Addiction Therapy for Young Adults – Treatment Elements
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Talbott Recovery offers an array of services and levels of care for substance abuse in young adults. Each level of care addresses the needs of our patients during different times in their treatment.
- Detoxification & Stabilization
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP with recovery residences)
- High Risk Milieu
- Patient Assessments
- Treatment Planning
- Treatment Modalities
- Mirror Image with Recovery Residence
Detoxification & Stabilization
Stabilization is available for substance abuse patients requiring detoxification and/or behavioral containment to interrupt the downhill spiral of their addiction.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP with recovery residences)
Following detox and stabilization, patients are transitioned to the main campus to begin the primary phase of their treatment. Partial hospitalization provides the support and structure required by young adults during treatment. Staff members are available to patients living in Talbott Recovery rehab residences during the addiction therapy for young adults.
Each patient in our young adult addiction program undergoes a thorough evaluation prior to admission. The evaluation assesses the patient’s physical, psychiatric, psychological, social, spiritual, and family needs to determine the most appropriate level of care. The multi-disciplinary assessment team includes:
- Attending Physician
- Clinical Psychologist
- Internal Medicine Specialist
- Addiction Medicine Specialist
- Assessment Coordinator
The team specializing in substance abuse in young adults may also include a pain specialist, a neurologist, a behavioral medicine specialist or a sexual boundaries specialist as needed. A fourth day may be required for any additional evaluations that may be necessary.
Each Assessment includes:
- Internal medicine evaluation / physical exam
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Addiction medicine evaluations
- Bio-psychosocial self-assessment
- Laboratory work and drug screens
- Comprehensive psychological testing
- Extensive neuropsychological testing
During the assessment process, members of Talbott Recovery staff (with patient approval) will contact family members, friends, healthcare providers and referents to collect key collateral data for integration into the patient’s treatment plan. In our experience, patients (including those presenting with psychiatric co-morbidity) respond better to treatment, medications and recovery when every aspect of their lives has been addressed in the development of their treatment plan.
Upon completion of a patient’s assessment, the substance abuse treatment team, led by the attending physician, develops an individual treatment plan for each patient and meets regularly to review each patient’s progress and to update treatment goals. The clinical case manager in the young adult addiction program works closely with each patient, Family Counselor and the family to ensure the treatment plan is meeting the patient’s changing needs. Soon after treatment begins, the patient’s continuing care coordinator will begin the process of identifying a patient’s discharge needs.
Group therapy is the cornerstone of change in all of our programs; we believe recovery cannot occur alone. The Young Adult Addiction Program utilizes many of the following therapeutic techniques:
- Group therapy
- Medication management (of mood disorders)
- Individual therapy
- Procedural learning on how to use the 12-Steps
- Psychoeducation group
- Profession issues group
- Work related groups
- Relapse prevention
- Life skills
- Family therapy
- Family Program
- Spirituality group
- Trauma group
- 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 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 offers 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, visit our Family Program section.
Talbott Recovery is committed to helping our patients and their families build a long term, self-sustaining recovery. Talbott Recovery’ continuing care process assists patients and families to develop 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 substance abuse treatment. Whoever refers a particular patient to Talbott Recovery Campus 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 substance abuse 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
Length of Stay for Young Adult Addiction Program
A patient’s length of stay in the Young Adult Addiction Program will be determined by the patient’s treatment requirements and the patient’s progress through treatment. If patient assessment requires treatment in our High Risk Milieu, length of stay will be longer.
Almost fifteen years ago, the leadership at Talbott Recovery, working together with former patients, developed the Return Visit program. Alumni spoke of the significant number of important new friendships they had made with other patients while at Talbott Recovery. These alumni spoke of the confidence and trust they had developed with Talbott Recovery staff. And mostly, they spoke of how they wanted to “reconnect” with friends on a regular basis. Responding to this feedback, Talbott Recovery leadership developed our Return Visit program. Since then, Return Visit has become an important and well-attended component of the programs offered by Talbott Recovery.
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 friends
- 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.