What Happens In Outpatient Treatment?
Outpatient programs come in a variety of formats and differing levels of intensity depending on your individual needs and where you are in your recovery journey. Outpatient treatment programs like Asana Recovery’s offer an array of services with a general focus on counseling, addiction education and providing a foundation of support for continued success in recovery.
Asana Recovery provides three different outpatient programs, Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and the traditional Outpatient Program (OP). The trained counselors at Asana Recovery can assist you in determining if one of these programs makes sense for you.
PARTIAL HOSPITALIZATION PROGRAM (PHP)
Asana Recovery’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is designed to be the next step for clients immediately following detox and residential treatment. This program provides a higher level of daily structure and support, offering various therapy options, including massage therapy and self-management and recovery training (SMART). The PHP also offers several experiential therapies, such as motion and art therapy.
In PHP, the client will begin participation in our Avenues Program. The Avenues Program is designed to assist with reintegration into the outside community through academics, volunteering and employment. Clients can choose one of these three avenues based on their personal interests and future life goals. When deciding which avenue to take, various factors are taken into consideration, including existing skills, past education and career goals, as well as any causes that are close to a client’s heart. The assigned counselor will work with the client individually to provide guidance towards the path that will be most beneficial to the client’s overall success in recovery.
INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (IOP)
Once a client has developed a foundation and some stability in sobriety, they can continue with treatment and therapy on an outpatient basis. We realize that getting sober is just the first step, so the emphasis of our Intensive Outpatient Program is to continue therapy and reinforce the life skills and coping techniques that clients have learned in residential treatment and/or the partial hospitalization program. We encourage clients to become self-advocates and to start to reintegrate back into the community. This is an opportunity for them to employ their new-found sober living skills more independently, while continuing to receive regular ongoing clinical support from our treatment team.
OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (OP)
By the time the client has reached the basic outpatient level of care, they should have a firm foothold back into life outside of treatment with either a job, school or volunteer situation. The outpatient programs at Asana Recovery offer increased flexibility, though clients are still required to attend programming and meet with their therapist and case manager on a regular basis to ensure they are maintaining their sobriety and moving forward in their recovery. This program is the final phase of institutionally-based addiction treatment before the client is considered to be strong enough to maintain their sobriety solely through community-based programs, including 12-step meetings.