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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.

OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (OP)

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

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

  • 1 patient medical visit per month – 30 minutes in length
  • 1 group counseling session per week – 3 hours in length
  • 1 individual counseling session per month – 60 minutes in length
  • 1 (or less than one) case management session per month – 30 to 60 minutes in length

Patients are not typically initially placed in our “lowest level of care” as we encourage our patients to show progress in their treatment. However, exceptions are made for specific individuals who qualify for this level of treatment upon review of their mental and physical health assessments.    Patients can expect to be in OP for at least 12 weeks and then are reassessed by the entire medical team to determine their eligibility for transitioning to the aftercare program.

Example of a patient in OP:

Jane Doe started smoking marijuana in her teens and drank socially. She was given Percocet when she had her wisdom teeth extracted and she has since then been taking more than the prescribed dose for over 3 months. She is currently purchasing the pills on the street and no longer is getting a prescription from her dental provider or her family practice physician. She is concerned about her habit and the expense associated with it. She is scared because she believes her next option is going to be purchasing heroin on the street and she does not want to go down that path. She has a full-time job as an office administrator and lives forty minutes from the BrightView facility. She has never overdosed. Her employer does not know about her habit. This is her first time seeking 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.