Why Continuum of Care is Important in Addiction Treatment

When searching for an addiction treatment center for recovery, it’s essential to choose one that offers all levels of care and a full continuum of treatment options. By accessing a full continuum of care, patients can overcome the physical and mental aspects of addiction while continuing to receive aftercare support once rehab is complete.

Whether you are looking for drug rehab or alcohol rehab, WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab offers a full continuum of treatment options for those struggling with all types of substance abuse. We assist our patients through every treatment step, from admissions to discharge and beyond.

Let’s look at the various levels of care offered through addiction treatment recovery programs. These treatment types can be applied to alcohol rehab and drug rehab programs. Once a patient evaluation has been completed, the best and most appropriate treatment program will be used.

Medically Assisted Detoxification in Rehab

For most patients who attend WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab, the first level of care will be a period of medical detox. This process works to effectively and safely wean the patient off the substance of abuse. The practice occurs in a monitored and controlled environment where doctors and registered nurses administer detox medications to help wean patients off the physical dependence of substance abuse.

The medications administered to patients play a significant role in lessening the withdrawal symptoms during this primary recovery stage.

Inpatient Residential Treatment

Once patients have completed their medical detox period, they will begin their inpatient residential stay. Typical inpatient stays range between 30, 60, and 90 days depending on the addiction’s severity. The length of time appropriate for the client will be determined once a thorough patient assessment has been completed. Some of the treatment programs and therapies that patients will go through during their time in inpatient treatment are:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • SMART Recovery

Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs (IOP)

When patients have completed their inpatient program and are discharged, they can start their Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). This type of plan allows patients to keep receiving the support they need while gradually integrating everyday life obligations, such as going to work or attending school, into their schedule. Treatment in this level of care takes place for several hours per day, and once the session is completed, patients can reside at home and do not have to live on-site at the residential facility.

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)

This type of treatment program is designed for those who have an underlying mental health disorder that is more intense. Individuals who attend PHP will work with therapists and counselors who will teach them how to better manage their condition through various coping mechanisms and management skills through dual diagnosis treatment. When patients are stabilized on a mental and psychological level, they can tackle everyday life with more ease and confidence.

Aftercare Support for Recovering Addicts

Patients must continue to manage their addiction and recovery even once they have completed inpatient and outpatient programs. Attending aftercare programs such as AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), NA (Narcotics Anonymous), relapse prevention programs, and trigger management classes will help create a reliable support system for as long as the patient needs.

WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab offers a full continuum of care throughout our Florida locations, helping patients from beginning to end and beyond. We set patients up for success in recovery by ensuring they have access to the tools and resources required to sustain their sobriety long-term. Get in touch with WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab today and learn how our vast and comprehensive recovery programs can help you.

If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.

About the Author

Jackie has been involved in the substance abuse and addiction treatment sector for over five years and this is something that she is truly eager about. She has a passion for writing and continuously works to create informative pieces that not only educate and inform the public about the disease of addiction but also provide solutions for those who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse.