All services are provided by Tangu’s Multidisciplinary clinical treatment team:
(ASAM Certified Addiction Medicine Specialist/Addictionologists)
Licensed Counselors & Social Workers
Certified Addiction Counselors
Continuing Care Program (Aftercare)
ASAM LEVELs I and II
It is the mission of the Tangu’s aftercare program to provide clients who have successfully completed substance abuse treatment with continual assistance in the growth of their recovery. To provide an entity that provides both a safe and confidential atmosphere that will allow clients to process issues in their life that can be detrimental to their recovery. To assist clients in meeting the goals contained in their continuing care plans. To provide a forum, in which clients can explore the successes and obstacles in post treatment and receive feedback and support from other participants in the program.
1) To assist clients in maintaining continual absence from substance abuse through random drug testing.
2) To assist clients in nurturing the growth of their recovery by process their feeling and emotions in either a group or individual setting
3) To monitor clients and assist them in the implementation of their relapse prevention plan.
4) Make available relapse prevention classes to clients.
5) To provide referrals and other assistance, when possible, with housing, economics and other social needs.
1) Clients must have successfully completed substance abuse treatment.
2) Clients must have attended or be willing to attend 10 weeks of relapse prevention.
3) Clients should have some daily activity whether it a job and/or volunteer work.
4) Clients must be willing to attend at least 3 NA/AA meetings a week regularly or any other groups that support the recovery process
5) Clients must be willing to participant in the aftercare program for at least 3 months.
Opioid Group Program
The Opioid Recovery Group will provide clients education on successful recovery from opioid abuse and addiction. Basic education on addictive disease and addiction to opioid will be reviewed. Clients will be taught the fundamental principles of recovery from opioid abuse/addiction. As a result of successful completion of the 8 week opioid recovery group, clients will experience transition to a fuller drug “free lifestyle in their recovery.
Opioid Recovery Goals:
Understand psychological, physiological and spirited components of opioid addiction
Establish foundation to support recovery from opioid addiction
Increase feelings of self-worth as recovery opioid addict
Improve insight into basic principles that support long-term recovery from opioid addiction
Relapse Prevention Program
Tangu provides treatment for Relapse Prevention implemented through a 10 week, 1x per week 2-hour class curriculum. The ultimate goal of the relapse prevention process at Tangu was designed to focus on two broad treatment objectives:
1) to teach clientele how to use a broad spectrum of coping activities to help deal with problems, interpersonal conflicts and negative mood states and 2) to teach clientele how to anticipate and challenge the thoughts, cravings and urges that will continue to challenge their abstinence. The framework Tangu use to promote these objectives is first to work with clientele to identify a wide range of interpersonal and intrapersonal stressors, triggers, cravings and urges that pull for impulsive/self-defeating behavior or for substance and alcohol usage.
Ideally this process is to teach coping skills that clientele can use to weather stressful circumstances and maintain abstinence. Ideally the clientele will learn alternative approaches to stress management that have a greater potential for long term benefit.
Domestic Violence / Family Violence Intervention Program (FVIP)
Certified Family Violence Intervention Program Provider
Tangu provides treatment for Domestic Violence / FVIP implemented through a 24 week, 1x per week 90-minute class curriculum. The programs philosophy is corner-stoned on the principles of behavioral modification and cognitive therapy approaches. Clients are taught to process feelings and appropriately manage their emotions violence cycle.
The Outpatient Program is a 24 week open-ended cycle that meets 1x per week (90 minutes).
Program Goals and Objectives:
The Domestic Violence specifically battering intervention program will employ a variety of techniques to confront abusive behavior. These include, but are not limited to:
· Role Playing
· Structured Feedback
· The Duluth Model
· Group Exercises
· Skills Training & Practice
· Educational Lecture
· Audio & Video Demonstrations
· Journal Writing
· Homework Assignments
· Cognitive Behavior Techniques
In Case of an Emergency Contact:
Partners Against Domestic Violence (PADV): 404-873-1766
National Hotline: 1-800-33-HAVEN 1-800-33-42836
Anger Management Program
Certified Anger Management Specialists
Tangu provides treatment for Anger Management implemented through a 12 week, 1x per week 60-minute class curriculum. The programs philosophy is corner-stoned on the principles of behavioral modification and cognitive therapy approaches. Clients are taught to process feelings and appropriately manage their emotions violence cycle. Clients also learn how to evaluate their anger to help prevent them from using a distorted thinking style.
Anger Management Program Structure
The Outpatient Program is an 8-12 week open-ended cycle that meets 1x per week.
General Overview of the Anger Management Program:
Includes the purpose of the group, group rules, definitions of anger and aggression, myths about anger, anger as a habitual response and the introduction of the anger meter used to monitor anger.
Purpose of Group:
1. Learn to manage anger effectively.
2. Stop violence or the threat of violence.
3. Develop self-control over thoughts and actions.
4. Receive support from others.
On-Site Drug Testing & Drug Screen Program
All clients during their program may be screened for alcohol and/or drug usage. The screenings are analyzed by FDA approved laboratory meeting standards of State and Federal proficiency testing programs. Random drug screens are required for each client to measure the effectiveness of their recovery process.
Tangu utilizes an on-site laboratory to randomly test clients for drug/alcohol abuse.
Defensive Driving Program
The Regulatory Compliance Division of the Department of Driver Services will positively impact the publics safety by facilitating the education of Georgia Drivers. The Division will provide regulatory and support services for all state-certified driver safety programs in a professional, customer-focused, and timely manner.
Tangu is licensed by the Department of driver Services (DDS) and is a Driver Improvement Clinic that offers a 6-8 hour 1x class for consumers who need the following:
Point Reduction (license)
Each Instructor is certified by the Department of Public Safety. This class is approved by DDS. Tangu does not provide ˜On-the-Road Driving.
Parenting Essentials Program
The Parenting Essential Group (PEG) is an essential program for adults needing parenting skills enhancement or struggling to establish or maintain good parenting skills. PEG is a six week skills class offering parents concurrent groups-focusing primarily on emotional and anger management, de-escalation of conflict and effective communication skills.
The Parenting Program is a 6-week (1 hour per class) open-ended cycle that meets 1x per week.
Shoplifting / Petty Theft
This program is for people who have been involved in any theft related offense. In this theft class, we will explore an offenders thinking and behaviors, while also discussing victim awareness and personal responsibility. This course is appropriate for mandated clients who are required to attend theft counseling/classes or for those seeking help on their own.
Theft Course Format
Purpose to reduce re-occurrence of an individual committing a theft.
This course is designed to help offenders examine their behavior
4 week course; 3-hour duration
Uses integrity therapy and behavior modification to explore conduct and consequences of negative decisions and actions
Theft Talk Counseling Service
Theft Talk counseling services uses evidence based cognitive restructuring approach in all of the services it offers. Though our class material is heavily laced with content which addresses thinking errors, the classes are not marketed as thinking error classes.
Some of the key thinking errors focused on in the THEFT TALK curriculum deal with the offenders focus on trying not to get caught, an attempt to avoid punishment vs impact on the victim as the primary force driving decision making, License, the thinking a person has which gives him/her permission to steal, Circular Thinking (failure to think of the victim), empathy development and developing an in depth understanding as to why stealing is wrong and an aggressive confrontation regarding an introspective character assessment.
The Shoplifting Theft Offender Program
Shop Theft Offender Program is an educational awareness and prevention program for person charged with Theft Offenses.
Clients may be referred directly by a Judge, Pretrial Officer, Probation Officer or by an Attorney.
The Offender Education Program may be used as a part of a Pretrial Diversion Program or Post-Trial as a condition of sentencing.
A cognitive approach is used with emphasis on understanding the consequences of behavior.
Interaction among class members plays a vital role in developing awareness and responsibility for criminal behavior.
Each class meets for one 3-hour session
Class fee is paid by the client at the time of the class. Cash or Money Order ONLY.
There is NO cost to the Court to operate this program.
The referral source is provided with a certificate of completion for each person who attends the class.
All administrative work is handled by S.T.O.P.