Residential Treatment – Substance Use

Residential Substance Use Treatment provides a safe, structured living environment for patients who need continued care as they begin to break the cycle of substance abuse and take responsibility for their new life of recovery. Residential Treatment allows time to focus on various behavioral and emotional issues that need to be resolved and guides the application of recovery skills, which include emotional functioning, family dynamics, personal responsibility, work/school reintegration and relapse prevention.

High Intensity Residential

High Intensity Residential Treatment for substance use disorders is similar to inpatient treatment for substance use in that it is based on a 24-hours a day, 7-days a week treatment model and incorporates a number of different professional and therapeutic modalities in its service delivery. The major difference between the two is that detoxification occurs during the inpatient stay vs. residential. High Intensity is ideal for chemically dependent people who have been detoxified but still need a highly structured treatment environment to maintain their sobriety.

Low Intensity Residential

Low Intensity Residential Treatment for substance use is designed for those who are able to cope for limited periods of time outside of a 24-hour structure to pursue clinical, vocational, educational and communal activities. The time in the residential program allows for extended protection from the toxic influence of substance exposure, problematic or substance-filled environments or the cultures of substance-involved or anti-social behaviors. This exposure to monitoring, supervision and low-intensity treatment will enable the practice of basic living skills and mastery of coping and recovery skills. This program is often provided in conjunction with the Outpatient Day Program (Partial Hospitalization Program) (PHP).

Treatment Goals

The treatment goals for Residential Treatment include:

  • Apply recovery skills
  • Prevent relapse
  • Improve social functioning and ability for self-care
  • Promote personal responsibility
  • Develop a social network supportive of recovery
  • Reintegrate into community, school, work and family life