Walker Center - Outpatient

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Walker Center - Outpatient offers an array of different services for both adults, adolescents, and their families. Walker Center - Outpatient provides clients with the tools to structure a substance-free lifestyle and the support to maintain abstinence from drugs and alcohol. Walker Center - Outpatient is located at Twin Falls, Idaho.

Walker Center - Outpatient Focus:

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

What does Walker Center - Outpatient offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

The High Intensity Outpatient program emphasizes the use of cognitive behavioral approaches and educational components to increase abstinence, promote relapse prevention, and develop the understanding of the disease model while promoting the familiarization with 12-Step programs, family codependency counseling, problem solving skills, stress management and family communication skills.

Outpatient (OP)

The Low Intensity Outpatient program is designed for clients who are in the early stages of change or those who are not yet ready to commit to full recovery. The client will understand the compromises and changes needed to be made for recovery. Drug testing is required to help clients gain accountability and provide structure. The treatment emphasizes abstinence, relapse prevention, disease model education, familiarization with 12-Step programs, family codependency counseling, problem solving skills, stress management and family communication skills.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.


12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Therapies Offered:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Individual Therapy

The Walker Center currently incorporates individual sessions into the treatment plan to address issues specific to the client’s needs. If there are cultural, language, developmental or other treatment needs such as mental health or physical health concerns, these can be addressed in individual sessions. It is to be noted that The Walker Center philosophy, as evidenced in best practice, is that the majority of treatment occurs in group.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Walker Center - Outpatient Highlights:

The assessment is the beginning of the treatment process consisting of a comprehensive evaluation to include: demographic information, presenting problem, use history including withdrawal potential and acute intoxication, biomedical conditions, emotional and behavioral conditions, readiness to change, relapse potential, family history and recovery environment, collateral reports, strengths and needs, diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
Walker Center also offers Moral Reconation Therapy Treatment (MRT). MRT is a systematic, step-by-step treatment strategy designed to enhance self-image, promote growth of a positive, productive identity and facilitate the development of higher stages of moral reasoning. MRT has been determined to significantly raise moral reasoning levels, life purpose, and other positive personality variables. The Walker Center uses the How to Escape Your Prison, MRT workbook by Little and Robinson.


  • CARF


  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Military insurance coverage
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Cash payments accepted

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  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • Men and Women Allowed