Addiction and Mental Health
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) is for individuals who are working hard to maintain abstinence from drugs and alcohol and benefit from daily therapeutic support and accountability. With morning and evening therapy groups, as well as regular individual counseling, we provide the counseling and educational supports and skills to succeed. Most people enter IOP as soon as they complete residential treatment, usually staying in IOP for at least 6-8 weeks. IOP is pretty demanding—a lot like having a part-time job—and is a crucial part of building a long-term recovery lifestyle.
IOP counselors focus heavily on helping people learn how to manage difficult feelings, prevent relapse, practice new ways of thinking, handle emotions in healthy ways, set and achieve goals, and manage any mental health conditions. Research shows that engaging in a treatment program for upwards of one year is a great predictor of future success in recovery, and IOP involvement is a big part of that.
Outpatient Treatment for Addiction Recovery is for individuals who have completed residential and IOP and are now ready to step-down to a lower level of treatment involvement. An outpatient client will typically attend 1-3 therapy groups per week, depending on their needs, and will meet with their individual counselor on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
Outpatient treatment provides continued support, skill-building, and psychotherapy support, but assumes that the individual is able to maintain abstinence from alcohol and drugs without the need for daily therapeutic supports. The brain takes a long time to heal from addiction, and this is why weekly Outpatient involvement is critical as a person learns how to balance employment, family life, and daily responsibilities while maintaining a strong recovery program. Following 6-9 months of good steady progress at an Outpatient level, the client is usually ready to graduate successfully from the full Serenity treatment program!
Mental Health Counseling is for individuals who have been referred to us by their medical provider or a concerned family member. We have excellent success with helping individuals learn how to manage mental health issues such as depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, anxiety, ADHD, grief and loss, difficult life transitions, relationship and family problems, and other similar behavioral health concerns. Our talented counseling staff has experience with a variety of different mental health concerns. Individuals who come to us for this type of counseling usually attend a weekly one hour session.
Adolescent Counseling for mental health and substance abuse is for teenagers who are struggling to cope with problems and would benefit from therapeutic support. We provide support for the teenager as well as the family by providing weekly individual counseling sessions, and can add family counseling sessions in when appropriate or needed. Being a teenager in today’s world can be tough and we understand this. Having a safe place to come and talk about life’s problems can help.
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