Entering the year 2020 treatment and recovery services for people who use drugs and impaired individuals within the community were lacking and had reached a critical stage. Individuals lack family support. To this end, our mission is to help address the substance abuse and untreated mental health in the City of Baltimore through interventions designed to address the needs of people who use drugs and other individuals suffering from mental illness and those individuals who are in need of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Divine Light has also developed and implemented a Partial Hospitalization Program for those individuals who are experiencing withdrawal and in need of medication and medical assistance. The atmosphere in of our program is upbeat and positive, helping participants to be more constructive in their lives. Participants can access appropriate social services through effective case management and receive psychiatric attention through referral agreements. This type of facility provides services for each of its participants and if needed, assists them with employment and housing referrals. The program aims to provide a safe, nurturing and caring treatment environment to its participants.
Here at Divine Light we offer the following services:
9-15 hours per week
Intensive Outpatient services may consist of any combination of group, individual and/or family counseling. Individuals are required to attend a minimum of 9 hours of counseling per week, but may be scheduled up to 15 hours per week, depending on their need- Each participant is assigned a primary therapist who will work with the participant in developing a recovery plan and continued care plan. Recovery goals are realistic and attainable. All individuals are expected to also attend AA/NA and other support group meetings. Family members are referred to Ala-Non or Nara-Non.
1-8 hours per week
Outpatient services may consist of any combination of group, individual and/or family counseling. Individuals are required to attend a minimum of 1 hour of counseling per week, but may be scheduled up to 8 hours per week, depending on their need. Each participant is assigned a primary therapist who will work with the participant in developing a recovery plan. Recovery goals are realistic and attainable. All individuals are expected to also attend AA/NA and other support group meetings. Family members are referred to Ala-Non or Nara-Non. This phase of recovery may be an entry level or continued care portion of a participant's continuum of care plan.
DUI: (Intoxicated Drivers)
Individuals who have been found guilty of driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol may be referred to attend a minimum of 12 drug/alcohol education groups. These individuals may be required to attend up to one year of outpatient treatment. All individuals are expected to also attend AA/NA and other support group meetings. Family members are referred to Ala-Non or Nara-Non.
Urine Drug Screening:
Individuals need not be in recovery to access this service. Another Door Opens Recovery Center will provide Urine Drug Screening to anyone requesting this service. Individuals referred by their employers or the legal system will be given a Chain of Custody test.
Divine Light offers Withdrawal Management (WM) which refers to the medical and psychological care of clients who are experiencing withdrawal symptoms as a result of ceasing or reducing use of their drug of dependency.
Partial hospitalization refers to a comprehensive, short-term, intensive, clinical treatment program. With regard to level of treatment, partial hospitalization is a step below inpatient hospitalization but more concentrated than traditional outpatient care. Clients are generally referred to partial programs when they are experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms that are difficult to manage but that do not require 24-hour care. Individuals in partial hospitalization programs attend structured programming throughout the day, five (5) days a week.
Divine Light Supportive Housing is dedicated to providing supportive services to individuals suffering from homelessness, addiction, abuse and other social ills. Divine Light Supportive Housing does not deny anyone services regardless of their race, gender, age or religious preference. A sliding scale fee is available to those who qualify for transitional housing and who provide adequate documentation. the goal of Divine Light Supportive Housing is to provide safe, secure and drug free housing and support the recovery process. Life style changes, total abstinence and education concerning the disease of addiction are the short-term goals of the project. The long-term goal is family reunification and productivity of the individual person.
CONTINUUM OF CARE:
We recognize the importance of an uninterrupted recovery process. Individuals are more likely to accomplish their goals if they are referred to an Outpatient program immediately after Inpatient treatment. Divine Light’s Outpatient program staff encourages and requires participants to attend treatment regularly and adhere to service plans developed in cooperation and collaboration with the participant. This may include, but not be limited to Medication Management, psychiatric therapy and Medication Assisted Treatment Divine Light’s Outpatient & Partial Hospital Program(s) practice non-discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, national origin, disability or age. We emphasize pro-social activities, job readiness training, computer training and relapse prevention.