A substance use disorder certainly knocks your life out of balance. Everything that has been important to you—all your goals, hopes, and plans—is suddenly upended by drugs or alcohol. It can feel as though you will never be able to find your way back to your old life.
In fact, it may feel like your old life has been entirely destroyed. You might find that your relationships are strained, your ability to succeed at work or school is compromised, and your financial future is in doubt. You might know that you need to give up drugs or alcohol right away, but also find that the challenges of withdrawal are too difficult for you to overcome on your own. It may feel like sobriety is simply no longer an option.
Happily, however, treatment for a substance use disorder can help you reclaim and maintain your sobriety over time. That treatment can be even more powerful when it also addresses any co-occurring mental health disorders that may be in play. Sobriety and mental well-being are fully intertwined, which means sobriety supports your mental health and good mental health supports your sobriety.
Peak View Behavioral Health offers an intensive outpatient treatment program (IOP) known as Balanced Recovery that can help you reach your goals related to sobriety and mental health.
What is an Intensive Outpatient Program?
There is a good chance that when you think about treatment programs for substance use disorders, you imagine an inpatient setting—that is, a residential treatment center where a person stays while they go through detoxification and rehabilitation. That is, indeed, a common model—one, in fact, that Peak View offers.
But that is not necessarily the right approach for everyone. For some people—perhaps you—an outpatient program is a better option. An outpatient program, as the name suggests, does not require you to move into a treatment center for an extended period. Instead, participants experience 15 hours of intensive therapy in a group setting each week, allowing other aspects of their lives to continue with limited interruption while they are in treatment.
What Does the Balanced Recovery Program Include?
A master’s-level clinician facilitates the Balanced Recovery program. Interventions and supports may include:
- Therapeutic processing groups
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Strategies for building resiliency
- Relapse prevention strategies
- Introduction to community resources
- Personalized treatment programs that may include harm-reduction approaches
- Assistance finding ongoing treatment options
- Optional family education and family therapy sessions
What are Some of the Key Ideas Underpinning the Balanced Recovery Program?
Peak View’s intensive outpatient program is intended to be comprehensive and holistic—meaning it takes the whole person into account and considers a full range of personalized treatment options. The goal is to help individuals realize that they can (and are likely to) become the person they want to be if they can regain and maintain their sobriety.
We emphasize the importance of individual growth and help each person we serve reach their goals. We are committed to flexibility, empathy, and helping people work toward attaining a high quality of life that does not include drug or alcohol use.
A Reminder: Residential Treatment Might Be the Best Option for You
While an outpatient program is appropriate for some people, many people who develop a substance use disorder find that they need to enter a residential treatment program. The combination of medically supervised detoxification and a robust rehabilitation period in a setting free from drugs or alcohol can be very powerful. A residential program gives an individual a chance to make it through withdrawal and to learn strategies for staying sober before they face temptations in their day-to-day lives.
Peak View’s highly trained staff can help you make the best choice for your particular situation. Whether you choose residential or outpatient treatment, the goals remain the same. We want to help you find your way back to sobriety and give you the tools and support you need to stay sober.
Inpatient or Outpatient, We Are Patiently Waiting to Help
Peak View Behavioral Health in Colorado Springs is committed to personalized, evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders and the full range of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, trauma-induced disorders, and more. If you are struggling to find your way back to sobriety, we can help. And if you find that a mental health disorder is making it more difficult to get and stay sober, we can help.
The challenges can seem insurmountable, but they are not. When you are ready to get started on the project of reclaiming your life, we are ready to get to work.