Drug and Alcohol Addiction Washington Treatment Programs
When you or a loved one has made the important decision to get treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction, the next logical step is to locate a good program that can help usher you along the path to recovery. There are a host of different types of treatment programs, from bare bones to luxury, 12-step to non 12-step, holistic to medically assisted treatment. While variations between the specialties and philosophies define the programs, all will fall into one of two formats: Inpatient or outpatient treatment.
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Inpatient rehab is the highest level of care for treating drug and alcohol addictions. In the case of severe or long-standing addictions it is the only viable option for a successful recovery. Patients take up residence at the facility for a defined treatment period, usually lasting from 30 days to several months. Inpatient care is highly structured and features a daily schedule of various therapy sessions and adjunct therapies that further enhance the recovery process.
Most people who go to an inpatient addiction facility will start off with the detox and withdrawal process on site. After the medical detox is complete, the individual will be ready to initiate the active treatment process and participate in various therapeutic activities. The basic treatment services offered at an inpatient treatment center include individual counseling, group counseling, family counseling, addiction education, 12-step meetings, relapse prevention planning, recreational activities, and some experiential therapies.
Comprehensive treatment programs include a full spectrum of elements that include::
Outpatient rehab is a more flexible and less expensive option that allows the individual in recovery to live at home while receiving treatment. While not for everyone, outpatient treatment has the advantage of allowing the individual to continue to work or attend school. Outpatient care, and cost, can vary dramatically between programs, from the most basic services to offering a wide array of additional services. Outpatient rehab offers several levels of care, which coincide with their specific addiction needs and recovery goals.
An outpatient rehab will require the individual to first detox from the substance prior to beginning the treatment program. If the addiction is fairly new and not severe, this can be done at home with some oversight from the person’s medical doctor. For some, a separate detox facility might be the best option. Once detox has been accomplished, the client will begin participating in scheduled individual and group therapy sessions and classes. The basic services offered at an outpatient rehab include individual and group counseling, relapse prevention education, life skills classes, medication management, and addiction education.
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 Washington Treatment Programs
In many cases someone with a substance use disorder will also have a co-occurring mental health disorder, and vice versa. This condition, dual diagnosis, necessitates a treatment plan that includes therapeutic intervention for both disorders if the individual is to achieve a successful outcome. A dual diagnosis treatment program will offer specialized treatment providers to provide treatment for both a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and OCD.. These programs will have both a psychiatrist and clinical professionals who are addiction specialists on staff.
Mental Health Washington Treatment Programs
While a private practice doctor can successfully treat many who suffer from a mood disorder or a mental health condition, this is not always the case. Sometimes the mental health disorder is so debilitating that they are unable to manage their life anymore. In this case, the more comprehensive and focused approach offered at a mental health facility is likely the best option.
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
In a more acute situation, an individual may be experiencing a psychiatric crisis and may become a danger to him or herself or others. During an acute event, the person may be experiencing hallucinations or has become violent or suicidal. In these cases, a psychiatric hospital would be the appropriate level of care, where the first priority is to protect and stabilize the patient.
Mental health treatment facilities can be found in many different venues. Inpatient mental health programs can be located within a variety of settings, such as a home, a medical hospital, a farm setting, or a psychiatric hospital. There are also outpatient treatment mental health treatment programs available, which are more appropriate for a stabilized patient.
Mental health treatment facilities, depending on the specialties they treat, may offer care for depression, anxiety spectrum disorders (generalized anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, OCD, and PTSD), bipolar disorder, and eating disorders (bulimia and anorexia).
Mental health treatment generally includes individual psychotherapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, medication management, teaching of coping skills and relaxation techniques, and holistic therapies, such as yoga, meditation, equine therapy, art and music therapy, and massage therapy.