St. Lawrence Health System offers Outpatient (OP) Substance Use Disorder Services at Canton-Potsdam Hospital as well as Gouverneur Hospital 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.
Individuals admitted to IOP have been deemed in need of intensive treatment beyond that of traditional non-intensive outpatient treatment. This is based on a substantial risk of the patient's relapse, as evidenced by failure to abstain from use in prior treatment settings, history, and/or a moderate to severe dependence condition.
View and/or print the Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Services Patient Handbook.