Supportive treatment services are those that address substance use and abuse issues that are in their earlier stages, and are less intense in nature. This level of treatment is appropriate for someone beginning to experience mild to moderate problems at work, home, school and in relationships, that result from substance use.
Substance use disorders are progressive in nature, so early intervention as soon as there are signs for concern, is an effective strategy for interrupting the destructive pattern and cycle of addiction and chemical dependency.
Supportive treatment services will be tailored to meet the needs of each individual, couple or family. Usually, supportive treatment involves meeting with a counselor once or twice a week, and could also include group counseling sessions.