The standard outpatient program is comprehensively designed for clients who do not require more intensive services such as outpatient hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment. Individuals who are seeking continuing addiction treatment without compromising the flexibility of being able to live at home and work may benefit from outpatient treatment. This is also a good option for people not needing extensive medical services and who live in a stable and supportive home environment.
Flexibility combined with a high level of careThe outpatient program offers individuals struggling with substance abuse the ability to undergo treatment with a minimal time commitment. Treatment involves less than 10 hours of treatment each week and can be scheduled on evenings and weekends to make it easier to balance other professional and personal responsibilities. For those who do not need higher intensity of care, the outpatient program is the easiest to weave into a full and busy life.
What the outpatient program is like
Though addiction treatment in the outpatient program is offered at a lower intensity compared to other programs, many of the week-to-week activities will be similar. This ensures that all clients are receiving a high level of care that meets their needs.
Treatment in our standard outpatient program involves a combination of the following:
- Comprehensive initial assessment and treatment planning
- Individual therapy at least once per week
- Group or peer therapy
- Family therapy
- Life skills training
- Trauma therapy if needed
- Psychoeducational sessions
- Mindfulness and spiritual counseling
- Regular case management
- Aftercare planning