Outpatient Treatment Program

At Footprints, we offer a state-certified outpatient substance use disorder treatment program that has professional counselors and certified peer specialists.

All activities are held at the Wayne D. White Recovery Community Center.

Participants in the Footprints outpatient treatment program attend three one-hour sessions a week for approximately three months.  Two of the sessions are classes or group therapy and one is a meeting with a professional counselor or certified peer specialist. Every participant has an individual assessment and recovery plan. A weekly drug screening is also required.

Classes and groups meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Counseling and recovery coaching sessions are scheduled individually.

A. Recovery Classes 

Our outpatient treatment program starts with eight classes that focus on the basics of recovery:

    • Session One: Values – understanding personal values and prioritizing needs versus wants.
    • Session Two: Four Quadrants Of Awareness – identifying likes/dislikes of using/not using.
    • Session Three: Disease Of Addiction – understanding the bio-psycho-social effects of substance use disorder.
    • Session Four: Mistaken Beliefs – how to differentiate abstinence from recovery.
    • Session Five: Recovery – understanding the  principles of recovery and practicing them in sessions, as well as in daily life.
    • Session Six: Partial Recovery – identifying stuck points and develop alternative options.
    • Session Seven: Relapse Prevention Planning – how to list components of relapse and formulate a recovery plan.
    • Session Eight: Family – understanding and identifying the roles in the chemically dependent and dysfunctional family.

These classes are held at 6:00 PM Monday & Wednesday and at 11:00 AM Tuesday & Thursday.

B. Therapy Groups

Once the educational component is completed, participants become part of a ten-week therapeutic process group that is led by a certified counselor. These groups meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm. and at 9:30 am Tuesdays and Thursdays. The purpose of the process groups is to help participants implement what they learned in the classes and to support their desire to continue to grow in recovery.

C. Individual Counseling

While involved in the classes and group therapy, participants meet once a week with a substance use disorder counselor or a peer specialist who is certified by the Missouri Credentialing Board.

An individualized treatment plan is developed and updated for all participants. While involved in the program, a weekly drug test is also required.

D. Recovery Community Center

After completing the outpatient program, continuing support is available through our RCC. Learn more about these opportunities.

E. Paying for Services

Self-pay options are available. For those who can’t afford to pay, we do have special funding to cover these services. This includes help for adult residents of Jackson County, Missouri through COMBAT and the Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Recovery Support Services funding.

F. How to Get Involved

A formal intake is required to participate in our recovery support and outpatient treatment services. To schedule an appointment, call (816) 561-0567 or contact us.

Footprints is certified by the Missouri Department of Public Health, Division of Behavioral Health to provide Outpatient Treatment and Recovery Support services.