Drug and Alcohol Addiction Colorado Treatment Programs
Once an individual has reached the point where they are willing to seek treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction their life is usually in chaos. Entering an addiction rehab allows them to physically separate from the people, places, or things that may be contributing to the substance abuse, and begin recovery in a safe, supportive environment. Most addiction programs are geared to address the universal traits and consequences of a substance use disorder, regardless of which substance was being abused. These treatment programs may vary in their programming philosophies and services offered, but most will fall into one of two basic groups, inpatient and outpatient rehab.
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Whether detox and withdrawal support is offered at the inpatient facility or at a separate facility, it is the very first required step on the road to recovery. Once detox is completed, the individual will begin a program of a certain length while residing at the addiction treatment center. Inpatient programs use a multi-faceted approach to addiction recovery, incorporating multiple therapies and activities into a weekly schedule. Clients usually welcome the structure of the inpatient program and gradually become more comfortable with being there.
The goal of inpatient treatment is to redefine how you respond to certain stressors or traumatic memories, learning new coping skills and thought strategies that teach you alternatives to substance use. Programs emphasize abstinence from the substance and adapting a new sober lifestyle that will enable you to take control of your life and find new joy and meaning in it.
During inpatient rehab, clients will participate in one-on-one psychotherapy sessions, group counseling sessions, family counseling sessions, recovery group meetings, and other activities that can complement the recovery process. These might include learning mindfulness exercises or participating in yoga or art therapy. Most programs also offer some form of exercise and recreation to complete the weekly schedule.
Outpatient treatment has the same goal as just described for inpatient treatment, but it is structured differently. Outpatient rehabs offer a flexible alternative to living at an inpatient facility, and can therefore accommodate people who would otherwise not be able to leave their jobs for a month or more. During the treatment period, clients can stay at home outside of treatment sessions, which will reduce the expense of rehab dramatically.
An outpatient program follows many of the same principles as an inpatient rehab, but it requires less participation. Outpatient rehabs can have several levels of intensity, each with their own participation requirements and individualized treatment benchmarks. While outpatient rehabs typically offer individual therapy, the focus is on building social support through group counseling, classes, and recovery community meetings, such as A.A. or N.A. or a non 12-step program like SMART Recovery.
The basic services offered at an outpatient rehab include:
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Relapse prevention education and planning
- Required participation in a recovery group such as AA, NA, or Smart Recovery (non 12 step)
- Life skills classes
- Medication Management
Dual Diagnosis Colorado Treatment Programs
When a mental health disorder is accompanied by a substance use disorder it is called a dual diagnosis. This very common coexistence of disorders requires an integrated approach to treatment. Professionals who have been trained to treat dual diagnosis will include psychiatrists, master level clinical therapists, and addiction experts to provide treatment for both disorders simultaneously.
Mental Health Colorado Treatment Programs
When a mental health condition escalates, rendering the individual incapable of functioning at daily activities such as work, school, or child rearing, a mental health treatment program may be appropriate to help stabilize the individual. Since mental illness can cover a wide spectrum of levels of intensity, treatment is not one-size-fits-all. There are inpatient settings, outpatient programs, and partial hospitalization, or day programs available.
PHQ-9 Depression Screening
Achieve TMS offers an online version of the commonly used Depression Screening tool called the PHQ-9. The nine items of the PHQ-9 are based directly on the nine diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder in the DSM-IV.
Mental Health Treatment Facilities
Most mental health treatment programs prioritize the treatment goals, with stabilization being the top priority. Mental health facilities emphasize creating a calm, restful environment that is conducive to healing and recovery. Patients will participate in individual psychotherapy sessions, group therapy, recreational activities, and experiential therapies. Medication management is a key component in mental health treatment.
Common Mental Health Conditions Treated
- Anxiety Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Grief and Loss
- Borderline Personality Disorder