Find the Right Addiction Treatment Program for You
Finding the right treatment center takes work, but it’s worth it. There are many treatment options available in North Carolina and throughout the United States with varied approaches and results. Taking time to find the right addiction treatment program for you or your loved one can make all the difference.
Typically, the longer a person spends in treatment, the more effective it will be. Dedicating five to six months to treatment with an aftercare plan will generate the best results. Remember, addiction is a chronic relapsing disorder, and it takes time to recover. Treatment typically starts with medical detox in a hospital or inpatient detox/residential addiction center for most people. Depending on the extent of the abuse and types of substances used, detox can last from a few days to a month.
Detox/residential care acts as a stabilization phase to help someone safely go through withdrawal before transitioning into an outpatient program. Quality outpatient programs will assist people in addressing the root causes of their addiction through different individual and group therapies. After graduating from treatment, ongoing maintenance of personal health will be necessary with an aftercare plan. Maintenance plans are highly individualized, but often include support groups, fitness plans, and therapy sessions.
Keep in mind that recovery is not always easy. It requires work and discipline to rebuild a healthy life and maintain sobriety. However, you don’t have to do it alone, and the reward of a happy life is worth it.
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The Different Levels of Care in Addiction Treatment
Substance use disorder treatment programs offer different levels of care for the different phases of treatment. The level of care is based on the acuity (or need) of the patient as they progress in their recovery. Essentially the level of care starts at a high level and is reduced as they become less affected by the addiction.
Drug and Alcohol Detox
Medical detoxification gives people a safe environment to withdraw from drugs or alcohol. Typically, it will be the first step in a person’s recovery plan; they provide 24 supervision by medical professionals until the drugs/alcohol are no longer in their system.
Detox medications are often a part of this phase. With certain substances like alcohol and benzodiazepines, detoxing without the proper medications can cause deadly seizures. Medications are also used to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawals. This can help reduce the potential of relapse during the early stages of recovery.
Tree House Recovery partners with local detox centers to ensure that patients have the support they need during this crucial part of early recovery.
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Inpatient care offers 24-hour supervision with structured therapy. During early recovery, many patients will experience intense symptoms of post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). PAWS symptoms like anxiety, drug cravings, stress sensitivity, and inability to focus can increase the chances of relapse. The high level of supervision at this level of care can help prevent relapse as the brain begins to heal. Inpatient rehabs and detox centers are often blended because of this high level of monitoring and typically last 30 days.
While Tree House does not offer inpatient treatment, we can recommend trusted partner centers that do.
Outpatient rehab is the next stage in the recovery process. This stage has three levels of care:
- Partial hospitalization programs (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient programs (IOP)
- Outpatient programs (OP)
Effective outpatient programs typically last three to five months and sometimes longer. The duration of outpatient treatment is vital in giving the necessary time for the brain and body time to heal and address the underlying root causes of addiction. During this phase, patients can effectively address trauma, bring their brain and body into a chemically balanced state, build strong peer support networks, understand their addiction, and learn how to avoid relapse. Most importantly, patients will begin to integrate their new life skills into the world with the support of their addiction treatment team.
The goal of recovery is to live happy and free from addiction, not live under 24-hour supervision. The best outpatient program will provide additional guidance by helping patients build a customized aftercare plan.
Aftercare resources typically include:
- Sober living homes.
- Support groups
- Sober fitness groups
- Family support groups
Discover why a holistic outpatient program could be an effective path for your recovery needs.
Reach Out to Tree House Recovery Today for Addiction Treatment Programs in North Carolina
Tree House Recovery provides outpatient and evening intensive outpatient programs in our North Carolina addiction treatment center. Our approach is centered around the importance of a healthy lifestyle and healing in both mind and body. Through a supportive community, life skills classes, fitness programs, and other holistic approaches, we’ve helped individuals from all backgrounds find hope and healing.
Contact us at 910-812-1728 or reach out online today.