Adult Outpatient Services
Phoenix House’s adult outpatient services are a comprehensive array of substance abuse and mental health programs–all using evidence-based practices–delivered in safe, supportive, CARF-accredited settings. Within our continuum of care, every client is treated with compassion, dignity, and respect, and our services emphasize each client’s self-esteem and individuality. Our goal is to help each individual maintain lasting recovery and become a productive member of society.
All of our regions offer outpatient screening and assessment. Our services include individual, family, and group counseling addressing substance abuse, family dynamics, physical effects of drugs, grief/loss, and how to sustain a successful recovery. We employ case management, life skills classes, and self-help groups to promote and maintain recovery. Phoenix House facilities may also offer one or more of the following services: clinically managed detoxification, medical and dental care, family therapy, job training, psychiatric evaluation, mental health services, referral services, recovery support services, alcohol awareness and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) treatment programs, and specialized programs for underserved groups such as women, Latinos, and veterans.
Clients receiving outpatient treatment may enter intensive (nine hours or more a week) or traditional (fewer than nine hours a week) outpatient programs directly, after residential treatment, or while living in our sober living facilities. All services are delivered in a step-down fashion, diminishing in intensity as the client progresses through treatment. We offer flexible scheduling with day and evening hours for working clients and clients attending school.
The individual (and family members where appropriate) participate in an individual assessment and evaluation to determine the need for treatment and the most appropriate level of care.
Once it is agreed that the client will participate in treatment at Phoenix House, an intake is completed and the client and intake worker agree on the type and location of treatment.
Together, the client and their counselor develop a treatment plan including primary problems to be addressed, and the client’s goals and how those goals will be achieved.
A variety of services are delivered, including individual, group and family counseling, relapse prevention, drug/alcohol education, and numerous other specialty services. The amount and length of services is dependent on the individual client’s needs.
Continuum of Care
Clients receive services along a continuum of care, tapering their participation as they begin to understand problems with drug/alcohol use, and take responsibility for their recovery.
Clients complete formal treatment and engage in a recovery plan that may include support groups, participation in recovery centers and alumni group services.