Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
The goals of this program include empowering individuals to live full, self-directed lives through:
- Educating and assisting the client and family as to methods for improving individual and familial relationships.
- Assisting the individual in returning to the work environment. The program allows each individual a forum to discuss and receive support, while coping with daily work stressors.
- Building a sober-support network. Clients are supported in solidifying their sober social support network. Requirements of the outpatient program are that the individual attend 12-step recovery meetings, obtain a sponsor, and be active in working the 12 steps.
- Relapse Prevention Skills.
- Continuum of Care Services. Clients are monitored as to their follow-ups with other professional services, such as meeting with a therapist or physician.
Individual Counseling is employed for all clients. The approach is usually intensive, brief, problem specific, with short-term goals such as resolving a problem, making a decision, carrying out a procrastinated act, or reducing the effects of a symptom. It focuses on reducing or stopping illicit drug or alcohol use relating to family, social, or employment issues.
Group Counseling is a focused process group counseling session, which deals with issues identified by either clients or counselors. Emphasis is on emotional and behavioral issues, which affect clients from Substance Dependency illness. Research has shown that group therapy offered with individualized counseling produces better, positive outcomes.
Life Skills Group
This group consists of educational lectures/discussions using topics including identifying personal triggers, developing strategies to avoid triggers, identifying personal relapse dynamics and improving and utilizing sober support systems, stress management, coping skills, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, and communication. Individuals will be given homework assignments as well as group assignments to improve the ability to deal with situations with high relapse potential.
Spirituality deals with spiritual issues, which contribute to emotional well-being and a life free of substance dependency.
The Family Program is designed to assist family members and clients in reorienting and restructuring relationship systems. This component involves family members in an education program, as well as counseling sessions. These sessions are supportive experiences providing opportunities to share and question aspects of the client’s care relative to family interaction and/or intervention of the client’s illness.
The goal of the Family Program is to provide the family with opportunities to increase understanding and knowledge regarding substance dependency, and to be assisted in enhancement of client and family stress management, communication, problem solving and leisure time skills. Our clients and family members are strongly encouraged to actively participate in these critical groups.