Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient Program Treatment designed to meet the needs of individuals who suffer from a substance use disorder and would like weekly counseling, but don't need Intensive Outpatient or Residential care. The program provides one on one counseling weekly and weekly group meetings in a supportive group setting. Participants attend for usually twelve to sixteen weeks.


This level of care is appropriate for those who have moderate to severe alcohol and or substance abuse issues and those who are experiencing high-stress life circumstances that make it more difficult to cope with urges and cravings to use substances. Abstaining from alcohol and drug use is just the beginning of the healing and recovery process.

Services include:

• Intake assessment and evaluation
• Individualized plan of care
• Group therapy
• Individual therapy (one on one counseling)
• Family involvement
• Continuing care planning and referral


The Outpatient program is for those individuals who are able and willing to commit to a structured program that requires regular attendance and active participation.

Intensive Outpatient

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed to meet the needs of individuals who suffer from a substance use disorder and need more than weekly counseling, but don't need residential care. The program provides monitoring several times a week in a supportive group setting.


The group meets three or more days a week mornings and or afternoons. Participants attend for four to twelve weeks.


This level of care is appropriate for those who have moderate to severe alcohol and or substance abuse issues requiring monitoring and stabilization, those who are experiencing high stress life circumstances that make it more difficult to cope with urges and cravings to use substances, and those who have not been able to stabilize their substance use in a traditional outpatient setting.


Services include:
• Intake assessment and evaluation
• Individualized plan of care
• Group therapy
• Individual therapy (one on one counseling)
• Family involvement
• Continuing care planning and referral

The Intensive Outpatient program is for those individuals who are able and willing to commit to a structured program that requires regular attendance and active participation. We understand that each person in this program comes with very diverse issues and problems. We are sensitive to everyone’s needs, personality, communication style, readiness to change and personal preferences. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that takes into consideration these preferences within the structure and guidelines of the intensive outpatient treatment program.


Conducted in Intensive Outpatient Treatment


Psycho educational groups:
These groups provide a supportive environment in which clients learn about substance dependence and its consequences. These time-limited groups may be initiated at the beginning of treatment.

• Low-key rather than emotionally intense environment.
• Rational problem-solving mechanisms to alter dysfunctional beliefs and thinking patterns.
• Various forms of relapse prevention and skills training. Didactic components often are supplemented by videos or slides to accommodate different learning styles.

Skills-development groups:
These groups offer clients the opportunity to practice specific behaviors in the safety of the treatment setting. Common types of skills training include:
• Drug or alcohol refusal training. Clients act out scenarios in which they are invited to use substances and roles play their responses.
• Relapse prevention techniques. Using relapse prevention materials, clients analyze one another's personal triggers and high-risk situations for substance use and determine ways to manage or avoid them.
• Assertiveness training. Clients learn the differences among assertive, aggressive, and passive behaviors and practice being assertive in different situations.
• Stress management. Clients identify situations that cause stress and learn a variety of techniques to respond to stress.

Support groups (e.g., process-oriented recovery groups)


Members focus on immediate issues and on:
• Pragmatic ways to change negative thinking, emotions, and behavior
• Tolerating or resolving conflict without resorting to violence or substance use

Additional  Services and Programs

At LifeWorks! extended alcohol and drug recovery programs, Relapse Prevention, Personal Development and Family Support counseling, IPN (Impaired Program for Nurses) approved Program for Nurses are also available.  

We also offer DUI required outpatient treatment.

LifeWorks! EAP Plus


Employee Assistance, drug-free workplace and employee wellness testing program.

LifeWorks!’ Employee Assistance Program is confidential counseling and alcohol/drug testing services for employees with personal problems that affect their work performance. EAP’s are designed to deal with alcohol and drug abuse at the workplace also to reduce risks, cut costs, and enhance employee productivity.

LifeWorks! offer our EAP Plus program with fee-for-service contracts or employee self-pay with discounted fees. Our program is designed so that when the employer contracts directly with LifeWorks! they are paying only when the service is used.

Community Sentencing Program by Lifeworks Substance Abuse Services. We provide rehabilitation services to defendants charged with drug and alcohol-related offenses. The program’s objective is to provide an alternative to jail time for charges like DUI, possession and other drug-related charges. Drug Court has proven to be a successful alternative to incarceration but, unfortunately many offenders may not qualify, our aim is to fill that need.


Community Sentencing Program with a conditional suspended sentence.
If the suspended sentence is conditional, the judge can hold off from either imposing or executing the punishment so long as the defendant fulfills the condition of the suspension. Conditions can include enrolling in a substance abuse program and not committing any further crimes. If the conditions aren’t met, the judge can then either impose or execute a sentence.
An offender will be subject to strict conditions. A breach of a community sentence can trigger an instant prison sentence. Offenders given a community sentence must also abide by strict curfews or prohibitions on who they can meet or what they can do. Those subject to drug rehabilitation orders face random testing for up to three years. Also, in order to successfully complete probation in the Community Sentencing Program an offender must move through three distinct phases of supervision and levels of care similar to Drug Court programs.


Lifeworks Community Sentencing Program includes:


Individual and Group Therapy
Relapse Prevention
Anger Management
Dual Diagnosis
Smart Recovery
12-Step Meetings on site
Aftercare Planning
Intensive Outpatient Programs
Court Liaison Representative
Alcohol and Drug testing and monitoring


Experienced Resource for Attorneys


We are committed to be a resource for attorneys, defendants and their family members throughout the recovery process. A Lifeworks staff member can serve as court liaison is the bridge between your law firm and the clinical staff to provide:


Progress reporting to the Department of Corrections, Therapeutic progress reports, Drug testing results, Aftercare plans, and any additional information required by the court

We provide individualized treatment plans specifically tailored to the individual with an emphasis on gaining the tools necessary to overcome addiction to drugs or alcohol and becoming a productive member of the community.


Care for Clients, Accountability to Courts


Lifeworks Substance Abuse Services offers one of Southwest Florida’s most cost-effective treatment programs for drug and alcohol addiction. We are experienced in providing support for legal proceedings as well as throughout the lifelong recovery process. Our mission is to treat the individual and support the family, so everyone can return to a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Benefits of Working with Lifeworks Substance Abuse Services

Alternative to jail time for clients with drug and alcohol-related offenses
To assist in providing accurate information to the judges, probation officers and legal team
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) a minimum of nine clinical treatment hours per week
Affordability
Relapse prevention
Aftercare program and ongoing support
Licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families
Individualized treatment plans
Most insurance plans accepted
Conveniently located in Port Charlotte, Florida

It is all too often the case that when an individual is finally ready to recover from their life-threatening drug addiction and/or alcoholism, the funds have about run dry and the ability to pay for residential treatment services is just not there. Our fees are affordable and the level of care in clinical hours of the Intensive Outpatient Program is comparable to most residential treatment program requirements.


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Office # (941) 979-5023

Fax # (941) 979-5064

4678 Tamiami Trail #105, Port Charlotte, FL 33980, USA

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