Outpatient treatment is the least immersive level of care we offer. As a patient in our outpatient program, you determine the amount of treatment you receive. Most patients choose hourly sessions once or twice a week, while some attend sessions every other week.
The outpatient level of care is appropriate when you need support for SUD or a co-occurring disorder, your symptoms do not prevent you from meeting your family, work, and/or school responsibilities, and you have a safe, stable, and supportive home or living environment. During outpatient care, you may augment your treatment with community and peer support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Many patients at this level of care attend daily support meetings and weekly or biweekly outpatient counseling and therapy at kathy ireland® Recovery Centers.
What is Outpatient Treatment?
During outpatient treatment, you receive the same set of evidence-based treatment approaches you receive in residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs. The difference is that you choose when and how often you engage in structured treatment. Your schedule, your treatment preferences, and your recovery goals drive the shape of your treatment plan, in collaboration with your clinical team.
You initiate the treatment process the same way any patient at kathy ireland® Recovery Centers does: with a thorough prescreen, evaluation, and assessment. Your program consists of all the essential components we offer at the more immersive levels of care. Your outpatient program includes:
- A full biopsychosocial assessment
- Comprehensive medical evaluation
- Medication review and management
- Screening and treatment for co-occurring disorders and history of trauma
- Personalized case management
- A safe, comfortable healthy healing environment
- Evidence-based treatment
- Case Management and Aftercare support
At the outpatient level of care, we teach practical skills to help you regulate emotions, manage the symptoms of substance use disorder and/or co-occurring disorders, and support your independent life in recovery.