Residential Treatment Centers are facilities individuals live in while recovering. The individual totally removes him/herself from the environment they came from, the bad influences they had around them, and the day to day stresses and responsibilities that make recovery so difficult. These residential treatment centers allow an individual to be surrounded by safe, supportive, and non-judgemental people who are like themselves, recovering, and by professionals who offer the perfect environment and services for recovery. These facilities provide structure, support, and observation, at a lower level of care, for those in the early stages of recovery whose symptoms are still acute. Services at residential treatment centers can include medical observation and treatment, therapeutic healing, life-skills building, group sessions, individual counseling, nutrition, and faith based services to name a few.
Partial Hospitalization Programming (PHP) is a highly structured, individualized treatment program that provides a combination of treatment and recovery based services. The structure and daily schedule provided at a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) allows the addict to begin to process core issues of the addiction, become educated on their disease, and be held accountable to their program. This level of care is ideal for those who are resistant to treatment, are relapse-prone or impulsive, or lack social and emotional support in their daily life.
The Partial Hospitalization level of care features coordinated, intensive treatment that is more concentrated and provides more therapeutic hours than traditional residential care. Facilities that provide this type of service employ a multi-modal treatment approach providing a broad range of therapies dependent on the nature and severity of illness. Therapeutic interventions include but are not limited to group therapy, medication management, individual counseling, psycho-educational groups, addictions education, step-work, coping skills, relapse prevention and family therapy.
Intensive Outpatient Programming is provided when the patient is ready to live on his or her own at a residential recovery home, with family, or independently, but still requires daily support and on-going therapies to deal with addiction. This level of care is designed to promote patient’s’ functioning in the community by offering a more intensive level of structure and support than is available for clients receiving outpatient treatment alone.
The intensive outpatient program is recommended when a person with a dependency illness has living circumstances and a daily structure that are supportive for recovery.
Intensive outpatient programming is most effective for persons who are progressing in their treatment to the extent that they are able to carry out their daily responsibilities yet commit to ongoing treatment. In-depth assessments by counselors and therapists lead to highly individualized treatment planning. In addition to intensive outpatient treatment, clients are usually required to attend multiple 12 step meetings weekly. Persons assessed to be appropriate for this level of care receive group therapy, relapse prevention therapy, and process & skills based groups.