Residential Treatment Programs for Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Residential treatment programs for mental health and substance abuse are considered to be an inpatient service done in a comfortable, home-like environment while still providing a high level of medical, psychiatric and clinical care. Clients will be in treatment for 24 hours a day, sleeping at the facility, for a period of time determined to be medically necessary by clinical staff. Unlike inpatient hospital programs that require hospital gowns and non-skid socks, clients are able to dress as they normally would, creating a comfortable environment more conducive to recovery. In addition to being preferred by clients, residential programs are more reflective of home-life, allowing for an easy transition after discharge.
Drug and alcohol treatment provided at the residential level of care offers the support of both medical and clinical staff while clients learn to live a healthy lifestyle in early recovery. When clients have attempted lower levels of care (such as outpatient) and are still struggling to find sobriety, an inpatient rehab center will offer more support and monitoring in a highly structured environment.
Inpatient Treatment Services
An inpatient treatment center is usually the best option for clients struggling to stop using and stay stopped. Co-occuring mental health conditions like anxiety, depression or mood disorders, can greatly complicate the course of treatment and require constant monitoring and frequent follow-up assessments. Medical conditions related to a substance use disorder can result in a client’s rapid decline in presentation and must be constantly monitored and stabilized while in residential treatment.
When in a residential program, therapists continuously evaluate clients’ current stage of change as it relates to their risk of relapse. Many clients who enter treatment are still unsure if they truly want to live a life of recovery. External factors such as family, job pressure, financial strain or legal issues may be enough to get clients to agree to rehab but unless internal motivation is developed, the risk for relapse is high. Inpatient rehab centers offer a safe and motivating environment for clients still on the fence about sobriety. Motivational interviewing, self-esteem building exercises, disease education, developing sober support and improving judgement are all effective strategies in creating a thorough relapse prevention plan. A residential treatment center offers the support, structure and medical intervention necessary for clients during early recovery.
Long Term Residential Treatment
CIVIQ Health offers dual diagnosis treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders in a long term residential setting. Determining cause and effect in behavioral health treatment often reverts back to a ‘chicken or egg’ argument. Do clients use substances to self-medicate psychiatric conditions, or does their drug and alcohol use enhance symptoms of anxiety, depression and/or mood disorders?
Unlike a hospital-based inpatient rehab center, clients are not only allowed to attend off-campus community support meetings (AA, NA, SMART recovery, etc) but are encouraged to do so while still under the supervision of the treatment team. Developing sober support is a vital part of addiction recovery but walking into a room full of strangers can be an overstimulating experience for someone newly sober. Anxiety and panic disorders, or simply being introverted by nature, can be a barrier to developing a support system but the safe environment of a residential facility allows the opportunity to therapeutically process difficulties engaging with peers.
Our residential program at CIVIQ Health offers a strong focus on stabilization of symptoms while establishing positive habits reflective of home life.