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Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Outpatient Treatment Programs

CenterPointe Counseling and Recovery realizes that drug and/or alcohol addiction is a complex problem that can involve almost every aspect of an individual’s life: the family, at work and school, and in the community.

Because of addiction’s complexity and devastating consequences, treatment must involve many components, as no single treatment is appropriate for everyone. Matching treatment programs and services to an individual’s particular  needs is critical to their success.

Below you will find descriptions of the numerous proven program options offered through CenterPointe Counseling and Recovery.


Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for Substance Abuse


Sarasota Intensive Outpatient Program

Meets 3 days/9 hours per week.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 6:00-9:00 pm



Venice Intensive Outpatient Program

Meets 3 days/9 hours per week.

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday,  9:30am – 12:30pm


These programs are designed for those individuals that have been using drugs or alcohol and need frequent sessions to maintain abstinence. Some of our clients attend this program in an effort to gain control over their substance use problems before there becomes a need to go to an inpatient facility, while some of our clients attend this program as a step-down option following an inpatient stay.

During the client’s initial appointment or evaluation, we can help to assist and determine which type of program is most appropriate and if an inpatient option is necessary, we can make recommendations at that time. Our focus is on education, community building, and group therapy.

Groups are kept to an average of 8 members so all individuals get the focus needed for successful treatment. Family members, parents, and/or support persons are required to be involved in the individual’s treatment and are counseled as well to help their loved ones succeed.


Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program

Meets in Venice, 3 days/9 hours per week

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 12:30pm – 3:30pm

The Mental Health IOP is for people that do not have current substance abuse issues. This group is designed for those that are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma and need more support than just one or two (one hour) outpatient counseling sessions a week.

Substance Abuse Group Therapy (Outpatient)

Meets 1 Time Per Week

CenterPointe Counseling and Recovery offers various outpatient recovery skills support and therapy groups designed for those that have abused drugs and/or alcohol in the past, however are no longer using them. These groups include transitional groups for those that have completed the IOP program successfully; long-term recovery skills groups for those that have been able to maintain abstinence for a significant period of time and are working on long-term recovery skills; as well as groups focused on specific skills, topics, or themes.

Core Topics of Functional Recovery from Alcohol or Subustance Abuse

Our program prides itself on having therapeutic consistency and a set of Core Topics. While our treatment team addresses many other areas and specific needs, we have found the following set of Core Topics to be a representation of information that is important to every client. As a client at any of our office locations, you will have the opportunity to explore each of these topics while attending our program. We target each of these areas to restore each person to their optimal Functional State of Being.

  • 12-Step Meetings
  • Stages of Change
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • Post Acute Withdrawal Symptoms
  • Brain Chemistry of Addiction
  • Relapse Prevention Skills
  • Stress in Early Recovery
  • Spirituality
  • Moods and Feelings
  • Progression of the Disease
  • Steps One through Three
  • Cravings

Clinical Evaluations & Drug Screening

Clinical Evaluations: Each individual interested in beginning treatment with us will first be scheduled for a comprehensive biopsychosocial clinical evaluation by one of our qualified professionals. Upon completion of the evaluation, a treatment plan will be created between the individual and the counselor and/or referrals for appropriate ancillary services will be provided.


Drug Screening: All clients participating in any of our programs will be asked to submit to random drug screening. We use drug screening methods and laboratories that provide us with detailed information on multiple substances including levels of each substance found in the sample


Individual, Couples & Family Therapy

Individuals can seek individual therapy sessions at any time during treatment. Those seeking treatment are assigned a counselor who will develop a treatment plan individualized to their specific needs. The frequency of visits per week will vary based on the individual’s needs and will be determined by them and their counselor. Individual appointments can be scheduled either during the day or in the evening to meet scheduling needs.

In addition to our family program offered as part of the IOP, family therapy sessions are provided as individualized family therapy for the specific client and their family members. These appointments will be made as requested by the client, family, or counselor during the day or evening hours. Family therapy appointments can be made for any type of family members, i.e. parents and child, spouses or loved ones.

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