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Addiction Services

The Matrix Model® IOP

The Matrix Model is a comprehensive, sixteen-week, individualized alcohol and drug treatment program with more than 20 years of evidenced-based research and development. It is the most intensive addictions program offered by WVH. Matrix is a cutting-edge program that has been found to be most effective for those individuals who are dependent on methamphetamine, cocaine, and/or alcohol. The program is designed to provide clients with the essential tools that have been proven to help achieve abstinence and begin a long-term recovery program.

The philosophy of Matrix is built upon education, structure, planning, and support. The program focuses on initial stabilization, abstinence, maintenance, and relapse prevention throughout the recovery process. Matrix uses evidenced-based materials to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by alcohol and other drug use as it brings balance between global topics important to all people in recovery and individualized client needs.

Matrix includes the following components:
Individual and conjoint sessions ~ Ten 1-hour sessions that meet once per week for the first eight weeks, then once per month for two months.

Early Recovery Skills Group ~ Eight 1-hour sessions that meet twice per week for the first four weeks.

Relapse Prevention Group ~ Thirty-two 90-minute sessions that meet twice per week for the entire 16 weeks.

Family Education Group ~ Twelve 90-minute sessions that meet once per week for the first 12 weeks.

Social Support Group ~ Up to thirty-six 90-minute sessions that meet once per week after the initial 16 weeks.


Intensive Outpatient Programs
The Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP’s) offered by Wabash Valley Alliance are specifically designed for substance dependent clients who require the structure and level of care available in an intensive outpatient setting. All IOP’s are standardized across multiple Wabash Valley Alliance outpatient settings. IOP’s are structured around the Living in Balance curriculum. Participants meet three times weekly for eight weeks followed by six weeks of group therapy where the primary focus is on relapse prevention.

Living in Balance is a research-based, flexible, practical, and user-friendly substance abuse treatment curriculum designed to help clients address issues in lifestyle areas that may have been neglected during addiction. Living in Balance was developed by Dayna International with funding from NIDA. Dayna International is a Maryland-based company renowned for product development and research in substance abuse prevention, treatment, and related issues. Living in Balance is recognized by SAMHSA and is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices web site.

Living in Balance provides a systematic, organized, and comprehensive program that utilizes current information about addiction, learning, relapse prevention, and instructional design. Living in Balance views addiction as a chronic, progressive, relapsing condition that involves compulsion, loss of control, continued use despite negative consequences, and relapse.

Living in Balance stresses that addiction is a biopsychosocial problem. That is, the emergence, maintenance, and course of addiction are influenced by biological, psychological, and social factors. In turn, addiction has profound effects on people’s biological, psychological, and social lives.

Additional features and benefits of the Living in Balance curriculum include:

  • Research-based treatment approach
  • Appropriate for all substances of abuse
  • Presents critical core treatment education
  • Open treatment model, allowing clients to enter or complete at any session
  • Incorporates Twelve-Step / spiritual learning with cognitive-behavioral learning



Court Alcohol Programs
Since the early 1980's, Wabash Valley Alliance has provided alcohol and drug court referral programs through contractual agreements with several courts. In addition to assessments and referrals, services include Level I and Level II educational programs and treatment, when indicated, for chemical dependency. All addictions staff are certified by the Indiana Counselors Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Inc. All programs are regularly certified by designated state agencies.