Aftercare Plan Options
What Do I Do After Detox?
When it comes to personalized aftercare plans there are several different options for you to choose from. The level of care that you choose is going to depend heavily on your personal clinical requirements.
Some Options Following Detox Could Include:
Residential Inpatient Treatment
It is highly recommended that anybody who has been suffering from a moderate or severe substance abuse disorder and any underlying conditions transition into a residential inpatient treatment center after detox. While in residential inpatient treatment an individual undergoes intensive individual, group and family therapy, recovery education and a range of holistic treatment methods. It is often important for a person to live in a structured environment to greatly reduce the risk of relapse. Most inpatient treatment programs last for between one and three months depending on the unique needs of each individual client.
Partial Hospitalization (PHP)
PHP serves as a step-down level of care, meaning that someone who has completed inpatient treatment transitions directly into PHP once he or she is discharged. The main difference between PHP and inpatient is the client is able to return home after undergoing a full day of intensive treatment. PHP also emphasizes relapse prevention training seeing as the client has a greater amount of personal freedom making relapse more of a threat.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
IOP is one step down from PHP in the sense that therapeutic groups don’t meet every day. Generally IOP programs meet several times a week for a few hours each session. Clients have the opportunity to work or continue their educational pursuits. IOP can also serve as a standalone treatment option in some cases. A person might opt to transition from detox straight into IOP if he or she has a career that cannot be stepped away from, is the sole caretaker of dependents, if the substance abuse disorder was not severe, or if other circumstances warrant. At CuraSouth we will help you determine whether or not IOP is going to be sufficient or if you require a higher level of care like PHP or residential inpatient treatment.