SECTION .4500 – substance abuse comprehensive outpatient treatment program
10A NCAC 27G .4501 Scope
(a) A substance abuse comprehensive outpatient treatment program (SACOT) is one that provides a multi-faceted approach to treatment in an outpatient setting for adults with a primary substance-related diagnosis who require structure and support to achieve and sustain recovery.
(b) Treatment support activities may be adapted or specifically designed for persons with physical disabilities, co-occurring disorders including mental illness or developmental disabilities, pregnant women, chronic relapse, and other homogenous groups.
(c) SACOT shall have a structured program, which includes the following services:
(1) individual counseling;
(2) group counseling;
(3) family counseling;
(4) strategies for relapse prevention to include community and social support systems in treatment;
(5) life skills;
(6) crisis contingency planning;
(7) disease management;
(8) service coordination activities; and
(9) biochemical assays to identify recent drug use (e.g. urine drug screens).
(d) The treatment activities specified in Paragraph (c) of this Rule shall emphasize the following:
(1) reduction in use and abuse of substances or continued abstinence;
(2) the understanding of addictive disease;
(3) development of social support network and necessary lifestyle changes;
(4) educational skills;
(5) vocational skills leading to work activity by reducing substance abuse as a barrier to employment;
(6) social and interpersonal skills;
(7) improved family functioning;
(8) the negative consequences of substance abuse; and
(9) continued commitment to recovery and maintenance program.
History Note: Authority G.S. 122C-26; 143B-147;
Eff. April 1, 2006.