Bridging the Gap Family Services Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Services program focuses on adolescents and adults between the ages of 12 to 65, who demonstrate medical needs necessity, who have been diagnosed with substance Abuse disorders and/or co- occurring disorders, who do not require the intensive level of care as inpatient, residential or partial hospitalization services, but require more intensive services than outpatient services provide.

A comprehensive assessment of the client is completed and an Individual Service Plan (ISP) is established to address individual and family needs. Bridging the Gap Family Services Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Services provides close collaboration with other involved providers to optimize service. Treatment is structured, goal oriented; solution focused, and utilizes best practice modalities. Each client receives a minimum of three (3) hours of service per week. The exact number of hours (6 to 19 for children/adolescents, and 9 to 19 for adults) is dictated by the person-centered Individual Service Plan (ISP).

Admission Criteria

  • The individual has no signs or symptoms of withdrawal, or withdrawal needs can be safely managed.

  • Biomedical problems are stable or are being addressed concurrently and will not interfere with treatment.

  • If emotional, behavioral or cognitive conditions are present, individual must be admitted to either a co-occurring capable or co-occurring enhanced program.

  • Individual requires structured therapy and a programmatic milieu to promote treatment progress and recovery because motivational interventions at another level of care (Level 1) have failed; OR individual’s perspective inhibits their ability to make behavioral changes without repeated, structured, clinically directed motivational interventions.

  • Individual is experiencing an intensification of symptoms of the substance-related disorder despite participation in a less intensive level of treatment or there is a high likelihood that the individual will continue to Abuse or relapse to Abuse without close outpatient monitoring and structured therapeutic services.

  • Individual’s continued exposure to current school, work, or living environment will render recovery unlikely; OR individual lacks skills, social contacts, has unsupportive social contacts that jeopardize recovery.

  • Individuals must be between the ages of 12 and 65 years old.

  • Individuals must be willing to participate in service.