Outpatient Services as a Starting Point or Step Down
Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center's Outpatient Services may be appropriate as a starting point for care for patients with less severe alcohol or drug dependency.
AARC's Outpatient Services are also specifically structured as a graduated step-down for patients who have completed higher level treatment such as PHP or IOP, and who are continuing to meet their treatment goals. A patient who is appropriate for Outpatient Services is motivated and committed to their recovery program, including following the recommendations of their care plan, attending 12-step or Celebrate Recovery meetings and working the steps with their sponsor.
While these individuals have demonstrated that they're ready for a less structured level of care, they benefit from ongoing support as they put new skills to the test in the world outside of treatment. By staying in regular contact with the clinical team, individuals in recovery can receive guidance, advice and immediate help should they feel at risk of relapse.
In group therapy and the Continuing Care/Aftercare Group, individuals also create friendships and build bonds with other individuals who are committed to sobriety and their faith. These healthy, sober friendships are an important source of support for years to come.