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.
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. The medical staff reviews each individual case in order to assess a suitable detox protocol. Care is given to each patient to help ensure a safe, therapeutic transition from active substance abuse.
Palmetto's Intensive Outpatient Program for Chemical Dependency subscribes to the theory of addiction as a chronic, progressive and potentially fatal disease. The disease has biological, psychological and social repercussions for the individual and the family. Their program is used as either a primary treatment modality or transitional treatment modality following a residential stay. The length of the program is based on the patient's individual needs and the assessments from the counselor and patient's physician. The Intensive Outpatient Program for Chemical Dependency provides intensive treatment for clients with substance abuse problems or a combination of substance abuse and co-occurring psychological disorders.
The residential treatment environment at Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center is based on the Therapeutic Community model. Clients learn to work together to solve problems as a drug-free community. The size and design of their community and campus provides a special opportunity to create a working model of healthy peer confrontation. Under the guidance of counselors, denial is broken down, self-disclosure begins, changes in behavior and thinking occur, and long-term sobriety skills are taught. Educational topics include areas of recovery such as abuse survivors, sexual compulsivity, family of origin issues, neurochemistry of addiction, boundaries, spirituality and relapse triggers/prevention. Addiction is viewed in the context of an individual's social and psychological deficits, and their residential treatment model focuses on developing personal accountability and responsibility and socially productive lives.
12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).
Certain drug and alcohol rehabs have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person's specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.
Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. They take a holistic approach to rehabilitation and focus on full mind and body healing. Their rehabilitation center and their staff come together to provide an environment that encourages a return to basic living skills, development of non-addictive coping skills, recognition of character defects, development of a non-self-centered way of living, and a spiritual approach to life.
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.