Sojourner Recovery Services utilizes a holistic approach to provide substance use treatment to individuals and families we serve.
First, individuals participate in an assessment interview to determine individualized goals and needs and then work with our qualified staff to create an individualized treatment plan.
Individualized services may include a variety of approaches including individual, group and family counseling, case management, peer recovery support services and medical services.
Individuals have access to addiction medicine, primary care and psychiatry providers to aid in the recovery process. A variety of treatment approaches are utilized including motivational enhancement, stages of change and cognitive behavioral interventions.
All treatment and supportive services are provided by qualified and licensed staff in accordance with Certification and Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services standards of care.
Sojourner offers a full continuum of behavioral health services to meet each person’s unique needs.
Sojourner offers comprehensive assessment in-person or via telehealth to identify each person’s individualized needs and goals.
The assessment assists the provider in recommending appropriate treatment options. Comprehensive assessments include both mental health and substance use needs.
Assessments are available Monday through Friday through walk-in hours. No appointment is needed.
Walk-in assessments are available at 1430 University Blvd. Hamilton, Ohio, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or please call to schedule a telehealth assessment.
Please bring the following items with you:
• Photo ID
• Insurance or Medicaid card
• Proof of current address (mail addressed to you at that location)
• Proof of current income (paystub, tax return)
If you do not have any of these items, that’s ok. We can help you. Please ask our staff for assistance.
1430 University Boulevard
Hamilton, OH 45011
All treatment services are provided by qualified and licensed professionals in compliance with Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) standards of care.
“Working for Sojourner has been the best decision that I have ever made for myself. This has been the most fulfilling career and I can’t imagine working in another field. I cannot put into words how incredible it feels to provide individuals with the tools that they can use to improve their lives. All of my coworkers really care about their clients and really want to help them succeed. My time at Sojourner has really shaped me as a person by increasing my courage, patience, empathy and strength.”
Sojourner provides substance use and mental health services to individuals based on their unique needs.
OUTPATIENT SERVICES PROVIDE:
• Case management
• Individual counseling
• Group counseling
• Family counseling
• Peer Recovery Support
• Intensive Outpatient Services
• Partial Hospitalization Services
The intensity and length of time in services is based upon each person’s needs and response to treatment. Sojourner focuses on the whole person and provides outpatient services in combination with addiction medicine and psychiatry to increase treatment success. Case managers and Peer Recovery Support Staff provide additional supports for basic needs and aid in developing the skills necessary to maintain recovery in the community.
Sojourner offers gender-responsive treatment based on the person’s identified gender. Morning and afternoon/evening options are available based on your scheduling needs. Services are designed from low to high intensity to meet the needs of all individuals as they progress through their recovery. On-site childcare is available.
Outpatient groups are offered weekly and combined with individual counseling and services on a frequency determined by individual needs in order to achieve long term recovery.
INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT SERVICES
Intensive Outpatient Services are offered several days per week and include a combination of individual and group counseling totaling around 10 hours per week.
OUTPATIENT SERVICES ARE OFFERED AT:
• 1430 University Blvd Hamilton, Ohio
• 515 Dayton St. Hamilton, Ohio
• 520 High St. Hamilton, Ohio
PARTIAL HOSPITALIZATION SERVICES
Partial Hospitalization Services are offered several days per week and include a combination of individual and group counseling totaling over 20 hours per week.
Counseling services are utilized in partnership with addiction medicine, psychiatry, case management and peer recovery services based on individualized needs and goals.
Individual counseling is an in-person or telehealth encounter with the purposes of assisting the individual in achieving treatment goals through exploration of their substance use and mental health and the impact on their lives. Individual counseling may be done in-person or via telehealth.
Case management is a service that aids individuals in gaining access to needed medical, social, and educational resources. Case management services may involve family members and other professionals such as medical providers and educators. Case Management can be done in-person or via telehealth.
In group counseling, treatment objectives are achieved through group discussions of attitudes and feelings, possible solutions, and sensible decision-making. Group Counseling may be done in-person or via telehealth.
Family Counseling is an in-person or telehealth encounter between an individual, family members, and a counselor. The purpose of family counseling is to create an open, honest dialogue between the client and family members. Those with the support of family and friends are more likely to be successful in achieving long-term recovery.
Sojourner offers comprehensive substance use residential treatment services to address substance use and mental health in a structured and safe setting for those at high risk for continued use without an intensive supportive living environment.
RESIDENTIAL SERVICES OFFERED
Residential patients also have access to primary care and psychiatry through Sojourner’s on-site clinic.
• Withdrawal Management
• Residential 3.5 (High Intensity)
• Residential 3.1 (Low Intensity)
Sojourner offers family units and on-site childcare for mom’s and their children at two residential locations.
Withdrawal Management services are designed to provide comfort during a person’s withdrawal from substances. Sojourner utilizes medication assisted treatment and comfort medications to aid in withdrawal. During this service, nurses meet with the person daily to assess withdrawal symptoms and provide comfort and education.
Residential 3.5 offers individuals highly structured and intensive treatment services through a combination of individual, family and group counseling, case management and peer recovery support services.
Residential 3.1 is utilized as a step-down from high intensity residential services. This treatment option allows individuals to live in a safe structured setting with 24/7 staffing and on-site counseling and programming, but provides opportunities to begin to re-engage in the community and work on employment and other life goals.
Length of stay in residential treatment is based upon each person’s progress on individualized goals. Sojourner offers a seamless transition between residential levels of care based on progress in treatment with transition to intensive outpatient or partial hospitalization services.
Sojourner’s Recovery Housing provides individuals with safe and healthy living environments that promote ongoing participation in treatment and supports to achieve long-term recovery.
Recovery Housing programming provides support and skill development and strives to help individuals achieve long-term recovery and financial independence. Recovery Housing residences are closely monitored by staff and provide structured rules and regular resident meetings.
Recovery Housing supports individuals continuing outpatient treatment services while working on finding employment and affordable housing. Recovery Housing provides residents with opportunities to practice recovery skills in an independent living environment with a safety net.
Recovery Housing is available to singles. Family units are available for mom’s and babies and small children.
Recovery Housing residents are required to participate in outpatient treatment services.
Sojourner recognizes that individuals with substance use disorders often end up in our criminal justice system. We are dedicated to working with our local court systems to identify these individuals and transition them to appropriate treatment settings. Sojourner has several staff who are dedicated to working within the courts and local jails to receive referrals and screen potential patients. Currently, we have the ability to complete on-site assessments at the Butler, Clinton, Preble, and Warren county jails by request. We also have the ability to conduct walk in assessments at our office on University Blvd.
We receive referrals directly from several courts across our region and have working relationships with Butler County Area 2 & 3 Courts, Hamilton Municipal Court, Middletown Municipal Court, and Preble Municipal Court.
We welcome any court interested in establishing a relationship with us to reach out so we can assign a liaison.
Sojourner participates in several Specialty Court Programs in Butler County. We are the dedicated treatment provider for Butler County’s Drug Court Docket. We have clinicians and a case manager that provide individualized services for these participants throughout their entire journey in this program. Additionally, we offer Residential and 0utpatient treatment services for individuals participating in the other Specialty Courts: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness (SAMI) Court, Family Treatment Drug Court, Felony Non Support (FNS) Court, and Veteran’s Treatment Court (VTC).
Sojourner Recovery Services’ Perinatal Program utilizes a holistic approach to provide substance abuse prevention services to pregnant women, women of child-bearing age, and their partners.
Pregnant women that are struggling with addiction or are at high risk for substance abuse count on Sojourner perinatal staff to provide support and assistance throughout the entire prenatal process.
Comprehensive services are provided through labor, delivery, and home visits up to one year postpartum.
Prevention education is provided to schools informing students about the increased risks maternal substance abuse may have to the developing fetus and child development. Education is also provided to partners and/or other support persons so women can be encouraged and supported to have a healthier, substance free pregnancy.
PERINATAL SERVICES OFFERED AT
• Prenatal clinics, area OB/GYN offices
• Home visits
• Community events
• Substance abuse treatment sites
• Emergency shelters
Residential patients also have access to primary care and psychiatry through Sojourner’s on-site clinic.
PERINATAL SERVICES OFFERED
• Referrals for prenatal care
• Case management/Social work support
• Referrals for substance use treatment, including Medication Assisted Treatment services
• Referrals for mental health counseling, nutrition counseling and parenting classes
• Education about the effects of alcohol/drug use during pregnancy and the risks to the fetus
Length of services is based upon the person’s progress and individualized needs.
MAMAS (Motherhood and Maternity Addiction Services)
Sojourner’s MAMA’s program provides educational, healthcare, and recovery housing services for pregnant women and women with young children who are struggling with a substance abuse disorder. Patients participate in outpatient treatment services, case management services, and have access to our medical and psychiatric practitioners as needed to meet their goals in achieving long term sobriety. The program collaborates with multiple social service agencies to provide additional support and resources for patients.
Sojourner provides 24 hour 7 days per week crisis and information call (hotline) service to address mental health crises for the people of Warren and Clinton counties.
Crisis Consultants are trained to handle every call with empathy, validation, and affirmation. The hotline offers referral information; crisis de-escalation; emotional support; correspondence and collaboration with emergency personnel as needed to ensure the safety and stability of the caller. For callers experiencing suicidal thoughts and ideation, crisis consultants are trained in suicide risk assessment, prevention, and intervention, in adherence with the standards established by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL).
As a participating member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network, Sojourner’s crisis hotline provides additional 24/7 suicide prevention and emotional support to the community. To ensure that everyone who calls the Lifeline is connected with local resources, calls are routed to the nearest available crisis call center. Sojourner’s hotline currently receives Lifeline calls routed from Butler, Clinton, Preble, and Warren Counties.
MOBILE RESPONSE & STABILIZATION SERVICES (MRSS)
Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS) is a team of mobile therapists who deal with youth ages 0-21 and their families. These therapists respond on-site to de-escalate emotional and behavioral crises and support families in finding long term solutions. Crisis Consultants are trained to handle every call with empathy, validation, and affirmation. They listen to callers without judgment and work collaboratively with them to ensure safety and identify the next best steps for them on their journey to wellness. For callers experiencing suicidal thoughts and ideation, crisis consultants are trained in suicide risk assessment, prevention, and intervention, in adherence with the standards established by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL).
The MRSS program is a partnership between Sojourner Recovery Services, Butler Behavioral Health and the Warren Clinton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board.
Peer Recovery Supports offer individuals supports from someone who has been successful in their recovery process whose goal is to help others experiencing similar situations. Through shared understanding, respect and empowerment, peer recovery support staff help individuals stay engaged in the recovery process and help to reduce the chance of relapse. Peer Recovery assist with advocacy, sharing resources and skill building and building community supports.
Medical services are an essential and integrated component of the overall treatment process aimed at addressing the needs of the whole person utilizing best practice approaches in behavioral health treatment. Sojourner incorporates medication assisted treatment, primary care and psychiatry as part of a comprehensive care delivery system. Our team of physicians and nurse practitioners meet with each patient to determine the best treatment options. Nursing staff provide education, support and assist in the coordination of care.
Medication-Assisted Treatment is an essential component and best practice approach in the treatment of substance use disorders. Sojourner uses buprenorphine (Suboxone/Subutex), Sublocade and Naltrexone/Vivitrol in the treatment of Opioid Disorders.
MENTAL HEALTH & PSYCHIATRY
Psychiatry is a best practice in treating mental health disorders through the use of medication to assist individuals in reducing symptoms, improving functioning and the individual’s quality of life.
The organization addresses the acute primary care needs of patients in our care to provide a holistic approach to treatment and address the individual’s whole person needs. This includes minor medical illnesses or injuries. Primary health concerns requiring ongoing monitoring and testing are referred out for ongoing routine care.
Psychiatric and mental health services are a core component of Sojourner’s comprehensive behavioral health continuum and play a key role in improving the individual’s quality of life.
• Psychiatric Evaluation
• Medication Management
• Prescription Monitoring
WHAT THE SERVICES PROVIDE
• Psychiatric stabilization
• Individualized treatment for co-occurring Mental Health and substance use needs
• Services offered throughout treatment experience and beyond
Medication Assisted Treatment services prescribe medication to individuals, alongside counseling and behavioral therapy, to assist them in achieving their treatment goals. Medication Assisted Treatment is an evidence-based practice with a focus on individualized patient care. While it is valuable, Medication Assisted Treatment is not required or appropriate for every person.
TREATMENT OPTIONS INCLUDE
• Buprenorphine (Suboxone® and Subtex®)
• Naltrexone (Vivitrol®)
Subxone is a prescription medicine that contains the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. It is used to treat adults who are dependent on opioids. Suboxone must be used in combination with substance use programs such as counseling.
Vivitrol is a prescription injectable medicine (Naltrexone) used to treat and prevent relapse to opioid dependence. Vivtrol must be used in combination with substance use programs such as counseling.
Lucemyra is a non-opioid prescription medication used in adults to help with the symptoms of opioid withdrawal that may happen when you suddenly stop taking opioids. This medication will aid in withdrawal, but it does not prevent symptoms or treat opioid use disorder.
Ambulatory detox is a medical treatment allows you to safely withdrawal from substances in an outpatient medical office setting, where you can go to the comfort of your own home at night. Ambulatory detox is completed through the assistance of medication and counseling.
515 Dayton St
Hamilton, OH 45011
1430 University Blvd
Hamilton, OH 45011