Outpatient Rehab Program

RCA wants your treatment to work for your life.  We are now offering both in-person and telehealth options for Outpatient treatment. We are here for you 24/7, so call today to learn more and schedule a same day assessment.

What is Outpatient Rehab?

Recovery Centers of America understands that recovery is an ongoing journey that is taken one day at a time. Recovery Centers of America offers services and support and will be by your side for every phase of your personal recovery journey. Whether you have completed detoxification or inpatient treatment and are pursuing outpatient treatment, are looking to start your recovery in outpatient treatment, or your current outpatient treatment is not ideal and you need a change, Recovery Centers of America’s Outpatient drug and alcohol treatment can provide the help you need for long-term recovery.

Outpatient treatment can be an effective environment for many individuals striving to overcome drug and alcohol addiction. It is a critical stage of support following a stay in inpatient rehab treatment, as it helps individuals commit to and achieve recovery goals while transitioning back to home and work life. RCA knows making this transition with the right type of support is essential for long-term recovery.

For some people, addiction may present real challenges that require treatment even if treatment away from home is not necessary. In these situations, outpatient treatment with RCA may be a critical intervention to gain or regain sobriety. RCA outpatient addiction treatment programs are a great way to establish and reinforce lifestyle changes to achieve and maintain sobriety.

Outpatient treatment programs come in a variety of forms and vary in terms of intensity. At all levels of outpatient care, RCA commits to making sure individuals receive group therapy and education, individual counseling, targeted skill-building, and guidance on building a safe, supportive network with others in recovery. Our services at RCA are comprehensive and designed to arm patients with the best tools to build and maintain a life free from drugs or alcohol.

Many of RCA’s outpatient treatment centers are licensed to provide treatment for co-occurring mental health conditions with substance abuse treatment. Having a dual focus enables us to flexibly meet the needs of individuals in treatment. Our therapists recognize that substance abuse, mental health conditions, and life stressors can affect each other, making individual issues worse and more difficult to overcome and manage. As a result, outpatient treatment at RCA is structured to assess and address all the needs of our patients.

Outpatient treatment allows patients to continue to honor day-to-day responsibilities with the ongoing support of a professional team to guide them in developing recovery skills, suitable to their real lives. At RCA we realize recovery takes place every day of your life and we work with you to set you up for success.

Recovery Centers of America offers both in-person and digital (via telehealth) outpatient services

Addiction doesn’t stop for anything—and neither does Recovery Centers of America. In an effort to further protect patients and staff members from COVID-19 exposure, Outpatient treatment services at RCA are now offered both via in-person at select locations to a limited number of patients per day and via telehealth. This means you can still get the same, evidence-based outpatient treatment from our beautiful facilities or from the comfort and convenience of your home. When transitioning from our inpatient care facilities these options allow you to stay engaged with the RCA family of professionals you have come to trust and the alumni peer group to which you belong.

With the addition of digital outpatient services, previous constraints to receiving care from Recovery Centers of America are no longer a barrier. Whether it is the distance to our sites, health concerns, transportation challenges, or other personal responsibilities holding you back, digital outpatient services from RCA are now available for you.  All you need is a smartphone, tablet, computer, or laptop. Learn more about how our telehealth services work here or get ready for a Webex meeting with these helpful set-up instructions.

No matter whether you choose in-person or digital outpatient services, you can be confident in the quality of care you’ll receive. With either choice, you will benefit from same-day assessments, flexibility in scheduling appointments, and the fact that treatment is affordable because RCA is in-network with most major insurance plans.

Outpatient Treatment at RCA Includes:

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)**

RCA’s partial hospitalization level of care is designed to transition patients from inpatient to outpatient levels of care. It also is sometimes used for individuals who require treatment in a highly structured setting, due to their high risk for continued substance use, but who may not be experiencing withdrawal, or who may have other significant barriers to care in an inpatient setting. At RCA, PHP patients meet daily for 6 hours a day, 5 days per week, for interactive support and skill-building relating to the management of triggers, ongoing challenges, increasing recovery skills and tools, and continuing to build a foundation for meaningful, fulfilling, long-term recovery. Our evidence-based treatment techniques and alternative therapies, led by experienced clinicians, are designed as intensive support for those early days of return to the community, where restoring confidence and applying newly learned principles to real-life in recovery are critical. Similarly, these techniques can be applied to reducing an individual’s high-risk behaviors and allowing for continued care in the community.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)**

RCA’s intensive outpatient level of care typically consists of 3-hour group sessions, 3 days per week. The IOP curriculum is designed to develop skills to reduce potentially high-risk substance use, which if untreated could escalate. With IOP there is a heavy focus on learning to identify triggers, developing skills to manage difficult emotions and situations that may result in use or relapse. We also address other symptoms and disorders (for example, depression, anxiety, diabetes, etc.) that may negatively impact functioning. RCA works with you to prevent the substitution of other addictive behaviors, to enhance relationship skills, and to establish a firm connection with a safe recovery community. Some individuals enter care at this level, while others transition to IOP from a higher level of care. In early recovery, it is not uncommon for a person with a substance use disorder to need a more intensive level of care, such as PHP, for a brief period in order to stabilize symptoms, and then return to IOP.

General Outpatient (GOP)**

RCA’s general outpatient level of care includes group & individual therapy sessions at a frequency determined by a Primary Therapist based on individual need. The combined treatment time is typically between 1 to 3 hours per week. General Outpatient is where recovery skills are fine-tuned. At this level of care, individuals have stopped using substances but still need to consolidate the skills needed to ensure their recovery will last. As a result, people remain in GOP for as long as they can benefit from the support and skill enhancement offered by our excellent team of clinicians. While individuals at any stage in treatment, and in fact life, may be vulnerable to relapse, people participating in GOP typically have developed some initial skills to manage their addiction. These individuals are now focusing on relapse prevention skills as well as the deeper exploration of other behaviors and challenges that may make them vulnerable to relapse if they remain unaddressed. A major task at this stage is to work on the overall improvement of well-being and quality of life.

RCA believes that supporting and educating families and loved ones is essential at all stages of treatment. We know that for meaningful change to last, those around us must also understand how to help us manage our disease and how to care for their own well-being. To help families understand what their loved one is going through, RCA offers a virtual program called Seeds to Recovery that works to educate families about the causes of addiction and how to support a loved one on the road to recovery.

RCA’s outpatient treatment services include individual and family therapy, as well as mental health and eating disorder treatment at select locations.

What to Expect During Outpatient Treatment

The idea of entering an outpatient treatment program can be scary for some and we try to make it as seamless as possible. Here is what patients and families can expect to experience with outpatient treatment at RCA:

Why Choose RCA Outpatient Treatment?

Recovery Centers of America believes that patients who receive treatment that is tailored to their specific needs, responsive to their symptoms, supports their overall quality of life and well-being will get well sooner—and stay well longer. As a result, we take a holistic approach to getting patients into a life of long-term, meaningful recovery. Our approach centers around a combination of innovative treatment with tried and true evidence-based clinical therapies along a progression of care offered in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings.

RCA outpatient treatment programs include a comprehensive variety of specialized services for addiction treatment as well as co-occurring disorders, intensive 12 Step programming, and a rich and complete family therapy program which allows patients and their families to heal, together. Patient’s individualized care is delivered by the industry’s leading medical and recovery experts in facilities designed to make patients, and their loved ones feel safe, comfortable and confident about their future in recovery. To learn more about how Recovery Centers of America is different, CLICK HERE.

Treatment for Mental Health & Co-Occurring Disorders

At RCA, we know that often, patients suffering from substance abuse are also battling other challenges which also require specialized forms of intervention for true and lasting recovery to really occur. Our team of clinical and medical experts offers evidence-based therapies designed specifically to address co-occurring disorders. Our therapeutic offerings include:

  • Standalone Mental Health Treatment* (offered at the Devon, PA location)
  • Standalone Eating Disorder Treatment* (offered at the Devon, PA location)
  • Individual Trauma Treatment (available at select locations)
  • Individual EMDR Therapy (available at select locations)
  • Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders
    • Anxiety Treatment
    • Depression Treatment
    • Treatment of Impulse Control Disorders, including Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


** IOP and PHP is referred to as Day Treatment in Massachusetts and PHP is referred to as Partial Care Services (PCS) in New Jersey.

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