Open Arms

Frequently Asked Questions

These are a collection of frequently asked questions. Please read through them and if you still have questions or need more detailed explanations, contact us.
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We only accept Medicaid
Yes, usually takes an hour
It is highly recommended
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (also known as IOP) is a primary treatment program recommended in some circumstances by a clinical and medical assessment. IOP may be recommended for those who do not need medically-supervised detox. IOP can also enable people in recovery to continue their recovery to continue their recovery therapies following successful detox, on a part-time yet intensive schedule, designed to accommodate work and family life. Some of the topics discussed in IOP and OP groups are as follows:
  • Relapse Prevention Skills
  • Stages of Change
  • How to Manage Urges and Cravings
  • Understanding the Brain Chemistry of Addiction
  • Progression of the Disease of Addiction
  • Introduction to the Twelve Steps
  • Spirituality
  • Post-Acute Withdrawal or “PAWS”
OP is a low intensity program designed to provide a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic treatment in a non-residential setting for a person’s suffering from substance abuse. Based on an individual assessment and a treatment plan, the outpatient program offers regularly scheduled sessions up to 6-10 hours per week and are provided in the form of individual, group, and/or family counseling.
Open Arms is certified by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to facilitate 12 Hour Alcohol Education Classes. DWI classes are designed for those who may have an issue with using alcohol which has led to an arrest or charge of “driving under the influence” and/or “driving while intoxicated”.
PRP stand for psychiatric rehabilitation program. This is a service provided to clients suffering from mental disorders such as ADHD, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and others. PRP works in conjunction with therapy, in order to give clients extra support in dealing with their mental illness. The purpose of the program is to have services designed to teach or restore skills necessary for coping with the mental illness. This program offers group and individual services for those who have experienced multiple, serious episodes of mental illness.