David Kaptain, Ph.D, LMFT, CADC
Program Manger Powell CDC
In 2008, I had the distinct privilege of becoming the program manager for Powell CDC. Since that time I have been repeatedly impressed by the wide range of services and talents contained within this program. Whether it is detox services administered by Dr. Weis, day and evening outpatient, or continuing care and aftercare, I am always excited to hear about the work being done, and proud to talk to anyone anytime about it. Powell CDC is an outstanding program with a rich and long-standing tradition of providing excellent addiction treatment to Iowans in the Des Moines area and from all areas of the state. It is an honor to be a part of it.
Powell has always been and will continue to be a 12 Step oriented program. Much like other long running, outstanding and successful treatment programs, our focus on the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and other recovery related step programs enables us to put patients in contact with the best systems of social support for their recovery. When people realize that they can get support, advice, wisdom and accountability through an effective group of fellow companions in recovery, in a venue that lasts much longer then their experiences in primary treatment, they can more effectively make the choices needed to get and stay sober. Powell will always be committed to this most beneficial community support for people in recovery.
Our dedication to the 12 Step process of recovery is matched with a focus on recent developments in substance abuse treatment, such as motivational enhancement and solution focused treatment approaches, which allow for a more client-centered and respectful approach to patient care and treatment. These proven methods of therapy paired with exposure to and endorsement of 12 Step approach to treatment are what make Powell CDC unique in the landscape of addictions treatment in central Iowa.
Powell CDC is also committed to providing the best care for chemically dependent patients in other critical areas of their life, such as mental health, and family relationships. In recent years, we have added mental health therapists to the staff, who play a critical role in helping our patients identify issues with their mental health that may interfere with their recovery, and to understand the connection between positive recovery and improving mental health. Family relationships are served by our outstanding family program. Helping family members and the person in recovery, our family program continues a tradition of family treatment which continues to be well-recommended and thought of in the community.
Just as important as all of these key components of Powell CDC, is our relationship to and cooperation with the Powell Alumni Association. As the Alumni Association experiences a rebirth of sorts in its activity and efforts for recovering Powell alums and community members, Powell CDC will strive to support and coordinate with them to provide sober community activities and to promote awareness of recovery and hope for all people affected by chemical dependency.
- David Kaptain, Powell CDC Program Manager