The initial screening process usually involves a series of questions to help the provider determine the appropriate level of care necessary for treatment. This may occur in an inpatient as well as an outpatient setting. Referrals are accepted from other providers or patient self referrall.
Partial hospitalization programs are day treatment programs offered as an alternative to impatient hospitalization. The patient usually attends the program Monday through Friday for 6 hours per day. The receive medical treatement, counseling and education services without having to stay in the hospital.
Intensive Outpatient Programs are typically focused on group therapy sessions that meet 3 hours per day, 3 days per week. The sessions help patients develope trigger identification, relapse prevention, and motivation skills to support their successful recovery.
The group is focused on individuals who are experiencing difficulty in day to day life due to the use of alcohol or drugs, but who might be uncertain about identifying their use as a substance abuse problem. This group helps individuals take ownership of the nature of the problem, and develop strategies for change. This group can lead to a decision for more intensive treatment or to pursue individual or family therapy.
This group meets for an hour and a half weekly. Members are asked to maintain abstinence from all drugs and alcohol, and to attend 12-step program meetings
A common misconception associated with MAT is that it substitutes one drug for another. Instead, these medications relieve the withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings that cause. chemical imbalances in the body. MAT programs provide a safe and controlled level of medication to overcome the use of an abused opioid. Several different medication have been approved for use by the FDA. Your provider will determine the appropriate medication and dose for each individual patient.