IOP/OP (Intensive Outpatient & Outpatient)
As part of Freedom Recovery’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), patients are given the tools they need to continue that construction. For three hours a day, three days a week, clients take the next steps on their recovery journey, whether it’s deeper into the emotional landscapes of their inner selves that they began to explore in residential inpatient, or those initial ones that brought them to Freedom Recovery in the first place.
Sometimes, IOP is the first step on that journey. For patients in a living situation that’s conducive to recovery and who have a strong support system in place, IOP is a structured program that provides rigorous therapy for those struggling with addiction. It’s intense, as the name implies, but it’s also a program that gives clients more responsibility in the maintenance of their own recovery. Those with no previous treatment experience will be given a basic understanding of recovery as well as access to the therapeutic tools used by Cornerstone staff members, who are drawn equally from both academia and the local recovering community. It’s a crash course in recovery from addiction, and over a 12 week period, patients will find a supportive environment where they begin to recuperate from the damage addiction has caused in their lives, discover inroads into the local recovery community and learn not only about their disease, but about ways to keep it in remission.
Screening & Assessment
The process of screening and assessment is designed to determine a person’s eligibility for services and the organization’s ability to provide those services. A person-centered assessment process helps to maximize opportunities for the persons served to gain access to the organization’s programs and services. Each person served is actively involved in, and has a significant role in, the assessment process. Assessments are conducted in a manner that identifies the historical and current information of the person served as well as the person’s strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences. Assessment data may be gathered through various means including face-to-face contact, telehealth, or written material; and from various sources including the person served, family or significant others, or from external resources.
Case management/services coordination programs provide goal-oriented and individualized supports focusing on improved self-sufficiency for the persons served through assessment, planning, linkage, advocacy, coordination, and monitoring activities. Successful service coordination results in community opportunities and increased independence for the persons served. Programs may provide occasional supportive counseling and crisis intervention services, when allowed by regulatory or funding authorities.
Case management/services coordination may be provided by an organization as part of its person-centered planning and delivery, by a department or division within the organization that works with individuals who are internal and/or external to the organization, or by an organization with the sole purpose of providing case management/services coordination. Such programs are typically provided by qualified case managers/coordinators or by case management teams.
Crisis intervention programs offer services aimed at the assessment and immediate stabilization of acute symptoms of mental illness, alcohol and other drug abuse, and emotional distress or in response to acts of domestic violence or abuse/neglect. Crisis intervention services consist of mobile response, walk-in centers, or other means of face-to-face assessments and telephone interventions.
Individual counseling involves a face-to-face encounter between a client or client and family member and a counselor. Individual counseling means the utilization of special skills to assist an individual in achieving treatment objectives through the exploration of alcohol and other drug problems and/or addiction and their ramifications, including an examination of attitudes and feelings, consideration of alternative solutions and decision making and/or discussing didactic materials with regard to alcohol and other drug related problems. Individual counseling services can be provided at a program site or in the client’s natural environment.
Group counseling services are the utilization of special skills to assist two or more individuals in achieving treatment objectives. This occurs through the exploration of alcohol and other drug problems and/or addiction and their ramifications, including an examination of attitudes and feelings, consideration of alternative solutions and decision making and/or discussing information related to alcohol and other drug related problems.