woman resting on a couch at a rehabilitation centerIf you’ve never been to a rehabilitation center, you may be wondering what it’s like. There are many preconceptions and misconceptions about what treatment is like. Hopefully, some of this information will give you a clear view of what you’re getting into. Soon you’ll see how going to treatment is the best thing you can do for yourself as well as your family.

Levels of Care

When it comes to addiction treatment, there are different levels of care, and each presents a different experience. The common levels of care include the following:

  • Partial hospitalization
  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
  • Outpatient
  • Aftercare

It’s important to understand how each one works and which one will benefit you the most.

Partial Hospitalization Center

Most individuals start rehab in a program that allows them to spend most of their time in treatment. During a partial hospitalization program, you’ll live at a sober facility while you receive addiction counseling and treatment. Not only will this give you safety and security from outside triggers, but it also helps you to stay safe from yourself.

In the beginning days of sobriety, you’ll likely still obsess over drinking or using drugs. A partial hospitalization program helps you to maintain accountability. You’ll be in a structured environment surrounded by people who care about your recovery. No matter what time of day it is, you’ll have people nearby that you can rely on. As you begin to heal, you can then transition easily to the intensive outpatient program (IOP).

Who Does IOP Help?

This type of rehabilitation center is great for two different types of people. The first type is those who are transitioning from outpatient. In intensive outpatient, individuals have a little bit more freedom and less programming but retain the accountability aspect. It gives people the chance to get back into the swing of everyday life while knowing that the necessary support is still available.

The second type of people that benefit from IOP is young people and those in the early stages of their addiction.

Along the same lines of IOP, outpatient treatment is best for those with a strong home support system. This is also great for anyone who is looking for work or going back to work or school.

The Importance of Aftercare

After leaving the rehabilitation center, you’re going to want to have a strong aftercare plan to maintain your sobriety. Although you’ll potentially be in treatment for upwards of 90 days, leaving treatment can be scary. When you work with the facility to create an aftercare plan, you’ll have additional support once you leave.

Here at Crestview Recovery, we provide partial hospitalization, IOP, outpatient and aftercare planning for our clients. We also offer an extended care program, which allows you to stay in treatment for upwards of 90 days. Studies show that when you stay in treatment for 90 days, you have a much higher chance of staying sober. We’ll work closely with your insurance provider to help you get the maximum amount of days covered.

While you’re in treatment, you’ll experience a wide range of different therapeutic methods. From individual, group and trauma therapy, you’ll be able to heal from all angles. Our beautiful location in Portland, Oregon, also enables us to take clients on experiential outings, which are great for recovery. If you’re tired of living your life for drugs or alcohol, call us today at 866.262.0531.