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CKF Addiction Treatment began providing a Telehealth option for outpatient services in 2017 as one of the first addiction health care providers in the state to do so. Over the years, we have built a quality, effective, and user friendly experience that can provide you with the same outcomes as our in-person services from the convenience of your home. Many of the services we offer entail groups of individuals who are all dealing with addiction meeting with one of our qualified staff for structured sessions.

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Evidence shows that the group process of being able to talk about your own experience while also sharing in the experience of others assists individuals in developing valuable insight and strength that will last well beyond the treatment phase of managing your chronic illness. Individual sessions are also available and are often in conjunction with a group treatment service from our counselors or peer mentors.


To begin outpatient services with CKF, you will need to complete an assessment so that a licensed addiction counselor can get to know you and your symptoms better. By completing the assessment interview, CKF staff can recommend the best possible care for you and also understand what service you believe will be a good fit. For individuals whose symptoms are not acute enough for detoxification or residential treatment but who still can be diagnosed with a substance use disorder, outpatient services are the most appropriate level of care.


Depending on how frequently you have been using a substance, how long use has been occurring, and other factors from your assessment, the counselor will either recommend intensive outpatient or outpatient. Intensive outpatient is commonly referred to as IOP or Level 2 amongst treatment providers and payers. Outpatient is commonly referred to as OP or Level 1 amongst treatment providers and payers. The difference between these two levels of outpatient care is in both the frequency of weekly services and duration of program. It is common for someone who begins in intensive outpatient to then transfer to outpatient as the next phase of treatment or 'step down' level of care.


Following the assessment, you will complete an admission/intake appointment. One of our intake staff will meet with you to give you information and visit with you about the health care service you will be starting. During this appointment, you will receive information about the service, complete some paperwork showing that you have been informed of the service you are beginning, be able to ask any questions you may have, and be scheduled to meet with your counselor for a treatment planning session.

Skills To Manage Addiction

The treatment planning session will allow for you and your counselor to get to know each other and create a map for your time with us. This map, or treatment plan, will outline the goals that matter most to you so that you and the counselor can begin thinking of how you might reach those goals. Planning for progress as you are starting outpatient services as well as attending all of your sessions will allow you the highest likelihood of success in treatment.

Peer Mentor

During outpatient care, you will attend sessions with your counselor and also a peer mentor. Peer mentors are individuals who have lived recovery experience and are certified by the state to provide services. This team of qualified staff will work together to help you build the skills necessary to manage addiction long-term.

Building skills

Building skills pertaining to your cognitive (thoughts), emotional (feelings), and behavioral (behaviors/actions) processes are going to be very important to your recovery. The evidence based treatment curriculum that is utilized will focus on these components and is referred to as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.


You have learned over time how you function and react based on substances affecting the reward process in your brain. As a substance is removed from the brain by stopping use, the brain must get used to working on its own without those substances. This process of retraining the brain to use naturally occurring chemicals to produce positive feelings can take time. You can do it with the right planning and support.

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Building amongst your treatment group and with CKF staff will create lasting change.

After your outpatient care is completed, a peer mentor will provide follow up care so that we can be there along the way and help out if there are any set backs. These moments can be frustrating, but it is important to use them as opportunities to review with our staff, re-evaluate your plan, and make adjustments to improve your desired outcomes.

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Telehealth outpatient can be a very effective way to learn skills for managing your addiction while also staying engaged with all the other components of your life. CKF counseling and peer mentor staff understand addiction and what it takes to find lasting success while a group of your peers can become a valuable source of support as you sort it all out.

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For more information and support, please visit with a Recovery Coach by calling 785-825-6224 or by using Help Now.

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About CKF

Addiction Treatment

CKF Addiction Treatment understands that addiction is a chronic disease that requires chronic disease management.

We have been providing addiction health care since 1967 and are continuously focusing on innovating our care delivery to match the needs of our patients. Though addiction can be challenging and confusing for those who have an addiction, there are care pathways available for you. CKF Addiction Treatment is here to make sure you are not alone on your journey to a better tomorrow.

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How long will I have to attend outpatient group services?

The length of your treatment program depends on individual needs and treatment progress. General guidelines for intensive outpatient services typically fall between 36-45 group sessions, with up to 32 group sessions for outpatient treatment.

How many times per week are groups?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP) meets three times per week for three hours per session. Outpatient (OP) groups meet two times per week for three hours per session.

Do you have morning and evening groups?

Yes, we offer both OP and IOP groups in the morning and evening.

How much will it cost me?

This will depend on your income or insurance. There may be funding available based on your income.