Post-Treatment Options

Clinical Stabilization Services (CSS) – CSS is a short-term structured residential program for people who have recently stopped using substances and are in need of intense stabilization services. This program is appropriate for individuals who have recently completed detoxification or for those who are not currently using substances but are at risk for relapse. The purpose of this program is to bridge the gap between detoxification and further treatment and to stabilize individuals while an individual treatment plan for each client is developed. CSS programs include a range of counseling and other services.

Transitional Support Services (TSS) – TSS is a rehab program for men and women who are no longer experiencing physical withdrawal from drugs and alcohol. This program helps those who need a controlled environment to maintain sobriety. Key elements of the program include an integrated daily schedule to help clients learn skills to sustain recovery and the development of a transition plan to help clients find a suitable placement for continuation of treatment.

Halfway Houses – Halfway houses provide a structured, substance-free environment with clinical and peer support. These residential programs are for individuals who recently completed an impatient treatment program but still need structure and support in their recovery. Residents are encouraged to integrate with the community and are expected to engage in education, vocational training, or work, and are assisted to do so.

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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) – IOP is designed for people who are struggling with problems associated with substance abuse disorder. This program may be recommended for those who do not need medically supervised detox. IOP can also enable people people to continue their recovery therapies after a successful detox. This program covers many areas and topics primarily through group therapy. Generally, groups are small and are held on a part-time yet intensive schedule. Some IOPs also assign patients to an individual therapist.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) – PHP provides a highly structured treatment alternative to inpatient treatment. This program is more intense than IOP and is designed to stabilize the patient’s physical, mental and emotional state through educational, group, and individual therapy sessions. PHP is a day program that provides a safe, structured environment for individuals with substance abuse disorder while enabling them to return home at night and maintain important family and community relationships.