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The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

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The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a comprehensive, therapeutic program designed to provide support, structure, and socialization to adults age 18 and older. IOP provides psychiatric treatment and services that support patient behavioral change within the context of interpersonal exploration.
The program focus is on addressing patient needs in the areas of life management, self-understanding, interpersonal relationships and attainment of personal satisfaction and meaning. A desired outcome for the program is to sustain the patient’s maintenance in the community while reducing multiple psychiatric hospitalizations and emergency room presentations.

This group concentrates on helping those who are addicted to alcohol & drugs:
  • Understand the disease process of chemical addiction
  • Identifying Barriers to change
  • Recognizing recovery support needs
  • Learn about and utilize the 12-step programs
  • Develop initial recovery skills
  • Establish new coping behaviors and
  • Achieve and maintain abstinence
  • Begin to work an effective program of recovery
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Relapse Prevention

Relapse prevention is key for sustaining a client’s recovery from alcohol and drugs. Early recognition and identification of personal warning signs, symptoms, and other triggers that create the urges and cravings to use – is important for the client to understand recidivism and relapse issues.

During this group, the client will learn to identify the warning signs that may lead to a lapse in their abstinence and take positive steps to stay clean and sober. At the same time, they follow a practical plan that addresses their emotional or psychiatric illness in a positive and constructive way.

This group concentrates on helping those who are addicted to alcohol & drugs:
  • Maintain abstinence
  • Learn about and develop skills to prevent relapse
  • Make specific lifestyle changes necessary to support recovery
  • Enhance their use of 12-step recovery programs
  • Address family and relationship issues, which may arise in early recovery
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Sober Living Skills

Participating in a sober living program has been proven to greatly increase the chances of achieving long-term sobriety. The commitment to staying sober requires that the client make a number of changes to the way the client lives his/her life.

This group helps clients to enhance their problem-solving and interpersonal skills in order to make lifestyle changes consistent with recovery. Issues such as relationships, self-confidence, rebuilding trust, responsibility, communication, feelings, forgiveness, etc are addressed. The broad goals are for patients to demonstrate the ability to manage their Identified Relapse Warning Signs.

Additional issues addressed in Sober Living Skills:
  • Training and or re-training designed to improving socialization skills
  • Symptom management: identifying warning signs of relapse, managing warning signs, coping with persistent medical problems, avoiding alcohol and street drugs
  • Recreation and leisure skills addresses the benefits of recreational activities, getting information about recreational activities, finding out what’s needed for a recreational activity, evaluating and maintaining a recreational activity
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AA/NA/12-Step Meetings Involvement

Research shows that the most effective plan is one that includes a treatment program followed by participation in a 12-step program, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). To promote an effective, long-term recovery plan, involvement in AA/NA is a requirement for the successful completion of each program at Center for Behavioral Health, LLC.

It will be requirement to obtain a sponsor within the first thirty (30) days. It his highly recommended to network within these support meetings and obtain additional contact numbers.

Clinical indications that support the client’s transition from the early recovery stage to the next level of care include the client:
  • Sustaining abstinence for 30 days or longer
  • Participating regularly in a support group
  • Maintaining a sober social support network
  • Completing goals as indicated in the treatment plan
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Alcohol and Drug Testing

Our treatment model can only be effective when clients maintain abstinence from the abuse of all mood-altering substances except for Prescriptions used in MAT. Diagnostic laboratory tests are an integral part of ensuring compliance to our programs because of the information they provide about treatment efficacy.

Urine/oral drug screens and/or breathalyzer tests help us:
  • Determine the level of care needed for clients
  • Enhance accountability and provide a level of integrity within our programs
  • Provide feedback to clients regarding their progress toward sobriety
  • Aid in relapse prevention and ultimately help patients achieve their sobriety goals.
  • Develop outcomes/information regarding successful completion of treatment.

These tests are conducted randomly for all clients, and we believe more frequent testing is necessary when continued drug use is suspected. Refusal to cooperate when asked to submit to a test will be treated the same as a positive alcohol and/or drug test result.

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