What Is an Outpatient Program?
A standard outpatient (OP) program is similar to an intensive outpatient (IOP) program. However, the main difference between OP and IOP is the time commitment. Compared to IOP, OP does not require as many days or hours of participation in the program. With an OP program, you are committed to working in therapy and process groups to develop coping skills and strategies to support your recovery.
Moreover, one of the benefits of an OP involves living in your home while you discover and learn the skills you need to build a sober life in practice. When you start an OP program, you are prepared to take on more responsibility and commitment regarding your sobriety. In the OP program, you learn to gradually live with less clinical support to manage and maintain your life. Therefore, your time in OP is a stepping stone to living a life built on self-awareness and a commitment to yourself.
How Can an OP Help Me?
An OP program can help guide you on your journey toward long-term recovery and make a lasting difference in your life. As we know, it’s normal to be consumed by responsibilities such as work, school, and family. However, these important obligations in your life should not prevent you from getting the support you deserve. An OP program allows you to take care of yourself while still attending to your responsibilities outside of treatment.
Another benefit of OP is the support it can provide in every aspect of a person’s life. Committing to working in an OP focuses on treating the whole person in body, mind, and spirit. When you engage in the OP curriculum, you have the ability to:
- Maintain your responsibilities
- Experience the comfort and familiarity of your home
- Turn healthier behaviors and patterns for lifelong recovery into action
OP Curriculum Examples:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Processing groups
- Family therapy
To learn more about how an OP program can help you, visit our Home page.
What to Expect From an OP at Emerge Recovery TX
Emerge Recovery’s approach to OP is based on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which can reconnect you to your body, mind, and spirit to form new habits in recovery. As a client, you will participate in individual therapy, as well as the process groups and therapeutic groups, once a week for around two to three hours.
During your individual therapy sessions, you will meet with a master’s level clinician selected for your specific needs and goals. In addition, you can continue to receive support from your clinician after the completion of your OP because all of our clinicians have their own private practices.
Throughout the six-month program, you will work closely with your clinician and support team to learn new lessons and put them into practice. According to an article in the Clinical Psychology Review, the core of our OP curriculum, psychological flexibility, explores how you can learn to:
- Recognize and adapt to different situations
- Shift your mindset and behavior
- Reject coping strategies that support unhealthy behaviors
- Balance important domains in your life
- Be self-aware and open to change
- Commit to creating behavior patterns that support your values
The length of time for our OP allows you to apply the skills and coping strategies you learn with us to your life inside and outside of treatment. Your commitment to applying the lessons you learn to your everyday life in the real world, while still living at home, factors significantly into your recovery process. Moving forward, you learn how to live a healthier autonomous life without clinical support.
Therapeutic Services at Emerge Recovery TX
Beyond individual therapy, our OP at Emerge Recovery TX offers several programs to support you on your journey toward a life of sobriety. These programs include:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Process groups
- Family therapy
- 12-Step facilitation therapy
- Trauma recovery
- Trauma-informed yoga
- Drug and alcohol monitoring
- Educational groups
- Alumni and recovery support resources
To learn more about the services we offer in OP, visit our Programs page.
Our work at Emerge Recovery TX is designed to support women in real time on their journey to lifelong recovery. The trauma recovery component of substance use disorder (SUD) is a significant factor in building the necessary skills and thought patterns to move forward in recovery. Our women-only programs allow us to cater to the specific but often neglected needs of women.
We can support and guide you as you discover and learn to accept who you have been and commit to who you can be. Emerge Recovery TX is dedicated to meeting you where you are in the recovery process. An individual’s struggles with SUD are intricately connected to every part that makes up the whole person. Therefore, we are committed to providing a wide range of SUD treatment services for every woman who joins us on this journey.
Our SUD treatment services include:
- Alcohol addiction treatment
- Benzodiazepine addiction treatment
- Cocaine addiction treatment
- Heroin addiction treatment
- Marijuana addiction treatment
- Methamphetamine addiction treatment
- Opioid addiction treatment
To learn more about our SUD treatment services, visit our Substance Abuse Treatment page.
Practicing life skills and coping strategies is an important part of learning to apply new thought patterns and behaviors to your life in long-term recovery. At Emerge Recovery TX, our women-only OP program offers specialized support for women living in recovery. To learn how an OP can help you on your journey, call us today at (737) 237-9663.