Intensive outpatient addiction treatment programs allow patients who don’t have the need, financial resources, or time to enroll in an inpatient treatment program to take part in a rigorous drug and alcohol rehabilitation experience. These programs are good options for patients who:
- Are not physically dependent upon their drug of choice but struggle with drug or alcohol abuse and are unable to stop alone
- Are still somewhat functional in their career or school program
- Must assist in the care of dependent children or elderly family members
- Have a strong, positive support system at home
- Would like to include family members in their recovery process
- Feel confident they can avoid relapse without 24-hour supervision and are comfortable with random drug testing
- Have already completed an inpatient drug rehab program but have experienced a relapse after some time in sobriety and would like to re-engage with their recovery
Though it is not recommended for everyone, intensive outpatient treatment can be the perfect solution for treatment for a wide range of patients. At Constellation Behavioral Health, we offer a number of different types of addiction treatment programs in order to meet the needs and circumstances of every client.
Intensive Outpatient Core Therapeutic Services
As per the guidelines published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), intensive outpatient rehabilitation programs in the Constellation Behavioral Health family offer the following therapies to patients:
- Psycho-educational groups. Patients can grow in their understanding of how drugs and alcohol affect the brain, body, and one’s life in general through these short-term, educational groups.
- Skills development groups. These groups focus on increasing the patient’s abilities in a singular area. They may focus on relapse prevention, how to say “no” to drugs or alcohol, decreasing stress, etc.
- Support groups. These groups are often run by a therapist and provide topic-based sessions that allow patients to explore different ways of dealing with different situations and issues. They also provide a safe space to practice positive interactions and conflict resolution.
- Family therapy. Whether in the form of individual sessions with a patient, a single family member with a therapist, or in a group therapy session that includes patients and significant family members, family therapy can help all involved to move past the pain of addiction and learn how to function positively in the future.
- Individual counseling. Personal therapy is the foundation of any addiction treatment program and allows patients to devote time to addressing issues of trauma or abuse, or to work through obstacles they are currently facing.
A minimum of nine hours of per week of therapeutic contact is required by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and Constellation Behavioral Health intensive outpatient rehabilitation programs go above and beyond. Patients take part in multiple therapy group sessions each week in addition to other therapeutic commitments. These commitments lessen in later stages of treatment, allowing patients to transition at their own pace into their new life in recovery.
Addressing the Unique Needs of Each Client
Each patient presents with different specific symptoms and issues, some of which began prior to the development of their drug abuse issue while others were triggered or worsened by substance abuse. Any and all co-occurring issues including mental health disorders must also be addressed during the treatment process.
At Constellation Behavioral Health, we begin every treatment program with an intensive evaluation and diagnostic process to ensure that each patient’s treatment plan is uniquely designed with their optimum healing in mind. Call now for more information.