overcome their alcohol and drug disorder, restore their lives and maintain their recovery.
Physicians, dentists, pilots, nurses, pharmacists, attorneys and other licensed professionals can rely on accurate Board or FAA approved recommendations for assessment, treatment and continuing care assistance.
The Bethesda Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program is endorsed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for physician assessment referral, non-physician assessments, intensive outpatient treatment, and continuing care. This program is also approved by the Kentucky State Medical Board, the Ohio State Dental Board, the Ohio State Nursing Board, and the Ohio Bar Association. Professionals should contact Bethesda Oak.
The Bethesda Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program best serves individuals who can benefit from receiving treatment in either a day or evening intensive outpatient program while carrying on regular activities. It can follow any detoxification program. If residential treatment is needed, we will assist with a referral to a residential program and provide the follow-up care.
- The initial step is to call and arrange for an assessment at one of the program's two locations: Bethesda Oak (513 569 6116) or Blue Ash (513 489 6011).
- Appointments are made within three days of the call and are scheduled in the daytime on weekdays.
- The purpose is to thoroughly assess, with the individual, his or her alcohol and drug use and related problems, determine if there is the need for treatment and recommend a plan for treatment.
- An assessment done by another service provider may be accepted in lieu of the Bethesda assessment if it is comparable and a referral relationship exists.
Day and evening intensive outpatient services are held at our Bethesda Oak and Blue Ash facilities.
Group sessions are held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
- Day: 9 a.m. to noon.*
- Evening: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- *Wednesdays at Oak: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Groups focus on:
- Educational topics important to learn in early recovery about alcohol/drug dependence, including disease concept, brain chemistry and cross addiction;
- Recovery topics to help develop recovery skills and prevent relapse;
- Structured group counseling/support to assist with honest processing and expression of feelings and coping with situation that may arise during the recovery process;
- Emphasis on relapse prevention planning, improved health and function in key life areas and development of various supports for ongoing recovery;
- Structured assignments critical to the recovery process.
- The patient also meets for individualized treatment planning with assigned counselor.
- The program is approximately six weeks, depending on the patient's progress.
- Referrals are arranged as needed for medical, mental health, pain management, pastoral care, nutrition and other potential issues.
Our outpatient program can include medication-assisted treatment. In some cases, we prescribe medications to patients to treat mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms on an outpatient basis, and/or assist with recovery. Our medications can help treat addictions to drugs including alcohol and opiates such as heroin. Read more >
One part of our treatment program includes HealthRHYTHMS, which has proven to be an effective communication, relaxation and therapeutic tool for groups.
Participants gather in a circle and use various percussion instruments to follow a beat. No musical experience is necessary.
HealthRHYTHMS is a research-based life enhancement tool which our patients continually review positively. Watch this video to see how the program works, as demonstrated by our staff members.
Continuing Care Program
One year of volunteer-led continuing care is provided at the Bethesda Oak and Blue Ash locations at no additional cost. The support group meets once a week.
At an additional cost, counselor-led continuing care is provided at Bethesda Oak. It is intended for impaired professionals. The support group meets once a week for a length of time to be determined at an additional cost.
Bethesda's Family Program is for patients' family members and loved ones. Anyone who cares about someone struggling with alcohol and/or drug addiction is affected by the disorder, and can help.
- Family support increases the chances of recovery for the patient.
- Active, intentional self-care is the foundation of the family’s support for their loved one.
- Improvement of communication skills is a key to recovery.
The Bethesda Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program will help you identify the effects of the disorder and provide you with tools to cope with those effects. The Family Program will encourage your efforts to support your loved one’s recovery with healthy communication and relationship skills.
The Family Program runs six weeks on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon or 6 to 9 p.m. Also, there is a family members only group at our Blue Ash location on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Family, friends, and significant others, 15 years or older are encouraged to attend both groups.
The patient’s consent is needed for attending the Family Program. For more information, please contact:
Kelly Rogan, M.S., LSW, LICDC-CS
Family Program Coordinator, Blue Ash
513 489 6011
Sharon Sowders, EDD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS
Primary Counselor, Family Counselor, Blue Ash
513 489 6011
Kelley Huff, LPCC
There are several options available for those seeking help from the Bethesda Drug and Alcohol Treatment program.
- Most health insurance plans provide a level of coverage
- Financial assistance
- Payment plans
Please call us and we will work with your insurance company and guide you through the possibilities, based on your financial situation.