Substance Use Disorder Recovery & Treatment – Outpatient & Residential


Florence Crittenton provides comprehensive individual, group, and family treatment including intensive outpatient services

Our objective at Florence Crittenton is to provide the appropriate supports to young families that help them heal from their past, help them become successful parents, and provide an improved sense of wellbeing. This is done through the integration of socio economic supports, high quality mental health care, substance use treatment, access to appropriate medical care and educations regarding pregnancy, parenting and life skills.

Pregnancy and parenting are sometimes an opportunity for parents to see past their own traumas and have the clarity to move forward.  Families have a lot to gain by embracing recovery.

Florence Crittenton is a level 3.1 American Society of Addiction Medicine Program.

Chemical Dependency Assessments:

Florence Crittenton’s Licensed Addiction Counselor’s provide comprehensive substance use assessments, which include a detailed inventory of the type, amount, frequency, and consequences of the patient’s substance use; as well as their perception of their use and readiness to change. It also includes medical history and environmental factors that factored into their substance use history.

The assessment utilizes all 6 dimensions of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria, which allows the counselor to strategically place the client in the right therapeutic environment. The use of screeners before the assessment is also done to specify if the substance use assessment is necessary. The screeners used depend on the age of the potential client and substance of choice.

Chemical Dependency Groups:

Time:  Weekly Group – Wednesdays 6-7.30pm

Group size:  12 participants

Population: This chemical dependency group is available to mothers, fathers, caregivers and parents of all ages looking to increase their awareness with their relationship to their substance of choice and how that effects them directly and indirectly.

Overview: This group provides an in-depth exploration into communication skills, life skills, and thought processes associated with having healthier, more effective relationships in recovery.  We specifically address the impact substance use has on parent/child relationships and explores healing those relationships.

Clients learn and practice effective communication skills, life skills, and identifying maladaptive behaviors to build healthy relationships with themselves and others while working towards ending destructive ones.

This group provides support to help increase long-term recovery and relational wellness. The group also teaches awareness of risk factors, triggers for relapse, and skills to cope with challenges before and during the recovery process. 


Group Facilitator – Christopher Schaff, Licensed Addictions Counselor

Chris holds a Graduate Certificate in Addiction Counseling from Montana State University.  Equally important as his academic qualifications is his experience as a father to three wonderful children.

Chris offers a compassionate, judgement free approach to Addictions Counseling.  He believes everyone deserves a second chance and that through hard work, compassion and understanding every individual can reach out and take their lives back.

Areas of Expertise:                                                                      Therapy Methodology:                               

Addiction                                                                                        Group Therapy                                               

Early interventions                                                                       Motivational Interviewing

Self-awareness                                                                             Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cross-Addiction                                                                            Cognitive Principles and Restructuring

12-step programs                                                                        Reality Therapy

Coping skills                                                                                   Psychoeducation

Communication skills

Relapse/recidivism prevention





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Treatment Philosophy:


  • Pregnant women and those parenting very young children should remain together during recovery.
  • Substance Use is an illness and should be prioritized for treatment.
  • Cooccurring treatment should be responsive to trauma.
  • During pregnancy and the first 3 years of life, children who experience a low trauma and stress environment have the healthiest life outcomes.
  • Treatment should honor the individual and their goals.
  • Successful treatment depends on comprehensive care including family support services.
  • Women deserve the highest quality care possible while pregnant that addresses a continuum of needs.
  • Children experience trauma when separated from their primary caregivers for extended periods of time.
  • Education about substance abuse and use is the best method of prevention.
  • Providing high quality services is imperative to success for clients.
  • It takes a community to ensure the success of the individual.
  • There is no greater motivation for recovery than the birth of a baby.


For more information on Outpatient or Residential treatment, please contact our admissions department.


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