If you’re someone who’s concerned about difficulties you may be experiencing with your mental health, substance abuse, or a combination of both and feel overwhelmed by these difficulties, you should consider contacting New Era Rehabilitation Center in New Haven or Bridgeport. The specialist there can talk to you whenever you’re ready and help you get started on the path toward the help you need.
The form of that help may not be immediately known at first. Only through an initial assessment can our specialists help determine the course of treatment that would best suit your particular situation and previous history. That being said, if you’re someone who has struggled with both mental health issues and substance abuse problems, you’ll more than likely have something like intensive outpatient care recommended for you.
If you would like to talk more about the type of care available to you, call our direct number at 203-344-0025. The important thing right now is you’re interested in getting help, and we’re interested and getting you the help you deserve.
The First Step Towards the Help You Need
Admitting you’re having problems with mental health issues or substance misuse is a huge first step to take toward getting the help you need. Suffering with either one is hard enough on your own. With either one, though, often come other problems that just add to the pain you’ve already been trying to manage and possibly self-medicating to alleviate.
We understand how hard it is to deal with what you’ve been trying to cope with. It’s not something you need to do alone. And trying to quit by yourself the substances you may have been abusing is not recommended, especially if the reason you’ve turned to substances is because of issues with your mental health or underlying reasons that have affected your mental health.
Trying to make sense of what came first, the mental health issues or the substance abuse problems isn’t important right now. What is important is you’ve taken your first step toward getting the care you need to successfully recover control over your life, restore hope, and improve your overall wellness, which will ultimately lead to long-term healing.
The professionals at New Era Rehabilitation can give you the tools and treatment that best fits your needs while ensuring you have a safe environment to heal in. They will also provide you with the care you require with patience, understanding, and respect.
Intensive Outpatient Program at New Era Rehabilitation
Part of the care you may require may include intensive outpatient treatment. This type of care is for adults who need a level of treatment that isn’t the same as inpatient care but is more structured and rigorous than individual or group therapy alone.
Adults that have a history of mental health issues, long-term substance abuse, or a combination of both are often the clients that get referred to our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Individuals with undiagnosed or co-occurring disorders are also usually referred to our IOP if our specialists feel it’s in their best interests for recovery.
The level of care in our IOP, as well as its duration, is specifically designed to provide a continuous, structured program that is patient-focused and deeply thorough while remaining goal-oriented and attentive to your specific situation.
Because it has the word “intensive” in the program title, many have trepidations about participating in such a program. Don’t let that bother you. If anything, replace the word “intensive” with “hard work” and you may have a better idea of what will be expected of you in the program.
Yes, hard work is a must in our IOP. But that’s also a good thing, and you won’t be alone.
Again, this is a patient-focused program, so you’ll be doing a lot of work on yourself to improve yourself and overcome your struggles. That doesn’t mean you’ll be alone. Our staff of professionals and licensed clinicians will be right there with your, bringing a team-centric approach that compliments the patient-focus aspect and combines with it to see your ultimate success in recovery at New Era Rehabilitation.
The Scope of Our Intensive Outpatient Program
As stated above, our IOP is a structured program for adults. That doesn’t mean it goes on indefinitely. Here’s what you can expect if you’re recommended for our Intensive Outpatient Program.
- Our IOP is a non-residential treatment program. You get to go home and continue the recovery process amongst your loved ones.
- The program runs between 8 – 12 weeks in length.
- The program consists of small groups of adults that meet in group settings.
- Each small group is made up of 10 – 12 participants.
- Each group will meet 3 times a week.
- Each weekly meeting last 3 hours.
- Topics for meetings will vary, covering things like early recovery strategies, behavioral therapy, relapse prevention, urge and cravings management, identifying and coping with triggers, just to name a few.
- All meetings, and the overall program, are lead by our licensed staff members who specialize in outpatient counseling.
Interspersed within your IOP may also be other forms of counseling that include individual therapy that meets one-on-one with a specialist, as well as group therapy options.
The First Step of Many
You’ve already taken one of the biggest steps you can take in your recovery process. You’ve admitted you need help and want information on how to get the best care you can. The next big step is finding the right care. Let our experts help you with getting the care you deserve.
Contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.