Atlantic Coastal Counseling offers a variety of alcohol and drug counseling services to include DWI assessment, aftercare, relapse prevention, education and treatment. Individual sessions and assessments are typically scheduled during business hours Monday - Friday, Please contact the office to discuss your specific case or circumstances.
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Offered once every 4-6 weeks.
Usually over 5 days or over 1 week
Must attend all sessions
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Usually offered every Tuesday 5:00 - 800 pm
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Every other Thursday 5:30-7:00 pm
Must complete intake before enrollment
Expected to attend sessions regulary
In order to complete an assessment you need to provide the following information:
Copy of the ticket
A copy of your driving record.
If you no longer have this information, you may obtain it from the Clerk of Court’s Office. You may obtain a NC Driving Record at www.ncdot.org/dmv Uncertified records are acceptable and are $10 from NC DMV. Please do not obtain a driving record from a third party other than your state DMV office.
Assessments cost $100. Group treatment is offered at a sliding scale ranging from $15 - $25 per clinical hour based on a variety of factors. Individual sessions are also offered at a sliding scale. Please contact us for more information about fees.
Assessments are vaild for 6 months. This is a state regulation. Should you fail to begin the recommendation within 6 months you will be required to complete another assessment and pay applicable fees again. Once treatment recommendations are completed they DO NOT expire based on court dates. In most instances it can be advisable to complete the recommenation shortly after the time of the assessment, even if completing the assessment pretrail.
16 Hours or ADETS services are offered approximately once every 4-6 weeks based on need. North Carolina utilizes the program Prime for Life. You are encouraged to contact the office to put your name on the list so you will be contacted when the next group is scheduled. Reasonable effects are made to post schedules as they become available on the website. You are required to attend all 5 days in order to receive full credit.
Short/Long Term / "20 hour" /"40 Hour" Recommendations can be completed in combination of group and individual treatment. Atlantic Coastal Counseling is proud to serve as a North Carolina approved "piolt" site allowing clients to attend 16 hours of Prime for Life (ADETS) in combination with additional group/individual sessions to meet treatment recommendations. Additional open ended groups are typically held on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 - 8:00 weekly. Please remember short term services (recommendations less than 39 hrs) can not be completed in less than 30 days and longer term services (recommendations 40 hrs +) can not be completed in less than 60 days.
Treatment services can be tailored to your individual needs and in many cases may include group treatment, which is less costly than individual treatment and often allows persons to complete treatment in a more timely way than if they were involved in individual therapy. Individual therapy allows you more of a personalized treatment experience and may be more personally rewarding for you.
Obtain a DWI while vacationing in North Carolina? Moved to another state since obtaining a DWI? Contact us for more information on how we may assist you in resolving out of state issues related to DWI offenses.
Flexible scheduling and accepting most major insurances. Call for more information on how individual sessions could benefit you.
Is therapy right for me?
Seeking out therapy is an individual choice. There are many reasons why people come to therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues, or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one's life such as a divorce or work transition. Therapy can help address many types of issues including depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, stress management, body-image issues, and general life transitions. Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards change in their lives.
Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems.
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.
Is medication a substitute for therapy?
In some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action. Working with your medical doctor you can determine what's best for you. It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness.
How can therapy help me?
A number of benefits are available from participating in psychotherapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
• Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
• Developing skills for improving your relationships
• Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
• Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
• Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
• Improving communications and listening skills
• Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
• Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
• Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
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