There is both the Intensive Outpatient as well as Outpatient Program. Both IOP and OP have 12 step modalities, individual and group therapy, as well as a mentorship component. Mentorship is available for both OP (Outpatient Program) and IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program). Sobertec understands that academic progress is often challenged and impeded by addiction. Various programs are available for students planning to continue their education while learning to maintain a lifestyle of sobriety. There is one-on-one counseling available to support each client in attaining their academic goals with services such as: counseling for life skills, academic counseling, help with college applications, study time/tutoring, transportation to and from campus, help with registration, help with job searching, and simulated job interviews. Not only will we help you with getting sober, we will also help you with with getting a head start with your academic and career path.
With the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), there is an initial psychiatric evaluation with a professional clinical team that will also address any major physical issues and prescribe any needed medication necessary to help facilitate the recovery process. The client will be assigned an individual case manager and a therapist who will meet with them weekly for individual one hour sessions. In the first week with the case manager, an Addiction Severity Index evaluation is conducted to identify areas in life which need to be addressed in treatment. From this, they create an individualized treatment plan that serves as a customized roadmap for recovery.
Case managers will make weekly phone calls to family addressing the client’s progress in our program. The case manager will also address any legal issues. Today, society and court systems prefer that addicts attend recovery treatment over incarceration. Sobertec has a good working relationship with judges and probation officers. The case manager is available to send weekly progress reports and letters of attendance, completion, and/or graduation to judges, probation/parole officers, EAP (Employee Assistance Program), and employers.
In addition to addressing psychological issues, the client will also be exposed to relapse prevention, sobriety strategies, life skills such as budgeting finances, nutrition, creating a resume, finding employment, skills for relaxation, education, and family systems. The case manager will work diligently with you on creating a solid discharge plan. The discharge plan is the most important part of the treatment process and makes sure the clients are supported for the long-term with aftercare options and transitional skills.
For IOP, group therapy meets for 15 hours each week. The program is also focused on addressing proper diet and exercise. These components dramatically help with anxiety and depression, as well as with re-establishing regular sleep patterns. The individual must be medically stable to participate in IOP.
The IOP treatment plan establishes goals to facilitate long term recovery. Treatment options include 30 days, 60 days, and 90 days to 6 months lengths of stay. We would like to see that the client is open-minded. For some instances, individuals will need to stay longer than 30 days based on the severity of the addiction and other factors.
Part of the program assignments include completing a helpful workbook on how to improve oneself. It addresses: your key goals, assessment of your current state mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. In addition to key issues and concerns, a timeline and reflection on how addiction has affected your life, a reflection on life before and after treatment, aspirations for the future, as well as discussing positive, key principles to live by.
Sobertec’s program director as well as additional staff will write to court systems, judges, etc. to inform them on the progress the individual has made, as well as go over the assessments, therapy, and testing results that the individual has completed.