Intensive Outpatient Program
Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) is designed for patients who are experiencing moderately severe symptoms that do not require inpatient hospitalization.
Patients appropriate for this outpatient level of care demonstrate reliable medication compliance, the ability to maintain home, work or school commitments and have support from their home and other social environments.
Patients who do not require the structure of 24-hour care may be admitted to an outpatient program as their point of entry for treatment or as a progression to a less restrictive level of care following an inpatient hospital stay.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) consists of:
- Group therapy addressing mental health and substance use issues
- Treatment overseen by a psychiatrist
- Assessments at no cost for the IOP.
Psychiatry Outpatient Services
Psychiatry outpatient services are also provided by qualified psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners who provide child, adolescent and adult psychiatry, as well as medication-assisted treatment, including Suboxone.
Outpatient Addiction Services
Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT) is defined as the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to substance use disorders. MAT is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids but can also be used for alcohol use disorder treatment.
MAT have proven to be clinically effective. The medications help with craving sensations, improve patient survival rate, increase patients’ ability to gain and maintain employment, and decrease the use of illicit opioids and other substances.
What are the most common medications used?
Suboxone, Buprenorphine, and Naltrexone are most commonly used for the treatment of opioid used disorder. These medications are safe to take for short term or long-term use.
Naltrexone, Acamprosate, and Disulfiram are the most common medications used to treat alcohol use disorder.
These medications will not cure an individual of a substance use disorder but paired with appropriate therapy and/or outpatient treatment, can lead to sustainable long-term recovery from one’s addiction.
If you do not require the structure of 24-hour care, you may be admitted to our outpatient program as your point of entry into treatment for substance use.
Our outpatient treatment services allow you to stay at home or continue working while benefiting from a professional treatment program. The frequency and duration of outpatient services, along with the use of Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT), are based on the amount of support you need. Medication-assisted treatment for addiction to opioids (heroin and prescription pain medications) is prescribed by a physician.
Our Dual Diagnosis Virtual Outpatient Program (OP) meets two days a week for three hours per session over a HIPAA compliant video conference platform (zoom).