INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT (IOP):
Monday / Friday:
Wednesday Family Group:
Wednesday: 4 p.m.
RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUPS:
Tony Haynes BS, CADCII
Outpatient Treatment incorporates individualized treatment with flexible scheduling to accommodate various employment schedules, i.e. you live at home, and don't need to miss work. Outpatient treatment is effective, confidential and affordable.
The first phase of outpatient treatment is a ten-week program of intensive group work and education. Treatment sessions are held three times per week, 3 hours per session. Daytime and evening sessions are available.
The second phase of treatment is called Recovery Support. This 44 week program provides a weekly 1 1/2 hour group therapy sessions. In Recovery Support you learn to identify and manage stressful life events and to cope with the inevitable ups and downs of early recovery.
Recovery is one day at a time. It involves a personal daily recovery program which is developed by you and your counselors. Our staff is here to assist you. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions.
Initial Intake Interview:
You meet with an admissions counselor to discuss your personal history and to determine an appropriate level of care. This is a 1 to 1 1/2 hour appointment.
You meet with your counselor for an orientation to outpatient treatment. At this time the program is explained, you receive a packet of materials, and complete all necessary paperwork. This is a 2 hour appointment.
An important part of recovery from addiction and codependency is "12-step program" involvement. Patients are encouraged to attend two A.A. or N.A. meetings per week. Family members are encouraged to attend Al-Anon or Nar-Anon.
Family & Friends Involvement:
Your spouse/significant other is encouraged to attend a weekly, family education group. Serenity Lane offers a comprehensive family program. For additional information speak with your counselor.
Our Program Manager will discuss costs of treatment and insurance coverage with you. Serenity Lane offers a variety of programs, depending on your specific needs. . At Serenity Lane we offer programs at a reduced rate, depending on your financial situation. Payment plans are available.
This program offers patients the option of participating in a gender-specific group. Gender-specific groups provide an environment in which patients can express issues and concerns they may choose not to express in a mixed group.
Most group sessions begin with an educational program, generally a presentation or film. There will be a short break after the presentation.
The remainder of the treatment session consists of working on recovery issues in small groups. Topics in group include: acceptance of self as alcoholic/addict, your recovery plan, relapse prevention, adjustment to a sober lifestyle, and other individual issues.
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.
As treatment progresses, some concerns may surface that are best dealt with privately. Issues such as guidance in doing a first step, developing a recovery plan, problems interfering with treatment, and other personal issues can be discussed with your counselor in an individual session. Patients are encouraged to make an appointment to see their counselor as needed.
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.
Planning to Transfer to Recovery Support:
Toward the end of the intensive phase of treatment you meet with your counselor to sign-up for Recovery Support, review your treatment goals, recovery plan, and deal with questions or concerns you may have. At this time, referrals may be made for ongoing community services, such as individual or marriage counseling.
Serenity Lane Commencement medallions are awarded to those who successfully complete their outpatient program.
Recovery Support is the second phase of treatment. It is a weekly 1 1/2 hour support group designed for you to learn to cope with the ups and downs of early recovery. One full year of Recovery Support is included in the cost of treatment.