Outpatient (OP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Treatment for Alcohol, Other Drugs and Aftercare Treatment
Healthy Partnerships recognizes the importance of long term strategies for individuals in recovery from the disease of addiction. Drug addiction is a chronic, brain disease that causes obsessive drug seeking and consumption, regardless of the consequences suffered by the addict. Drug addiction is progressive in nature, meaning that it usually gets worse over a period of time, not better unless treated. Individuals who abuse or are addicted to drugs successfully stop using on their own for short periods of time. However, they often relapse and return to using drugs, without developing new coping skills. Even people who have received some rehabilitative treatments for drug addiction can relapse and return to using.However, Healthy Partnerships staff provides a combination of resources and tools for our clients to build the foundation necessary to achieve long-term addiction recovery.
Medical Necessity (must be met for all services)
Any client attending Intensive Outpatient Drug and Alcohol treatment services are required to meet Medical Necessity during the entirety of the treatment. Medical Necessity is determined by the level of addiction and the abilities of the client to work through their denial and understand the need for relapse prevention and developing outside support systems.
Intensive Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment
This is a program of continuance group treatments two or three times a week in one of our main offices. The amount of time needed to be spent in group is 1.5 hours and a client must attend two groups per day, three times per week (for a total of six groups weekly) with no unexcused absences. This is necessary to classify as Intensive Outpatient treatment. Clients are oriented to Disease concepts, Relapse prevention, Triggers to substance use, 12 step and other social support networks.
Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment
A client may attend Outpatient services as a result of stepping down from the Intensive Outpatient Drug and Alcohol treatment program. The treatment plan should be adjusted accordingly and the client must still meet Medical Necessity for this one and half hour group meeting two or three times a week.
When a client maintains sobriety for an extended period of time or has completed an acute Intensive Outpatient or Outpatient program they are eligible to attend Aftercare. Healthy Partnerships recognizes that after 90 days of sustained sobriety or after completion of an Intensive Outpatient or Outpatient program chances of maintaining that recovery/sobriety improve significantly if a person attends a peer group of others striving for their “one year” sobriety point. This 90 minute meeting is offered at both sites.