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Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Outpatient Addiction Treatment in Phoenix

At Continuum Recovery Center, our holistic outpatient addiction treatment program offers you support, education, and therapy with minimal disruption to your daily life.

What is Outpatient Treatment? 

Outpatient addiction treatment consists of different programs where you visit a treatment center on certain days of the week. The major difference between outpatient and inpatient treatment is that inpatient centers provide 24-hour supervision, housing and access to medical care. 

Outpatient programs differ in intensity, ranging from one session a week to several a day. Most clients start with more intensive therapy and then decrease sessions as they progress in recovery. Most of your time in outpatient care is spent in individual and group counseling. 

Continuum Recovery Center also offers other programs and amenities that our clients can participate in such as: 

  • Yoga 
  • Acupuncture 
  • Mindfulness
  • Music and art therapy 
  • Naturopathic remedies 
  • Nutrition and fitness coaching
  • Medication assisted treatment 
  • Family Education Program 
  • EMDR therapy 

Who Can Benefit from Outpatient Treatment? 

An outpatient program is a good choice for someone who needs help for a substance abuse problem but doesn’t require around-the-clock supervision. We can assess your needs during your admissions call, but in general, those most likely to benefit from outpatient addiction treatment have a:

  • Mild to moderate addiction 
  • Low risk of serious withdrawal symptoms
  • Strong support system 
  • Motivation to attend regular counseling sessions
  • Transportation to get to and from treatment 

We generally do not recommend outpatient treatment for those with severe or multiple addictions or untreated mental health problems. 

Is an Outpatient Treatment Program Effective? 

Various studies have compared relapse rates between addiction inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. Based on this research, outpatient programs appear to be just as effective as inpatient programs in helping people achieve and maintain sobriety. 

What makes outpatient rehab most effective is knowing when it’s the right fit. For many people in recovery, addiction treatment is not a one-and-done event. It’s a process that involves an inpatient or intensive outpatient program, a step down to standard outpatient care and then a step down to aftercare. 

The benefit in choosing Continuum Recovery Center is that we have a full continuum of care. Clients can get all of their treatment services under one roof. Some clients participate in our outpatient programs for a few months, while others participate for much longer. We do recommend at least one year of aftercare after completing outpatient treatment. 

What Will The Outpatient Treatment Program Experience Be?

During the week, you’ll attend groups and classes  but return to your own home at the end of each day. Our programs are designed to work best for someone with less-advanced addiction issues or who has already completed an inpatient program and can step down in their level of care. Our talented treatment professionals will help you recover from your addiction and heal in body, mind, and spirit while keeping your loved ones and support systems close by.

Our outpatient programs range from a few hours up to to 35 hours of recovery work each week, depending on the level of care you need. This is a win-win for anyone who has a job or family but wants individual and group therapy sessions as well as other holistic modalities. 

Detox is generally not included in the services, so clients are expected to be physically sober when they seek outpatient care. Additionally, outpatient treatment does not include the 24-hour monitoring of residential or inpatient treatment, which people often need when first getting clean and/or sober. 

You can choose the level of intensity and duration that works for you, often at a fraction of the cost of traditional inpatient or residential programs.

Our Programs:

Day Treatment (PHP)

5 Days a Week, Monday through Friday.

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Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

3 or 5 Days a Week; Mornings, Afternoons, or Evenings.

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Outpatient Programs (OP)

Individualized Therapy, On An As-Needed Basis.

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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

In Conjunction with Therapy and Counseling, Suboxone, Naltrexone, and Vivitrol are used to Help Reduce Cravings and Maximize Healing.

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Addiction Therapy & Counseling:
Healing from the Inside Out

Our clients receive the best addiction treatment available. Our boutique outpatient treatment approach utilizes therapists that are educated at a Masters-level or beyond. Our specialists on staff are specifically trained in the areas of substance abuse, trauma, co-occurring disorders, and holistic practices in Eastern and Western medicines.

Individualized Approach

Each treatment program includes varied therapies to help ground every individual, from the moment they complete the drug or alcohol detoxification process to aftercare. Because drug and alcohol addiction impact people differently, we create a program that meets each person exactly where he or she is in their recovery. As needs change, so too do the recommended steps making every journey toward sobriety, no matter the timeline, a successful approach.

For some, a program may begin with Intensive Outpatient (IOP). For others, an Outpatient program that requires two days of group therapy on-site provides the right amount of support. This allows a client the time needed to maintain employment and balance a busy lifestyle while living at home.

Continuum Recovery Center clients experience real options in addiction therapies and counseling: Together, we create the right treatment for you or your loved one.

Individual Addiction Therapy

By spending one-on-one time with each client, our renowned mental health practitioners can adjust treatment plans according to patient progress and duration of substance abuse. Individual therapy is essential for uncovering the root of addictive behaviors and providing a general emotional health assessment. Other matters of consideration include the potential diagnosis of co-occurring disorders and other circumstances that may have contributed to alcohol or drug addiction, such as genetic predisposition or environmental factors related to use.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Predominately used to help those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing has been gaining recognition in the word of psychotherapy, for good reason.

EMDR takes an individual through traumatic memories while focusing on an external stimulus. The individual may then be able to process the traumatic memory in a manner that minimizes distress. Because many who have become addicted to drugs or alcohol have experienced some sort of traumatic event in their life, EMDR is now regularly used at treatment centers.

PTSD is most common amongst those who have been victims of physical abuse, sexual assault, a bad accident, or experienced military combat. These types of traumatic events will often replay in the mind and body of those who endured them, initiating fear, depression, and anxiety.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Proven to be an effective tool in the treatment of drug and alcohol addictions, CBT utilizes positive thought patterns, attitudes, and beliefs about oneself to transform unhealthy behaviors. The foundation of this treatment method has been developed and perfected by some of the greatest minds in psychology, and its merits continue to shine in those we treat. Here’s why.

Drug abuse tends to put the client in a negative mindset that breeds negative thoughts, intensifies feelings of guilt and shame, and encourages suicidal tendencies. Having a positive mindset about yourself and your recovery will help through the hard times when sobriety seems impossible. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provides procedures for adopting healthy coping mechanisms for handling stressful situations like cravings, triggers, and depression.

Individual Addiction Therapy
Individual Addiction Therapy

Testimonial from Teressa K on what Individual Addiction Therapy can Provide.

Holistic Healing Practices with Individual Addiction Therapy

Addiction recovery, in its truest sense, includes reworking the mind, body, and spirit into a healthier balance. Referred to as holistic treatment, it involves a three-part approach to address physiological, emotional, and spiritual needs.

To Complement our Full Suite of Traditional Methodologies, we also offer:

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Music Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Fitness
  • Nutrition Information
  • Naturopathic Remedies (IV Therapy, Supplements, Education)

We know that addiction recovery doesn’t stop the moment you graduate from your program and become a thought leader as a member of our alumni. Our holistic alternative therapies are meant for you to learn at Continuum Recovery and continue to enjoy for a lifetime.

Group Therapy

One of the more challenging aspects of addiction treatment is in learning how to deal with others. By being part of group therapy, clients are able to express themselves and engage with others who have been where they are and can relate to the same life struggles. Through this like-mindedness, friendships and trust grow, providing a safe space to deal with emotions. In addition, the interaction empowers participants by encouraging them to offer assistance, provide feedback, or challenge other group members in a loving yet accountable environment.

Job Seeking, Court Liaison, and Community Services

Responsibility in action supports successful recovery. Service work or volunteering helps build camaraderie and self-esteem while reintegrating into the community. For many clients, it is the first step into the outside after addiction treatment began and a glimpse of how good life can feel without drugs or alcohol.

For those who want to seek employment, Continuum Recovery Center offers resources for job-hunters. Although life may seem to stop while you’re in treatment, know that our experienced staff is working behind the scenes, throughout your progress, dealing with other issues that are often a repercussion of addictive behaviors.

Pending criminal charges, unresolved court issues, debt, school attendance, and other life events are handled and also serve as a reminder as to the importance of not going back to the decisions and risky lifestyle of the past.

Individual Addiction Therapy

Related Reading: How To Stay Employed While In Addiction Rehab.

Family Therapy

Addiction is a disease that not only affects the person afflicted with substance abuse but also those who love them the most. Our therapists emphasize the importance of working with families and developing a program just for them.

By helping family members better understand addiction, they provide support to their loved ones in healthy ways throughout their time here in treatment and as they transition back into the real world. Family therapy sessions help mend a broken family dynamic, rebuild a strong family support system, and educate family members of all ages about addiction as a disease. Although our addiction therapy and counseling are client-focused, we put a special emphasis on family healing as well.

Our Family Program

Comprehensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment Is a How-to Solution

Whole healing must encompass each aspect of addiction and how it effects everyday life. Our programs include education about diagnosis and symptoms, social skills training, relapse prevention, medication compliance counseling, case management, and learning coping skills to manage mood and anxiety. Are you ready for your best life?

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