Insight Services, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, offers outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for substance abuse to men, women and adolescents. It was founded in 2009 and moved to its current location in 2012. The substance abuse program is 12-step-based and offers dual diagnosis treatment to those with co-occurring disorders. Insight Services is within five blocks of several community services, including sober living homes.
Treatment and Staff
Clinicians at Insight use DBT, CBT, mindfulness training, yoga, neurofeedback, REBT and an adaptation of the Matrix Model. Adolescents may work with the Teen Matrix Model, which has been modified to include materials for teens and their parents or guardians.
Outpatient and IOP services are offered from six months to two years—the staff believes that the longer the client is in treatment, the better their chances are for eventual success. Clients are also free to transition down into outpatient care after they complete IOP.
Group sizes at Insight are 12 clients or less, with the exception of the education group, which can sometimes be larger. Aside from 12-step philosophy, staff also introduce their clients to SMART Recovery, though this is much less of a focus.
Each client receives individual sessions based on their needs. If they are in IOP, they receive at least two one-on-one sessions weekly, otherwise they get only one. IOP clients attend two weekly group therapy sessions while outpatient clients only attend one.
Insight doesn’t have a doctor on staff, nor does it contract with one. Those entering the facility in need of detox are referred to a nearby facility in Colorado Springs.
Insight offers a family program that consists of individual therapy with clients’ family members. Participants learn to change their behaviors to be more supportive of their loved ones in recovery. These sessions also provide a safe, confidential environment for family members to discuss how their loved one’s substance abuse issues have affected them.
While aftercare isn’t an official part of Insight’s program, outpatient counseling is sometimes used as an aftercare resource for alumni (as well as for alumni of outside inpatient programs). These sessions primarily cover relapse prevention, with the same scheduling as standard outpatient care.
Insight Services offers a solid program of outpatient substance abuse services for those seeking outpatient care. It may not be a good fit for those seeking a more flexible program where they have more input in choosing what services they’ll receive, but those in need of structure should find Insight’s evidence-based approach refreshing.
212 E Monument St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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