What Is an Outpatient Program?
A standard outpatient program (OP) is similar to an intensive outpatient program (IOP). The main difference between OP and IOP is the time commitment. OP does not require as many days or hours of participation in comparison with an IOP. With an OP, clients are committed to working on themselves through therapy and process groups to develop coping skills and strategies to support long-term healing.
One of the benefits of an OP includes the flexibility of living at home while learning and acquiring the skills needed to build a sober life in practice. When beginning an OP program, clients should be prepared to take on more responsibility and commitment regarding their sobriety. The goal of an OP is ultimately to help the client learn to live gradually with less clinical support to manage and maintain their new way of life. Essentially, it’s helpful to think of OP as a stepping stone to living a life built on self-awareness and a commitment to growth.
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. It is normal to feel overwhelmed when trying to manage substance use and co-occurring disorders on top of responsibilities such as work, school, and family. These obligations, though vital, should not prevent you from getting the support you deserve. Enrolling in OP can allow you to take care of yourself while still attending to your commitments outside of treatment.
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
- Process groups
- Family therapy
To learn more about how an OP program can help you, visit our Programs 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). Our unique approach to ACT focuses on aiding clients in reconnecting to their body, mind, and spirit to form new habits in recovery. Clients will participate in individual therapy, as well as process groups and therapeutic groups, once per week for around two to three hours.
During individual therapy sessions, clients will meet with a master’s level clinician selected for their unique needs and goals. In order to provide the best continuity of care for our clients, we offer them the option to continue receiving support from their individual clinicians after the completion of OP, as all of our clinicians have their own private practices.
Throughout the six-month OP program, clients will work closely with a 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, supports clients in learning to:
- Recognize and adapt to different situations
- Shift mindset and behavior
- Reject coping strategies that support unhealthy behaviors
- Balance important domains in life
- Be self-aware and open to change
- Commit to creating behavior patterns that support specific values
The length of time for our OP allows clients to apply the skills and coping strategies learned to their lives inside and outside of treatment. An individual’s commitment to applying their learnings to their outside life while still living at home plays a large role in the recovery process. Ultimately, the goal is to help individuals 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-informed care
- 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’s-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 intricate and complex. 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’s-only OP 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.