Integrated Outpatient Care
Our Integrated Outpatient Program provides an opportunity to put into practice the recovery skills learned in treatment while participating in a clinical program designed to provide a safe therapeutic environment that encourages growth and change.
We provide a flexible clinical program designed to meet the needs of the individual client who is transitioning into a sober lifestyle. The Westport House Outpatient Program offers individual and group counseling, with a primary focus on relapse prevention. Our clients are required to attend outside 12-step meetings as well as 12-step work with a sponsor (or something comparable, i.e., SMART Recovery). We strongly encourage our men to reach out to other men new to recovery and to get involved in community and alumni activities. Group topics are client-driven and tailored to meet the needs of the current group. Often, our topics have to do with coping with day-to-day challenges that can interfere with recovery and lead to relapse. The group setting provides a venue for the men to discuss these challenges and support one another in overcoming difficult obstacles to recovery.
Each client will receive ongoing individual counseling and case management services that are designed to meet their specific needs while at Westport House. All treatment services are provided by masters-level clinicians.
Integrated Outpatient Program (IOP)
The Westport House integrated outpatient program is designed to meet the unique needs of our young male population. The IOP program provides up to 15 hours of individual, group, and family therapy per week. Clients attend groups three days per week for six to twelve weeks, where they practice coping skills, participate in sober activities, and develop recovery action plans.
Outpatient Program (OP)
The outpatient program is for those who have completed IOP and are functioning well. OP groups meet one to two times per week for one hour, and activities tend to focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and relationships, integrating life skills and motivation, and preventing relapse. The approach can be highly varied depending on the individual needs of the participants.
Clients meet one to three times per week with a masters-level therapist specializing in substance use and co-occurring disorders – ensuring core issues are identified and properly addressed.
In keeping with our philosophy of meeting clients where they are at, we support buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) and naltrexone (Vivitrol) medication-assisted treatment. As sober living that accepts Suboxone clients, our ultimate goal is to discontinue medication-assisted treatment and help you live an abstinence-based sober lifestyle, however that is a decision left to the client in consultation with his clinical team. Follow the link for more information about Suboxone and sober living at Westport House.
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 psychiatric medications.
A standard psychological assessment diagnoses psychiatric conditions. Neuropsychology integrates genetic, developmental, and environmental history with testing data to better understand brain functioning.
Effective addiction treatment should address the entire individual. Holistic treatment services at our outpatient center include yoga, meditation, acupuncture and therapeutic massage.
Drug Testing & Monitoring
We randomly drug test our clients two to three times per week in both the sober living and outpatient settings. If further testing is required, we will send the specimen to one our lab providers, Quest Diagnostics, Precision Diagnostics, or LabCorp. They are in-network with most insurance plans, and you will never receive a bill from Westport House or our outpatient center for lab services.
Family education helps families understand the nature of addiction, develop healthy ways to manage anxiety, learn how to grow together, and pursue personal healing.
Social Relationships in Recovery
Having close relationships and the support of others is crucial for our happiness, and this is especially true during recovery. Clients learn that no matter how uncomfortable it may feel, they need to reach out to others to build social support and recovery capital.
DBT Skills Training
We help clients practice skills aimed at mastering their emotions, managing their interactions with others, and accepting a certain amount of discomfort in their lives.