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Understanding The Treatment Timeline
Before entering mental health or substance use disorder treatment, it’s helpful to have a firm grasp of what to expect. From the duration of treatment to daily or weekly schedules, understanding how it works helps to alleviate fears.
There are several different types of treatment programs available, and each will have a different timeline. Each client will receive an individualized treatment plan suited to their unique needs, and this plan will determine the duration of treatment.
In general, the treatment timelines fall into one of these four categories:
- 30-day programs
- 60-day programs
- 90-day programs
- Extended treatment programs, like sober living homes and halfway houses
The timeline will depend on the severity of your concerns, how committed to the recovery journey one is, and whether it’s necessary to work around work, school, or family obligations. However, most treatment plans fall in the middle at 60 or 90 days. Extended treatment programs include sober living homes and halfway houses.
A Breakdown Of Our Treatment Programs
Each treatment timeline will take place within one of our evidence-based treatment programs. From Outpatient Programs and Intensive Outpatient to Partial Care day programs, we’re committed to providing the most suitable level of care based on each client’s needs.
The Partial Care day program (PC) is one of the most intensive and highly-structured programs offered. It requires the client to check in each day and stay for 6-8 hours. During this time, you will benefit from a comprehensive offering of counseling and therapy activities. For those that are battling severe mental health concerns, a serious addiction, or who have co-occurring disorders, a PCP will be the most appropriate choice.
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a mid-tier program that takes place 10 to 20 hours each week, providing a more flexible approach than the PCP. It requires 3-4 visits each week for several hours of counseling and therapy sessions.
Outpatient Programs (OP) offer the most flexibility and only require a commitment of a few hours each week. This is the most effective option for a client who has already completed an IOP or PCP program and has established a significant level of personal autonomy.
Our 30-Day Program
The 30-day programs are a great fit for those getting started on their wellness and recovery journey or who may not know how long they should plan for. This program offers enough time to manage immediate symptoms and begin building coping and relapse-prevention skills without committing to too much time.
Our 60-Day Program
The 60-day program provides additional support and therapy, giving the individual more time to work through whatever may arise during treatment. This mid-tier level of care is a better fit for those who may need a little more time to renew and reintegrate.
Our 90-Day Program
Committing to a 90-day program is a significant investment, but this investment in yourself and your future is well worth the effort as it provides a solid foundation for recovery. When completed, it also supports the highest chance of success and the greatest exposure to helpful therapy techniques.
If you have recently completed a 90-day program or a residential program, you may desire additional care, guidance, and structure. Entering into an extended treatment program offers these enhanced care levels.
With a more structured living arrangement where peace and sobriety are supported and enforced, these affordable options help bridge the gap between long-term treatment and independent living.
Sober Living Facilities
Sober living facilities are private homes for clients who aren’t quite ready to fully reintegrate back into their daily lives. Care ranges from Level 1 homes that are run by a council of peers to Level 4 facilities that are constantly supervised and have a more institutional feel with access to counseling on-site.
A halfway house is similar to a sober living facility, and the two are often thought to be the same. However, a halfway house serves as a “halfway” point between residential programs or correctional programs and independent living. They will have systems in place to ensure that the premises remain drug and alcohol-free and are considered an essential part of the recovery process for many people.