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Outpatient Services

When it is difficult to take time away from family, work, or school to focus on addiction treatment, Mountainside Outpatient Services offers convenient and effective solutions that allow you to maintain your daily commitments without sacrificing your health. With in-person and virtual (telehealth) program options in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, you can access quality outpatient addiction treatment that fits seamlessly into your schedule and smoothly integrates into your life.

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Overview

Whether this is your first step towards sobriety, or you need some extra support maintaining your recovery, our outpatient drug and alcohol addiction treatment services provide you with the individualized treatment you need to find success in your recovery goals.

Meeting you where you are in your recovery, we offer two options for outpatient care: our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Outpatient Program (OP). To make our services accessible to as many people as possible, our outpatient addiction treatment options are available in-person and via telehealth using HIPAA-compliant technology. To strengthen your sobriety and supplement your treatment experience, our outpatient programs combine group therapy and individual counseling with a variety of wellness offerings and support services.

Outpatient Addiction Treatment Programs

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Tailored to those in the early stages of recovery, this seven-week, 24 session intensive program focuses on managing withdrawal symptoms, recognizing triggers, and gaining a better understanding of alcoholism and drug addiction. Through the individual therapy component of the program, you work closely with an experienced clinician to address recovery issues unique to you. During group therapy, you gain fresh perspectives and learn from others’ experiences as you tackle common obstacles faced in early recovery. IOP group therapy sessions may address the following topics:

  • Addiction as a Disease
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • The Healing Process
  • Creating a Support Network
  • Mindfulness
  • Awareness and Coping Skills
  • Cross Addiction
  • Managing Cravings
  • Building a Relapse Prevention Plan
  • Repairing Trust
  • Positive Communication
  • Setting Healthy Boundaries
  • Life Management

Outpatient Program (OP)

Designed to build on fundamental recovery skills, this ten-week program focuses on repairing the damage caused by addiction, rebuilding trust, developing healthy relationships, and establishing a sober network. Both individual and group therapy play an important role in treatment. Individual therapy focuses on helping individuals with their unique recovery issues. Our dedicated clinicians support you through obstacles as you continue to develop and hone the skills and abilities you need for long-term recovery. As part of our OP programming, you have the opportunity to choose from and participate in the following clinical groups. All groups meet once a week, for 10 weeks.

  • Recovery Maintenance
    Reinforces your recovery by helping you better understand your triggers, develop coping skills, and practice relapse prevention. This group utilizes Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT).
  • Women in Recovery
    Focuses on how addiction impacts women by addressing issues such as self-esteem, honesty and authenticity, body image, balancing self-care and coping skills, anger and resentment, communication, and overcoming stigma. This group utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Co-Occurring Disorders
    Explores the connection between mental health and addiction while helping you tackle fear and anxiety, sadness and depression, anger, guilt and shame, emotional reasoning, self-blame, and catastrophizing. This group utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
  • Remembrance and Mourning
    Provides a better understanding of the different stages of grief, enabling you to accept the reality of your loss, work through the pain, learn how to live without your loved one, remain connected, and embark on a new life. This group implements Narrative Therapy, Somatic Psychology, and Grief Therapy Model: Worden’s Four Tasks of Grieving.
  • Integrative Healing
    Emphasizes the importance of the mind-body connection through a range of educational wellness practices, allowing you to create deeper bonds with yourself and others. This group implements Somatic Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

Options for Delivery of Outpatient Services

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In-Person Outpatient Services

Mountainside has conveniently located outpatient centers in the Northeast. Each location has been designed to provide a warm and welcoming environment for individuals to concentrate on healing.

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Virtual Outpatient Services

For individuals who seek addiction treatment but are hindered by distance or scheduling logistics, virtual Outpatient Services is a popular and effective solution. Our telehealth services give you access to the treatment you need from the comfort and privacy of your home, with secure and easy-to-use technology.

Virtual outpatient clients have access to all the same programs and services as in-person clients do plus additional support from a case manager. Case managers proactively connect you with local recovery and wellness resources from recovery coaches and physicians to gyms and support groups. In times of crisis, case managers are ready to be an immediate source of help.

Outpatient Services Offerings

In addition to our therapeutic clinical offerings, our outpatient treatment programs include a range of complementary services, including medical, wellness, and family wellness offerings.

Medical & Psychiatric Services

Our wide range of medical and psychiatric services help evaluate how drug addiction and alcoholism has affected your physical and mental health. Through a series of evaluations, medical exams, and continuous monitoring we better understand how addiction has impacted you and are able to determine the best course of action to address your specific recovery needs.

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Psychiatric Evaluations

Sessions to determine your mental health needs, including checking for the presence of co-occurring disorders such as anxiety or depression.

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Medication Management

Review of all medications to help manage health issues while avoiding drug interactions or complications that hinder recovery.

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Toxicology Screenings

Breathalyzer tests and urine analysis to check for the presence of drugs or alcohol in your body, and help you stay accountable in recovery.

Family Wellness Services

Family therapy helps you and your family address how addiction has impacted your lives, allowing you and your family to begin a parallel healing process. Through Mountainside’s Family Wellness services, you and your loved ones work on building trust, improving communication, establishing healthy boundaries, and practicing self-care to foster healthy family dynamics that strengthen recovery.

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Individual Family Counseling

One-on-one session to help you understand and analyze your current family dynamics, discusses the negative impact that damaged relationships can have on your progress, and explore the best ways to repair them.

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Family Counseling

Joint family therapy session to open the lines of communication between you and your loved ones, allowing you and your family to devise a plan together for a healthier relationship moving forward.

Additional Recovery Resources

As an outpatient client, you are immediately welcomed into our Mountainside alumni community, allowing you to easily and quickly build connections with other individuals committed to leading a sober life. You can also access a range of complementary resources available to all individuals in recovery. We encourage you to take advantage of these resources to expand your support network and strengthen your recovery.

  • Alumni Wellness Events and Activities: Sober events are an opportunity to go outside of your comfort zone, have sober fun, and make connections with other like-minded individuals.
  • Mountainside Alumni App: The Mountainside App keeps Mountainside alums connected and up to date with upcoming events, alumni recovery milestones, and so much more.
  • Alumni Newsletter: With this monthly newsletter, you can hear inspirational recovery stories from our own alumni, keep up with the latest news happening at Mountainside, and incorporate fun wellness tips into your daily routine.
  • Virtual Support Groups: Mountainside has a robust series of FREE virtual offerings, including Recovery Support Groups and AA Meetings, that are open to the global recovery community. All meetings are run by Mountainside staff.
  • Family Wellness Workshops: Online family support groups provide space for family members to learn about some of the most pivotal aspects of addiction treatment and recovery, safely ask questions, and build a support network.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What outpatient services do you offer?

Mountainside offers two options for Outpatient Services: Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Outpatient Program (OP). As part of treatment, you will have access to individual and group counseling, family therapy, psychiatric services, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) including SuboxoneSublocade, and Vivitrol, toxicology screenings, and wellness therapies. Services are provided on an as needed basis as determined by your clinician.

Q: Can I join a clinical group or individual session from anywhere if I am a virtual client?

Mountainside is able to provide services to the residents of CT, NY, MA, and NJ, and you can be anywhere in your home state at the time of an appointment. We are unable to provide clinical services to anyone who is not present in their home state at the time of service.

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INSURANCE

We work with most private insurance plans, including Aetna, Anthem, BCBS, Beacon, Connecticare, Cigna, Empire BCBS, GEHA, Harvard Pilgrim, NYSHIP, Optum, Oxford, The Empire Plan, UBH, UHC, UMR. To find out if you’re covered for addiction treatment at Mountainside, verify your insurance benefits.