There Are Different Levels of Care in Addiction Treatment to Help You

Deciding to go to treatment is a challenge. The levels of treatment that are needed can vary depending on the person’s situation. It is important to know what is available and the different levels of addiction treatment services available. When a person looks for treatment, they should consider what is available to them so they can make the most informed decision.

Early Intervention Services

The first level of treatment is for those who are at risk of developing a substance use disorder. It is for people who have signs or symptoms of substance use disorder but do not meet the criteria for it. There are other risk factors to consider, including:

  • Poor social relationships
  • Lack of parental supervision
  • A high degree of substance availability
Outpatient Services

Outpatient services are where people can meet with group therapy sessions, individual therapy sessions, treatment, and follow-up for substance use disorder. Following initial assessment and screening, they can receive therapy and other treatments. Outpatient services are a lower level of treatment for people who require no more than nine hours of treatment per week.

Intensive Outpatient

An intensive outpatient program (IOP) may make someone eligible because they have complex needs for addiction therapy. Some of the services they can receive are therapy sessions with physicians, psychiatrists, and therapists. People can work, go to school, or carry on other responsibilities while attending IOP. this level of care offers support that is greater than in outpatient.

Partial Hospitalization

Going into partial hospitalization is for a rigorous treatment of addiction. This may also be good for people with co-occurring mental health disorders. Group and family therapy are included in individual therapy. People can utilize services there, have contact with staff, and receive help for addiction but are not fully hospitalized in an inpatient sense.

Residential or Inpatient Services

Residential treatment programs and inpatient treatment are for people whose addictions have created impact. It is for people who require stability to a certain degree. People live on-site or in close proximity to treatment. It is offered around the clock so they can get the help they need for more severe issues.

Medically Managed Intensive Inpatient

When it comes to the highest level of treatment, medical management in an intensive inpatient environment is one of the highest levels of care provided. This level of services is for acute care medical or psychiatric hospital care. The facility will have many resources to support a person with the addiction and they are able to get co-occurring disorders under control. Usually what happens is the person will receive enough care to step down to another space, perhaps rehab where they can focus on the underlying root causes of addiction in their life. Finding this level of treatment requires care and focus, but it is possible to seek it out and create space for a loved one to begin healing.

Healing looks different for everyone. The Last Resort provides opportunities to come and get help for addiction in a supportive environment. Post detox we help you navigate the challenges of addiction and find hope in recovery. Call us to find out more: 512-750-6750.