Outpatient Program (OP)
The least structured of our substance abuse programs is our Outpatient Program. Many OP clients reside in their own home although they still have the option in living in one of our recovery residences, Victory House or Unity House. Usually in this level of care clients get full time jobs or return to school full time. Treatment plans vary, but usually participation in one or more groups a week as well as an individual session with their therapist is expected.
Building upon their time in PHP and IOP, OP clients establish a solid recovery network within the outside community to lean on for sober support. OP clients are also expected to serve as positive role models to those in our other substance abuse programs and to offer advice and guidance from a peer level.
The focus at this stage is on assisting clients with concerns related to their progress and maintenance of sobriety while providing both community and family support to ensure that they are able to stay on track with a life free from addiction. It takes an average of 66 days to create a habit, so by this time in their recovery OP clients have established enough positive, healthy habits to guide them through their life of sobriety.