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Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

While we at Maui Recovery do offer a residential program, we understand that addiction is far from a one-size-fits-all disease, and that a residential program may not be for everyone. Because of this, we have formulated a comprehensive IOP program for those who may not be able to commit to residential program because of personal obligations at home or at work. Our specific Intensive Outpatient program is offered by MRC at our new Wailea Town Center Location. This program is ideal for individuals who cannot commit to living in residential, have recently completed inpatient treatment and/or are looking for a step-down level of continuous care. Whether you are looking for continued recovery therapy on a part-time basis, or you are seeking an intensive yet flexible schedule that will accommodate your career and family life, IOP may be the right choice for you. Below is a description describing the benefits of IOP.

Benefits of IOP

One of the primary benefits of IOP is the ability of our clients to begin applying the vital life skills and coping mechanisms they learn into their daily lives while still actively participating in treatment. Our IOP program consists of approximately 15 hours of intensive therapeutic treatment each week spread over five days. Some of this therapeutic treatment will take place in a group setting, clients will also meet with an individual therapist once or twice a week for a one-on-one sessions and focused case management.

Some of the specialty forms of therapy available in our Residential and/or outpatient program Include:

  • Relapse Prevention
  • How to Successfully Manage Cravings
  • The Effects of Addiction on Brain Chemistry
  • The Disease Model of Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • A Thorough 12-Step Introduction
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Effective Communication
  • Dual Diagnosis Disorders
  • Self-Care
  • Addiction and the Family

Depending on the needs of each client, recommendation to attend additional mental health treatment, or offered individual counseling to meet your specific needs. When our census allows we offer gender groups, which focus on male and female-exclusive issues pertaining to addiction and recovery. For example, women tend to struggle more with body image and disordered eating patterns, while men tend to grapple with anger and aggression issues. We at Maui Recovery / Behavioral Health Hawaii also focus a great deal of attention on mindful living, utilizing a carefully developed program that strongly emphasizes emotional regulation. Many of our IOP groups are geared towards instilling in clients the tools and skills they need to develop healthy lifestyles and begin practicing adequate self-care. Overall, we aim to prepare our clients for success in the real world – while working to set a lasting foundation for lifelong and fulfilled sobriety. For more information on Maui Recovery and our program of Intensive Outpatient treatment, please feel free to call us anytime at 877.317.8260.

Outpatient Program (OP) or Day Treatment

Our outpatient services are provided by our Clinical Team led by Jackie ‘Kapua’ Tyler, our clinical director.

The primary difference between our IOP program and our OP program is the number of weekly hours that clients participate in therapeutic group sessions. While Intensive Outpatient groups meet 15 hours week, outpatient groups meet less frequently and are a step-down from IOP. The flexibility of the outpatient schedule allows clients to work part-time if they wish, and is an ideal option for those who are looking for supplemental recovery support as they transition from an extended stay inpatient treatment center and to and from a sober living house. Many individuals utilize OP as the final stage of a step-down program as they prepare to transition back into completely independent living. Here are several reasons why an individual might opt to participate in OP versus IOP, PHP, or inpatient:

  • He or she cannot afford a higher level of care.
  • He or she has already completed an extended stay inpatient program, and is looking for some supplemental guidance in early recovery.
  • He or she must work part-time or full-time to support a family, but feels some level of treatment is necessary.
  • The substance abuse disorder is not severe enough to require detoxification, inpatient rehab, or partial hospitalization.
  • The client is enrolled in school full-time or part-time and is not able or willing to take a leave of absence.

The majority of therapeutic groups in our specific outpatient program focus on topics pertinent to the application of recovery in real life situations and circumstances. Essentially, the therapy available in our outpatient program is simply a condensed version of the therapeutic practices and techniques we employ in our more intense programs – with a heavier focus on relapse prevention and successfully coping with triggers and cravings.

One of the primary benefits of IOP is the ability of our clients to begin applying the vital life skills and coping mechanisms they learn into their daily lives while still actively participating in treatment. Our IOP program consists of approximately 9 hours of intensive therapeutic treatment each week spread over three days. Some of this therapeutic treatment will take place in a group setting, clients will also meet with an individual therapist once or twice a week for a one-on-one sessions and focused case management.

Healing from trauma and shame

Trauma is the experience and the subsequent internalization of extremely painful events. Often shame is the lingering result. The more of these events we encounter, the more we experience our identity as flawed and defective. As this shame becomes internalized we develop a shame-based identity. The majority of addicts carry shame. To stop drinking alcohol or using drugs puts an end to the behavior of self-medicating, but it does not stop the person’s underlying shame-based identity.

The goal of healing programs for trauma and shame are to free the psyche from these skewed thought patterns. Abandonment, neglect, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse are forms of rejection and leave their victim feeling unwanted, undesirable and personally flawed. This affects every aspect life including self-esteem, work and school functioning, as well as relationships. For the addict, it is critical to address these issues to reduce relapse potential.

Shame and Trauma Healing Center Hawaii
A healing program for trauma and shame focuses on education about the types of trauma (physical, sexual, psychological) and how shame manifests as a result. Quality healing programs create a safe container for healing and provide opportunities for revisiting the trauma so that negative emotions can be discharged, and self-sabotaging internal messages can be confronted and reframed. Then, it becomes possible to move forward in recovery unimpeded by shame.

It is not your fault if you have experienced trauma and if you are carrying shame. But it is your responsibility to ask for help. Healing begins in a loving and nurturing treatment environment. Freedom is possible. Let’s heal together.

Wellness Recovery Program

Over 18 million Americans are addicted to alcohol. The fallout for families and for our culture is devastating. Though there are about 15,000 addiction treatment centers, only a fraction of those with addiction get help. There is a need for quality Drug and Alcohol Residential Programs.

Anyone who presents to a residential program is evaluated for addiction as well as for any psychological problems. A variety of assessments are necessary to distinguish between alcohol abuse and dependence. One of the problems with diagnosing and treating alcohol addiction is that the alcoholic usually minimizes the severity of the problem. With proper evaluation, however, the addiction and psychological diagnosis can be accurate and a subsequent individualized treatment plan can be designed and delivered.

Alcohol addiction Treatment Centers Hawaii

The addict is included in the recovery planning process so they develop understanding of their disease, and the different treatment methods that will be used to help begin a life of recovery. In this way the learning can be internalized because the addict is engaged more fully in their process.

Drug and Alcohol residential programs include inpatient and outpatient services. For most addicts, inpatient residential program is recommended. Although some programs are 30, 45, and 60 days in length, 90 days is found to be most effective especially for those who have been using for an extended period of time,. Some chronic users can obtain sobriety through an outpatient program, but these programs are best used as aftercare for alcoholics coming out of inpatient treatment.

Cost of drug and alcohol residential treatment varies due to the wide variety of services, treatment approaches, and accommodations. Alcohol treatment centers range from high accountability boot camp style programs with minimal accommodations to extensive clinical programming with luxury accommodations.

Often addicts and families are worried about confidentiality. The recovery program is confidential and centers are bound by ethical and legal imperatives that prevent the sharing of personal information

Though some drug and alcohol programs can be costly, it is usually fairly obvious to the family (and sometimes the addict) that it is less costly than the legal and other consequences of drinking, or the progressive nature of the disease which can end in death. This is a chronic and deadly disease which requires everyone in the family system to get honest about the effects. Let’s fight this disease together. There is help for those who will reach out and choose support.