Programs and Services

Programs and Services at Strive

 

Strive provides a wide range of trauma-informed treatment programs and services for Substance Use Disorder and co-occurring mental health conditions that address the multi-level needs of our clients.

Developed by Industry Thought Leaders

Strive’s trauma-informed, client-centered approach to treatment, developed by the Strive team under the supervision of Dr. Robert L. Pyles and Dr. John Rodolico in collaboration with some of the most highly regarded professionals in the field of Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Mental Health, incorporates cognitive behavioral techniques and other skill building interventions found in evidence-based practices such as Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Twelve Step Facilitation (TSF), but goes deeper to provide holistic treatment for trauma (Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)) and the root causes of clients’ addictions and disorders to effectively treat clients suffering from addiction or co-occurring disorders. (to learn more about the Strive Clinical Approach Click Here).

Substance Use Disorder and Co-Occurring Mental Health Treatment Programs at Strive

Strive’s trauma-informed clinical programs are designed to be flexible in terms of treatment intensity, frequency, focus and progression to ensure we provide each client the therapeutic environment, treatment, recovery support and prevention services that reflects his/her severity, level of function, progress in treatment and individual needs, preferences and values.

All services at Strive are provided by an interdisciplinary team of highly-trained mental health and addiction treatment clinical staff dedicated to providing you with an array of services, structure, and support to empower you to achieve and sustain recovery, while also exploring personal issues, and learning to live sober.

Together, we seek to chart a path toward your recovery and well-being that is best for you.

Strive Centers offer the following programs:

  • Structured Intensive Outpatient Program (Our Structured Intensive Outpatient Program utilizes an array of structured individual and group counseling sessions to provide you with education, support, structure and therapy to help you address critical issues in early sobriety, learn relapse prevention, coping and drug refusal skills, explore personal issues, and learn how to achieve sustained abstinence and live healthy, self-directed lives)
    • Phase 1: Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
    • Phase 2: Relapse Prevention Program (RPP)
    • Phase 3: Ongoing Recovery Support (ORS)
  • Outpatient Services (OP) (Outpatient Services at Strive provide individual and group therapy focusing on drug and alcohol abuse, including related family and vocational issues, relapse triggers, and coping skills)
  • Early Intervention Services (EIS) (Strive counselors work with organizations, employers, adults, teens, and their families to provide assessments, education and skills to at-risk individuals who do not meet diagnostic criteria for substance use disorder to proactively address addiction concerns)

Strive offers population-specific addiction and mental health programming designed to best serve certain populations and achieve successful, long-term recovery. Strive offers specialized programming for:

  • Veteran & First Responder Outpatient Services
  • Members of the LGBTQ Community and their families
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse and their families

1.1 Structured Intensive Outpatient Program (SIOP)

Our Structured Intensive Outpatient Program utilizes an array of structured individual and group counseling sessions to provide you with education, support, structure and therapy to help you address critical issues in early sobriety, learn relapse prevention, coping and drug refusal skills, explore personal issues, and learn how to achieve sustained abstinence and live healthy, self-directed lives.

Who is it for?

Our Structured Intensive Outpatient Program is designed for individuals who do not require 24-hour care, yet would benefit from more structure than is available in traditional outpatient treatment. Our program provides the opportunity for clients to maintain their daily life and responsibilities in the real world, continue to live at home or in a residential care setting, and remain employed. By continuing to be a member of the community, our clients receive treatment services in a supportive outpatient community while experiencing the stresses, pressures and situations of everyday life. Clients have the opportunity to apply the principles learned in treatment to everyday life activities and build the resilience needed in order to achieve sustained abstinence and live healthy, self-directed lives.

Recovery in the Real World

Our program is specifically designed to help you learn how to apply what you have learned in treatment to the “real world”, prepare you for the realities and potential relapse triggers you can expect in life outside of treatment, examine real scenarios you and other clients are facing in everyday lives, and incorporate different aspects of the community into treatment to educate you about the valuable support services available, build strong ties to the community, and enhance recovery.

What is the program like?

Strive’s trauma-informed clinical programs are designed to be flexible in terms of treatment intensity, frequency, focus and progression to ensure we provide each client the therapeutic environment, treatment, recovery support and prevention services that reflects his/her severity, level of function, progress in treatment and individual needs, preferences and values. Our goal is for you to receive the optimal treatment in the most competent, efficient, and effective ways possible.

Our Structured Intensive Outpatient Program is broken down into three phases:

  • Phase 1: Instensive Outpatient (IOP)
  • Phase 2: Relapse Prevention Program (RPP)
  • Phase 3: Ongoing Recovery Support (ORS)

Structured Intensive Outpatient Program (SIOP)

Most Acute

Highest Cost

Least Acute

Highest Cost

Phase 1:

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)

Phase 2:

Relapse Prevention Program (RPP)

Phase 3:

Ongoing Recovery Support

 

(*Depending on client needs, placement into one of our specialized programs that address specific issues as it relates to relapse, abstinence and recovery may be indicated).

Hightlights of our Structured Outpatient Program Include

  • 3-Phased Approach
  • Programming 3-5 days per week
  • Day, evening, and weekend hours
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Motivational Enhancement, Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy and 12-Step Approaches
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Family counseling (when appropriate)
  • Relapse prevention, coping skills, and drug refusal skills training
  • Recovery Life Skills (i.e. financial literacy, job security)
  • Nutrition for Recovery
  • Mindfulness
  • Addiction & Co-Occurring Education

Strive Health Stuctured Instensive Outpatient Program Outline

Strive Health Structured Intensive Outpatient Program Outline

Phase 1:

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)

Phase 2:

Relapse Prevention Program (RPP)

Phase 3:

Ongoing Recovery Support

Strive’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is the most intensive structured outpatient phase where clients are provided with education, support, structure and therapy in order to address critical issues in early sobriety and achieve sustained abstinence. It is during the IOP phase that a stable pattern of physical health is established, sober coping and drug refusal skills are developed, and an understanding of the nature of addiction as a disease and the effects the disease has on family and personal growth and development are learned. Sessions address early sobriety issues, relapse prevention and coping skills training, motivational enhancement, drug refusal skills training, and other individual and group therapy modules depending on the individual’s treatment plan.

Phase 1:

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)

Phase 2:

Relapse Prevention Program (RPP)

Phase 3:

Ongoing Recovery Support

Strive’s Relapse Prevention Program (RPP) can be a step-down phase after the client successfully completes their individualized treatment goals set forth in the Intensive Outpatient Program or if clinically appropriate upon admission. It is during the RPP phase that clients solidify abstinence by learning and practicing relapse prevention skills, improve emotional and interpersonal functioning, establish strong connections with the community and support groups, and pursue healthy community activities. Clients deal with ongoing issues in sobriety, internal problems and external stresses.

Phase 1:

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)

Phase 2:

Relapse Prevention Program (RPP)

Phase 3:

Ongoing Recovery Support

Strive’s Ongoing Recovery Support (ORS) program can be a step-down phase after the client successfully completes their individualized treatment goals set forth in the Relapse Prevention Program or if clinically appropriate upon admission. In ORS, the client completes a goal identification outline to help them take an inventory of where they have been and what they need to accomplish prior to completing treatment. We assist clients in overcoming sabotaging behaviors, learning how to move forward, and understanding how the impact of unresolved earlier life traumas affect their recovery efforts. Clients continue to work on these areas of personal conflict and incorporate the skills and sober coping mechanisms learned during the treatment process into their daily routine. As clients achieve realization of their goals at Strive, clients are again assessed for ongoing treatment needs.

1.2 Therapies and Services

Strive Centers offer the following therapies / service offerings

Treatment Services Offered

Service

Description

Screening and Assessment

With Strive, you will receive a confidential, comprehensive assessment provided by highly trained clinical staff. Strive counselors will work with you to understand your physical and psychological needs. They will then make appropriate recommendations for continued care. Recommendations may also include an alternate work or academic schedule, if applicable, to accommodate varying levels of need.

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling offers you an opportunity to develop a trusting relationship with one of our counselors, who will help you identify strengths and concerns, teach you recovery skills, and explore the root causes of your addiction. Strive clinical staff will oversee care, work with you to create a personalized treatment plan, and will make referrals to other service providers as needed. Individual counseling is offered as a stand-alone service, or in coordination with other services.

Group Counseling

Group counseling provides a setting in which members of a group learn to identify, understand, and express their feelings, build valuable interpersonal skills and gain support from others sharing similar circumstances, all under the guidance of a Strive counselor.

Family Counseling

Strive offers family counseling programs to you, your family and others who support you. These sessions provide the opportunity for everyone to learn about the recovery process and provide a platform where people can openly address their concerns under supervision of a Strive counselor. Family counseling provides the people who support you with the skills to assist your long-term recovery. Our family sessions are uniquely tailored to meet your and your family’s specific needs.

Couples Counseling

Addiction can put a strain on your relationships, especially with those closest to you. Our couples counseling provides a space in which you and your loved one can express yourselves openly, address your tensions and learn together how to approach your recovery. Under supervision of a Strive Counselor, these sessions are uniquely tailored to you.

Psychoeducation

Strive offers psychoeducation to clients, where a Strive counselor educates clients on substance abuse and chemical dependency so they understand both the underlying causes of addictive behaviors, and the biological, genetic, interpersonal and social contributors to the disease. Other topics may include recovery skills, medication, the role of trauma, relapse prevention and refusal techniques.

Medication Management

Medication, when clinically appropriate, has been shown to be beneficial in recovery. Strive offers Medication Management, where our trained medical team uses medication, when applicable, to ease cravings and withdrawal symptoms that might be present during the early recovery process. After a thorough assessment, Strive medical staff, in collaboration with the client, determines whether medication can assist in recovery, and continues to manage the process as the client’s needs change.

Interventions

The first step towards recovery can often be the most difficult. Strive offers Intervention services to assist in making this first step a reality. Our trained counselors will work with families and listen to clients to ensure a smooth transition to the appropriate level of care and treatment modality. Interventions include pre-intervention meetings with the referring parties, and can be scheduled at a place of the clients request or other venue.

Early Intervention Services

Sometimes, despite at-risk behavior, you may not meet the diagnostic criteria for treatment of substance use disorder. To help proactively address any potential addiction issues, however, Strive counselors will work with adults, teens, and their families to provide assessment, education and skills to overcome at-risk behaviors.

Level of Care Assessments / Referrals

When outpatient treatment does not meet the required level of care to achieve the best outcome, your Strive clinician will make referrals to other providers to ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatment approach. Evaluation of in-network as well as out-of-network insurance options will be assessed to provide an array of treatment modalities that will make the best use of available resources. Case management services can be provided to make this process easier for you.

1.3 Holistic Services Offered

Strive Centers offer additional options for clients who would like to expand their treatment to include holistic therapies to enhance their recovery. Strive Centers provide clients with a wide range of services to help treat the mind, body, and spirit and promote lasting recovery. Strive Centers may offer the following holistic services/therapies:

  • Vocational, Educational & Other Support Services
  • Supported Employement Services
  • Financial Management & Literacy
  • Spirituality Exploration
  • Meditation/Mindfulness
  • Art Therapy
  • Nutrition & Wellness Counseling
  • Fitness Activities
  • Yoga
  • Pain Management Services
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Care

* Holistic services offered at Strive Centers may require an additional fee and may be offsite in some instances.

1.4 Treatment Modalities

Descriptions of commonly used and studied treatment approaches that form the core of treatment for Strive Health's Structured Outpatient Programs are below:

Strive's Treatment Modalities Utilizes

Modality

Description

Motivational Approaches

Motivational Approaches, such as motivational interviewing and motivational enhancement therapy, is a collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person’s own motivation and commitment to change. Through empathic listening, counselors explore clients’ attitudes toward substance abuse and treatment, supporting past successes and encouraging problem-solving strategies. These approaches are client centered and goal driven and encourage client self-sufficiency.

Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based psychosocial intervention that seeks to modify harmful beliefs and maladaptive behaviors, and help patients recognize, avoid, and cope with the situations in which they are most likely to misuse drugs.

12-Step Facilitation

The 12-Step Facilitation approach helps clients achieve abstinence and understand the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-Step groups through group counseling, homework assignments, and psychoeducation. The 12-Step approach emphasizes cognitive, behavioral, spiritual, and health aspects of recovery and is effective with many different types of clients.

Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)

Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) is a trauma-informed approach to the delivery of behavioral health services that realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for healing; recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in staff, clients, and others involved with the system; and responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, practices, and settings.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that is effective in treating a wide range of disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and eating disorders.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.

Strive Health’s Structured Outpatient programs modify and blend multiple treatment approaches.

1.5 Strive's Clinical Approach

Strive’s trauma-informed, client-centered approach to treatment, developed by the Strive team under the supervision of Dr. Robert L. Pyles and Dr. John Rodolico in collaboration with some of the most highly regarded professionals in the field of Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Mental Health, incorporates cognitive behavioral techniques and other skill building interventions found in evidence-based practices such as Enhancement Therapy (MET), Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Twelve Step Facilitation (TSF), but goes deeper to provide holistic treatment for trauma (Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)) and the root causes of clients’ addictions and disorders to effectively treat clients suffering from addiction or co-occurring disorders.

The foundation of Strive’s proprietary, clinically driven treatment model is set on three key clinical pillars:

  1. Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) (Strive’s approach to care includes a theoretical and “real world” understanding of trauma and an awareness of the impact it can have across settings, services, and populations, including the dynamics and impact of trauma on the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Strive strives to create a trauma-sensitive culture by demonstrating, through consumer empowerment, program design, and direct care, an understanding of the relationships among trauma, substance abuse, and mental illness)
  2. micro-MACRO™ Integrated Treatment (mMIT) (Strive’s innovative “micro-MACRO” Integrated Treatment (mMIT) approach to care is to inspire clients to change by helping them think about and frame their lives, their substance use issues, and their mental health issues in terms of (i) themselves as an individual (micro); (ii) their family, professional and social environments (Meso); and (iii) the communities where they live or are involved with (MACRO). The mMIT approach helps clients with substance use and co-occurring issues get more out of their life and reach their full potential as an active, beneficial member of their family, professional and social environments and their community.
  3. RealWorld™ Recovery (RWR) (Strive developed the concept of RealWorld Recovery in order to ensure that all clinical programming and treatment provided at Strive helps individuals in recovery maintain their life in the “real world” as they rebuild healthy, self-directed lives, reach their full potential and achieve long-lasting outcomes. Strive’s clinical team utilizes RealWorld Recovery in two key ways: (i) it is incorporated into all of Strive’s clinical programming; and (ii) is a standalone group session (RealWorld Recovery Group) that clients are required to attend independent of their diagnosis or treatment progress.)

The 3 clinical pillars of the Strive RealWorld Model work in tandem to allow Strive’s programs and services to provide trauma-informed and individualized outpatient treatment that empowers our clients to work with their carefully selected interdisciplinary team of appropriately credentialed mental health and addiction treatment professionals to develop an individualized treatment plan, receive effective and compassionate care, and provide them with the guidance and tools to help them better understand and manage symptoms, strengthen resilience, and improve health going forward.

1.6 Why Choose Strive?

Strive Health is committed to providing the highest quality addiction and co-occurring integrated treatment that provides each individual the opportunity to achieve long-lasting recovery.

Here are a few ways Strive is different:

  • Treatment Designed for the Real World
  • Unique Settings That Inspire Growth
  • Highly Trained, Elite and Compassionate Staff
  • Indiviualized and Client-Centered Care
  • Use of Proven, Eveidence-Based Modalities of Treatment
  • Trauma-Informed CAre That Adresses the Whole Person
  • Distinguished Medical & Clinical Leadership
  • Devoted and Inclusive Therapeutic Community
  • Commitment to You and Your Family
  • Lifetime Parterns in Care
  • Convenient, Affordable, High Quality Care
  • Comprehensive and Specialized Treatment Offerings