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New service available for people suffering from substance abuse, mental illness

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Communicare Inc. in Lebanon is now offering an additional co-occurring service for clients who suffer from substance use and mental health illnesses entitled, “Living in Balance” beginning Friday, May 12. This group will provide clients with support throughout the summer to assist with maintaining recovery and management of mental health illnesses. It will continue to be held every Wednesday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and every Friday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lebanon office. 
This service will include a variety of topics, including: identifying and coping with triggers, coping with negative emotions, anger and communication, problem solving, attitude and beliefs, grief, responding to loss, money management and family matters. It will also address and raise awareness of mental health issues. This group will count toward Suboxone treatment criteria.
Those interested will need to contact the Lebanon Communicare office at 270-692-2509 to sign up. There is not a date to sign up by so classes are open for clients to start as needed. The cost will be $10 per session for Medicare and private insurance clients. Medicaid clients will receive this service free of charge.