Outpatient treatment is a modality where individuals in early recovery start to work one on one with a licensed clinician. The private setting allows individuals to start dealing with more personal challenges they may be facing. Legal, family , employment and friendships are all major obstacles and can be triggers. In addition psychological needs can be evaluated more closely with the guidance of one’s licensed clinician. Depression and Anxiety are common in early recovery but the evaluation of a licensed clinician can allow you to find the right individual treatment plan.
The overwhelming anxiety of lost or broken relationships, imminent legal issues or career decisions can be crippling, As we have learned in early recovery our drug, alcohol or addictive behavior is a symptom of underlying issues, While working with our licensed clinicians a number of treatment methods can be used. CBT ( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) is a method used to help an individual change the way they look at life’s obstacles, Early on in addiction recovery our outlook is naturally dismal. CBT helps individuals change their outlooks from glass half empty to a glass half full! Very common for individuals with 3-6 months sobriety is issues that were overwhelming in the first days of recovery become less crippling as one works on their outlook on life. By personal work and growth we find individuals able to meet life’s challenges in a more harmonious manner.
Another method used in OP is DBT ( Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) which is a form of CBT but focuses more on negative and self destructive thoughts. Self harm, self destruction and self sabotage. Always go to an ER or call 911 if you have suicidal thoughts. Letting licensed therapist know about past or current ideation is imperative to your growth. Most suffering from addiction have that self sabotage mindset especially early on. Rebuilding of self worth, self forgiveness and self esteem are all goals of OP treatment.
Motivational interviewing is another common clinical approach. Empathy to your situation. Identifying life’s goals and current behaviors preventing them and a focus on self efficacy. Early on it can be overwhelming to see how our addiction and behavior prevented us from achieving our personal goals. Being a good parent or partner, Living up to our career or academic potentials , committing crimes or actions against our moral standards. Early on self realization can be tough to accept. Through OP therapy acceptance of our problems , identifying our goals and making reconciliation where we can will become clearer as we reinstate back into life. Please call our admissions team to schedule you assessment at 973-728-7788