Substance Abuse Outpatient Program
Chemical Dependency is the third largest killer in America today after heart disease and cancer. Conservative statistics show that every chemically dependent person affects the lives of at least four people, which may include spouse, children, employer and friends. Recent reports show that alcohol and other drug abuse costs industries at least $70 billion per year. Employees who use drugs on the job perform at about 50% of their normal ability. Lost productivity alone amounts to an estimated $30 billion per year.
This is an outpatient recovery program designed for 14 weeks of individualized approaches for treating the chemically addicted client. The program is flexible to allow clients the opportunity to fulfill his or her responsibilities of home, work and school while learning to cope with stressors without self medicating with alcohol and/or other drugs. This program will allow clients to live at home and continue to work while they receive treatment for alcohol or drug dependency. Mountain View adheres to the “concept of addictive disease” which addresses addiction as a chronic, progressive, fatal illness with medical symptoms that include tolerance, dependence, and pathologic organ changes. Behavioral symptoms include compulsion, loss of control, and continued use despite adverse consequences. Accordingly, our program considers addictive disease to be primarily a “biochemical/genetic disorder that is activated by the use of the drug.”
Groups will be held every Tuesday-Thursday 5:30-8:00pm. The client will be responsible for attending a minimum of 3 outside 12 step meetings on their own each week.
Patients involved in the IOP will be seen on an individual basis as needed throughout the 14 week program. Clients will receive two (2) free individual sessions as part of the cost of the program. However, clients will have access to other sessions for a discounted rate during this 14 week program. Group sessions will be held weekly to include didactic groups, process groups, and various other groups.
Educational activities include lectures, educational groups, video and written assignments. Also, a thorough understanding of relapse prevention is given to participants.
The families are strongly encouraged to participate in individual sessions with clients.
After successfully completing the 14 week IOP, each client will be discharged and placed into an appropriate aftercare program.
At the end of the 14 week program, clients will receive a certification of completion or a token from Mountain View Hospital. Family members will be encouraged to attend these ceremonies.
When clients are ready, they will be involved in a relapse prevention program. A true relapse prevention program focuses on discovering the core issues and signs of relapse and then developing a plan to deal with these causes. For many clients, relapse prevention treatment is much different from their initial recovery treatment. These groups are designed to stop the revolving door of some chemically dependent clients.