What should I expect from outpatient substance abuse treatment?

It is required by PATS Inc. that all of our clients ordered to outpatient substance abuse treatment programs have psychoeducation regarding mood altering substances in addition to outpatient treatment sessions.  If you have had psychoeducation at another substance abuse outpatient treatment agency, an inpatient facility, or something comparable you will be exempt from attending the one time Alcohol Insight Weekend or the Marijuana and Alcohol Insight Weekend.  These are psychoeducation programs conducted onsite over the course of one weekend but NOT overnight.  MADD attendance, Victim Impact Panel, and 12 step attendance does not meet our requirement for substance abuse education.