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- Detox can be done in acute or sub-acute facilities based on severity of withdrawal symptoms and insurance company guidelines. Detox is a medical procedure with 24-hour nursing assistance.
- a stabilization period that follows a medical detox designed to offer support to individuals before they go back out to the real world
- Partial Hospitalization or “day-treatment’ is a brief period of transition after residential treatment. This period varies in length based on the severity of PAWS and status of mental health
- Intensive-Outpatient programming is the bulk of the aftercare treatment process. New behaviors are being learned and applied. Trauma is being addressed and the practice of living stable lives is the focus
3 -6 Months
- Out-Patient treatment is for those who have reached most or all of their 90-day goals in treatment. Continued accountability and a safety net are the main goals
- Continued therapy for those benefiting from processing issues as they present themselves in life. We have found many people choose to continue therapy for life
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Determining the appropriate level of care is extremely important when deciding to place a prospective patient into substance abuse or mental health rehabilitation. That’s why many behavioral health programs in the United States follow the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria. Patients with severe cocaine, alcohol, benzodiazepine, or opiate addictions will generally need to completely detoxify all harmful chemicals before psychological measures will have any measurable effect.
The residential level of care is for those who have completed detox or for patients in an acute mental health crisis. Residential is where patients BEGIN to work through their issues and start to create the habits of living a drug-free life. Residential can have a profound effect on patients; however, this feeling is often short-lived and it is highly recommended to continue treatment.
A Partial Hospitalization Program, or PHP, is an odd level of care. Residential treatment centers sometimes use this level of care as a means to extend residential treatment for patients who need closer monitoring. Outpatient programs including Sober Life Recovery Solutions also utilize PHP. Many patients come to us from residential centers to utilize their PHP benefits or they utilize their PHP benefits as a means to avoid going into residential treatment due to familial or work obligations at home.
After PHP, patients step down to Intensive Outpatient. This is where the ‘rubber meets the road’. At this stage, patients usually have a month or two of sobriety and are now learning to live a sober life, cope with everyday life stressors, and apply the skills they’ve learned in the previous levels of care. At this stage, many patients begin looking for a part-time job or enrolling in school.
Perhaps, one’s substance abuse or mental health conditions were not severe enough to warrant detox/residential or due to family, work, or life circumstantial reasons sometimes patients will start an IOP program as a means to prevent their addiction or mental health issues from worsening. Staying in treatment has proven to be one of the strongest discoveries in science contributing to breakthroughs in drug use treatment.
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