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Treatment Programs at Behavioral Wellness & RecoveryYour drug(s) of choice, severity of your substance use and consequences, and medical and psychiatric illnesses will guide the treatment facility in determining the best level of care for you. Generally speaking, patients will begin drug and alcohol rehab at a more intensive level of care and then as improvement is seen a gradual step-down process will be initiated. The treatment team at Behavioral Wellness and Recovery takes into account the entire patient history, including the substance abuse assessment, psychosocial evaluation, medical examination and history, and psychiatric assessment in determining a level of care placement for each patient. In additional, collateral information is oftentimes collected from family members, friends, and previous care providers.

Several different levels of care exist for providing treatment to substance abuse patients and include:

Inpatient and Residential Treatment (IP/RES)

Treatment at the inpatient or residential level of care typically requires that the patient suffer from a significant, or life-threatening medical or psychiatric disorder that cannot be treated at the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) level of care with supportive housing. Inpatient drug addiction and alcoholism treatment is typically short-term and stabilizes the patient for a stepdown to a lower level of care, such as BWR’s PHP program. Typically, the focus will be on unstable medical and psychiatric disorders that require frequent medical monitoring and adjustment of medications.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

A strong PHP program will include treatment for substance abuse, as well as incorporate treatment for dual diagnosis disorders, medical illnesses, and social problems. An advantage to being treated at the PHP level of care is that it allows the patient to receive treatment, while also being exposed to the community. This fosters a connection with the community, which will be extremely important in developing long-term sobriety. In addition, triggers in the environment that the patient experiences while attending a substance abuse Partial Hospital Program will be processed in a safe and healthy environment.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

IOP can be recommended as a stepdown level of care from an IP/Res or PHP setting. Oftentimes, IOP is a treatment option for those returning to work, their loved ones, and home. In an Intensive Outpatient Program, the staff will build upon the coping skills and life strategies that have already been developed. Patients also can live in recovery housing while attending an IOP. Once a patient has stabilized and is making appropriate clinical progress, Behavioral Health and Wellness may recommend a stepdown to IOP.

Outpatient Treatment (OP)

Outpatient treatment is recommended for those recovering from a drug addiction and alcoholism. Outpatient treatment includes visits for psychiatric and medical illnesses, and group, individual, and family counseling. The outpatient team will help the patient identify new problems as they arise and develop a solution. This can effectively prevent a relapse to drug and alcohol abuse and emotional instability, if utilized appropriately.

Case Management (CM)

Behavioral Wellness and Recovery offers an intensive case management program which assists patients in the formulation and implementation of a comprehensive drug addiction and alcoholism treatment program. The case management team will ensure that all the recommended areas and modalities of treatment are integrated.

Aftercare (AC)

Aftercare encompasses outpatient treatment, along with employment, financial, relationship, and legal guidance. It is typically long-term and as areas of improvement are achieved, the intensity of the aftercare program will diminish. Behavioral Wellness and Recovery also recommends participation in community support groups, such as those for mental health disorders, drug and alcohol addiction, and any other supportive group, such as church or other organized activities. A relapse to drug and alcohol abuse is more easily prevented or treated, when one is attending an appropriate aftercare program.


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