Medically Assisted Detox:
Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one's body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal.
Clients will attend educational sessions on a variety of topics relating to addiction recovery and coping with mental illnesses. These groups review the latest research in addiction treatment to educate them on developing better coping strategies for dealing with their condition after they complete treatment. Intensive outpatient clients will learn how to identify and understand their triggers for using drugs and practice better life habits to prevent from relapsing. Clients will also learn how to identify high-risk situations associated with drug use, how to change their behavior for the better and avoid bad influences. These group meetings and individual planning sessions focus on helping our intensive outpatient clients build a solid foundation in their early recovery, give them the tools they need successfully integrate back into society after treatment and enjoy a long-term recovery.
Outpatient Programs (OP) are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.
Just as addiction is a progressive illness, drug addiction treatment is a gradual process. The professionals in our drug treatment program recognize the fact that our clients will make progress at their own rates. Upon admission, clients will meet with their primary therapist and a consulting psychiatrist to design a treatment plan, customized to meet their individual needs.
Initially, people experiencing addiction need medical and nutritional attention in order to begin restoring physical balance. From there, they start to explore the underlying issues that have contributed to their addiction, such as anxiety, depression and co-occurring mental health disorders. They will attend therapeutic groups that cover a wide collection of topics related to addiction recovery and coping with any existing co-occurring disorders. They will explore constructive methods to cope with emotional triggers, ways to prevent problematic behavior and build positive support structure in their recovery.
Our experienced counselors help our clients and their families uncover conditions, fears, beliefs and practices that have contributed to the addiction. We also educate families about the nature of addiction and provide family therapy to help integrate their support through-out the process. PHP will typically last 28 to 40 days and will focus on stabilizing the client’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
They strongly encourage incorporating the 12 Steps into each individual treatment plan and actively participating in outside 12-step meetings of various recovery fellowships. These groups aid in providing a platform for sharing among peers and help solidify a support network in the early stages of recovery. Some of the more common 12 Step programs include: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Gamblers Anonymous (GA), and Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA).
Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn't spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic treatment facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic treatment is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.
Sober Living Homes:
Sober Living Houses (SLHs), aka sober homes or halfway houses, are safe, substance-free, supportive living facilities for those recovering from substance abuse. Ideal for those who've just been through inpatient or outpatient treatment, SLHs are supervised environments with rules that support sobriety, such as curfews, shared chores, and therapeutic meetings. Residents are also often trained on life skills and coping skills to make it easier to transition into society. SLHs also provide a strong sense of community that can lead to the kind of deep and lasting connections with other sober individuals that supports a new, healthy lifestyle.
Religion used during treatment means a specific religion is used as the basis for care and treatment at a specific rehab facility or support group. Whether that faith is Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, or another religion, it is the central guiding principle behind the care. Counselors, support materials (like books or workbooks), and peers use that faith to support patients in finding their way to recovery. Surrendering to a higher power can be a relief to many patients, and religion can help those in recovery realize they're worthy or love and forgiveness. Connecting with their religion can provide patients a strong foundation for addiction recovery, and inspire comfort, support, and guidance in a deep, meaningful way.
At New England Recovery and Wellness their team is dedicated to providing every client with a treatment and recovery experience tailored to their individual needs. The RAW staff understands the varied roads to recovery and the challenges presented to an individual throughout their journeys. Because so many factors contribute to addiction and recovery, it is impossible to create one standard form of addiction treatment. RAW’s treatment services operate from some basic principles for providing effective care for each client.
Partial Hospitalization Program:
A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a short-term form of intensive rehab, usually for those with acute symptoms that are hard to manage but don’t require 24-hour care. PHPs have structured programming (i.e. individual and/or group therapy), and usually meet 3-5 days a week for around 6 hours (i.e. 9am-3m). Some PHPs are residential (patients sleep on site) and some are not, so patients sleep at home. PHPs can last from 1-6 months, and some offer transportation and meals.
Intervention services helps family or friends of addicts stage an intervention, which is a meeting in which loved ones share their concerns and attempt to get an addict into treatment. Professional intervention specialists can help loved ones organize, gather, and communicate with an addict. They can guide intervention participants in describing the damage the addict's behavior is causing and that outside help is necessary to address the addiction. The ideal outcome of an intervention is for the addict to go to rehab and get the help they need.