Residential Treatment Center

Residential Treatment is a critical level of care in the continuum of addiction treatment services. It offers a structured and immersive environment for individuals recovering from substance abuse and addiction. This level of care typically involves living at the treatment facility while receiving comprehensive therapy and support. It’s designed to address not only addiction but also any underlying mental health issues, providing a holistic approach to recovery.

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Residential Treatment is suitable for individuals who:
  • Have undergone detoxification but require further intensive care.
  • Struggle with severe addiction and need a structured environment.
  • Have co-occurring mental health conditions alongside substance abuse.
  • Need a higher level of care than what outpatient programs offer.
Residential Treatment differs in several key aspects:
  • Provides 24/7 care and support in a live-in facility.
  • Offers a more intensive and immersive therapy experience.
  • Focuses on both addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.
  • Removes individuals from their potentially triggering home environment.
Treatments in Residential Treatment typically include:
  • Individual and group therapy sessions.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy and other evidence-based approaches.
  • Family therapy and support.
  • Life skills and relapse prevention training.
  • Recreational and experiential therapies.
  • Medication management, if necessary.
Residential Treatment differs in several key aspects:
  • Provides 24/7 care and support in a live-in facility.
  • Offers a more intensive and immersive therapy experience.
  • Focuses on both addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.
  • Removes individuals from their potentially triggering home environment.
The duration of Residential Treatment varies:
  • Typically ranges from 30 days to several months, depending on individual needs.
  • Factors affecting length include severity of addiction, co-occurring disorders, and progress in the program.
  • Personalized treatment plans may result in varying lengths of stay for different individuals.
Progress is assessed through various means:
  • Regular evaluations by treatment staff.
  • Tracking participation and engagement in therapy sessions.
  • Assessment of behavioral changes and coping skill development.
  • Feedback from the individual and family members, if involved.

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Patricia Sullivan, MD MPH, with over 36 years in medicine since graduating in 1986, has specialized in family and preventive medicine including addiction prevention. Her dedication is rooted in both professional experience and personal encounters with addiction's impact in her family.

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