§ 10:162-4.5. Determining levels of treatment
(a) Outpatient treatment is appropriate for clients who are alcohol or drug abusers.
(b) Inpatient treatment is appropriate for clients who are alcohol or drug abusers, who are experiencing physical dependence on alcohol or drugs, and/or who have had previous outpatient failure.
(c) Intensive outpatient is appropriate for clients who meet the criteria for inpatient treatment but who are required by the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center/Intoxicated Driving Program to attend intensive outpatient treatment in lieu of inpatient treatment. Such clients must attend more than 16 treatment sessions within 16 weeks. Clients may be referred to intensive outpatient treatment because the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center/Intoxicated Driving Program determines that the client's treatment can be better addressed in an outpatient program and/or inpatient treatment is not available.
(d) Self help groups are appropriate for clients under the following circumstances:
1. A self help group may be used as a treatment source if the client has been in the self help group for a minimum of three months and is currently active; or
2. Self help groups may also be used for clients in addition to inpatient or outpatient treatment.