Addiction Recovery Outpatient Program
The Addiction Recovery Center (ARC) at Greenwich Hospital offers outpatient services that allow patients to reengage into the routine of life while receiving the structure, support and skills to manage jobs, relationships and other stress.
While alcohol and drug dependent individuals are prone to relapse, the outpatient ARC program is designed to offer a continuity of care to teach skills and provide support necessary to direct patients toward long-term recovery.
The programs follow a step-down approach where patients are able to build on their skills and successes in sobriety:
Day Outpatient Programs
Day Outpatient Programs allow patients to receive intensive treatment during the day and return home for the evening.
Intensive Outpatient Program
A step-down program for patients leaving inpatient care or a stand-alone treatment program for patients with active addictions
- Meets 4 days a week, 3 hours per session, for 4 to 6 weeks
- Uses the Matrix model with a focus on changing behavior for relapse prevention
For patients who may benefit from a less intensive level of care
- Meets twice a week, 90 minutes a session
- Provides opportunities to interact with group members who understand the struggles common to the recovering addict
- Focuses on maintaining long-term drug avoidance while dealing with real life issues without mood-altering substances
Continuing Care Group
For patients firmly established in recovery
- Meets once a week, 90 minutes
- Develops skills that promote personal growth and continued drug avoidance
- Helps patients recognize personal recovery is a lifelong process
Evening Outpatient Programs
For patients who are employed or have other commitments, ARC offers the following evening programs:
Evening Intensive Outpatient Program
- Meets 3 hours per session, 4 evenings a week
Continuing Care Group
- Meets one evening a week for 90 minutes
The ARC offers medical assessments and highly individualized medication strategies to target both psychiatric and addictive disorders.
Psychiatric disorders are frequently treated with antidepressants, antipsychotic medications, and mood stabilizers. Addictive disorders may be treated with medications that block or suppress the effects of alcohol or narcotics. These medications include: Antabuse, Campral, Naltrexone, and Vivitrol.
Addictions are a family illness that takes a significant toll on the loved ones of patients. The ARC offers weekly, morning and evening family group sessions that focus on the impact a patient’s illness has on family and friends. The purpose of this group is to explore the impact that addiction has on the family unit and the family unit has on an individual’s addiction, and to offer support for both. The format is experiential and informational and focuses on this complicated interplay.
12-Step Support Programs
The Addiction Recovery Center and other substance abuse professionals acknowledge, appreciate and believe in the use of the 12-Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other self-help groups.
The following programs meet weekly at Greenwich Hospital:
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- DA (Drugs Anonymous)
For a complete description of these recovery and support programs, see our Calendar and view by the category ‘Support Group’ or by specific date.
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