Substance Use Disorder refers to the overuse of or dependence on drugs or alcohol leading to effects that are harmful to a person’s physical and mental well-being, or the welfare of those around them.

LFS offers outpatient assessments, referrals, intensive outpatient treatment and family support education. Through these interventions, the user learns their issues are not unique and can be addressed. Family and loved ones are also taught coping skills to assist them in supporting the user build a healthier lifestyle. Specialized assessments clinically determine possible substance use issues, with recommendations for an appropriate level of care if determined to be medically necessary.

To make a new appointment at Lutheran Family Services, please choose the link based on your location:

Walk-in Substance Use evaluations also take place at our Downtown Omaha and Lincoln Health 360 Integrated Clinic during these times:

Tuesday: Check-in between 8:00-11:30 AM and 1:00-3:00 PM

Thursday: Check-in between 8:00-11:30 AM and 1:00-3:00 PM

Remote access to establish care with Substance Use services at LFS is available during the hours listed above by clicking here.

  • This link will be managed by LFS staff only during the Open Access hours listed above
  • Please call 402-441-7940 or 402-342-7007 for help with this process and for any questions or assistance outside of the Open Access hours as listed above

*Some Behavioral Health Services are funded in part from federal grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Services, Division of Behavioral Health as well as non-governmental sources. 

Available Services

Level I Outpatient Therapy

Provides professionally directed evaluation, treatment and recovery services for individuals experiencing a substance use disorder. Nine hours per week of treatment services are provided in group or individual sessions or a combination of both, depending on an individual’s needs. Treatment typically lasts 12 weeks.

Intensive Outpatient Program

A group-focused, non-residential program for adults 19 and older. IOP is more in-depth than traditional outpatient treatment services, offering a minimum of 10 hours of treatment per week. IOP typically lasts six to eight weeks.

Intensive groups meet for three-hour sessions, three days a week. Each participant must also attend at least one additional individual or family session each week. Services are available days and evenings.

Substance Use Disorder Evaluations

Specialized assessments used to clinically determine possible substance use issues, with recommendations for an appropriate level of care if determined to be medically necessary.

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