Intergated Clinical Services
Integrated clinical services provide 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 flexible clinical programming designed to meet the needs of the individual stepping down from a higher level of care. Treatment plans support the unique needs of each client and family member, but typically involve group and individual counseling sessions, and ongoing assessment with a master’s-level therapist. All clinical services are provided by psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and therapist specializing in substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
Our clinical center is in-network with Anthem Blue Cross, United Health Care, Connecticare, Oxford Health, Harvard Pilgrim, and Optum. We accept out-of-network benefits from most other commercial health insurance plans and will bill your insurance carrier directly.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Research and organizational experience clearly demonstrate that IOP and OP combined with sober living increase the likelihood of long-term success. That’s why our intensive outpatient program is designed to meet the unique needs of our male population. IOP at Westport House provides up to 18 hours of individual, group, and family therapy per week. Extended Care clients attend IOP groups from 9am to 12pm – four days a week – for four to eight weeks, where they practice coping skills, participate in sober activities, and develop recovery action plans. Clients admitting directly to Structured Sober Living or EXCEL have the opportunity to attend our evening community IOP from 5:30pm to 8:30pm three days a week or participate in the day IOP program – depending on their schedule.
Relapse Prevention (OP)
Relapse prevention (outpatient) groups are for those who have completed and IOP program and are functioning well. Groups meet one to three times per week for seventy five minutes, and activities tend to focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, relationships, integration of life skills, 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. Therapeutic techniques include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
In keeping with our philosophy of meeting clients where they are at, we offer Medication-Assisted Treatment at our clinical center:
- Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone)
- Sublocade (once-a-month injectable buprenorphine extended-release)
- Vivitrol (naltrexone extended-release)
Follow the link for more information about Suboxone and sober living at Westport House.
Drug Testing & Monitoring
Psychiatry & Medication Management
Psychiatric medication management services offered at our outpatient center focus on treating addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders with medications while educating clients about addiction, mental illness, and the side effects of medications. Psychiatric and medication management services are provided by our Yale-trained Medical Director and Psychiatrist, Roger Ayres, MD, and psychiatric nurse practioner, Lori Pelosi, APRN.
A standard psychological assessment diagnoses psychiatric conditions. Neuropsychology integrates genetic, developmental, and environmental history with testing data to better understand brain functioning.
Family education helps families understand the nature of addiction, develop healthy ways to manage anxiety, learn how to grow together, and pursue personal healing. Read more about Family Education at Westport House.
Effective addiction treatment should address the whole individual. A wide variety of complementary therapies are incorporated including: yoga, meditation, personal training, and more.