(IOP) is the level of care that we offer at Recovery Resources. Individuals that qualify for IOP must meet medical necessity for treatment. This level of care is perfect for those individuals that have tried psychotherapy or self-help meetings and continue to struggle with remaining abstinent from substances. Intensive outpatient is not appropriate for those individuals that have developed a physical dependence to a substance and the withdrawal to that substance is dangerous to do on your own.
RECOVERY RESOURCES PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Intensive outpatient must be a minimum of nine hours of treatment a week. Our program is designed as…
Three group sessions per week. Each group session begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening.
Family Group: Family groups are provided as a part of the three groups per week twice a month.
Each individual is given a primary counselor to meet with weekly one-on-one.
Mental Health: Each client meets with a licensed therapist to evaluate mental health needs. In some cases, the individual will be referred to Psychiatry.
Outpatient treatment is provided to those individuals that have a high motivation to remain abstinent, the dependency is diagnosed as mild and the client is willing to do a lot of recovery work on his or her own. Outpatient treatment is provided at Recovery Resources however our insurance contracts do not cover outpatient.
Who needs Outpatient?
Outpatient is most commonly provided to clients that have just started to realize that they might be developing a problem with alcohol and/or other substances.
What is Outpatient?
Unlike Intensive outpatient, outpatient office sessions are scheduled, and attendance is between 3-6 hours a week.
Outpatient consists of individual and/or group counseling sessions.
Psychotherapy is offered at Recovery Resources for those individuals that desire a deeper look into past relationship dysfunction.
Family of origin issues may have surfaced throughout the drama of addiction and will need ongoing psychotherapy.
Recovery Resources recognizes the damage that addiction and alcoholism has on the family. As a part of treatment each client is strongly encouraged to elicit the help of his/her spouse or supportive family member to attend group with them on family group nights.
Family Group is offered on the first and third Tuesday’s of each month. Family group is facilitated by Beverly Anderson, LMFT and Jerri Thompson, ICADC-II
While the identified client is attending treatment for alcoholism or addiction the family is left to wonder where they fit in this new puzzle. The goal of family group is for members to gain insight into this disease and to address the guilt or shame that they may be confused about. When the family is not educated about the disease, they may be left to feel alone and need the support that family group can offer them.
Family members are encouraged to attend Al-anon Family Groups or Nar-anon Family Groups for ongoing support. Al-anon and Nar-anon are self help programs for families within their communities so they can continue to build the support that they need.
If there is an alcoholic or addict in your family, you have no doubt been frustrated by numerous unsuccessful attempts to help the person become aware of the actual extent of his or her problem. Often, an intervention is necessary to get the patient into treatment. If your situation requires an intervention, Recovery Resources can help. We will provide a safe environment in our office and a trained professional to plan the event. Family members, friends, and close associates will then be guided in the process prior to the meeting with the alcoholic or addict. Your family will be part of the process of assisting the patient to see the realities of the illness and the effect it has had on family life, friendships, and workplace or business relationships.
The goal of an intervention is to break through the wall of denial, create a true awareness of the problem, and guide the alcoholic or addict toward a solution. Interventions require a skilled individual to guide the family through this process. Recovery Resources is experienced in this area to facilitate and prepare the family for an intervention. Recovery Resources will provide a referral to an inpatient program and with a release of information our agency will stay in contact with that program so your loved one has no break in service from inpatient to intensive outpatient. Recovery Resources intensive outpatient is a perfect solution to ongoing treatment after inpatient and/or detoxification has been completed.
Common signs of alcoholism and addiction
- Preoccupation with chemical use
- Protecting one’s supply
- Use of chemicals as medicine
- Solitary use of chemical
- Rapid intake of chemical
- Increased tolerance
- Blackouts (permanent, chemically induced memory losses)
- Out-of-control drinking or using
- Physical withdrawals
- Drop in job performance
- Reduced short-term memory
- Loss of motivation toward work and other once meaningful activities
- Frequent tardiness and absenteeism
- Untidy appearance
- Behavioral changes
- Change in circle of friends
- Mood swings
- Change in values, ideas or beliefs
- Withdrawal from family
- Poor eating and sleeping habits
Common Signs of Substance Dependency
- Frequently feeling angry and/or defensive if friends or family suggest that your significant other has an alcohol or drug problem.
- Feeling angry but you are struggling with identifying why.
- Try to control your significant other’s alcohol or drug use by getting rid of the supply or by monitoring his or her usage
- Lie or make excuses for the identified addict or alcoholic’s bad behavior or bail him or her out of jail.
- Allow your children or yourself to go without because your spouse spends too much money on drugs or alcohol and gambling, shopping etc.
- Limit your social activities because of the embarrassment often caused by the identified alcoholic or addict’s alcohol or drug use.
- Minimize the seriousness of his or her alcohol or drug use.
- Focus your mental attention on pleasing, protecting, and manipulating you’re the identified alcoholic or addict.
- Put your own interests and hobbies aside to take care of, please, fix the problems, attempt to control or avoid conflict with the identified alcoholic or addict.
- Avoiding setting limits and boundaries with your spouse or child allowing him or her to control the environment of your home or work.