Overcoming Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Disorders
Substance use disorder is a severe condition that is extremely difficult to fight on your own. Fortunately, there’s hope – Sage Neuroscience Center offers a number of treatment options designed to give you your best chance at a successful recovery. For most people, the process involves crafting a unique intensive outpatient treatment program (IOP) that is individualized and optimized just for you.
More commonly known as drug or alcohol addiction, Substance Use Disorder is defined as a disease in which a person’s brain is not able to control the use of a particular substance – most often alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription medication, or even nicotine. Over time, if you get used to always having these substances, your body becomes dependent on them. When you have an addiction to a substance, you need to consume it every day to function. This means maintaining daily activities despite the negative effects it has on your daily functioning, your daily tasks, your work or school, your health, or your personal relationships.
What Is a Substance Use Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program?
An intensive outpatient program, or IOP, includes regular, scheduled sessions to address addiction treatment and individual therapy, group therapy, or both. While addiction treatment and therapy can also be offered as a part of a residential treatment program, an addiction recovery outpatient program offers resources, counseling, and potential medication management on an outpatient basis. That means that you’ll experience the same cutting-edge therapies, interventions, and treatments as residents in a full-time program on a schedule that works for you.
Unlike residential treatment facilities, which require a 24/7 stay at a treatment facility, our outpatient drug and alcohol rehab services take place on a part-day schedule.
Depending on your needs, while you’re at Sage, you may be able to access multiple evidence-based, proven treatment options, including:
- Mindfulness training
- Matrix model treatment
- Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Nutrition training
- Chemistry of Addiction training
- Trigger identification
- Boundaries and impulse control
- Psychoeducational teaching
- Treatment for co-occurring mental health or medical conditions
- Medication-assisted treatment and medication monitoring
- Relapse prevention
- Family or couples counseling
How Does an IOP Work At Sage?
At Sage Neuroscience Center, our Albuquerque Substance Use Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program takes place over the course of 12 weeks. You’ll choose from a variety of morning, afternoon, and evening meeting times and develop a three times weekly schedule of three-hour sessions that work for you. While you are at our center, you’ll participate in a series of carefully selected therapies and interventions as a part of your personal care plan.
The first step in seeking substance use disorder treatment is a full medical and psychiatric evaluation. This helps to pinpoint the root causes of your substance use, determine the severity of your symptoms and helps to build a customized treatment plan for you. Before your IOP begins and depending on the severity of your disorder, you may require detoxification. In this case, we offer IOP detox services to help you manage any withdrawal symptoms and avoid relapse during the early stages of recovery.