LewisGale Hospital Pulaski Adds Adult Substance Use Intensive Outpatient Program

LewisGale Hospital Pulaski announced the addition of Adult Substance Use Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), an outpatient service for patients who are experiencing impairment in social, occupational, or family functioning due to substance use that requires intensive and structured intervention.

“Our IOP is designed to help patients who may be experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties related to substance use,” said Leigh Gathings, program director. “The programming maintains group session at the core, but also includes special events and opportunities for patients to practice self-sufficiency behaviors.”

Patients enrolled in the IOP can expect patient-centered goal-setting and treatment planning; group, individual, and family interventions; life skills practice opportunities; evidence-based recovery model; and continuum of care.

“Our interdisciplinary treatment team has developed a program that integrates approaches supported by the latest clinical research and practices,” said Sean Pressman, chief executive officer of LewisGale Hospital Pulaski. “These program enhancements will continue to provide the safe, therapeutic environment to our patients in southwest Virginia.”

Located at 2400 Lee Highway, Pulaski, the Adult Substance Use IOP operates Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. – noon. Additional days and hours will expand as the program evolves. For more information, contact (540) 440-4420.