Interlink Counseling Services in Louisville, KY

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(4 of 5)
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8311 Preston Highway
Louisville KY 40219

Interlink Counseling Services Philosophy

Interlink has a staff of professionals dedicated to providing a comprehensive plan of integrated care for individuals and families. Our team is there to help if you or a loved one suffers from an addiction or a mental health issue. With a combination of caring staff members and proven treatment programs, Interlink can establish the steps needed to reclaim your life, boost your self-esteem, and put you on the path to lasting recovery and the successful management of your daily life.

Areas of Specialization

  • Residential Treatment
    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

  • Aftercare Support
    Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Facility Highlights

Relapse Prevention Sessions

Anger Management

Holistic Approach

Meet the Staff

Dr. H. Wayne Creighton

Clinical Director

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In 1993, Wayne Creighton formed Interlink Counseling Services, Inc., a non-profit organization located in the Okolona neighborhood of Louisville, KY. His goal was to foster a holistic, transitional, living facility dedicated to the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual restoration of homeless veterans around the US. Furthermore, Wayne designed Interlink to provide highly structured and accountable DUI services and marriage and family therapy in a nurturing environment. Since its initial creation, Interlink has blossomed from providing ten transitional living beds to one of the largest homeless veteran programs in the state of Kentucky with over 100 beds. Along with its previous services, Interlink Counseling Services currently provides a non-medical detoxification facility called the Landing Zone, Harmony House, a 90-day intensive treatment program, and Genesis House, a long-term transitional living facility.

Timothy White

Residential Program Director

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Timothy “Tim” White joined Interlink’s case management staff in 2004. Originally from Detroit, Tim grew up in a culture full of abuse and addiction, an atmosphere that left him vulnerable to addiction. After one year at Northern Michigan University, Tim joined the Navy in 1981. During his time in the military, he served as a boson’s mate on the USS Kittyhawk. After his military service, Tim’s journey to help those recovering from addiction led him to continue his education by enrolling in a program at the San Diego City College. He ultimately earned a certification in Behavioral Science in Alcohol & Drug Studies, which is roughly equivalent to an associate degree. He has been working in the chemical dependency field for more than eleven years, and he believes in a holistic approach to recovery, treating the whole person. He also received the Kentucky Colonel’s award along with a special appreciation from the Commonwealth of Kentucky for helping mankind. Tim is currently working towards obtaining his Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) license.

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ABOUT INTERLINK COUNSELING SERVICES

Based in Louisville, Ky., Interlink Counseling Services (ICS) is a nonprofit agency offering a range of programs for individuals struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. ICS provides emergency housing, detox, residential treatment, outpatient counseling, transitional housing services, as well as a DUI program. While ICS serves those from all walks of life, a sizeable portion of their population consists of male veterans, many of whom are also homeless.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

The first phase of treatment is designed to provide homeless men with a safe and intimate, substance-free space to detox from drugs and/or alcohol and may include buprenorphine services.

ICS’s residential treatment center is often the next step for clients who undergo detox. As listed on Drug and Alcohol Rehab Headquarters.com, residents typically spend 30 days or more in this highly-structured program. They work with staff to create an individualized treatment plan that involves group therapy, one-on-one counseling, and child and family therapy, according to HealthGrove. Additionally, according to TransitionalHousing.com, case management, classes on recovery, relapse prevention, life skills, and more are also offered.

Graduates of the residential program often move on to a transitional living facility for aftercare treatment. For up to two years, clients still have access to educational resources, but focus primarily on seeking and maintaining employment outside ICS.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

At the time of this writing, there is no available information regarding the facility's treatment staff.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

No details on ICS’s living arrangements are available at the time of this writing.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Reviews of treatment at ICS are limited, and vary in nature. To date, Rehabs.com has received two ratings from former clients who reported mixed experiences. Paul, an alum who was referred to ICS through The Department of Veterans Affairs, told Rehabs.com that ICS seemed to have a “bad recovery rating.” While he rated the facility’s accommodations and meals favorably, he noted that he would not recommend the facility, and gave his overall experience only two out of five stars. Additionally, T brinley attended a DUI course at the facility as said, "I have learned so much about addictions I don't even have but it's been great for education. Wayne cares, lots of places don't."

ICS has also received ratings on secondary sources. The facility has a near-perfect average rating of 4.9 out of five stars from 12 Facebook users to date, where former client Kenneth gave the facility five stars, adding: “Interlink pulled me out of the grips of addiction. Gave me information about this disease & the tool I needed to arrest it.” Herb, another five-star reviewer, expressed his gratitude “for the help interlink provided for me to get back in the community.”[1]

Additional commentary appears on Google to date where there are five ratings averaging 3.2 out of five stars.[2] Ryan awarded all five and wrote: "Awesome Place... They really Care about people and their situation."

FINANCING

According to HealthGrove, Interlink Counseling Services offers sliding scale fees an accepts payment through state insurance (other than Medicaid) and Access to Recovery (ATR) Vouchers.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pg/Interlink-Counseling-Services-135736123142069/reviews/?ref=page_internal
[2] https://goo.gl/GSqwiP

Published on July 2017

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I had a Dui in 2014. Now that I have went to Wayne's interlinked place for over a yea year now, I'm about to drive again. I was not court ordered to go, just simply trying to get my license back. My daughter is 16 now and wants to drive. I have learned so much about addictions I don't even have but it's been great for education. Wayne cares, lots of places don't. :-)

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