The Care at Wisconsin Treatment Centers
When it comes to addiction treatment, there are a variety of services and programs. Many times, an individual does not just use one type of service, but a combination of them. One might say that the different levels of treatment are a continuum of care, with generally consists of four levels:
- Detox and Stabilization: The first level of this continuum is what is known as detox, which involves exactly what it sounds like. A patient’s body is detoxified and harmful chemicals are removed, helping to stabilize the individual. This process must be done with the supervision of medical staff. Medication is usually needed, and a doctor must be present to prescribe and administer it. Besides medicating the effects of withdrawal, doctors also keep an eye out for potentially fatal issues such as delirium tremors.
- Inpatient Residential Options: As the name implies, patients live on site for an extended period of time, ranging from at least a few weeks to a few months or more. Many times, these facilities are also dual diagnosis, treating other mental health issues that can contribute to the substance use disorder. As almost 50 percent of those that struggle with addiction also have mental health conditions, so this type of treatment becomes especially relevant.
- Intensive Outpatient Programs: These programs, that do not have patients stay overnight, can involve skill training, group therapy, relapse prevention, motivational enhancement therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or dialectical group therapy. Patients typically go in for treatment at least an hour a day, a few days a week.
- Partial Programs: In terms of involvement, partial programs, lie in between outpatient and inpatient programs. These can be especially helpful for those who need daily support, but are not able to attend, for whatever reason, an inpatient facility.
Recovery-Related Questions That Need Answers
Below we have listed some questions that can help you with your search to narrow down the list of facilities that you will compile.
- Does the facility that you are looking at have all the correct licenses? Is the facility accredited by a national organization such as the National Committee for Quality Assurance or the The Joint Commission?
- Is the staff properly credentialed?
- When asked, is the facility able to provide evidence to support how effective their treatment methods are?
- What is the ratio of counselors to patients?
- Does this facility provide gender-specific treatment? Studies have shown that this can be the most effective form of treatment.
- Does the program provide holistic support, such as covering needs related to medical, psychological, social, spiritual, and general wellness needs?
- Are services provided for the families of the patient?
- What is the atmosphere of the facility like, and how well is the facility maintained.
As with many other health conditions, substance use disorder can be treated with the right combination of attention and expertise. You do not have to face the battle alone, or figure out by yourself which facility is right for you.
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