Substance Use Services
“The use and consequences approach we utilize examines not only the individual consequences of substance use, but the consequences to a patient’s family, friends or community, whether here at Riggs or elsewhere.” – Michael Sugarman, CADC II, substance abuse counselor
- All patients undergo a substance use assessment upon admission.
- Nearly 50% of Riggs patients have a diagnosed substance use disorder.
- Riggs has substance use counselors who meet with patients on a regular basis.
To learn more about our unique model, you can view and download A Patient’s Perspective.
Hear Michael Sugarman, CADC II, substance use counselor, talk about the substance use services offered at Austen Riggs.