Assessment & Evaluation
As part of the intake process, SagePoint IOP will conduct a biopsychosocial assessment, which is the evaluation, measurement, and documentation of a client's symptoms, challenges, and history in order to determine diagnoses and service needs. Assessments are also important opportunities for clients to participate in the treatment planning process and to ensure that their needs are incorporated into their overall recovery plan.
In many instances, individuals struggling with addiction are also struggling with an underlying mental health disorder (co-occurring disorder). Research show that for those diagnosed with a co-occurring disorder, it’s imperative to treat both issues simultaneously to ensure a more successful recovery. At SagePoint IOP, we recognize the need to provide simultaneous treatment for mental health issues as well as substance use disorders and addiction, which is why we assess for both.
At SagePoint IOP, the primary mode of treatment is group therapy. Group therapy provides a supportive environment to encourage problem solving, strengthen interpersonal relationships, and increase empathy. We use a variety of different therapeutic groups to help our clients recover in a supportive environment. These groups are designed to help clients make social connections, give and receive support, and develop long-term recovery skills.
SagePoint IOP incorporates a wide variety of trauma-informed and evidence-based therapy modalities to treat addiction and mental health issues. We utilize a comprehensive, highly structured approach conducted in a safe, supportive environment. There, we place an emphasis on the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the whole person.
In addition to therapy groups, SagePoint IOP provides Educational Groups, which involve training and instruction on may topics including coping skills, understanding substance use disorders, the importance of physical health, relaxation and mindfulness, relapse prevention, as well as anger management techniques. These groups provide information designed to have a direct application to clients’ lives by instilling self-awareness, suggesting options for for growth though change, identifying community resources, better understanding the process of recovery, and developing a stronger sense of self-agency.
Family Support Group
The Family Support Group meets weekly at SagePoint IOP and is designed to support both client and their family members or significant support persons, in the recovery process.
The Family Support Group provides education and support so family members or loved ones can better understand the role and impact of substance use disorders, as well as discover a sense of community and reduce isolation.
Referrals, Linkage, & After-Care
Referrals, Linkage, and After-Care planning are a vital aspect of successful recovery outcomes. Also, referred to as Case Management, this is a collaborative and coordinated approach to the delivery of health and social services that links clients with appropriate services to address specific needs and achieve treatment goals. Case Management offers support services to clients to find and connect with outside providers and resources, move seamlessly from IOP care to after-care programming, and help increase self-efficacy and self- advocacy.
Community Support is also a crucial component in building a strong network through ancillary support programs. Networking within the recovery community can provide clients with a safe place to give and receive support, as well as practice long-term recovery skills. During your treatment with SagePoint IOP, clients are expected to attend a community support group in order to establish ongoing support once they have graduated from SagePoint IOP.
Examples of community support groups are: SMART Recovery, Life Ring, Women for Sobriety, Dharma Recovery, Moderation Management, and AA/NA.
Upon graduation from the program, clients can transition to our Outpatient Program (OP), where they will be able to continue with ongoing individual therapy.
Individual therapy provides a more personalized opportunity to develop relapse prevention plans, identify triggers, and develop coping skills. Individual therapy sessions are designed to support clients as they focus on identification and resolution of alcohol and/or substance-related problems, examine personal challenges and behaviors or barriers to recovery, as well explore underlying core issues related to substance use.
Screening & Monitoring
At SagePoint IOP, we offer substance use screening and monitoring for clients to assist with accountability, as well as for outside sources requiring feedback, such as an employer, probation official, family member, etc. We provide Urine Analysis (UA) testing on site and will provide results (with client permission) to those tracking a client's progress with abstinence.