We will be offering a variety of addiction treatment options to help you or your loved ones recover and get back on track with a sober lifestyle.
Programs Available at Robert Alexander Center for Addiction Recovery
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What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment?
One of the most effective treatment programs offered here at the Robert Alexander Center for Recovery is the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). This is a good alternative for those with addiction who don’t need intensive care and can maintain relative stability during the rehab and recovery process. It requires a highly-motivated person to not only attend the therapy sessions but also handle the responsibility of balancing their treatment with their daily lives.
IOP balances the structured treatment you would find in a residential treatment facility with the flexibility that’s typical of outpatient rehab programs. This program is ideal for those transitioning from partial hospitalization or inpatient rehab. At the end of the day, clients get to go back to their respective homes, although some IOPs facilitate accommodation at sober living homes run by the treatment facilities.
Intensive outpatient treatment programs for addiction provide clients with some autonomy to keep living their lives. The therapy sessions are run about 3 days each week for about 2-4 hours each day. Some IOPs even offer sessions in the evenings or during the weekends to accommodate their clients’ busy schedules.
What is Outpatient Treatment?
Frequently, those in need of treatment fail to receive appropriate care due to the commitments and responsibilities they have to meet on a daily basis. Maybe they can’t take time away from their families, work or school for a period of time. The best option for such individuals is outpatient rehab.
An outpatient treatment program gives you the chance to attend treatment several days a week but still live at home. This way, your daily life isn’t disrupted. You just have to check in to the treatment specialists at the rehab center regularly to receive counseling and/or medication. Depending on your treatment plan, you might have to attend therapy sessions for several hours on certain days of the week. These are then gradually reduced as long as you progress well through your recovery.
While outpatient treatment programs offer the same level of intensive care as inpatient programs, they are less costly and don’t require you to reside at a treatment facility.
Here at the Robert Alexander Center for Recovery, we structure our outpatient addiction treatment program according to the best practices in the industry. Clients are admitted to this program after a thorough assessment carried out by one of our doctors and therapists. This helps to determine the level of care an individual requires as well as help plan an individualized treatment plan, specific to their needs.
When it comes to outpatient treatment programs, clients have scheduled visits to the treatment facility of their choice. During these visits, they get to participate in group and individual counseling as well as education and relapse prevention sessions. At the end of the day, they go back home and resume their lives.
The outpatient schedule runs for a few hours on certain days of the week. The duration of an individual’s stay at the program depends on their progress and can last anywhere from 2 to 9 months. These programs don’t typically offer detoxification services and refer clients to detox centers if need be.
Overall, outpatient programs are ideal for those who require autonomy, flexibility, and convenience of treatment all at relatively lower costs than inpatient treatment programs.
What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?
There are many different addiction treatment programs in Kentucky. These range from the 12-step programs, inpatient and outpatient programs.
A partial hospitalization program (PHP) for addiction is a form of outpatient treatment that offers a more structured and intensive treatment regimen than typical outpatient programs. Those enrolled in a PHP are expected to adhere to a very structured schedule which includes several hours of therapy and skill-building treatment services every day. They have to commit to attending these sessions for about 4-6 hours daily, 3-5 days a week, Monday through Friday. The treatment takes place during the day and individuals are free to go back home each night.
PHPs offer in-depth treatment for behavioral health issues and are ideal for those who don’t need 24-hour supervision but still require a high level of support. These programs are also suitable as a step down from inpatient programs as individuals gradually ease themselves back to their daily lives.
The Importance of Family Therapy in Addiction
One of the most effective treatment programs for addiction is family therapy. Involving the entire family in alcohol addiction treatment has been found to have a better outcome in relapse prevention and helping people remain sober.
Other benefits of family therapy include:
- Giving the family a better understanding of addiction and its effects on behavior. Family members get educated on addiction, its causes, and how they can help their loved one get better.
- It brings the family dynamics to light. During these therapy sessions, family members are encouraged to share how their loved one’s drinking has affected them. Seeing the impact that their abuse has had on their family sometimes motivates people to change their behavior for the better.
- It leads to improved communication. Those struggling with abuse aren’t the best communicators. Their addiction makes it hard to pay attention to anything else and as a result, their family members tend to hide or ignore their own needs. Family therapy helps to open up lines of communication within the family, helping them learn to articulate their needs, listen to each other, and be supportive.
- Family members learn to set healthy boundaries. Spouses taking care of addicts often change their behavior to accommodate their loved one’s drinking habit. During therapy, they are taught to prioritize their needs as well as set and clarify boundaries.
- Family therapy also gives family members a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and have any issues clarified regarding addiction. They also provide the therapists with more information about the addicts lifestyle and habits and sometimes monitor their loved one’s symptoms for signs of relapse.