Adult Outpatient Services
Our Adult Outpatient Service provides substance use and co-occurring mental health treatment for individuals living and working in the community. Individuals with addiction problems are helped to learn to live without mind-altering substances through treatment, which increases coping skills and focuses on changed behavior. The approach to care is strength-based and solution-focused, with the goal of developing skills and enhancing health. Treatment services are provided by professional, culturally sensitive staff. To accommodate varying schedules, services are offered during day and evening hours. Treatment includes assessment, group treatment, psycho-educational sessions, and case management support for individuals with substance abuse, mental health disorders and co-occurring disorders. Medication management services may also be offered to those who are actively engaged in treatment.
Admission to our Outpatient Recovery Service is designed to help when people are ready for care. We offer assessments daily using an Open Access walk-in model. No appointment is necessary, those in need may just walk in Monday through Friday from 12:00 – 3:00 pm.
Adult Outpatient services utilize a variety of evidence-based interventions and psycho-educational support at varying levels. The program is based in Waterbury and offers differing levels of care, from outpatient services, where a client may meet with a provider weekly in group therapy to, Intensive Outpatient support, where the intensity and frequency require group and individual support up to 5 days per week, based on the need of each client.
The Adult Outpatient program has developed a unique Open Access process, where clinical staff, case managers and medical staff work collaboratively to ensure a thorough and need-based clinical evaluation is conducted. This process allows for a triage function that ensures clients are being provided with as many services as needed and sets the stage for individualized treatment planning and aftercare planning from day one. This model also provides support for those seeking services outside of the scope of practice offered at Wellmore and provides a support network for those needing a higher level of care, such as inpatient support.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides treatment services for those who struggle with co-occurring issues of substance abuse and mental health. It consists of 3 hours of treatment per day, up to 5 days per week, for individuals who require a concentrated treatment level, including:
• Educational Sessions
• Individual Counseling (as warranted)
• Anger Management Support
• Family Involvement
• Medication Management (as warranted)
• Drug Testing and Harm Reduction Support
• Relapse Prevention Programming
• Co-occurring Programming
• Early Intervention Groups
• Women’s & Men’s Trauma Groups
• Evidence-based practice (EBP) groups (i.e., CBT, DBT, Seeking Safety)
• Emerging Adult Therapy Groups (Ages 18-24)
• Mental Health Groups
• Spanish Speaking Groups
In response to the opioid crisis, Wellmore initiated a partnership with a local Federally Qualified Health Center, StayWell Health Center, to establish the OASIS program. OASIS is a program of StayWell which is located within the Wellmore adult outpatient addiction recovery site at 402 East Main Street in Waterbury. OASIS is a joint effort between the two organizations designed to provide Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the form of Suboxone to individuals who have become addicted to opioids (heroin, Percocet, OxyContin, etc.) and are having difficulty stopping use. Specially trained Wellmore medical and clinical staff is assigned to OASIS which combines this Medication-Assisted Treatment with robust clinical group interventions, community support, and aftercare to offer clients a chance to stop using.
Clients are screened and evaluated to determine their treatment needs and the best match to a treatment program. Once a client is evaluated and determined to be eligible and appropriate for OASIS, an individualized treatment plan is developed. Typically treatment will include multiple components and be provided in four phases: Induction, Stabilization, Maintenance, and Transition to community recovery. Treatment components are matched to client needs and preferences and may include medication management, intensive outpatient therapy, group therapy, and case management.
The Adult Outpatient Program (AOP) offers a comprehensive network of services designed to address a client’s experience of interruption in daily functioning. Outpatient services have been constructed to provide treatment and care for those who are living and working in the community. The approach to treatment includes a specialized, tiered, and individualized referral process designed to be as accessible as possible for clients seeking treatment, and for collaborators involved in the referral and treatment process.
Groups are offered in Spanish and English and can be gender-specific as necessary. There are co-educational groups that focus on the integration of practical skills to address substance abuse. Group topics include Early Intervention, Risk Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Relapse Prevention, Anger Management, and Co-Occurring Disorders. Groups utilize an evidence-based curriculum and encourage meaningful participation from all attendees. They are offered in the following modalities:
Individual, Couple’s and Family Treatment (as warranted)
Women’s & Men’s Trauma Groups