Addiction is a chronic and progressive disease characterized by an uncontrollable craving for a substance or drug and the inability to avoid use, despite knowing the substantial harm it will cause. When a person experiences addiction, they cannot control their use of a substance and will develop substance dependency.
According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), people with substance use disorder (SUD) have distorted thinking, behavior, and body functions. Psychological changes occur in the brain, causing people to have intense cravings for the substance, affecting judgment, decision-making, learning, memory, and behavior control.
Recovery can be a long and complicated process. However, the treatment options we provide at Providence Recovery are customized to your loved one’s needs to make the recovery experience as comprehensive, effective, and easy as possible. Our services include medication-assisted treatment and an intensive outpatient program.
At Providence Recovery, we believe everyone deserves a healthy and productive life. Our healthcare professionals are well qualified to provide services across the full continuum of care, identifying the best treatment options for your loved one and treating with them as a whole, body and mind.
How can I tell if my loved one has a substance use disorder?
Depending on the types of substances being used, your loved one may publicly exhibit some or all of the following SUD behaviors:
Privately, your loved one may experience some or all of the following:
Recognizing that your loved one is struggling with addiction is the first step in helping them on their road to recovery. It may be difficult to come to terms with the fact that you alone cannot fix the problem. However, seeking professional help on their behalf to begin the recovery conversation with a structured and controlled intervention is a highly successful next step.
An intervention is a professionally guided, face-to-face meeting with family members, friends, and the person suffering from addiction. During the intervention, family members have an opportunity to express their concerns and desire to help in a direct but positive manner. A successful intervention involves a great deal of forethought and planning, including what will be said, and with an immediate plan for next steps following the intervention. Letting your loved one know they are cared for and supported in their decision to seek treatment is critical.
Treatment outcomes vary based on the nature and severity of the individual’s addiction, appropriateness of treatment services, and the quality of interaction between the patient and their treatment providers. The goal of treatment is to enable your loved one to regain control of their life, becoming a productive functioning member within the family, workplace, and community.
Finding information about types of programs, lengths of stay, and the best course of treatment for your loved one’s addiction is crucial when choosing a plan. At Providence Recovery, our programs are designed to encourage positive and lasting recovery. We are positioned to treat the whole individual across a full continuum of care, through multiple treatment therapies, and personalized to your loved one’s needs.
Substance use disorder treatment is not a one size fits all option. Each patient and their situation is different.
We understand that some patients will be coming from a residential treatment center while others may be referred directly to an intensive outpatient setting.
For those individuals who have gone through residential treatment, they may be looking for an aftercare treatment option. Aftercare is a continued treatment option that follows a shorter period of addiction treatment care. Research finds that when people take advantage of aftercare services, rates of relapse decrease. An aftercare plan is designed to address the specific needs of an individual, no two plans are exactly alike, although they may have similar components.
Some common components of a typical aftercare treatment plan include:
Aftercare involves a more hands-off approach by giving your loved one more personal responsibility for maintaining their sobriety.
With that being said, at Providence Recovery, we can accommodate patients seeking aftercare options, such as IOP, through various treatment services that are customized to fit their needs.
Providence Recovery provides four treatment services, customized for your loved one:
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
An intensive outpatient program is the next level of care after an individual has completed PHP. It is coordinated with many clinical options to monitor and maintain stability. This treatment program focuses on group participation and interaction.
Our IOP meets three days a week for three hours a day. We provide a part-time schedule that allows individuals to continue on-going therapy while working and living at home or in a structured living environment.
IOPs typically last from two months to one year. Participants in an IOP attend regular counseling services and have a reliable support system.
An IOP can help those who are struggling with the following:
Benefits of IOPs include:
Core components of our IOP behavioral therapies include:
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recognize that substance use disorder (SUD) is classified as a mental health disorder. These disorders affect thinking, mood, behavior, and how we make choices.
In 2014, 20.2 million adults in the United States had a substance use disorder and 7.9 million had a SUD and another mental illness. Mental health disorders can often be treated through proper medication. Medications are an important part of treatment when combined with behavioral therapy.
Providence Recovery offers MAT as an effective form of treatment for your loved one’s SUD.
Medication-assisted treatment is a combination of medications for treatment and behavioral therapy for substance use disorders.
We provide MAT to individuals in our intensive outpatient program. We only use FDA-approved medications such as Suboxone and Vivitrol.
Healing physical changes in the brain
Blocking the euphoric effects of substances
Improving an individual’s success
Increasing retention in treatment sessions
Increasing an individual’s chance of receiving and maintaining employment
Decreasing an individual’s substance use
Decreasing the likelihood of relapse
You will gain personal growth and improvement. At Providence Recovery, we are a patient-centered treatment facility, and our team works to treat the whole patient, focusing on physical comfort and emotional well-being.
At Providence Recovery, we believe that our patients are not at fault for having a disease, but they are responsible for getting the proper treatment. Our addiction professionals are comprised of healthcare and medical professionals who are passionate about assisting individuals find and maintain recovery. With extensive medical backgrounds, our team’s treatment services provide medical care to the whole individual.
We will walk patients through an effective assessment that details their mental health, addiction, employment background and needs, family and social issues and more.
We bring awareness to the difficulties of their situation and develop treatment goals.
Treatment programs typically consist of the following:
Customized treatment plan
Group and individual counseling
Education about SUD
Life skills training
Testing for alcohol or drug use
Relapse prevention training
Treatment for mental disorders
Family education and counseling services
Providence Recovery accepts Medicaid, as well as other payer sources like private health insurance. If you have any questions regarding insurance coverage, please give us a call at 970-824-5433, and we can help guide you to the appropriate treatment for your insurance.
Traveling away from home allows your loved one to physically put distance between themselves and any adverse social environments and stressful work environments. It keeps them from being around familiar substance-use triggers, allowing them to focus on their rehabilitation in a safe, supportive, and distraction-free environment.
There is no predetermined length of treatment, and individuals progress through treatment at various rates. Depending on the level of treatment and program type, programs can last from 30, 60 to 90 days. We understand that every individual is different, meaning a customized, patient-centered treatment plan is necessary. Through careful evaluation, a treatment plan tailored specifically to your loved one will be developed and closely followed.
It is critical for your loved one to stay in treatment long enough to experience the full benefits of their program, which will in turn help in the recovery process. Many factors work together to motivate your loved one to stay in recovery, including:
The development of a positive relationship with the patient, their comprehensive treatment team, and social support group increases the likelihood of long-term recovery.
Tips to prevent relapse for your loved one:
Involving them in a treatment program can significantly reduce relapse rates.
Improving their overall quality of life through a holistic treatment approach. At Providence Recovery, we treat our patients as a whole, body and mind.
Maintaining a balanced, healthy lifestyle with a nutritious diet and physical activity. Alcohol and drugs deplete the body of essential nutrients.
Improving sleep quality, minimizing insomnia, and fatigue. These are some side effects of addiction and withdrawal symptoms, and not getting enough sleep can potentially lead to a relapse.
Practicing mindfulness by participating in yoga, meditation, acupuncture, or massage therapy.
Participating in a support group.
Avoiding triggers, such as people, places, or things associated with previous drug or substance abuse.
Finding a new hobby like painting, writing, learning an instrument, etc.
Asking for help when needed.