Located on the coast in Largo, Florida, Alternatives in Behavioral Health Inc. offers Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP) and outpatient treatment for addiction. The facility provides care for those dealing with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, and arms them with the necessary tools for sustained recovery.
Treatment and Staff
Alternatives offers a comprehensive clinical assessment to determine the appropriate level of care for each new client, all reviewed by the clinical director. IOP meets three days a week for three hours at a time and uses both group and individual therapy—this is often recommended for those who need dual diagnosis support. Group sessions are never larger than seven clients to ensure that enough attention is paid to each person.
The facility provides specialized groups in each track as well. For IOP these include Family Systems, which covers the client’s role in their family and how to navigate it in recovery; Interpersonal Development, which focuses on personal relationships and how to set healthy boundaries; and Weekly Goal Setting, which uses a CBT approach to help clients make changes in their daily lives.
The outpatient program consists of one substance abuse group session a week (either Addiction Cycle or Relapse Prevention), which may be coupled with an hour-long individual therapy session as well.
Though staff are limited, all are certified in treating substance abuse. The facility’s Clinical Director holds a doctorate in psychology and behavioral science, and there are two Master’s-level therapists and three staff therapists to manage group and individual sessions.
The Integrity Trait Group is a special feature of Alternatives in Behavioral Health. These sessions provide an introduction and discussion of “Integrity Traits” as a theme for the week. Each week focuses on a different facet of personality such as willingness or honesty, and explains how that trait can help clients live happier, healthier lives. All participants are encouraged to set and work toward their individual integrity goals.
Alternatives in Behavioral Health is an ideal solution for those who need help but can’t disrupt their work or their family lives—it could also be a boon for continued treatment and support after completing a residential program. For those seeking outpatient care with an emphasis on goal setting, this may be just the place.
Alternatives in Behavioral Health Inc.
1301 Seminole Blvd, Ste 169
Largo, FL 33770
Alternatives in Behavioral Health Inc. Cost: Sliding scale (most insurance accepted). Reach Alternatives in Behavioral Health Inc. by phone at (727) 584-6055 or by email at [email protected].
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