Additional Outpatient Services
Medical & Psychiatric Sessions
At some point during your IOP or OP program, though you meet outpatient treatment admission criteria, you may also benefit from additional services such as medication and medication management, or psychiatric care. If this is the case, we will integrate appointment times into your day program as advised by your multidisciplinary treatment team. Should you have a medical condition upon admission into Desert Hope Outpatient Center, we will communicate with your treating physician to coordinate care or additional medical observation if clinically indicated.
Psychoeducational & Didactic Groups
In addition to group therapy focused on flexible peer discussions, you will also attend psychoeducational and didactic groups as a part of your IOP or OP treatment. These groups address common issues encountered by people in recovery, delivered in a “classroom” setting designed to teach post-treatment coping skills and prepare you with recovery strategies to use following your addiction treatment program. In these special group settings, you will learn techniques and options to control how you respond in future high-risk situations that might threaten your sobriety
Many people in substance addiction treatment programs at all levels of care participate in 12-step based programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. For our Desert Hope Outpatient Center clients, we encourage attendance and participation in 12-step groups to complement our curriculum while you’re in treatment, as well as following treatment, which has been shown to increase lengths of abstinence.