The Westport House model delivers all clinical treatment services from our nearby dually licensed outpatient center. Keeping residential life and clinical services separate is preferred and effective since it provides a separate safe environment for working through underlying issues.
Clients meet weekly with a masters-level therapist specializing in substance use and co-occurring disorders throughout his stay – ensuring core issues are identified and properly addressed.
Clients often arrive from inpatient treatment with any number of new medications. Our triple board-certified psychiatrist, Michel Mennesson, is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders and the conservative use of medications.
A standard psychological assessment typically evaluates general cognitive and personality functioning and is geared to diagnose psychiatric conditions. Neuropsychology assessmentis the unique integration of genetic, developmental, and environmental history with testing data to better understand brain functioning.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Our intensive outpatient program provides up to fifteen hours a week of individual, group, and family therapy. Clients attend groups three days per week from 9am to noon, for eight to twelve weeks, where they practice coping skills, participate in sober activities, and develop recovery action plans.
Effective addiction treatment should address the entire individual and not just the behavioral aspect of the addiction. Holistic treatment services including yoga, meditation, acupuncture and therapeutic massage are offered at our outpatient center.
The goals of family education are to ensure that families understand the nature and consequences of addiction; develop new, healthy ways to manage anxiety; learn how to grow together in unity; and pursue personal healing and recovery.
Social Relationships in Recovery
It is not uncommon for clients to want to socialize like “normal young people”. That’s why we teach the art of engaged listening, how to start conversations, how to form lasting friendships, and how to handle awkward moments.
We recommend Vivitrol when indicated for those with an opioid addiction —always in tandem with comprehensive therapy and 12- step facilitation. This gives clients the best chance to achieve life-long, sustainable recovery.
DBT Skills Training
DBT Skills Training provides opportunities for clients to practice skills aimed at mastering their emotions, managing their interactions with others, and tolerating and accepting a certain amount of discomfort in their lives.
Drug Testing & Monitoring
We provide random drug testing to our clients in both our sober living and outpatient settings. Most testing is done in the form of an instant UA (urine analysis) cup, but we also have the capability to administer both blood and hair follicle tests when needed. Urine samples will only be sent to our contracted lab (Quest Diagnostics) for confirmation testing if the sample has tested positive for prohibited substances.