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Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient care is designed for individuals who need addiction treatment services while living at home or in one of our supportive living apartments. Outpatient care, including Level One, allows you to incorporate treatment into your life while still attending school, maintaining employment or staying connected to family.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Fairbanks offers outpatient MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) services for patients who require ongoing medication. You or your loved one will receive support and prescription guidance from our staff of doctors and nurses. Because research shows that medication is most effective when combined with counseling, we require involvement in programming if receiving medication through our physicians.

Fairbanks medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program uses the following medication:

  • Suboxone, which contains buprenorphine and naloxone, to help patients achieve recovery from opioid addiction.
  • Vivitrol, a non-addictive once-a-month injection of naltrexone, for treatment of opioid addiction in patients who have not used opioids for 7 to 14 days.
  • Sublocade, an injection of buprenorphine that is indicated for the treatment of opioid addiction and that is released in the body in a controlled manner over a one-month period.

Partial Hospitalization (PHP)
For medically stable individuals who live in a supportive environment and have access to reliable transportation, the Partial Hospitalization Program is comparable to inpatient care, but allows a patient to return home nightly. The individual goes through intense rehabilitation treatment during the day, and involvement in a 12-step recovery group is emphasized.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Requiring group therapy several days or evenings per week, the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides flexibility and structure to patients. Education is offered to individuals and their families through special weekly family programming. Individuals are expected to participate in a 12-step recovery group, and special groups are available for chronic relapse patients.

Origins: Treating Women With Trauma and Addiction
This treatment curriculum addresses trauma in female patients that’s co-occurring with addiction disorders and is part of Fairbanks’ whole continuum of care. Evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Seeking Safety and yoga are utilized. A men’s specialized trauma curriculum is under development.

Level One
Level One Outpatient Therapy Groups meet one hour weekly for 12 weeks. Frequency and duration may be adjusted to meet you or your loved one’s needs. The group’s focus is substance abuse treatment and associated issues that cause moderate impairment in the individual’s life. Treatment goals will address lifestyle, attitudinal and behavioral issues that are interfering with functioning or recovery. Care management and groups will be led by a master’s-prepared clinician who is credentialed through our contracted payers. This program is based on the Patient Placement Criteria for the treatment of substance disorders by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

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