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Moderate Outpatient Program Overview

Introduction:

BrightView is proud to recognize itself as a treatment facility that offers comprehensive services to all of its’ patients. Service offerings include: health assessment, medication-assisted treatment, individual counseling, group counseling, specialized group counseling (family therapy, pregnancy groups) and case management (housing, employment, legal assistance).

The 3 Components of Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

We assess each patient through an initial health evaluation which provides us with information related to their current overall physical health and wellbeing.

We offer appropriate and safe withdrawal management and prescriptions to assist patients with managing their physical cravings and to assist them with successfully following through with sobriety.

Doctors meet with patients on a monthly basis to discuss their progress in treatment, answer questions related to their health, review their medications, and make changes as necessary.

Nurses and nurse practitioners will meet with patients on an as needed basis to address any further medical needs.

Psychological Therapy

All of our counselors hold master’s level degrees in the field of counseling and are professionally licensed and accredited by the Counselor, Social Work, and/or Marriage and Family Therapist Board of Ohio.

Individual Counseling

Counselors assist each patient on an individual basis with identifying the areas they would like to work on in a goal setting atmosphere. Patients may be experiencing significant grief, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, or many different combinations of emotions.

Counselors are trained in cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic therapy, holistic therapy, and most importantly a humanistic approach to assist patient’s with empathy and understanding.

Group Counseling

Group counseling is offered six days a week in the morning, afternoon, and evening with the exception of Friday and Saturday evenings. Sessions are led by a licensed counselor and the focus of therapy is education on addiction as a disease, understanding one’s addiction, learning coping skills, identifying triggers, and avoiding relapse. This is a time to share one’s thoughts and feelings about the process of recovery and to ask questions and receive feedback from others who have similar experiences.

Social Support & Case Management

Case Management

Case management is offered to our patients by master’s level social workers and/or certified chemical dependency assistants in order to ensure complete evaluation and treatment of the patient and assist with creating a path towards successful recovery.

Case managers assist patients with taking the steps to obtaining housing, food stamps, signing up for and maintaining their Medicaid, seeking employment (assisting and advocating for those with criminal backgrounds seeking jobs), child support, as well as assisting with probation, legal and/or court issues.

MODERATE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (MOP)

What to expect if you are placed in the moderate outpatient program:

Patients who qualify for our moderate level of care are expected to attend:

  • 1 patient medical visit per month – 30 minutes in length
  • 2 group counseling sessions per week – 3 hours in length
  • 1 individual counseling session per month – 60 minutes in length
  • 1+ case management sessions per month – 30 to 60 minutes in length

Patients who are placed in MOP have a flexible schedule with the opportunity to choose to attend morning, afternoon, or evening group counseling sessions. These patients fall under the category of being ready and willing to change, however, would benefit from structure as well as understanding their addiction through education and resources. It is possible for a patient to transition to a higher level of care if the medical team identifies them as needing more support or structure during their time at BrightView. Patients can expect to be in MOP for at least 12 weeks and then are reassessed by the entire medical team to determine their eligibility for transitioning to a lower level of care.

Example of a patient in MOP:

John Doe started smoking marijuana in his twenties and drank socially. He was in a car accident and broke several ribs seven years ago and was prescribed Vicodin and Percocet for his pain. John Doe started taking these as prescribed. He then began taking a couple more a day and taking them on the job even after his injuries healed. He continued to tell his doctor that he was in pain and continued to receive pain pills as prescribed for the past five years. He realized that his addiction was affecting him when he tried to stop using opiates and he became physically ill. He has a part-time job as an auto mechanic and lives twenty-five minutes from the BrightView facility. His boss is understanding and supportive of him seeking treatment. He has never overdosed but has “taken more pain pills than I should have.” This is his first time seeking addiction treatment.

*If patients portray behaviors that are not favorable to their recovery such as failure to attend group and or individual counseling sessions for a certain amount of time, failure to comply with abstaining from substance use, failure to comply with treatment plan goals, inappropriate behavior in group counseling, or overall non-compliance with BrightView rules and procedures, they can be asked to move to a higher level of care to provide them with increased support during their recovery process.