Talbott Recovery offers an array of services and levels of care. Each level of care addresses the needs of our patients during different times in the Professionals Program. We determine the intensity of treatment based upon the levels described by the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria.
- 72-Hour Assessment
- Detoxification & Stabilization
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP with boarding)
- Treatment Planning
- Treatment Modalities
- Mirror Image with Recovery Residence
Talbott Recovery pioneered the 72-Hour Comprehensive Assessment Program for professionals over three decades ago. We regularly conduct assessments at the request of Professionals Wellness Programs, state licensing authorities, hospitals or state bars, as well as family and concerned friends. When clinically indicated, a 72-Hour Assessment provides a full multi-disciplinary evaluation of an individual.
The core of the assessment team includes:
- Attending Physician
- Clinical Psychologist
- Addiction Medicine Specialist
- Assessment Coordinator
The team may also include a pain specialist, a neurologist, a spiritual counselor, a behavioral medicine specialist or a sexual boundaries specialist as needed. When additional areas are evaluated, the 72-Hour Assessment may extend past the usual three days. Upon completion, we discuss our recommendations with the patient, referent, and family as appropriate.
During the 72-Hour Assessment, the evaluated individual obtains:
- Comprehensive history & physical examination
- Psychiatric evaluation
- One or more addiction medicine evaluations
- Bio-psychosocial self-assessment
- Laboratory work and drug screens
- Comprehensive psychological testing
- Neuropsychological testing, as indicated
- Collateral data collection from multiple external sources including colleagues and supervisors, patients (for health professionals), family and friends
Detoxification & Stabilization
Stabilization is available for patients requiring detoxification and/or behavioral containment to interrupt the downhill spiral of their addiction.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP with Recovery Residence)
Patients are admitted to our Campus Phase as an introduction to the Basic Skills of Recovery. Frequently, we recommend our traditional Mirror Image Phase of treatment. This is usually recommended for individuals who have co-occurring psychiatric conditions, personality related issues, grief, trauma, partner relationship issues, family of origin concerns, sexual or other behavioral processes, licensing and professional concerns, or legal issues.
Mirror Image Phase
Mirror Image is an addiction treatment innovation created and first implemented by Talbott Recovery founder, Dr. G. Douglas Talbott. Mornings. Five mornings a week, Mirror Image patients go to other treatment facilities in the Atlanta area and work with newly admitted alcoholics and addicts. The purpose is to assist patients in overcoming the myopia that often accompanies the disease of addiction – patients can see the affects of the disease of addiction in others but are unable to see those same affects in themselves.
We at Talbott Recovery pride ourselves in offering state-of-the-art treatment of addictive disorders using the medical model. We individualize the treatment to the unique needs of every patient.
Group therapy is the cornerstone of change in all of our programs; we believe recovery cannot occur alone.
Treatment may include any of the following treatment modalities:
- Group therapy
- Medication management (of mood disorders)
- Individual therapy
- Procedural learning on how to use the 12-Steps
- Psychoeducation group
- Groups for professional and work related issues
- Groups for grief resolution and coping with loss
- Anger management groups
- Relapse prevention
- Life skills
- Family therapy
- Family Program
- Spirituality group
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Sexual Issues groups (men’s & women’s)
- Gender issues group
- GLBTQ groups
- 12-Step recovery meetings on campus
- EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) for trauma issues
- Meditation and mindfulness training
The Family Services Department at Talbott Recovery provides patients and families with support and education on the disease of addiction, cross addiction and the impact on the family. The Family Program is designed to assess the family’s needs, educate about chemical dependence and offer ongoing family support during and/or after the patient’s treatment. The Family Program is the first step many addicted families make towards healing.
Once a patient is admitted to Talbott Recovery, a family counselor is assigned to respond to any questions or concerns. That family therapist works both at a distance and close up with our families when they attend the family program.
The family program consists of approximately five family sessions and a family workshop during treatment. The family workshop is a three-day educational and supportive experience. The workshop provides education on the disease of addiction and cross addiction and offers an opportunity to address questions and concerns. For more details about the Family Program and a sample schedule, please visit our Family Program.
Talbott Recovery is committed to helping our patients and their families build a long term, self-sustaining recovery. Talbott Recovery’s continuing care process assists patients and families in developing a program of recovery and a support system that will provide a solid foundation to achieve that goal after they leave our facility.
At Talbott, we believe that continuing care actually begins prior to the patient arriving for treatment. Whoever refers a particular patient to Talbott Recovery becomes the starting point for communication with our treatment team and continuing care coordinator. This begins a process of communication that our coordinators build on throughout the course of treatment. Each patient is assigned a continuing care coordinator that will work with them throughout the treatment course to:
- Serve as the referent liaison with our referral sources and the clinical treatment team
- Gather collateral information and provide written and verbal updates to referents
- Assist the patient with any work, licensure or legal issues
- Participate in the multi-disciplinary treatment team to assess patient’s progress
- Identify unresolved treatment issues to be included in discharge planning
- Plan Extended Therapeutic Leaves (ETL) for the patients prior to discharge
- Establish a clinical team to assist with patient’s long term recovery post-discharge
The leadership at Talbott Recovery, working together with former patients, developed the Return Visit program. Alumni speak of the significant number of important new friendships they make with other patients while at Talbott Recovery. They also speak of the confidence and trust they developed with Talbott Recovery staff. Mostly, they speak of how they want to “reconnect” with friends and staff on a regular basis. Responding to this feedback, we developed our Return Visit Program, which has become very popular and well attended. Patients include Return Visits as a component of their aftercare.
Return Visit is:
- A time to come back to Talbott Recovery to help “recharge recovery batteries”
- A time to meet and “catch up with” old roommates and “domemates”
- A time to “reconnect” with Talbott Recovery staff who have been important to the patient and to his/her recovery
- A time to remember and recommit to the foundation for recovery they began to build for themselves while in treatment
- A time to offer hope, encouragement and support to current Talbott Recovery patients
Patients are encouraged to plan their recovery around revisits to the Talbott Recovery Campus. We have learned that the patients who take the time to return to us have a markedly increased recovery rate. Addiction is a disease that we forget we have. The recovery visits remind us to tend to ourselves and our recovery program.