Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment Programs
Recovery Programs That Fit Your Schedule
Addiction treatment is an ongoing process that requires counseling, lifestyle changes and ongoing guidance and support. Even after overcoming substance dependency, many people make the choice to continue going to outpatient counseling in an effort to maintain their progress and reduce their risk of relapse.
Intensive outpatient therapy programs make addiction treatment accessible to those who do not have the flexibility or freedom to pause their career and family obligations to focus on their health and wellbeing in a residential facility. Outpatient addiction treatment allows you to take advantage of local resources, making it possible to fit a recovery program into your existing schedule.
Inpatient treatment programs are a structured and safe environment, without seclusion from the outside world, outpatient treatment programs have to recreate this structure in a different way.
Outpatient Treatment and Therapy Programs Include:
- Individual and Group Therapy
- Educational Programs
- Ongoing Support
- Family Counseling
At Summit Behavioral Health, we offer flexible outpatient schedules that may include daytime, evening or weekend sessions.
Benefits of Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment
Is Outpatient Treatment Right For You?
Thanks to the style of outpatient programs, this method of treatment is often able to reach people who may not otherwise be willing to enter a residential addiction treatment program. While in an outpatient therapy program, you are able to maintain all education, career and personal responsibilities.
These programs typically offer an enhanced level of anonymity and privacy, as you are able to return home every night. This makes them ideal for those who are concerned by the reputational consequences of entering addiction recovery treatment, as well as those who simply are unable to put life on pause.
Outpatient Treatment Programs are Ideal for Those Who:
- Require minimal disruption to their current lifestyle
- Are able to self-regulate their time and exposure to substance abuse
- Wish to keep their participation in a recovery program private or anonymous
Outpatient treatment programs range in intensity. There are some that meet daily, creating structure in otherwise downtime to help you work through and overcome substance dependence. Others, like self-help programs, meet every several days or even once a week.
Using the 12 Step Program in Outpatient Therapy
Voluntary, Integrated Modalities
12 step programs are a common form of outpatient therapy that fall under the category of self-help. These programs are entirely voluntary, and use a group therapy environment to help individuals work through personal struggles with addiction.
There are 12 step programs for almost every form of addition. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are two of the most common 12 step programs.
The level of intensity recommended for an outpatient program often depends on your clinical history and current struggle with addiction. While an outpatient therapy program may be mandated in certain situations, participation in self-help programs is almost always voluntary.