REACH – Substance Abuse Treatment

The REACH (Recovery Enhanced by Access to Comprehensive Healthcare) Mobile Health Services program, directed by Vickie Walters, is a comprehensive outpatient substance abuse program uniquely designed to deliver medication-assisted treatment services to addicts in the communities where they reside. REACH originated as a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded research project by IBR founder Dr. Joseph V. Brady in the early 1990’s, and was such a success that Dr. Brady and the late Carol Butler worked to transition the project into a full-scale clinical program.  In 1990, the REACH program officially became a part of the IBR family and is IBR’s only currently active clinical services initiative.

Intensive Outpatient Services

REACH was recently awarded a state licensure as an intensive outpatient program and provides a higher level of care to patients who are not doing well in standard outpatient or opioid maintenance therapies.  Group counseling is offered 4 days per week and includes topics such as stress management, relapse management, trauma informed yoga, acupuncture, coping skills, health and wellness, compulsive behaviors, alcohol and stimulant education, in addition to many others.  All patients are assigned an individual counselor and receive intensive individual counseling in addition to the group counseling.  Case management and psychiatric consultation and follow up are also provided.  Patients with PAC and Health Choice from the community and from the REACH program are eligible for admission to the intensive outpatient program.

Interested in enrolling in the REACH program? Call (410) 752-6850, ext. 106

An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a kind of treatment service and support program used primarily to treat chemical dependency that does not rely on detoxification. IOP operates on a small scale and does not require the intensive residential or partial day services typically offered by the larger, more comprehensive treatment facilities.

The typical IOP program offers group and individual services of 10–12 hours a week. IOP allows the individual to be able to participate in their daily affairs, such as work, and then participate in treatment at an appropriate facility in the morning or at the end of the day.

The typical IOP program encourages active participation in 12-step programs in addition to the IOP participation. IOP can be more effective than individual therapy for chemical dependency.