Whenever you decide to enter one of our programs, you will undergo an assessment to determine what programs is best suited for you. The assessment is conducted by a licensed clinician and will cover areas of your life that are important in treating your substance use disorder (SUD). The clinician will ask questions about your substance use history, your family environment, your friends and social circle, your medical history, and other questions that will help the clinician create a treatment plan that is unique to you and make sure you are admitted to the right program based on your treatment needs. The clinician will use the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) placement tool to ensure that you attend the right program based on your treatment needs. There are several types of programs and they vary in intensity based on how many hours of treatment the assessment indicates that you need.
The programs are described below.
The Outpatient Program is a non-residential program and is ideal for people who have a strong support system at home. It is suited as a stepdown from a more intense level of care, such as residential, or for people who are stable enough to carry on their daily activities, such as work and family. The Outpatient Program is a combination of individual and group counseling and you will attend up to 9 hours of activities per week. You will meet with your counselor individually and will participate in activities that will strengthen your sobriety, such as group counseling.
Length of treatment: there is no defined length of treatment for the Outpatient Program. Continuous treatment is highly recommended for you to keep sobriety and live a fulfilling life free from addiction.
Intensive Outpatient Program is a modality of non-residential treatment that is more intense than the Outpatient Program (OP), but less intense than residential treatment. IOP is an ideal choice for people who need the intensity of care delivered in a residential program, but who still want to live at home and keep their job. IOP is best suitable for people who have a stable family situation and whose personal environment is conducive of recovery. The Intensive Outpatient Program brings together individual and group counseling from 9 to 20 hours per week. The numbers of service hours you should attend is decided between you and your counselor and are based on your individual treatment goals. Group counseling is the core of the Intensive Outpatient Program as it gives you access to an environment where people can support each other in their path to recovery.
Length of treatment: Intensive Outpatient Programs can last anywhere from 60 to 90 days depending on each person's treatment needs. The high intensity of treatment will enable you to stepdown to the Outpatient Program (link to Outpatient Program above) after 90 days in IOP.
The Partial Hospitalization Program is a modality of non-residential treatment that is most suitable for people who just got discharged from a residential program, but don't feel stable enough to go to a less intensive level of treatment such as Intensive Outpatient Program or Outpatient Program or who need close monitoring due to a risk of experiencing withdrawal symptoms. In the Partial Hospitalization Program, you will attend individual and group counseling anywhere from 20 to 35 hours per week. People in Partial Hospitalization Program have ready access to psychiatric and medical services in case they need.
Length of treatment: Usually Partial Hospitalization Programs last 30 to 60 days and the length is based on the client's treatment needs.
A lot of times, substance user disorders come with mental health issues. Because of that, we also have a mental health team that is well equipped to help you cope with your mental health difficulties, so you can make the most out of your substance abuse treatment with us. You can learn more about our mental health program and team by clicking here.
We offer a flexible schedule and hours so you can accommodate your visits to the program around your work and life schedule.