Substance Abuse - Outpatient Treatment

Providence offers a complete continuum of treatment options to diagnose, treat, and provide ongoing recovery support. Our medically supervised programs offer excellence in clinical counseling, comprehensive education, and a safe environment for recovery. Our treatment plans are customized to meet the needs of each individual patient.

  • Partial hospitalization: Partial hospitalization (day patient) program consists of daily activities like meditation, group therapy, education and sober support meetings. Day patients return to their own homes each night. 
  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP): Intensive Outpatient involves a structured day or evening treatment program centered on education, individual and group therapy, family education and community sober support programs.This is a variable length of stay program based on clinical need or legal mandate. Typical duration of treatment is up to 8 weeks at a schedule of three-hour sessions three times per week (for adults) and three two-hour sessions per week up to 12 weeks (for adolescents).Outpatient: The outpatient program is designed to provide additional support and to build relapse prevention skills. The goal is to build appropriate skills and achieve permanent changes in the individual’s alcohol or other drug using behavior. Most outpatient groups are available in both day and evening sessions.
  • Monthly monitoring: This group meets once each month in a one-hour session that is non-therapeutic in design. This program provides accountability and monitors an individual’s attendance in self-help recovery support groups and compliance with abstinence. Individuals who attend are typically under the jurisdiction of the courts or are required by their employers to attend; however, it is also available to those individuals who want extra accountability or monthly support. This is a non-medically necessary session and is the financial responsibility of the patient. It is available in both day and evening sessions.
  • Individual and family counseling: Individual counseling sessions are one-to-one encounters between the individual and the counselor. These sessions are designed to complement the group sessions and allow the patient and the clinician to work on, and develop, individualized treatment plans. Jointly the individual and the clinician develop strategies to move towards resolution of treatment issues. The individual is encouraged to include family members in some of these sessions, if clinically appropriate. Individual sessions occur, at a minimum, once a month.
  • Abuse group/education group: Youth ages 13-18 receive substance use education and participate in a group dialogue focused on accepting personal responsibility for their behavior. This group is designed for youth who have not been found to have a substance use disorder, yet the use of drugs and alcohol have had a negative impact on their family, school or work life. These individuals may also be court mandated to attend. Groups meet once weekly for eight weeks.
  • Family program: The family component of treatment is very important and is designed to engage the entire family system in the recovery process. Family is encouraged to attend a designated group session at minimum of once a month, as well as individual sessions throughout the duration of treatment. 

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