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Rolling Hills Recovery Center Outpatient Program (OP)

Rolling Hills Recovery Center defines the Outpatient program as less than 9 hours a week of group therapy with a combination of monthly individual and family sessions depending on the client's treatment plan and needs. Clients will be assessed using the six dimensions of ASAM Patient PPC-II to determine the appropriate level of care. This will be accomplished with the client’s self-report, needs, and the treatment team assessment. The clients’ sufficient progress towards individualized treatment plans will determine a graduation date and has shown independence from the treatment program.


This requires a defined relapse prevention plan for a healthy lifestyle and long-term abstinence from all mood-altering substances. The stay in the Outpatient Program is approximately four weeks to 6 months. Length of stay in the Outpatient Program may be extended depending on the client’s needs and objectives not met in their individualized treatment plan. Rolling Hills Recovery Center will utilize the NJSAMS database emphasizing the ASAM and Level of Care index, which will come from staff’s assessment and clients' self-report to determine the appropriate level of care. 

Outpatient Programs (OP)

When you're ready to overcome your addiction, you'll need to identify a rehab program that is right for you. However, you may quickly feel discouraged and confused if you don't even know what to look for in a treatment program. Most addiction rehabilitation options are inpatient (residential) and outpatient programs. Inpatient treatment necessitates living on-site at the rehabilitation facility. Outpatient programs (OPs), on the other hand, do not.


What Is Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment?

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy for drug and alcohol treatment. Depending on your unique circumstances, you may need various services and interventions, such as psychotherapy, medicine, medical care, and group therapy, delivered in different settings.


The following are the three most popular outpatient rehab options: 


  • Will insurance cover drug and alcohol rehab?
    Private insurance is the most common and effective payment method for addiction treatment. It can pay for a significant number, if not all, of your rehabilitation appointments. Thanks to the efforts by private lobbyists and the government, rehabilitation for drug and alcohol addiction is now a mandatory benefit under insurance after the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • Paying for addiction treatment
    Ways to Pay for Addiction Treatment Here are the five points for financing that might be helpful for your treatment: ​ 1. Insurance 2. Self-Pay or Payment plan 3. Loan or second mortgage 4. Funding or Scholarships 5. Family Insurance ​ If a person has some benefits, they can use them for treatment and take advantage of insurance. If you use health insurance providers so that you can recover yourself from addiction because they collect payment regularly or they have scheduled their income as well. Self-Pay ​ The second method is self-pay, and in this method, you can pay for treatment in lump sums or months and create a payment plan so that you can pay weekly, monthly, or whatever you choose the way to treat. Loan ​ The third method to pay is a loan. You can take a loan or a second mortgage from those homeowners. Funding or Scholarships ​ If you do some research, then you can find a lot of funding or scholarships for you that are available to you there. Family The last method to pay is family. Your family can help you financially with your treatment. There are many options available for you as a key for financial assistance so that you can choose one of these methods for addiction treatment.
  • Will I lose my job if I go to rehab?
    Employees who get treatment for addiction while still at work are protected by the ADA and other laws like the MHPAEA, the ACA, and the Family Medical Leave Act, which all work together to make them eligible to return to work after the treatment.
  • How much does addiction treatment cost?
    Depending on your needs, treatment options for addiction vary from extensive medical detox to inpatient (or residential) care plans to less intensive outpatient ones. If your addiction is chronic or you are also grappling with a dual diagnosis, then long-term care at a residential facility is often the best option; but it is more costly. It's even more expensive when your situation necessitates the consultation of many specialists and the administration of costly drugs.
  • When is it time to go to rehab?
    Many believe that a person does not need to go to rehab, even if they struggle with the most severe addiction withdrawal symptoms. Still, studies show that last year almost 100,000 people died in the United States due to substance use disorder or overdoses. As 22 million people are suffering from addiction to either drugs or alcohol, there is a need to talk about this subject more casually. Many people don’t go to rehab because they feel ashamed of being addicted. There is a need to make them realize that no one can judge them if they see any symptoms; they should decide to visit a rehab as soon as possible.

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Dr. Williams presently serves on the board of Directors for two non-profit service organizations. He holds a Master’s degree in Human Services from Lincoln University, Philadelphia, Pa, and a Ph.D. with a concentration in Clinical Psychology from Union Institute and University. In Cincinnati, Ohio. He is licensed to practice addictions counseling in both New Jersey and Connecticut and has a pending application as a practicing Psychologist in New Jersey.

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OP Therapy Programs

Before commencing outpatient treatment, please inquire about the therapy options available and ensure you feel at ease with them. Pharmacological treatment, talk therapy, or a mix of the two are the standard features of outpatient treatments. However, behavioral therapy is a prominent treatment strategy since it teaches you essential skills to help you manage your addiction. Among the most critical behavioral treatment strategies include:


Contingency management is the appositive


Positive reinforcements encourage good conduct, such as adhering to treatment plans, attending therapy sessions, or taking prescription medicine as directed. Voucher-based systems are the most common, in which rewards accrue over time due to good conduct. These coupons may be used for various goods and services in the future.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Relapse prevention is the goal of this treatment, which teaches you about the causes and effects of your drug usage. Training on identifying when you're most susceptible to drug usage is provided through this program. CBT  teaches you to apply your newly acquired coping skills to fight your addiction.

Motivational Interviewing

This kind of therapy aids you in exploring and resolving your doubts regarding the treatment you're receiving. Addiction rehabilitation and self-motivation are the goals of this program.

Psychological Counseling

Individual psychotherapy focuses on reducing drug use and addressing challenging situations in one's life, such as employment status, criminal dealings, and familial connections. On the other hand, group therapy may be beneficial in a community context since it allows for peer support and interaction. Group treatment is often based on 12-step programs like NA and AA.

Pros of outpatient treatment

Pros of Outpatient Treatments

Many individuals have found success in overcoming their addictions via outpatient treatment. The following are the advantages of outpatient programs over an inpatient level of care:


Because each rehab center offers various services and facilities, they all have varying prices. On the other hand, outpatient therapy is often far less expensive than residential treatment since fewer amenities and service hours are used. You are not confined to a facility throughout your treatment.


When in an OP, a patient must report to the rehab facility at certain times and days. Thus, they enjoy more freedom than patients receiving rehabilitation in a residential setting.

Ability to See Family

An outpatient treatment program allows you to stay at home and contact your loved ones. Many people benefit greatly from the care and encouragement they get from their families throughout recovery. Besides, It also helps a person continue to care for their family members, such as children and other vulnerable relatives, for whom they cannot find alternatives.


An outpatient recovery program has the following additional benefits:

  • The ability to keep a job or go to school.

  • Reduce the amount of time needed.

  • Enhanced liberty.

  • Continual assistance and direction.


You'll spend less each day, but you'll still be receiving addiction therapy. Engaging in other areas of your life while you're away from treatment is possible. It is a good choice if you have family members who need your attention or work that you can't quit for an extended time. With your family and friends nearby, you'll be able to get the help you need. In many cases, this might help repair family relationships and friendships that the effects of addiction have damaged.


There are numerous advantages to an outpatient program, but it isn't for everyone. Take a closer look at how these programs operate and how they could be helpful to you.

When Is Outpatient Rehab the Best Choice?

When is outpatient treatment the best choice?

Inpatient or residential therapy may be preferable if you have a severe alcohol or drug use disorder and a co-occurring mental disorder


On the other hand, outpatient rehabilitation is a viable alternative for you if:

  • Have an ASAM-defined mild to moderate level of addiction.

  • Have just completed residential treatment and needs a reduction in the intensity of care.

  • You can benefit from solid, dependable assistance from family and friends.

  • You can't take time off from work to attend a rehabilitation facility.

  • You are unable to pay for inpatient care.


Keep in mind that every outpatient program is different. Some programs may include psychiatric therapy to help with mental health difficulties, while others may treat a primary drug abuse condition.

Choosing Between Inpatient & Outpatient Care

Choosing between inpatient and outpatient care

Before choosing between inpatient and outpatient therapy for drug or alcohol addiction, several considerations must be weighed. The severity of your drug addiction is one of the most significant factors. You may also be required to enroll in a particular program due to your insurance coverage. However, your selection may solely depend on your financial situation (affordability).


Some individuals do pretty well staying at home when it comes to treatment. For others, living in a residential facility provides the security, structure, and privacy they need. Much of this is influenced by where you choose to live.


Beginners to recovery sometimes need a break from their everyday routines and temptations to maintain abstinence. Residential therapy keeps you away from the things that make you vulnerable to relapse. That makes it simpler to maintain sobriety in the early stages of recovery. Another school of thought contends that everyday exposure to the actual world is essential for growing resilience in facing life's hardships.


Community support services must be used as an outpatient or intensive outpatient program (IOP). It helps create community ties and fosters support for the organization's future. Once you begin a residential recovery program, you will be cut off from your friends and family until the end of the treatment. This can be your best option for those needing to improve their coping and relationship-building abilities before socializing and community programming.


Residential or outpatient therapy depends mainly on the severity of your addiction. You may be ready to transition to an outpatient setting. However, physicians or therapists specializing in addiction therapy may send you to a residential treatment facility. Your drug or alcohol misuse interferes with your day-to-day activities, you have health issues, or you have been diagnosed with a co-occurring disorder. If so, you may be advised to seek residential treatment.

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The Bottom Line

Bottom line

People who require drug addiction therapy but cannot leave their jobs, schools, or other commitments for a residential rehab facility might benefit significantly from outpatient programs.


The treatment centers that provide outpatient recovery programs are as distinctive as their services. But most give a defined number of hours of therapy and instruction daily. Although these programs are adaptable, their effectiveness depends on the individual's commitment to rehabilitation.

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