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Treatment Levels of Care

ARS offers a full continuum of care from experienced addiction specialists.

Committed to providing the highest quality treatment for substance use and mental health disorders, Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS) offers a complete continuum of care that focuses on mental and physical healing. Each level of care can be customized to meet every client’s needs and goals ranging from intensive care to continued support with personalized attention to their mental health. At ARS, people are empowered to progress through recovery in a safe and supportive environment, with care for co-occurring disorders at every step of the way.

Co-Occurring Disorder Care: A Key Part of Every Program

Distinguishing ARS from other rehab centers, each ARS facility incorporates a dual-diagnosis approach to care, treating co-occurring behavioral health disorders alongside addiction. Some of the most common disorders we encounter include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety (including PTSD, phobias, panic disorders and OCD)
  • Personality disorders (including borderline personality disorder)
  • Psychotic disorders (including schizophrenia)
  • Eating disorders
  • Bipolar disorder

Since mental illness can precede addiction or vice versa, the issues are often intertwined, and both must be treated equally for true healing to happen. Depending on each client’s needs, co-occurring disorder treatment at ARS facilities may include:

psychotherapy

  • Individual talk therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Family-focused therapy

medication management

  • Antipsychotic medications: addresses hallucinations, breaks with reality
  • Antidepressants: stabilizes chemical imbalances in the brain
  • Mood stabilizers: commonly used for bipolar disorder
  • Anti-anxiety medications: to soothe extreme anxiety
ARS levels of care can be customized to treat any addiction.

LEVELS OF CARE

Creating a full continuum of care, treatment programs at ARS facilities include*:

medically assisted detox

The most intensive (and imperative) level of care, detox allows clients to cleanse their bodies of all traces of drugs or alcohol under medical constant supervision. Withdrawal is never easy, and while this step is physically and mentally grueling, it is an essential first step in any recovery journey. Taper medications may be utilized to ease the process, and clients are attended to at all hours by a team of doctors and therapists.   

Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Focus: Stabilization and Introduction to Counseling
During a client’s detox stay, they have access to a variety of counseling options, which may include daily one-on-one talk therapy with a licensed addiction therapist, weekly family therapy, and group therapy (when medically appropriate). As this phase of treatment is the most difficult for many clients, our counseling staff works to ensure that individuals have safe and supportive spaces where they can begin to mentally process addiction and recovery.

residential treatment

Immediately following medical detox, residential treatment is another intensive form of care involving 24-hour medical care to manage cravings and prevent relapse. This full-time, on-site program lays the foundation for individuals to begin their journey to recovery. Inpatient treatment often proves effective for a variety of disorders, but can be among the most beneficial for those struggling with a long-term drug problem or alcohol use disorder. Residential drug or alcohol rehab can include medication management, individual counseling, and group and family therapy.    

Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Focus: Understanding the Roots of Addiction
In residential care, clients can continue their journey back to mental wellness with prescriptions for mental illness (when deemed appropriate), weekly meetings with a psychiatrist, and ongoing individual and group (12-step, family, etc.) counseling. Here they can learn actionable strategies to manage their thoughts, feelings and emotions as they recover physically. This level of care also introduces clients to recreational therapy options like yoga, where they can leverage physical activity and meditation techniques to enhance their mental health.

Partial Hospitalization

Partial hospitalization programs (PHP) involve ongoing medical and therapeutic support while allowing for more client autonomy as their physical and mental health improves. Clients in PHP typically require less monitoring than in residential care, but still need support on most days of the week. If it is clinically appropriate, partial hospitalization programs may also give clients the option to spend their nights in a sober living home and participate in daily treatment and therapy — a good preparation for outpatient care.

Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Focus: Skillbuilding for Sobriety
If a client has gone through detox and inpatient care, they will have already begun building the behaviors necessary for a life free from drugs or alcohol by the time they reach partial hospitalization. They will likely still be involved in individual counseling, family visits, and 12-step group therapy, which are important avenues of support for clients struggling with mental illness. If needed, medication management may still be used in this level of care to manage mental disorders.

Intensive Outpatient

A step down from partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programs (IOP) allow clients to either continue living on-site, move to a sober living house, or stay in a home that is conducive to recovery. IOP involves daytime treatment (no overnight support), medication management, and visits with medical staff as needed during the week.

Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Focus: Balancing Support With Freedom
In this level of care, clients can still participate in weekly (either once or twice) individual, group and family therapy options as they prepare for sober living. They will begin putting their coping skills to use, and must be willing and able to participate in their daytime counseling and treatment.

outpatient

Outpatient clients live in a sober living home or other supportive environment and commute to an ARS treatment facility several times per week for daytime therapy and counseling. This level involves less medical attention as clients will have a strong handle on their physical well-being and mental health. The goal of outpatient programming is as-needed support to transition back to daily life after rehab care.

Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Focus: Transitioning to Sober Living
In outpatient care, maintaining mental health is largely the responsibility of the client. Weekly or bi-weekly sessions with a counselor and regular participation in support (or 12-step) groups are part of each client’s outpatient programming. Applying the skills they’ve learned from higher levels of care, outpatient clients can transition to a new way of daily living — and healthy mindset — outside of treatment.

aftercare

Outpatient clients live in a sober living home or other supportive environment and commute to an ARS treatment facility several times per week for daytime therapy and counseling. This level involves less medical attention as clients will have a strong handle on their physical well-being and mental health. The goal of outpatient programming is as-needed support to transition back to daily life after rehab care.

Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Focus: Transitioning to Sober Living
In outpatient care, maintaining mental health is largely the responsibility of the client. Weekly or bi-weekly sessions with a counselor and regular participation in support (or 12-step) groups are part of each client’s outpatient programming. Applying the skills they’ve learned from higher levels of care, outpatient clients can transition to a new way of daily living — and healthy mindset — outside of treatment.

*Programs vary by location, and not all facilities offer every level of treatment. To see programs by location, learn more about our facilities.

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