Part of a Continuum of Care
Inpatient Treatment is generally a part of a multi-phased recovery process. Typically the recovery path starts with a medical detox to get an individual sober in a safe, comfortable environment. From detox, individuals usually transfer into a residential inpatient facility. When an individual is ready to graduate from a residential inpatient program, they move on to an extended care program, which could be an intensive outpatient program, or other form of therapy.
The continuum of care that precedes and proceeds residential inpatient is typically as follows:
>> 1. Medically monitored detox – At Guardian Recovery Network we offer several options for inpatient detox, including Pine Tree Recovery Center in Maine, Princeton Detox and Recovery Center in New Jersey, Florida, CuraSouth near Tampa, Florida and CuraWest in Denver, Colorado. We are continually adding new medical detox facilities. Search our directory here. All of our detox centers help clients work towards physical stabilization as they actively prepare to transition to the next appropriate level of clinical care (usually inpatient rehab). We provide a safe and pain-free withdrawal by utilizing evidence-based methods like tapering and medication assisted treatment.
>> 2. Residential treatment – This portion of the continuum of care is a seven-day-a-week schedule of care that includes therapy, recovery groups, recreational activities, yoga, meditation and other educational workshops.
>> 3. Partial Hospitalization (PHP) – This level of clinical care generally follows inpatient treatment. It provides clients with a full day of recovery activities 5-6 days a week, with some free time in the evening and on weekends. Clients generally live in a sober living home or at their own homes.
>> 4. Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) – Our intensive outpatient programs provide effective clinical care coupled with a higher level of personal freedom and flexibility. This level of care generally allows individuals to work or go to school while also participating in treatment a few days a week.
>> 5. Aftercare – Aftercare plans are always individualized, but they generally include a continuation of individual therapy, recovery program involvement and often a stay in a sober living house.
>> 6. Sober living – Sober living housing provides men and women who are new to recovery with a structured and substance-free living environment. Most people stay in sober living for between six and nine months until they feel completely comfortable transitioning back into fully independent living.