Addiction and Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programs
One of the most important decisions someone will ever make is when they decide the time is right for obtaining treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction. Starting on the path to recovery offers a vista of possibilities for a future worth embracing and living. To make the most of the opportunity to get professional help for an addiction or dual diagnosis, the presence of a co-occurring mental health disorder, choosing a sound program that is rooted in evidence-based therapeutic interventions is essential. Solutions 4 Recovery offers just that, providing the very best in addiction treatment therapies and adjunct therapies that are designed to equip the individual for a successful lifelong recovery.
In most cases, someone seeking treatment for a drug or alcohol dependency will have to initially undergo the detoxification process, where the body will expel the toxins and chemicals associated with the substance. Attempting to detox alone at home is never a sound choice, as withdrawal symptoms can be severe and unpredictable, leading the unprepared to quickly resume using or drinking.
At Solutions 4 Recovery, a supervised medical detox features addiction specialists and medical personnel who will monitor vital signs and withdrawal symptoms during the detox process. This is especially important for detoxing from alcohol or benzodiazepines (Xanax, Ativan, Valium), as the associated withdrawal symptoms can be life threatening.
As the medical detox proceeds through the three phases of detox and withdrawal, ongoing medical interventions will be provided to ease symptoms and provide as much comfort as medically possible. Additionally, the medical detox team will also offer emotional support to help guide the individual safely through detox and into the active treatment phase of recovery.
Residential Treatment Programs
Residential, or inpatient, addiction treatment involves the individual taking up residence at the Solutions 4 Recovery upscale and comfortable treatment center. The length of the residential stay will be determined based on the thorough assessment process undertaken at the initial intake interview, and is usually the best treatment option for a moderate to severe addiction or dependency. Generally, a residential treatment stay lasts from one month to six months, providing a respite from everyday stressors and triggers that would potentially recovery, and allowing the individual to totally focus on recovery.
Residential treatment entails 24-hour support and a structured daily schedule offering multi-disciplinary treatment elements. Treatment plans are customized based on the individual’s specific needs, pulling from a variety of interventions that will work in tandem to help the individual learn effective strategies and coping skills to overcome addiction. These will include:
- Solutions 4 Recovery utilizes evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Contingency Management, and Motivation Enhanced Therapy (MET).
- Group therapy sessions. Sessions involve small groups led by a therapist who guides discussion among group members.
- Adjunct therapy. Methods that compliment psychotherapy include Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), acupuncture, and medication-assisted treatment (Naltrexone or Suboxone).
- Holistic therapy. Therapies that foster relaxation and reduce stress include yoga, mindfulness, meditation, art therapy, and equine therapy.
- Recreation therapy. Exercise, golf, and other outdoor activities promote improved mood.
- Medication management. Medications prescribed for managing a co-occurring mental health disorder
- Relapse prevention planning
Outpatient Treatment Programs
An outpatient treatment program is designed to provide more flexibility for individuals who are unable to unplug from work or family obligations for an extended time. Outpatient treatment is also utilized as a step-down for individuals who have completed a residential treatment program as part of the continuing care phase of recovery.
Outpatient programs can be customized according to the individual’s treatment needs, with minimal participation, such as 9 hours per week, to intensive outpatient programs that may require up to 25 hours per week of participation. Generally, outpatient treatment is best suited for individuals who have completed a residential program or have a mild or emerging substance use disorder. Outpatient treatment services include:
- Individual therapy sessions
- Group therapy sessions
- Medication management
- Continuing addiction education and relapse prevention planning