When substance use is causing changes to a person’s brain chemistry, that person is officially suffering from substance addiction. Once an individual develops an addiction to a substance, the only way to really overcome it is to attend addiction treatment.
There are different levels of care when attending addiction treatment because addiction treatment programs vary based on their intensity. For example, residential treatment is more intensive than outpatient treatment.
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What Are the Levels of Care?
As we briefly mentioned earlier, alcohol and drug addiction treatment programs vary based on their intensity. This is because everyone experiences alcohol and drug addiction differently. Therefore, some people may suffer from a more intense level of addiction than others, and thus need a more intense level of care. Ultimately, the levels of care, as it pertains to addiction treatment, are the different addiction treatment programs.
Before people attend addiction treatment though, they should rid their bodies of all substances. The process of getting rid of all the substances in one’s body is called detoxification.
Many people that go through detox experience severe withdrawal symptoms. Thus, it’s best if people that are detoxing from substance addictions do so through professional medical detox.
Professional medical detox provides patients with a medical team to overlook their detox journey. Professional medical detox also provides patients with the ability to receive prescription medications to help them manage their withdrawal symptoms if they ever present themselves to be too severe.
Levels of Care: Addiction Treatment Programs
There are various levels of care when it comes to addiction treatment and therapy. Each of these levels of care are described below.
Standard Inpatient Treatment
Standard inpatient treatment is the most intense and structured form of addiction treatment. This is partly because inpatient treatment requires that patients live at a rehab center during treatment.
Standard inpatient treatment programs also supervise and monitor their patients 24/7. Standard inpatient addiction treatment lasts anywhere from 30 days to around a year and leaves little room for distractions.
Residential inpatient treatment is very similar to standard inpatient treatment. The main difference between the two is that residential inpatient treatment is more casual. Thus, it allows its patients to have more free time to participate in recreational activities and holistic forms of treatment.
Other than that, residential treatment and inpatient treatment are the same. They both last anywhere from 30 days to a year, they both provide patients with 24/7 monitoring, and they both require that their patients live in a rehab center.
Partial Hospitalization Program Treatment
Outpatient addiction treatment programs don’t make their patients live in a rehab center. Instead, outpatient treatment patients can go home in-between treatment sessions.
The most intense level of outpatient care is partial hospitalization program treatment (PHP). Partial hospitalization program treatment requires that patients attend rehab five to eight hours a day, five to seven days a week.
Another name for partial hospitalization program treatment is day treatment. This is because partial hospitalization program treatment occurs all day. Partial hospitalization program treatment is the most suitable addiction treatment program for individuals who suffer from a severe addiction but can’t live in a rehab center during treatment.
Intensive Outpatient Program Treatment
The second most intense level of care when it comes to outpatient treatment is intensive outpatient program treatment. Intensive outpatient program treatment requires that patients attend rehab for around a few hours a day, a few days a week.
Standard Outpatient Treatment
The least intense level of care when it comes to outpatient treatment is standard outpatient program treatment. Standard outpatient program treatment only requires that patients attend rehab a couple of hours a day, once or twice a week.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Some people that suffer from addiction simultaneously suffer from a mental illness. In fact, research indicates that 45% of drug addicts have mental disorders concurrently. Dual diagnosis treatment is used to treat such drug addict patients.
Dual diagnosis treatment is an addiction treatment program that also simultaneously treats mental illness. Treating co-occurring addiction and mental illness is important because these two types of disorders are often linked to one another. This means that one is usually the catalyst of the other.
Therefore, if you only treat one of the disorders, the lingering disorder will likely cause the treated disorder to come back up again. Common mental illnesses that people that suffer from addiction often also suffer from include schizophrenia, PTSD, OCD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and ADHD.
Aftercare Addiction Treatment
Aftercare treatment is a great resource to use to help a newly recovered addict maintain sobriety. This is because aftercare treatment helps newly recovered addicts help keep sobriety a priority in their lives.
Aftercare treatment also helps newly recovered addicts build upon their support groups. Common forms of aftercare treatment include 12-step meetings and extended individual and group therapy.
Receive the Level of Care That Best Suits Your Needs Here at Grace Land Recovery Center
At Grace Land Recovery Center, we offer various different levels of care. For example, we offer different inpatient and outpatient forms of addiction treatment for addictions to various different substances. We also offer a wide variety of individual, group, and family therapies. Thus, you can receive whatever level of care that best fits your needs here.
To learn more about Grace Land Recovery Center and the different addiction treatment and therapy services that we offer, contact us today! We would love to help you overcome your substance addiction once and for all!
Just like there are varying levels of care when it comes to addiction treatment programs, there are also different levels of care when it comes to addiction therapy. The different forms of addiction therapy vary based on whose involved though rather than how intense the form of therapy is. This makes the levels of care of addiction therapy different from the levels of care of addiction treatment.
Individual therapy is talk therapy that occurs one-on-one between a patient and a therapist. This form of therapy allows addiction treatment patients to become introspective and dive deep into themselves. By doing that, individual addiction therapy patients will discover what their true triggers for addiction are. Through individual therapy, addiction treatment patients will also discover the coping mechanisms that would best work for them.
Group therapy is a form of talk therapy that occurs between a therapist and a group of patients. Because group therapy involves multiple patients at the same time, most group therapy sessions have a general topic or area of discussion that they focus on. For example, there could be a group therapy session that’s discussing addiction in women. Thus, in this particular group therapy session, all of the patients should be women that are in recovery from addiction.
Because the patients within a group therapy session typically all have an issue in common, each patient can learn from the triumphs and failures of the others in the group. Each patient in a group therapy session can also learn from the perspectives of the other patients in the group.
Family therapy is talk therapy that occurs between a therapist and the members of a family. One purpose of family therapy is to help the members within a family better understand one another.
Another purpose of family therapy is to identify and fix any issues that family members have with one another.
When it comes to therapy with a family that has member in it that suffers from addiction, it’s important to address the toxic behavior patterns of the addict. It’s also important to address the effects that such toxic behavior patterns has had on the family. Once these problems are addressed, they can be fixed.
Roles That People Within a Family That Deals With Addiction Often Play
When a person suffers from addiction, it often causes his or her immediate family members to take on roles that aren’t helpful to themselves or the family as a whole. For example, someone in a family with a member in it that suffers from addiction may take on the role of enabler. In doing so, that person is only making it easier for the addict to abuse substances.
With the help of a professional therapist though, each person in a family with a member in it that suffers from addiction will learn how he or she negatively and positively impacts the family dynamic. Furthermore, during family therapy, each member of the family will learn how to stop impacting the family in negative ways and start impacting the family in positive ways only.
Family therapy sometimes even teaches members of a family about addiction. That way the members of the family of someone recovering from addiction can have more empathy for the person in the family with addiction. Receiving addiction education can even help family members be able to join the addiction support groups of their loved ones.
Our mission is to help individuals achieve sobriety by getting to the root of their addiction issues. We also aim to treat the minds, bodies, and souls of our patients.