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The famed 19th-century psychologist and philosopher, William James, once said that “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.” For those of us in the mental health care and recovery field, this concept remains crucial. It is also what guides our mission here at the Phoenix Recovery Center as we transition our clients through their treatment journey to outpatient care.

Many people outside the realm of addiction and mental health care may not understand the variations and levels of treatment that the industry has to offer. The misconception still exists that an individual “goes away to treatment, and comes back ‘fixed.’” This of course is not the case, and it is for the better that it is not. There is no growth in a “quick fix.” However, there is growth in transitional recovery, which often includes general outpatient care.

What is Outpatient Care?

Outpatient care is where individuals receive therapy, counseling, and other necessary interventions while living at home or in a non-residential setting. Unlike inpatient care, which involves staying at a treatment facility for an extended period, outpatient care allows individuals to go about their daily routines, such as attending work or school, while receiving the necessary support for their addiction or mental health concerns. Many individuals who start in inpatient care will continue with outpatient care as they transition back into their day-to-day lives.

In outpatient care, individuals typically visit a treatment center or clinic at scheduled times for therapy sessions, group meetings, medication management, and other services tailored to their needs. The frequency and duration of these visits vary depending on the individual and their path to recovery. 

The Importance of Getting the Client the Right Care, Right Away

When it comes to connecting with a recovery center, it is of course crucial to connect to one that has all of the care options for a client as they progress in their journey. Yes, of course, it is critical to get a client to a center that has the means to treat their immediate needs, but what happens when they are ready for the next step?

For example, if a client is struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD) and needs to be connected to a clinical detox, it is best to get them to a treatment center that offers detox. Additionally, it is helpful if the treatment center also provides the next steps following detox, such as an inpatient program that includes psychotherapy, group therapy, and recovery meetings.

By connecting with a treatment center that focuses on transitional recovery, both mental health professionals and clients can maintain focus on their primary goals instead of the next treatment center they are going to have to contact. Ultimately, beginning with the long-term in mind makes the journey much smoother for everyone involved, the most important being the client.

The Importance of Transitional Care at the Phoenix Recovery Center

Here at the Phoenix Recovery Center, we do not see our clients by their diagnosis or by what is simply written on their charts. Yes, of course, these things are important, but what we mean is that we painstakingly take the time to connect with our client’s medical history, back story, current needs, and future goals. This includes connecting and working with, their current mental health care and clinical providers.

One of the great benefits of what we can offer here at the Phoenix Recovery Center is how we can take on clients at any stage of their needs and help them progress from there. As previously mentioned, for clients that need the most care we have great inpatient treatment programs. We also have an outstanding intensive outpatient program (IOP) for mental health, and an intensive outpatient drug rehab program for addiction and drug rehab. Our IOPs are perfect for our clients that are ready to transition from inpatient treatment to greater independence outside of the treatment facility.

Then for our clients that are in a more stable condition, we have an array of individualized outpatient plans. These work for both new clients, as well as for our alumni that are ready for that phase of their recovery journey.

Outpatient Care Options

There are two levels of outpatient care that we offer here at the Phoenix Recovery Center. We have both an IOP and general outpatient care experience.

Our IOP is highly beneficial for those in our care that need more attention and assistance on the clinical level. Most of our clients that go through our inpatient program will also benefit from our IOP.

Now, for our alumni that are ready to comfortably begin integrating back into their careers, their family lives, and their external personal interests, we have our general outpatient care program. This program allows our clients to safely and responsibly resume their day-to-day lives while also staying closely connected to their recovery plan. Also, this is where our clients and their referring mental health care providers really begin to see the benefits of connecting with a recovery center that can offer treatment plans that cover the beginning to the long term.

The Benefits of Connecting Individuals to the Phoenix Recovery Center

There is another one of William James’ maxims that we embody here at the Phoenix Recovery Center. That is, “Let everything you do be done as if it makes a difference.”

Yes, that is what we do here. We make a difference, and we do so one client at a time. Here, we value the prosperous trajectory of our clients above all else. This is why we start their recovery journey with their successful future at the forefront of our minds. 

Regardless of where we begin, our goal is long-term recovery. If you would like to discuss how we can best help you or a loved one, please call The Phoenix Recovery Center today at (801) 438-3185.

The Phoenix Recovery Center
489 W. South Jordan Pkwy
Suite 400
South Jordan, UT