Levels of Care for Treating Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Determining the level of care that each person might need is a crucial part of individual treatment programming. We believe in the importance of giving our clients enough clinical and medical support while still providing necessary freedoms that aid in a positive recovery from substance abuse. Learn more about what’s involved in the various levels of care for addiction treatment:

Anyone who struggles with a substance use disorder, such as drug abuse or alcohol dependence, may not know a specific cause. However, recognizing a problem starts the road to recovery. Many addictions may produce similar effects, but evidence-based treatment options offer choices that may suit you perfectly. When you look for addiction treatment services, Long Island Interventions can help restore your overall health, happiness, and sense of well-being.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Starting with Breaking Away from Using

A detoxification program offers the usual first step in treating addictions, but sometimes people want to begin recovery as an inpatient. We offer detox as a safe way to withdraw from using drugs or alcohol. Intoxicants create toxins or harmful substances in the body, and detox removes them. We know that it works for anyone who wants to recover from moderate or advanced addiction.

For some people, the process requires medication-assisted treatment, such as buprenorphine, to help ease withdrawal. Typically, most drugs need days or even months for symptoms to disappear. However, the length of time matters less than making lifestyle changes that lead to recovery.

Understanding What Happens in Rehab

When you enroll in a treatment center, you may have no idea what to expect. But, instead of worrying about it, you can rely on trusted clinicians who lead you through the process. Just so you know what lies ahead, addiction treatment programs for drug and alcohol abuse offer therapy by teaching you about addiction. Along with that knowledge, you learn why and how people become addicted. Then, in group meetings, you can apply everything to your addiction.

Trained health professionals lead you into talking about when you started using it. You get to say how it has progressed since then. Some people go to individual therapy, but group therapy serves as a vital part of a program. Each session may last about an hour. You can expect to attend several of them every day you spend in treatment. The topics may change according to group membership. However, they center around anger issues, managing stress, and recognizing substance abuse triggers. In addition, groups may discuss fears, emotions, and family relationships. You may expect topics to include depression, boundaries, and other issues that matter in addiction.

Group counseling programs help you learn to listen, talk, and receive feedback. Professionals who understand what you go through in drug or alcohol addiction recovery can help you. In a calm and supportive atmosphere, you can feel safe participating in group discussions.

Individual Therapy

Choosing Therapy as an Inpatient

Inpatient residential treatment programs offer you structured treatment that manages your addiction. During your inpatient rehab, you live in a substance-free environment where any temptation to use does not exist. Whether you already know the cause of your specific addiction does not matter. Our experienced interventionists may guide you to a type of therapy that suits your needs perfectly. In addition, you have great options for recovering from chronic addiction or co-occurring disorders through inpatient and outpatient treatment programs.

Recovery in the supportive and protective atmosphere of our inpatient treatment and therapy gives you an excellent chance to achieve long-term sobriety. Caring and compassionate professionals watch over your progress every day of the week. In addition, round-the-clock care ensures you have everything you need. Our commitment to your recovery can give you the confidence to reach your goal to have a healthy life.

Most inpatient treatment programs last from four weeks to three months or even six months in some cases. In most programs, you have dedicated professionals providing recommendations and guidance for your recovery. When people who care about you offer the safety and protection you need, you can focus your attention on understanding how to live without dependence on drugs and alcohol.

Seeking Therapy as an Outpatient

Outpatient treatment services offer flexibility that inpatient treatment cannot, and it offers a practical form of addiction care. As an outpatient, you can get the same kinds of therapy that inpatient rehabs receive. However, it does not provide the separation from outside influences that can affect drug and alcohol dependence. Its advantages include continuing to work and care for your family. In addition, counselors can provide treatment sessions throughout the week that allow you to meet your work and therapy appointments.

When you decide to seek treatment as an outpatient, remember that you risk facing triggers that can cause setbacks in reaching sobriety. Outpatient therapy can work well for patients with a mild form of addiction. In addition, a determined and committed desire to recover can help you get sober. Many patients choose to attend an outpatient program after inpatient treatment to continue support.

Outpatient Alcohol Treatment

Always look for an accredited outpatient rehab that suits your needs the best. For example, you may want to start with a traditional outpatient program as opposed to an IOP. As the least intensive type of therapy, it may require you to meet with your group only once or twice a week for an hour or two each time. Rehab counselors can advise you if you need to consider a partial hospitalization program that provides an extremely high level of outpatient care. You may receive a recommendation for treatment through an intensive outpatient program. Patients meet a little more often for slightly longer sessions, and they receive ongoing support that may help them remain sober.

While you consider the options for treatment, it may help to examine whether you need the intense care of an inpatient setting. Outpatient care lets you receive the care you need while you continue to meet home and work responsibilities. As you learn how to manage duties at home, the office, and group meetings, you may find a place near your office where you can meet after work.

In addition, the difference in expense between inpatient rehab and outpatient may help influence your treatment decisions. Of course, the cost of round-the-clock care creates a heavier financial burden than treatment that lets you continue to work. On the other hand, outpatient treatment programs show high levels of success for patients who have moderate substance abuse issues. In therapy, you may discuss the amount of treatment you need on an ongoing basis with your counselor. Some patients prefer access to mental health treatment, medical care, and medications when needed. Depending on how much support you think you need to lead a healthy, sober life, you may choose to remain in outpatient therapy for a week or many years.

Benefiting from an Intensive Outpatient Program

You may want to consider a six to twelve-month treatment option if your substance use disorder ranges from mild to moderate in severity. Most patients who enter an intensive outreach program do not need medically-supervised detox. Further, they have completed an inpatient rehab program. If you choose such a program, you may need to attend multiple sessions of several hours each week. The sessions have designs that allow you to receive counseling services and tips on relapse prevention. Participating in support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous may help make the experience especially meaningful to you in recovery.

You can track the progress and effectiveness of the program that provides milestones that serve as marks of success. As a reward, the time you must commit to your therapy each week can decrease from the 3-7 days usually required. A combination of three-hour sessions every day and a one-hour individual session each week gives you the intensity that can influence your recovery.

An intensive outpatient program provides benefits that may encourage you to participate in one. You get to live at home and receive the support of family members who care about you. Much less expensive than inpatient treatment, it gives you more structured support than you receive in traditional outpatient care.

Choosing a Caring and Compassionate Treatment Facility

At Long Island Interventions, we understand what it takes to go through detox and treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. We know that it requires courage to take the steps we recommend to regain health, happiness, and self-esteem. Call our helpline today and speak to a certified interventionist to learn more. We provide referrals to behavioral health services and support services, including cognitive behavioral therapy, transitional housing, and aftercare programs. Our recovery support initiatives aim to help you through every step of your recovery process, ensuring you have access to the resources you need. Whether you or a loved one needs substance abuse treatment, our team of experienced clinicians and health professionals is here to guide you. We are committed to providing comprehensive disorder treatment programs that are accredited and evidence-based, including medication-assisted treatment with buprenorphine. Our services are available to all, and we accept Medicaid and other insurance plans. For more information, visit our website or contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for additional resources.

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Published on: 2022-02-27
Updated on: 2024-06-20