This service is designed to assist individuals with both a mental health diagnosis and a substance use disorder. To provide appropriate treatment for these co-occurring disorders, health care professionals recommend integrated treatment. With integrated treatment, professionals can address the disorders at the same time, often lowering costs and creating better outcomes. This service is available at all levels of care to accommodate each patient’s unique recovery needs.
Intensive outpatient programs are for individuals who need a higher level of care than a non-intensive outpatient program can provide. Patients in intensive outpatient care receive individualized treatment plans that will include a variety of therapeutic interventions. A minimum of nine hours of therapeutic contact per week is required.
Outpatient services are part-time programs that allow an individual to receive treatment while continuing to live at home, work, or attend school. Patients attend sessions, including individual and group therapy that focus on techniques for overcoming addiction. The duration and frequency of sessions will be determined on a case by case basis and dependent of the necessary level of care.
Designed specifically for the treatment of opioid addictions, medication-assisted treatment includes the following specific medications:
Suboxone is a highly addictive prescription medication used to treat addictions to opioids or narcotic pain relievers. It should only be taken as prescribed or as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that also includes counseling.
Vivitrol is a brand name formulation for naltrexone. It is used to help patients maintain abstinence while recovering from an opioid or alcohol dependence.
Medication often plays an important role in addiction treatment and recovery, and may be prescribed to help minimize withdrawal symptoms, strengthen recovery efforts, and increase the likelihood for success. Medication is generally only prescribed as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that will also include therapy, counseling, education and support.
Partial care is designed for patients who need a more intensive level of treatment at a higher frequency than an intensive outpatient program can provide. Patients engaged in partial care receive treatment 5 hours per day, 5 times per week, for a total of approximately 25 hours per week.
RELAPSE PREVENTION GROUP
After completing a treatment program, patients attend group sessions during which they learn to recognize addiction triggers, develop problem-solving and coping skills, and avoid high-risk situations that could lead to substance relapse. Studies show that the longer an individual stays engaged with some level of ongoing or continuing care, the more likely they are to achieve positive results in their recovery.