Individual therapy and outpatient addiction treatment sessions once or twice a week allow you to begin your recovery journey without disrupting your family or work schedule.
Outpatient Addiction Treatment: On Your Time and Your Terms
When you participate in our outpatient program, you receive the same evidence-based treatment modalities we offer in our residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs. This level of care is less immersive than the others, but that doesn’t mean it’s less effective: you receive the highest quality addiction treatment available.
Your Treatment Plan
We understand that each person develops an alcohol or substance use disorder – a.k.a. alcohol or drug addiction – for different reasons. You may have started using alcohol and/or drugs during early adulthood, continued use over years, and arrived at a place where you realize they’re your primary emotional and psychological coping mechanisms. You may have a history of trauma or untreated mental illness, or you may find yourself in active addiction in direct response to a recent stressful event or series of events.
Whatever path you took to arrive here, we take the time to learn your story, identify your strengths and challenge areas, and design your plan to give the best possible chance at sustained recovery. Your plan will include most or the same treatment modalities as our more intensive levels of care:
- Individual counseling, therapy, and support:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Motivational interviewing (MI)
- Learn the latest developments in the science of addiction and recovery
- Complementary supports:
- Music and art
We’ll also connect you to community support programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). In combination with individual addiction treatment, the fellowship and collective wisdom offered by a community of supportive recovery peers can make all the difference. In fact, adding just one or two sober friends to your social network substantially increases your likelihood of preventing relapse and achieving sustainable sobriety.
Your Personal Commitment
An advantage of this less immersive level of care is that it allows you to begin treatment without demanding significant changes in your daily schedule. However, this does not mean the work of recovery is easier or less challenging than it is for our patients in residential, partial hospitalization, or intensive outpatient programs. You do the work, and you get to apply your recovery skills in the real world every day. The key is creating an open dialogue with your therapist and being honest with yourself about your progress. Together, you create treatment goals, but you’re the only one who truly knows whether you meet those goals.
Consistency is key: if you follow your recovery plan, you can complete your treatment and create a new life in sobriety.
Aftercare and Relapse Prevention
One thing everyone who enters treatment learns is that recovery is a lifelong process. Treatment is the beginning. You develop the skills you need to achieve sobriety, but as long as there’s a chance of relapse, you need to practice those skills every day. That’s why participating in support groups and alumni programs with recovery peers is important: they encourage and inspire you to stay on your program, maintain abstinence, and understand that getting sober is step one, but maintaining sobriety is a way of life.