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Is the Acute Psychiatric Outpatient Program Right For Me? Take the Quiz

Have you started researching rehabilitation options? You might want to consider our Acute Psychiatric Outpatient Program.

What is the Acute Psychiatric Outpatient Program?

Our Acute Psychiatric Outpatient Program (APOP) is an enhanced program providing intensive, structured outpatient treatment for higher-level clinical needs, as a step-up from traditional intensive outpatient programming and as a step-down from inpatient/residential treatment.

Our APOP includes a suite of services, including, but not limited to: 

  • Psychoeducation and skills groups
  • Process and support groups
  • Therapeutic movement
  • Social support
  • Psychiatric medication evaluation and management
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Rehabilitation recovery counseling
  • Substance abuse evaluation and counseling
  • Treatment planning

APOP is specifically designed for the short-term, intensive treatment of severe mental health symptoms. The goal is to help you improve enough to be transferred to a lower level of care, such as our intensive outpatient programs (IOPs).

The program curriculum is two weeks, unless otherwise clinically indicated. APOP meets daily (Monday-Friday) from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Recovery is a unique journey for every individual.

Sage’s APOP may be right for you if:

  • You experienced a recent hospitalization. APOP can help to reduce the need for future inpatient or residential treatment.
  • You are engaging in behaviors (including substance use) or unhealthy coping skills that are negatively impacting work, school, or relationships despite outpatient therapy.
  • You are still undergoing withdrawal symptoms and may need further detoxification services.
  • You have adequate support at home and/or are able to support yourself outside of the program setting.
  • You are motivated to participate in treatment and are willing to work in a group setting.

Recovery is a unique journey for every individual. It is crucial that you choose a program that will be the most effective, not the most convenient. If you’re ready to find the treatment program that best fits your specific needs, Sage can help.

For more information about our services, contact us today at

1 (505) 884-1114
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