A Refuge Addiction and Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program

A Refuge

  • Psychiatrist Services
  • Intensive Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Registered Dietician
  • Toxicology Screening

A Refuge offers a distinct Intensive Outpatient Program for women experiencing addiction related disorders or eating disorders which may co-exist with other mental health disorders. In addition to meeting the clinical criteria for admission, a patient must be medically stable and demonstrate an ability to abstain from all mood altering substances and behaviors. Further, in recognition of treatment compliance, each patient must sign a treatment contract and individual treatment plan.

Meeting only three days a week, for three hours of group each day, it is with such required commitment that we are assured each patient possesses the appropriate level of responsiveness and motivation to be successful in our program. With weekly evaluations by the psychiatrist which may include medication management, you can expect individual attention to mood stabilization and symptoms which may be related to post-acute withdrawal syndrome. As important, weekly individual therapy will become the corner stone for addressing internal and external stressors that can become barriers to full recovery if not identified managed or resolved.

For women with eating disorders, individual therapy also includes scheduled meal eating appointments and food diary review. Additional meal support comes weekly from the Registered Dietician who provides attention to the nutritional needs of women as they learn and begin the body restoration process.


Addiction Related Disorders

  • Alcohol Abuse Disorder
  • Amphetamine Abuse Disorder
  • Cannabis Abuse Disorder
  • Cocaine Abuse Disorder
  • Opioid Abuse Disorder
  • Poly-Substance Abuse Disorder

Eating Related Disorders

  • Anxiety Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating
  • Binge Purse Disorder
  • Compulsive Over-Eating
  • Purging Disorder
  • Restricting Disorder

Medical and Clinical Staff

  • Board Certified Psychiatrist
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Dietician

Assessments and Evaluations

  • Pre-Admission Mental Health Symptom Evaluation
    • Substance Use History or
    • Eating Disorder History
  • Psychiatric Evaluation with:
    • Addictionology Evaluation or
    • Eating Disorder Evaluation
  • Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory ( SASSI)
  • Medical Screening
  • Psychological/ Neurological Testing
  • Patient Bio- Psychosocial History
  • Family Bio-Psychosocial History
  • Patient Substance Abuse Addendum
  • Patient Eating Disorder Addendum
  • Co-Dependency Self-Assessment
  • First Step Assessment
  • Sexual Compulsion Profile
  • Spiritual Care Inventory
  • Trauma Profile
  • Urine Toxicology Screening

Clinical Components of Treatment

  • Acceptance and Commitment Training
  • Art Therapy for Twelve Steps
  • Body Image Reintegration
  • Couples Behavioral Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Equine Therapy
  • Family Sculpting
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
  • Meal Support Therapy
  • Meditation and Tenth Step Inventory
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Psychiatric/Addiction Medicine Management
  • Psychodrama
  • Ropes Elements for Women
  • Shame & Vulnerability Reduction Therapy
  • Trauma Resolution Therapy
  • Urine Toxicology Screening
  • Yoga-Trauma Informed Therapy for Mood Management

Psycho-Educational Group Lectures

  • Addiction: A Brain Disease
  • The Addictive Disease Process
  • Addictive Family Roles/Psychodrama
  • Cross Addiction
  • Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome/Management
  • Internal Family System & Addictive Part
  • Addiction, Co-dependency & Love Addiction
  • Character Defect Inventory
  • Asset Inventory & Resourcing /Commitment Plan
  • Anti- Social Thinking Patterns
  • Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT)
  • Shame and Trauma Resolution Workshop
  • Fundamentals of Recovery: Twelve Steps & Traditions
  • Daily Disciplines of Recovery/Commitment Plan
  • Relapse Syndrome
  • Recovery and Relationship Management Plan

Program Schedule - Day

  • Monday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
  • Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Program Schedule - Evening

  • Monday 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m
  • Wednesday 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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