Supportive Outpatient Program (SOP)

Supportive Outpatient Program (SOP) services offered in Sharpstown, Houston and Temple, TX

Overcoming addiction is an achievement to be proud of, but maintaining sobriety can be challenging. Katrina Gary-Forté, PhD, at Trade It In in Houston, Texas, offers supportive outpatient programs (SOPs) to help you stay off drugs or alcohol. You also learn invaluable life skills so you can change your situation and get assistance with the practical problems of addiction recovery, like finding work. Call the Trade It In office today to learn more about enrolling in an SOP, or go online to request a consultation.

What is a supportive outpatient program (SOP)?

An SOP is a service for people with addictions. It offers similar benefits to intensive outpatient programs, but you don’t have to commit as much time each week.

SOPs enable you to adjust to daily life after intensive rehabilitation and provide essential support to help you achieve long-term sobriety.

An SOP is suitable for patients who’ve successfully completed an addiction treatment program and have been sober or clean for some time. Trade It In’s SOPs are ideal for people in this situation who would like ongoing support. They can also offer crucial assistance to people struggling with sobriety.

Why should I consider joining a supportive outpatient program?

Joining an SOP offers significant benefits. It ensures you have support and guidance during the challenging phase that follows successfully quitting drugs or alcohol.

The sense of achievement you feel after completing withdrawal and gaining sobriety can suffer when you encounter the problems and situations that made you vulnerable to addiction in the first place.

Having the guidance and support of being in an SOP helps you avoid falling into your old ways or succumbing to temptation after a bad day.

What does a supportive outpatient program involve?

Trade It In’s SOPs are short programs focusing on easing your transition back into a drug and/or alcohol-free life. Dr. Gary-Forté teaches you coping strategies you can use every day to empower you and boost your self-confidence. She also offers education and employment assistance to help you return to studying or work.

SOPs typically last 90 days, during which time you meet with Dr. Gary-Forté and the rest of the supportive outpatient program group two or three times a week.

Each session covers vital information on topics such as:

  • Relapse causes
  • Reducing relapse risks
  • Relapse prevention techniques
  • Unhealthy behavior patterns

You also explore employment and educational opportunities during your SOP sessions. You receive practical help with resumé-building, interview tips and techniques, and locating suitable job vacancies.

If you require new skills or want to complete studies that were interrupted by addiction, Dr. Gary-Forté can help with that too. She discusses your educational goals, helps you make a plan to achieve them, and assists you with enrollment in appropriate classes and programs.

Call Trade It In to learn more about supportive outpatient program benefits, or book online today.