Cypress West utilizes Outpatient treatment in conjunction with Intensive Outpatient treatment to provide an extended treatment experience at a more affordable cost. Outpatient treatment is utilized in phases 2 and 3 of the treatment process; after a client has successfully completed the initial Intensive Outpatient phase of treatment.
Upon completion of the Intensive Outpatient phase, our clients will have acquired insight and knowledge about their addiction, as well as a comprehensive set of skills and strategies to effectively overcome it.
Outpatient treatment in Phase 2 consists of 4 weeks of 3 to 4 hours of group and individual therapy per week. In phase 2 our addictions counselors are working with clients to ensure that they are effectively applying recovery skills and strategies learned in phase 1 and are achieving positive results from their application.
Counselors are working with clients in phase 2 to develop healthy life goals and plans beyond treatment, as it is our belief that, “A healthy and happy life is the greatest antidrug.” and that a robust recovery process should provide that.
Outpatient treatment in phase 2 is also focused on assisting clients in developing and establishing their natural support system outside of treatment. Developing a natural support system is a primary skill and strategy to our change process, and by the completion of phase 2 our clients should have developed, and be utilizing their support system, albeit with some reservation and discomfort at this early stage.
Outpatient treatment in phase 3 consists of 1 to 2 hours of group and individual therapy per week for a 12-week period. Group therapy at this phase of treatment is focused on providing ongoing support and guidance, as the client continues to work toward implementing their life and recovery plans, utilize their natural support system, and maintain stability with their mental health and substance abuse issues.