What does outpatient treatment look like in Alpharetta?
What levels of care do you provide at Centered Recovery? What do those levels of care consist of? What can I expect my treatment to look like at Centered Recovery? These are frequent questions we receive each week. Too often, the addiction industry uses shorthand terms to describe key elements of addiction treatment which can be difficult to decipher for those who do not work in treatment. Here is an easy guide to the levels of care for outpatient treatment with Centered Recovery in Alpharetta, GA.
Levels of Care
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): The highest level of clinical care we offer at Centered Recovery. The name is slightly misleading because this is still an outpatient level of care, but it requires 30 hours per week of intensive group programming and individual therapy with a licensed clinician. These are offered Monday through Friday, typically 9 AM – 4 PM, although some clients may choose to take our “split” option which includes some evening hours. This level of care is typically recommended for new clients or clients who have just completed a detox or residential treatment program. Clients may elect to participate at the PHP level of care for 1-12weeks, depending on their insurance, mental health needs, financial needs, and/or scheduling needs. Medically, this level of care includes weekly check ins for vital signs, medication reporting, and medical stability. Additionally, clients will receive at least one random urinalysis/drug screening per week. Insurance will typically cover 1-4 weeks of PHP based on medical necessity. Clients may choose to live in sober living or in their own home during this level of care.
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): The next highest level of clinical care we offer at Centered Recovery. Intensive Outpatient programs are highly flexible, and can include anywhere from 3-5 days of intensive group programming at 3 hours each (9-15 hours per week), plus at least one hour of individual therapy with a licensed clinician per week. Clients may elect to participate at the IOP level of care for 1-12 weeks, depending on their individual needs. Insurance will typically cover 4-12 weeks of IOP based on medical necessity. Medically, this level of care includes monthly vital signs, medication reporting, and medical stability. Additionally, clients will receive at least one random urinalysis/drug screening per week. Clients may choose to live in sober living or in their own home during this level of care.
- Outpatient Program (OP): This is the lowest level of clinical care we offer at Centered Recovery. Outpatient programs are the most flexible, and can include anywhere from 1-2 days of 90 minute group sessions each week, with 1-2 one hour individual therapy sessions per month. Clients may elect to participate at the OP level of care for 1-unlimited number of weeks, depending on their individual needs. Insurance may cover OP level of care for years, because it is considered best-practice for addiction recovery to remain engaged at some level of care with a licensed program and clinician, and can be compared to having therapeutic adjustments or physical therapy after a major surgery to improve and maintain health. At this level of care, clients will receive at least one random urinalysis/drug screening per month. Clients are encouraged to live at their own home during this level of care to establish and support a return to their new normal every day life.
- Educational Program (EDU): This is the lowest and most flexible level of care we offer at Centered Recovery, and does not include clinical care. Our Educational Program allows clients to participate in our intensive groups in the way that works best for their schedule and finances. Clients may choose to participate in all 13 of our groups each week for 12 weeks, attend just one group per week, or purchase “group passes” which can be used at any time within 6 months–or create their own unique way of participating. At this level of care, there is no individual therapy, simply because many clients may already have their own personal therapist and do not wish to “start over” with a new clinician, or their individual mental health needs are already being met elsewhere. There is also no oversight medically via medical admission or medical check ins, as some clients wish to retain their own medical professionals for this aspect of their journey.
For More Info
If you are interested in more information about outpatient addiction treatment in Alpharetta, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Intake Coordinators at 800-556-2966 today. We can help explain the various levels of care in further detail, and help you find the level of care that may be best for you!