Families going through the process of selecting a treatment facility for their loved one should always consider the level of care their family member needs. My Recovery Helper does the work to research treatment facilities and find which options will be best for the individual client.
Assessing Client Needs
There are many different levels of care to choose from when it comes to addiction recovery programs and treatment. Some individuals require a hospital-like setting at first, while others can manage with only therapy on an outpatient basis. In order to determine the person’s needs, My Recovery Helper assesses the client, their addiction history, and their goals and ambitions for recovery. At that point, we are able to make a recommendation and refer the clients to a treatment facility. Once the client has met with their treatment providers, they will be assessed again to determine the treatment plan. By going through the process of evaluations, clients can rest assured that their treatment program will be right for them, and will be the most effective way for them to achieve sobriety.
Inpatient Addiction Recovery Programs
The most structured type of rehab is inpatient, or residential treatment. During inpatient therapy, the client lives at the rehab facility, where they receive treatment during the day and are supervised 24 hours a day by treatment staff. Residential treatment provides the structure and accountability that many people just starting rehab need or desire. Residents receive meals at inpatient treatment, often prepared by a gourmet chef and reviewed by a nutritionist, because while rehab is designed to heal the mind, it is also important to replenish nutrients lost from addiction to heal the body as well. Many facilities have an exercise room or gym where residents can workout, or places for individuals to meditate or heal spiritually as well as physically and psychologically.
Inpatient Therapies and Activities
Of course, the main goal of inpatient rehab is recovery from addiction, and There are many different levels of care to choose from when it comes to addiction treatment in order to do that, our facilities offer a variety of the most successful therapies in the field of recovery. There are many different methods when it comes to addiction recovery. Most facilities offer basic therapy models, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational enhancement therapy, and most follow the 12-steps to recovery. This module, established by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, guides clients through a series of steps that promote understanding, acceptance, and growth.
Some facilities incorporate specialty therapies into their program. These clinically proven methods appeal to certain groups of clients, and are carried out by experts in the field. Equine therapy allows clients to interact with and care for horses as a means of growing in their sobriety and responsibility. Art therapy and music therapy help the individual communicate their feelings without having to find the right words. Yoga therapy helps the person establish a balance between the mind and body. All therapies offered by our programs work to heal the whole individual: mind, body, and spirit.
While residential clients are monitored around the clock, they do also have opportunities to get out and about. Usually after spending some time at rehab, staff will take clients out for activities in the community. Some programs use a natural setting for activities, such as a nature hike, or an afternoon on the beach. Other programs will take clients out shopping or running errands to help them develop their life skills. Still others will volunteer at a local food bank or some other way to give back to others in need.
Outpatient Addiction Recovery Programs
Once a person has successfully completed inpatient rehab, they can step down to outpatient treatment. This type of treatment provides clients with all the therapy and rehab programs and activities, but the person does not reside in a fully monitored facility. Clients in outpatient therapy can live at home, with loved ones close by, or in a housing facility that is operated by the treatment center but not supervised 24/7. Outpatient therapy is a great way for individuals transitioning from the structure and care of inpatient treatment back to their homes and lives. Outpatient allows the individual to continue receiving help and support as they experience the stress and responsibility of living on their own again.
Other individuals just beginning rehab are able to start with outpatient therapy. These individuals must be able to live drug and alcohol-free on their own, and be counted on to make it to therapy sessions and meetings.
The level of care an individual needs is based on their addiction history, their living situation, their determination and willingness to get sober, and other circumstances relevant to recovery.
- Medical Detox – 24 hour doctor or nurse supervision often coupled with medication management and some therapy.
- Inpatient or residential rehabilitation – Patients sleep and get treatment in the same location. Medical supervision varies.
- Outpatient or Partial Hospitalization – You sleep in a separate facility, or at home. Treatment is generally less intensive. Time in treatment varies from a few hour a week, to full days five days a week.
- Aftercare or extended care – A wide umbrella of alumni, step-based and counseling sessions. Your specific goals and needs will dictate what your extended programs entails.
- Other levels of care of names. We can help you decipher the various options available to you. Just give us a call 1.844.867.6835
Extended Care Options
After the person has completed outpatient treatment, it is often necessary for the individual to transition to an extended care program, or aftercare, as they continue the journey home. Sometimes this type of program is a sober living house where the client can live in a substance-free environment. Other times, extended care is simply the opportunity to participate in therapy sessions weekly, as the person gets used to living at home. In order to avoid relapse, it is recommended that each alumni of a treatment program stay connected to therapists and staff, or actively participate in a support group after treatment is complete.
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