Even if you may be down to the worst, the best is potentially within you. You only have to find it, release it, and rise up with it. This requires courage and character, to be sure, but the main requirement is faith. Cultivate faith and you will have the necessary courage and character.

Norman Vincent Peale

Our Mission
Our mission is to provide the people with quality outpatient addiction services in an environment that is safe, comfortable and conducive to recovery.

We are abstinence based and strive to holistically assess and treat clients in order to reduce relapse risk through healthy and productive lifestyles. We believe every life is capable of change and it's never too late to make those changes.

About Us
About Us

We believe it's
never too late
to make change
and embrace life.

We are a private, out-patient substance abuse counseling center. Our staff is committed to supporting, guiding, and challenging you to live the fullest potential for your life. We believe that it's never too late to make change and embrace life.

We take a multidisciplinary approach to counseling by utilizing a variety of treatment styles. We use cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive therapy, motivational interviewing, and person centered counseling to provide the highest standards of care in a holistic and team based environment. You will not just get quality care at our agency, but you will be cared for by a team of professionals who understand that "people don't care how much we know until they know how much we care" (John Maxwell). We become partners with you in recovery!

We partner with multiple local organizations to provide the most holistic care for all our clients.

We are committed to seeing recovery as not just an addiction issue, but a life issue. We currently work in a team based professional manner with area agencies to ensure our clients have support in all areas of life… all without sacrificing the confidentiality and dignity of those we serve. Our partner agencies include:

  • Ross County Health Department
  • ADAMH Board
  • Agonist Therapy Providers
  • Ross County Job and Family Services
  • Area Court Systems
  • And Many Others
Please call today for an appointment! (740) 851-4432 Contact Us
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Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) We offer men's and women's IOP groups at multiple times during the day in order to best suit the needs of family life and recovery. The group is psycho-educational based with elements of processing in order to form a cohesive bond. Members meet three times per week for three hours.
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AOD Groups We offer groups for individuals who do not require the intensity of IOP, but need more than once a week support. Men's and women's groups are available twice a week for two hours per session. Groups blend the psycho-educational and process elements for an informational and supportive experience.
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Relapse Prevention We offer a wide variety of relapse prevention groups scheduled to meet the needs of various work and life schedules. An exclusively women's group is offered as well as multiple co-ed group experiences. Sessions are one time per week for two hours and will offer the continued support and coping skills to prevent relapse.
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Aftercare/Maintenance Groups Aftercare and Maintenance groups are offered one time a week for one hour for individuals who would like to continue to be a part of the supportive and accountable group environment.
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Individual Counseling Individualized counseling services designed to honor the principle that the therapeutic relationship is the most powerful tool in counseling outcomes. Individual sessions are an opportunity to personalize one's recovery.


Addiction can begin with just one pill.

The abuse of certain prescription drugs - opioids, central nervous system (CNS) depressants, and stimulants - can lead to a variety of adverse health effects, including addiction. Among those who reported past-year non-medical use of a prescription drug, nearly 14 percent met criteria for abuse of or dependence on it. The reasons for the high prevalence of prescription drug abuse vary by age, gender, and other factors, but likely include greater availability.  

The number of prescriptions for some of these medications has increased dramatically since the early 1990s. Moreover, a consumer culture amenable to "taking a pill for what ails you" and the perception of prescription drugs as less harmful than illicit drugs are other likely contributors to the problem. It is an urgent one: unintentional overdose deaths involving opioid pain relievers have quadrupled since 1999, and by 2007, outnumbered those involving heroin and cocaine.

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There is help available.  For more information on prescription addiction, click this link.

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Don't Wait

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please call our office.

(740) 851-4432
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Information contained here is informational in nature and should not be used to diagnose or treat addiction or other illnesses. This is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice.  If you have a medical emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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Friel and Associates, LLC
111 W Water Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601


(740) 851-4432


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