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Intensive Outpatient Program

The Intensive Outpatient Program is held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., totaling 15 hours of group therapy each week. Our counselors schedule individualized family sessions when indicated.

Our approach to treatment includes didactic, psycho-education and group processes that focuses on the Cognitive Behavioral aspects of a person's addiction. We treat patients on alcohol, illicit and/or prescription drugs. During treatment process we provide information on the disease model, the role of the family in helping the addicted person, and the need to develop healthy coping skills. Each patient is exposed to concepts of Rational Emotive Therapy and the need for developing effective communication skills and problem solving abilities. Setting healthy boundaries and developing relapse prevention skills round out our approach to helping the patient establish a firm foundation for their journey of recovery.

An individualized treatment plans is developed for each patient, and the plan is reviewed weekly by our Medical Director and treatment team to determine progress and identify any areas of concern. Patients are encouraged to look at the physical, social, emotional, mental, spiritual, relational and vocational aspects of their well-being and to make necessary adjustments to approach life without substances.

Each week we discuss a variety of topics, based on the individual's needs and goals to move forward using the 12-step philosophy. On select days, patients are involved in gender specific groups to discuss aspects of their recovery program with staff of their same gender. Other sessions include self-care and relaxation techniques, which includes yoga and progressive muscle relaxation. Time is provided for patients to work on written homework assignments and to ask questions regarding their individual recovery program. The average length of time needed to successfully complete the program is two weeks or longer.

Educational and therapeutic group processes include topics such as:

  • Orientation to 12-Step Recovery
  • Disease concept of addiction
  • Distress tolerance; crisis survival strategies
  • Medical complications of addiction
  • Urge surfing, principles for accepting reality
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Emotion regulation
  • Developing positive social relationships
  • Cross addictions
  • Relapse prevention planning
  • Spirituality vs. religion
  • Increasing self-respect & personal effectiveness
  • Post-Acute withdrawal syndrome
  • Problem Solving
  • Coping with Grief
  • Relapse Triggers
  • Dealing with issues of spirituality
  • Co-dependency issues
  • Dysfunctional family systems
  • Introduction to Al Anon
  • Codependency and enabling
  • Introduction of disease concept of addiction
  • Process of relapse and relapse prevention
  • Family dynamics of addiction including family roles
  • Learning techniques such as Family Sculpting
  • Communications skills education and practice
  • Managing Relationship