The outpatient substance abuse treatment at Seton Shoal Creek Hospital in Austin, Texas is available to those who have completed the Shoal Creek detox and inpatient programs or clients who do not require the 24-hour care involved in a hospital stay. There is a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that each meets several days a week. These programs include group and individual therapy and the frequency and duration are individualized to match the client’s specific needs.
Treatment and Staff
The goal of the PHP and IOP at Seton Shoal Creek Hospital is to reintroduce participants into their communities as seamlessly as possible after inpatient treatment. Clients attend treatment between three and five days a week for about five hours a day. These days consists of group therapy that focuses on psychoeducation and relapse prevention.
There are a variety of different therapeutic methods used in the programs and during the weekly individual sessions. Therapists help clients focus on their personal needs and specific goals. Evidence-based modalities, like CBT, Motivational Interviewing (MI), DBT and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) are common methods employed. Seton Shoal Creek clients who need medication management due to a co-occurring disorder have weekly visits from a staff psychiatrist who monitors their progress. Clients are also encouraged to attend frequent AA or NA meetings within their community, and focus on physical health as well as emotional wellness.
There is a large staff that interacts with their clients on a daily basis, and the clinical team includes Master’s-level therapists and medical staff, including RNs and CADCs.
Transportation is provided for each client to and from the facility, and breakfast and lunch are offered on a daily basis.
Clients and their family members or spouses are welcome to attend family or couples therapy even after the client has completed treatment. The staff offers referral services for additional treatments, or if relapse occurs.
Seton Shoal Creek Hospital is a big facility that also offers the benefits of a larger healthcare network. This facility also recognizes that addiction is very personal. There is no easy way to get and stay clean, but this facility offers many different therapeutic options.
Seton Shoal Creek Hospital
3501 Mills Ave
Austin, TX 78731
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