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At Oxytocin we utilize four levels of treatment for mental health and substance abuse. 

  1. Level .5 – Early Intervention Services

  2. Level I – Outpatient Services 

  3. Level II – Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program 

  4. Co-occurring Treatment

Level .5 – Early Intervention Services

Early intervention services are a precursor to treatment. They are designed for adults or adolescents who are at risk of developing a substance use disorder but do not display any diagnostic criteria to be admitted into treatment.

During early intervention, treatment focuses on the risk factors that predispose the person to drug addiction and educates the individual about the negative repercussions of drug and alcohol misuse.

The duration of early intervention services greatly depends on the client’s understanding of the perils of substance use and whether he or she makes behavioral changes to avoid the path to drug addiction. Clients are closely monitored for symptoms that indicate they need a higher level of treatment.

Level I – Outpatient Services 

Outpatient treatment requires clients to attend regularly scheduled meetings. This level of treatment allows clients to carry on with their routine while receiving face-to-face services with addiction or mental health professionals. It is ideal for people who have jobs or a strong support system at home, and it typically costs less than other levels of treatment.

Level I care includes evaluation, treatment and recovery follow-up services. It addresses the severity of the individual’s addiction, helps implement behavioral changes and addresses mental functioning. Clients may transition to the first level of treatment from a more robust program. Level I is also a stepping stone for people who are not ready or willing to commit to a complete recovery program.

Level II – Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program 


This intensive outpatient program (IOP) for the treatment of substance use disorders is a structured treatment experience designed to give clients the knowledge, structure, and support they need to achieve abstinence from alcohol and other drugs and initiate a long-term program of recovery. The program uses materials that have been developed and evaluated since 1984.The treatment materials are delivered primarily in group and individual sessions, each with a specific purpose, topic, and goal. These sessions are neither therapy groups nor confrontational drug groups. The goal of these groups is to address important issues in the areas of initial stabilization, abstinence, maintenance, and relapse prevention during the recovery process.

The program addresses core clinical areas within six components:

  1. Individual/Conjoint sessions

  2. Early Recovery Skills group

  3. PYHOOYA Motivational Group

  4. Relapse Prevention group

  5. Family Education group

  6. Social Support groups

  7. Urine analysis testing is also critical clinical tools utilized in the program

Co-Occurring Treatment Services 


At times there is more than one condition that needs to be addressed. For clients who have co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, services are provided. Oxytocin is dual diagnosis capable and can meet the needs of clients whose psychiatric disorders are stable and who are capable of independent functioning. This insures that their mental health disorders do not significantly interfere with their addiction treatment experience.

What about Relapses?
Relapse does not occur suddenly or unpredictably, although it often feels that way to clients. Many people who successfully complete outpatient treatment experience a relapse at some point in the recovery process. The critical issue is whether the recovery process continues following the relapse. A relapse does not indicate failure; it should be viewed as a chance to learn and grow, to figure out what happened in that moment. Being in recovery means continuing to learn and grow.

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