Adolescent Early Recovery Substance Abuse Program
The United Summit Center offers an Adolescent Early Recovery Substance Abuse Program to adolescents under the age of 18 currently experimenting with substances or at-risk of using. The program is designed as an early intervention or prevention plan to deter continued use and addiction. Through an educational and therapeutic philosophy, group sessions will focus on the basics of substance abuse and repercussions of continued usage on education, finances, social life, family life, employment, health, etc. In order to successfully complete the program and remain abstinent from alcohol and other drugs, each member is responsible for adhering to the following objectives:
- Active participation in nine(9) group sessions
- Maintain abstinence from all mood and mind-altering chemical substances
- Submit weekly urine drug screens
- Identify at least 3 relapse triggers
- Develop a relapse-prevention plan for continued abstinence after the program
The Early Recovery Substance Abuse Program meets every Tuesday from 4:00p.m.- 7:00p.m.
If you have any questions concerning the program or how to enroll, please contact the United Summit Center at 1-800-SUMMIT-0 or 1-800-786648-0.
Outpatient Addiction Services
Outpatient Addiction Services at United Summit Center is staffed with trained and certified substance abuse counselors to assist West Virginia residents in confronting their substance abuse and committing to treatment. At the United Summit Center, we understand that recovering from a substance abuse addiction is a long and strenuous process that requires compassion and support. Here, we will equip each participant with the strength and techniques to begin and end each day drug-free.
The DUI Program works in conjunction with the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles to provide educational services for those charged with “Driving Under the Influence (DUI)”. The classes are designed to meet the requirements of the courts to allow those charged with a DUI to have their license reinstated. Our program consists of a drug and alcohol assessment, 18 hours of Countermeasure Education Classes, AA meetings, and an exit interview.
Classes are conducted over a 6-week period for three hours once a week and focus on WV Laws, dynamics of chemical dependency including physiological aspects and family, treatment resources, and risk management. Each participant will be breathalyzed at the beginning of each session. In the occurrence of a failed a urine screen or breathalyzer test, the participant will be asked to leave the session and restart the program. The fee to participate is $250.00, payable by money order.
Upon successful completion of the program and payment in full, the United Summit Center will compose and submit the licensure paperwork to Charleston, West Virginia, verifying the completion of the program and authorization to reinstate the license.
DUI Classes are held at the Clarksburg office on Mondays from 1:00p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
If you would like to participate in the DUI Program or would like more information concerning the program, please contact the United Summit Center at (304)623-5661 or 1-800-SUMMIT-0 (1-800-786648-0).
Early Recovery Program
The Early Recovery Program operates under an early intervention and prevention philosophy. It is designed for those in the experimental phase or beginning stages of substance use before an addiction has developed. Individuals participate in a 6-week course consisting of two-hour intensive group sessions, once a week. In these sessions, participants will learn the basics of substance abuse and the consequences addiction will have on his or her life such as employment, finances, health, interpersonal relationships, and family life in an educational and therapeutic manner. Participants are frequently drug screened and breathalyzed at random throughout the 6-week program. Upon failure of a urine analysis or breathalyzer, participants will be asked to leave the session and either restart the program or be referred to an inpatient setting.
Sessions are being held at the Clarksburg office at the following times:
Monday: 11:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.
Sessions are being held at the Sutton office at the following time:
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
And, in the Weston office at the following time:
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you would like to participate in the Early Recovery Program or would like more information concerning the program, please contact the United Summit Center at (304)623-5661 or 1-800-SUMMIT-0 (1-800-786648-0).
Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program
The Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program is a 6-week program which consists of three-hour intensive group therapy sessions, three times per week. These sessions are designed to help those suffering with substance abuse and dependence learn about their addiction, the recovery process, and how their addiction impacted current life circumstances, i.e., employment status, social life, health, family, interpersonal relationships, living conditions, money, spirituality, etc. The facilitators of the groups are trained and certified substance abuse counselors with acute awareness and knowledge of addiction, recovery, and warning signs for relapse. If a more long-term program or inpatient setting is more appropriate for an individual, the staff is equipped to refer the individuals to more suitable substance abuse treatment programs.
Throughout the program, participants will frequently be drug screened and breathalyzed at random. In the event a participant fails a urine analysis or breathalyzer, he or she will be asked to leave the session and either restart the program or be referred to an inpatient setting.
Upon successful completion of the program, each participant will be awarded a certificate of completion and an individualized aftercare plan specific to his or her needs and goals.
Currently, group sessions are held Monday- Wednesday at the Clarksburg office.
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday: 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. or 5:30p.m.- 8:30p.m.
If you would like to participate in the Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program or would like more information concerning the program, please contact the United Summit Center at (304)623-5661 or 1-800-SUMMIT-0 (1-800-786648-0).
Inpatient Referral Services
United Summit Center also can assist in referring substance abusers to short-term and long term inpatient treatment facilities throughout the state. Inpatient services can range from short-term programs such as detoxification and 28-day programs, to long term programs which can range from 60- 180 days, if not longer.
As there is a considerable waiting list and limited bed availability for these facilities throughout the state, there may be a lapse in time between completing the referral form and being contacted by an inpatient facility.
Drug and Alcohol Assessments
A drug and alcohol assessment is used to determine underlying substance abuse problems and to determine if treatment is necessary. Agencies such as WV DHHR, probation offices, attorneys, courts, and employers may refer individuals to a drug and alcohol assessment to determine the level of abuse and most appropriate care. The instruments used to assess the level of dependence and abuse include the Substance Abuse Subtle Screen Inventory III (SASSI-III), the Addiction Screening Test (CAST), a chemical/substance use history, and the Bette Ann Weinstein Assessment Tool. The assessments will verify an individual’s drug use history, employment history, family history, home environment, personality, financial stability, and support system. Depending on the outcome of these tests and the necessity for treatment, an individual may be referred to the Early Recovery Program, the Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program, or inpatient substance abuse treatment facilities.
Drug and Alcohol Assessments are conducted by appointment only. Please contact the United Summit Center at (304)623-5661 or 1-800-SUMMIT-0 (1-800-786648-0) to schedule an assessment.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
West Virginia Prevention Resource Center
West Virginia Take Care Campaign