What options are available for treatment?
At Confidant Health, we know that a one-size-fits-all approach to recovery doesn't exist. Instead, we recommend evidence-based recovery options and create a customized treatment plan delivered through telehealth or in-home visits.
By eliminating the need for you to travel to appointments or check into a facility, we make treatment and recovery more accessible and convenient than ever.
Still not sure this will work for you? Learn more about the other treatment settings common in addiction recovery and what Confidant can offer you.
Types of Treatment Settings
Alcohol and drug recovery can take place in different locations to help you accomplish specific goals. These settings are listed from lowest severity to highest severity.
Outpatient Treatment (Office Visits)
Outpatient treatment, such as the support provided through the Confidant Health app, allows you to live at home while attending sessions with therapists, appointments with a medical provider, and meetings with a coach. Outpatient treatment can also include group sessions.
Outpatient treatment is highly effective in managing substance use disorders, but it may not be safe for all people. While outpatient treatment can be used to treat opioid withdrawal, it may not be appropriate for those withdrawing from alcohol or benzodiazepines because of other health risks which require stabilization. Outpatient treatment may not be appropriate for people with severe physical and mental health conditions.
Outpatient treatment is also usually where long-term maintenance occurs.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
Like outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment occurs while an individual lives at home. IOP is meant for individuals with a greater need for support, and includes going to treatment three or four times a week and spending more than 9 hours in therapy per week. Depending on the distance between your home and the facility, transportation and travel time can represent significant barriers to this kind of treatment. It can also be difficult to manage alongside other responsibilities such as family or work.
Sober living homes are actually not technically treatment. However, these communities can serve as an important component of the path to recovery. Many people step down to sober living from residential rehab facilities because they offer more independence while still providing the same structure and support. Other people move to sober living while in outpatient treatment.
Residential rehab facilities allow individuals to live at the facility. Sometimes this is time restricted, other times it is more long-term. Residential rehab is for people who have severe addiction and who need to focus on their recovery around the clock.
You'll keep a busy schedule involving group and individual therapy, as well as recreational activities. Cost represents a major downside to these facilities. You must stay on campus, and many facilities limit your communication with family and friends.
Importantly, some residential facilities do not employ medical staff. Understanding the availability of clinical support at a facility is critical.
Inpatient treatment is like hospitalization with 24-hour medical support. This is important for individuals with severe mental and physical health conditions until they are stabilized. Then their care may be managed in a lower level of support.
What Questions to Ask About Treatment
To help you decide which treatment option might prove best for you or your family, answer these three questions:
What setting would make the most sense when starting treatment?
What intensity of treatment is appropriate, or how often should treatment occur?
What treatment approach seems like the best fit for you or your loved one? Why?
Once you answer these questions, you will better understand the treatment options that suit your situation. Even if you feel that you would benefit from a facility, you can trust Confidant to continue your treatment in a convenient but effective way when you return home.
Try Confidant Today
With Confidant, you don't have to think about these questions alone. Our team will provide guidance so that when you do decide how and where to start treatment, you'll feel good about it. We also never "lock you in" to a treatment plan. Want to try something else down the road? That's absolutely an option. Let's talk!