Intensive Outpatient groups meet three times per week, three hours per session, for ten weeks (90 clinical hours.) Treatment includes individual and group therapy and education about the disease of addiction. Group sessions are scheduled at various times throughout the week to accommodate your work and family schedule.
An important part of recovery from addiction and codependency is "12- step program" involvement. Patients and family members are expected to attend a weekly family education seminar provided by Serenity Lane and are strongly encouraged to develop community-based support.
In the near future Serenity Lane will offer a comprehensive fee-for-service family program. Details to follow.
Topics in group include: acceptance of self as alcoholic/addict, your recovery plan, relapse prevention, adjustment to a sober lifestyle, and other issues. As treatment progresses, some concerns may surface that are best dealt with privately. You will be given guidance in doing a first step and developing a recovery plan, and other personal concerns can be discussed with your counselor in an individual session. Patients are encouraged to make an appointment to see their counselor as needed. Approximately mid-treatment, patients will present an autobiography of how alcoholism/other drug addiction has affected their lives. This is one of the most important segments of the treatment process.
During treatment you may be asked to submit a urine sample for drug/alcohol testing. This is one way we monitor your progress in treatment and ensure a safe, alcohol/drug free environment for recovery. This is NOT included in the cost of treatment. However, your insurance may cover a percentage of the charge.
Toward the end of the intensive phase of treatment you meet with your counselor to transition to the next level of care, Recovery Support. You will review your recovery plan, and address any questions or concerns you may have. At this time, referrals may be made for ongoing community services, such as individual or marriage counseling.
Recovery Support groups meet once a week for an hour and a half. Your spouse or significant other is encouraged to attend too. In Recovery Support you learn to identify and manage stressful life events and to cope with the inevitable ups and downs of early recovery. All research indicates that the longer a patient and family is engaged in the treatment process and 12 step community the more likely they will achieve lasting recovery. We recommend a minimum of one year in Recovery Support which is included in the cost of outpatient treatment.