Talbott Recovery’s Young Adult Program recently introduced a new level of care for patients entering the program who are deemed to be “high risk” for complicating issues during treatment.
The High Risk Milieu refers to an intensive level of care for the individual while still at the partial hospitalization level of treatment. The high risk young adult rehab includes two appointments per week with their Attending Physician, individual therapy and specialized groups. The specialized groups are individualized based upon each patient’s need. Specialized groups include: Sex, Love and Relationship Group; Men’s Sexual Issues Group, New Path Group (which focuses on identifying and effectively working with character/personality traits). Patients in the High Risk Milieu also attend specialized 12 step meetings, such as CODA, SLA and SLAA.
Upon assessment at Talbott Recovery, individuals are asked a series of questions specifically designed to determine the level of care that need by this patient. For the High Risk Young Adult Rehab program, there is an additional level of care referred to as the “High Risk Milieu.”
Who is Eligible for High Risk Young Adult Rehab?
There are two different ways an individual is assessed and deemed to be appropriate for this level of care. The first approach is during the intake process. At the time of assessment, an individual exhibiting a recurring theme of noncompliance with treatment, defiance towards authorities, and struggles with following rules would be considered for the high risk young adult rehab. Other indicators might be an extensive history of trauma and dual addiction. The second would be after the individual is admitted and the patient exhibits any or all of the aforementioned behavioral issues during treatment. At the time of the observation, the individual’s treatment team meets to discuss the appropriateness of this higher level of care for the patient.
Upon admittance to the high risk young adult rehab program, a patient’s length of stay will also be longer than the our normal young adult treatment program, in order to include the intensive work that accompanies their chemical sobriety. Patients in the High Risk Milieu will remain in the Recovery Resident Assistant’s apartment and on Resident Buddy for a longer period of time, which offers the individual more supervision and support in their treatment. These patients are given weekly tasks to accomplish in addition to their chemical dependency work. The patient is assessed on a weekly basis by their treatment team to identify progress and offer positive reinforcement. The Family Counselor and Attending Physician meets with the patient’s family within the first two weeks of the individual being placed into high risk young adult rehab in order to clarify and answer any questions, as well as for guidance throughout this process.