Chemical and/or Behavioral Addiction Services

The clinical staff at Professional Treatment Services incorporates The Serenity Model of Recovery in the treatment of addiction. The Serenity Model, developed in-house, is a unifying framework and theory for understanding addiction and utilizes innovative and proven methods in the treatment of both chemical and behavioral addictions.

We believe that by providing our clients with the most up to date and relevant education about addiction, recovery, and relapse prevention, our clients are able to develop new personal insights which enhance their ability to eliminate or modify pathological chemical and behavioral responses. Utilizing a client-oriented approach to assessment and treatment planning, we develop and implement a personal recovery plan that the client can use toward the restoration of their biological, psychological, social, and spiritual health and the improvement of their overall quality of life.


Our highly proficient staff utilizes assessment criteria established by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) in determining the most accurate treatment recommendations for our clients. Our comprehensive assessments include both subjective and objective screening methods with specific attention to the following areas:

  • longevity and severity of substance or behavioral use
  • contribution or complication of biomedical conditions
  • presence of co-occurring emotional and cognitive issues
  • motivation to change
  • prognosis for relapse
  • intensity of environmental stress
  • In addition to offering assessment services to individuals seeking treatment, we also provide court mandated assessments, impaired professional assessments, fitness for duty, and character and fitness assessments.

Adult Treatment Services

Level I Outpatient Treatment and Level II Intensive Outpatient Treatment
Clients recommended duration and level of treatment services is determined utilizing the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria described above combined with an emphasis on understanding the client personally and meeting their specific needs.

Professional Treatment Services provides two general treatment structures including Level I Outpatient Treatment and Level II Intensive Outpatient Treatment. Both treatment structures include group, individual, and family counseling. Services provided are based on the client’s personal needs.

Clients participating in Level I treatment will attend less than 9 total hours of treatment per week. Clients participating in Level II treatment will attend between 9 and 20 total hours of treatment per week.

Each group treatment session consists of three hours of group services per day. Within the three hours of group, two hours are devoted to psycho-social skill building including education about relapse prevention, emotional regulation, and 12-Step work. The third hour of each treatment session is devoted to insight oriented process and is aimed at rehearsing newly learned recovery skills. Clients participating in either Level I or Level II treatment will also be seen individually by one of our clinicians on a weekly basis throughout their primary treatment process. Individual sessions are focused on development and implementation of an individualized treatment plan, continuous assessment of an individual’s progress in recovery, and in helping the client identify and eliminate barriers to recovery.

We offer a variety of scheduling options for adults participating in our addictions treatment programs. Group treatment services are offered Monday through Thursday in the afternoon from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and in the evenings from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. An individual’s treatment schedule is determined through consideration of recommended treatment needs, scheduling needs, and the current group sizes at the time the client is seeking admission to treatment.

Problem Gambling and Other Behavioral Addictions

Our staff utilize a unique model of treatment, The Serenity Model, as a means of identifying the development and treatment of behavioral addictions. Within this model it is very common that those experiencing behavioral addictions, often have similarities in contributing factors such as past trauma, negative self-perception, problematic belief systems and communication styles. We utilize a combination of individual, family and group work to aid individuals and families towards recovery. Professional Treatment Services provides state certified counselors and services that qualify for access to the Kansas Problem Gambling Fund. If you have questions about our Behavioral Addictions services, feel free to ask them here.

Adult Internally Motivated (AIM) Program for Professionals

Professional Treatment Services recognizes that some clients seeking treatment have a greater level of internal motivation. These clients are usually professionals who have an internal locus of control. They recognize that their lives are set by their own behaviors and their problems are not caused by other people or agencies such as the legal system, employer, etc. These professionals often enter treatment with some recognition of their addictive disease, have motivation toward positive change, and are relatively stable physically, psychologically, and socially. Such clients are rarely legally mandated for treatment and are highly functional in most facets of their life. Clients meeting these criteria are directed to the Adult Internally Motivated (AIM) Program. Group treatment services are offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Women’s Treatment Program

Professional Treatment Services, LLC offers gender-specific groups focusing on increasing positive lifestyle changes for women affected by the dual diagnosis of PTSD and substance abuse. Professional Treatment Services, LLC will provide services focused on the proven effects of substance abuse on the neurochemistry, beliefs, and relationships women hold. The staff will provide education on self-soothing techniques, relapse prevention, healthy coping skills, and developing a sense of safety.

Our staff uses information from The Serenity Model, as well as Seeking Safety, a treatment manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse developed by Lisa M. Najavits in order to provide clients with a well-rounded base of information on substance abuse and trauma. Women are taught recovery from PTSD and substance abuse is possible by focusing on safety. Safety is an umbrella term that signifies discontinuing substance use, reducing suicidality, minimizing exposure to HIV risk, letting go of dangerous relationships, and stopping self-harm behaviors. This type of integrated treatment is recommended for the dual diagnosis. Staff will use cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal interventions in order to encourage women to commit to action-based change.

Alcohol & Drug Information School

Alcohol and Drug Information School is one of the least intensive treatment interventions available and is designed for individuals who have experienced minor consequences related to the use of intoxicating substances. This service is aimed at providing the client with appropriate education to enhance the client’s ability to prevent further consequences related to their use of intoxicating chemicals. Alcohol and Drug Information School is offered one time monthly, typically on the first Friday of the month, and consists of 8 hours of education in a group setting. Professional Treatment Services can accommodate individuals requiring more than 8 hours of Alcohol & Drug Information School. We request that in those cases the client call to make special arrangements. Clients under the age of 18 will need a parent to co-sign their informed consent in order to participate. These clients are urged to call and set up an appointment to do so in the week prior to the service date. Cost is $100 for the 8-hour course.

Adolescent Treatment Services

Professional Treatment Services offers outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment for adolescents ages 13 through 17 who are experiencing substance and/or behavioral use related problems. The adolescent program consists of group, individual, and family sessions. The adolescent counselors are knowledgeable about substance use disorders, but also have an empathy and understanding for young people and the challenges that they face.

We are aware that adolescence is a time for transition, curiosity, and social interaction. During this phase of development, the adolescent’s life becomes more complex as they attempt to find their own identity and struggle with social interactions and moral issues. Throughout our program the adolescent client is encouraged to ask questions, challenge themselves, and find their own identity.

The adolescent treatment program is focused on education and prevention. Our program focuses on cognitive-behavioral intervention through thought and feeling recognition as well as emotional regulation skills.

Our adolescent counselors are aware of the impact on the family from substance use and behavioral addictive disorders and highly encourage our clients and families to participate in family night and family therapy. Family night is not only an opportunity for education on substance use and behavioral disorders, but also an opportunity for education on communication, empathy, and support.

Treatment Services for the Family

Our clinical staff recognizes that the effects of substance use and other compulsive behaviors reach far beyond the individual experiencing the addiction and impact the people who are close to them. Family members and friends often have an intimate understanding of the trauma related to addictive use. Our treatment program is designed to introduce family recovery concepts so that everyone can begin to enjoy the quality of life that recovery offers.

Please join us for family night on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. We offer an eight-week curriculum which includes education related to addiction, recovery, relapse prevention, family dynamics, building healthy relationships, and effective communication techniques as well as an introduction to 12-Step programming including Al-Anon. Our staff is also able to provide individual family counseling and couples counseling.

Early Recovery Services

Research indicates that clients who complete one year of Early Recovery services following the completion of their stabilization treatment process have a substantially greater ability to sustain long-term recovery. Professional Treatment Services strongly recommends Early Recovery services for all clients who successfully complete their stabilization treatment episode. Professional Treatment Services offers five different Early Recovery groups on a weekly basis to facilitate our client’s diverse scheduling needs. Upon completion of the stabilization treatment process, the counselor will facilitate admission to one of our Early Recovery groups. We make every attempt to keep our treatment groups small and intimate, so groups generally do not exceed 10 active participants.

Professional Treatment Services, LLC

PTS - Lawrence
3205 Clinton Parkway Court
Lawrence, KS 66047
(P) 785-843-5483
(F) 785-841-5433