St. Lawrence Health System's Canton-Potsdam Hospital offers Outpatient (OP) Substance Use Disorder Services to provide continuing care and structure for those who are reintegrating back into their communities, but are still in need of addiction recovery treatment. Outpatient programs and Intensive Outpatient programs (IOP) are person-centered recovery plans that are customized based on an individual's specific needs.
What is the different between Canton-Potsdam Hospital's Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and the Outpatient Program (OP)?
Intensive Outpatient programs and Outpatient programs offered by St. Lawrence Health System use similar techniques to manage substance use disorders and addictive behaviors but the main difference between the two programs is the intensity and frequency that patients are expected to attend sessions and programs throughout each week.
Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) require a consistent schedule that may include 3+ hour therapy sessions, multiple days a week while Outpatient programs may require a 1-hour therapy session once or twice each week.
Canton-Potsdam Hospital's Outpatient Program, as well as the Outpatient services at St. Lawrence Health System's Gouverneur Hospital, are designed for individuals who are still in need of substance use disorder support but are committed to addiction management.
What is the goal of Potsdam's Outpatient Program?
Our goal is to assist those who are focused on returning to work, rebuilding their family, and forming healthy environments and relationships.
An Outpatient program ensures that everyone has the opportunity to create the life they want to live, but still provides a safe place and additional guidance in their recovery.
At this stage of treatment, patients have demonstrated/proven that they are committed to their treatment plans and are motivated to live a healthier, happier life that is not defined by addiction.
Outpatient Services Offered at Canton-Potsdam Hospital:
- Substance use evaluations
- Continuing care
- Individual counseling
- Group therapy
- Family sessions
- Continuing care
- Medical assisted evaluation and treatment
- Impaired drivers assessment treatment
- Brief interventions
12 Elm Street
Potsdam NY 13676
Intake staff phone: (315) 353-2572 (select option 1)
Fax: (315) 353-2572
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.