Family Services of Warren County is expanding its options of aid to those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction with its new Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) which began June 11.
It provides group therapy three days a week.
"IOP is an appropriate level of care for an individual who chronically relapses despite individual therapy," said Patrick Damond, the substance abuse services supervisor at Family Services. "Sometimes medical conditions brought on by addiction may lead to further complications if not addressed in this kind of intensive setting. It is also a good option for a person coming out of an inpatient or detox treatment when they have a limited support structure at home and are at risk for relapse."
IOP provides a formal and structured treatment model that utilizes evidence-based therapies and interventions to foster change and growth in a person to live a healthy lifestyle without drugs and alcohol. The Substance Abuse team at Family Services-Damond, Mike Philhower, and John Bowler-have a combined 30 years of experience in substance abuse programs, hold masters degrees in counseling and social work, and have attained the highest level of licensing in their profession.
"Family Services is this region's pioneer in addiction services and we are well aware of the damage that addiction causes in relationships, at work, or even with the legal system," said Damond. "We are well-equipped to help people in making substantial lifestyle changes for a long-term recovery."
The philosophy of Family Services Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is to provide an intense, formal and structured treatment model that utilizes evidence-based therapies and interventions to foster change and growth in the client to live a healthy lifestyle without drugs and alcohol. IOP at Family Services currently accepts insurance payment from CCBH, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, and UPMC. More options will be added as the program continues to grow. Family Services of Warren County is a United Fund agency that provides counseling, substance abuse services, and support groups. It is located at 589 Hospital Dr., Suite E on the Warren State Hospital grounds.
For more information, contact Family Services at 723-1330.