Q: What is your agencies history and mission?
A: SOS began providing services in September of 2000. SOS was opened in order to serve individuals and their families who normally could not afford the opportunity to receive quality substance abuse treatment. SOS believes that substance abuse treatment reduces the amount of criminal activity in our communities, divorce rates, ER visits, reduces the amount of single parent and fatherless families, reduces domestic violence, abuse, and many other negative effects that substance abuse has on Oklahomans.
A: The mission of Specialized Outpatient Services, Inc. is to break the cycle of substance abuse within our community and enhance the quality of life of the individuals we serve and their families through the alleviation of human suffering caused by alcoholism, drug addiction and other co-occurring behavioral health problems.
SOS envisions that this requires the collaboration of a comprehensive network of providers that will provide an array of substance abuse, mental and behavioral health, physical health, wellness and prevention along with other community services that will ensure a holistic continuum of care. Inherent to this vision is a commitment to utilize a community based approach designed to offer services that will increase knowledge, hope and understanding to those individuals and families who normally could not afford it.
Q: How do people find you?
A: People find out about SOS through other treatment providers, yellow pages, online, courts, probation/parole, other families, school systems, Dept. of Human Services, Dept. of Public Safety, Dept of Mental health, and private counselors
Q: What is your success rate?
A: SOS shows a 90.2% successful completion rate. This percentage only measures how many clients successfully complete one of SOS’s programs; it does not measure future relapses or recidivism rate. Treatment nationally reports a 30-35% success rate.
Q: When did you start?
A: SOS began providing services in September of 2000.
Q: Who pays for the treatment?
A: Currently each client pays for his or her own treatment privately, but the cost of services is based on a sliding scale that looks at each client’s income and number of dependents and takes into account the client’s resources. SOS has a scholarship program, through state contracts, medicaid and outside donations, to assist those clients who could not pay for treatment themselves.
Q: What are the age ranges you serve?
A: To date, SOS has served clients between the ages of 12 and 71.
Q: What are the types of people you serve?
A: SOS serves individuals (adults, adolescents, and their families) who have substance abuse and other behavioral health problems. Some clients are parents, some are sons/daughters, some are single mothers who have lost their children due to their addiction, some are men who have found themselves involved with the criminal justice system or family court and some are teenagers who are just beginning the devastating process of drug and alcohol addiction. Most clients have received legal or civil consequences because of their dependencies on drugs and alcohol.
Q: Is my donation tax deductible?
A: Yes, all donations are tax deductible. SOS is a private not for profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Q: Why should I donate to SOS?
A: Your donations will help give those who normally cannot afford treatment the opportunity to receive the gift of recovery in a program that emphasizes a holistic treatment approach, which traditionally is only available in programs costing thousands of dollars.
Q: What is special or different about SOS?
A: SOS is committed to helping individuals and families who normally could not afford quality substance abuse and co-occurring treatment. SOS is an outpatient agency, which allows the client and their family to be treated and still live within their community to work, to learn, and tend to their daily responsibilities. SOS specifically offers services to those who suffer from addiction and related behavioral health problems
Q: What types of problems do you help people with?
A: The primary goal of SOS is to offer individuals and their families a “holistic” recovery program for alcohol and drug abuse/addiction problems and help guide them onto a path of long term recovery. In this treatment process SOS treats each individual and their family on a spiritual, emotional, physical, mental, and social basis. SOS offers help in the areas of parenting, marital and relationship problems, criminal problems, behavioral problems, emotional problems, spiritual problems, and other social problems.