As you begin to build a foundation for recovery through intensive outpatient therapy, you will feel a new sense of hope and inner strength. As this develops, the intensity of the program steps down and you will gradually feel secure in the possibility of real independence, especially from substances. Security should not be confused with complacency, however, as sustained recovery requires constant vigilance.
Your experience in the group will introduce you to concepts that will illuminate the dynamics behind your chemical dependency and will reveal methods to become free of those dynamics. A sense of camaraderie will develop as you and others share your experiences as recovering addicts and alcoholics. A recovery coach will be available to guide you through the difficulties of being new in sobriety. Depending on your initial assessment, various modes of treatment, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Neurofeedback, and specialty groups, will be offered.
Additionally, family therapy is a key component of our intensive outpatient therapy program. Addiction is a sickness that has a profound negative effect on all who are close to the addict. Family members and loved ones become entangled in the chaos of the addict’s life. As a result, a dynamic of mutual manipulation ensnares the addict and those around him or her. When the family participates, the addict has a better chance of recovery. In addition, the family members—often to their surprise—find personal growth and liberation that they hadn’t even imagined before.