Substance abuse can lead to the development of substance use disorder (SUD). Professional treatment is often required to address SUD and its effects. Likewise, the support and guidance received from professional treatment can enable individuals to achieve and sustain lasting sobriety. Addiction treatment provides education, comfort, and sober living on the road to recovery.
SUD treatment encompasses a wide variety of programs that are targeted at stopping the abuse of substances. Certain programs, such as inpatient detox and residential treatment programs, can be extremely effective for recovery as they take an individual out of their home environments that may have perpetuated substance abuse. Through individual and group therapy, a person can work through the underlying causes of substance abuse to reduce the risk of future relapse.
No two treatment facilities are the same. There are different philosophies, missions, and individuals working at each facility. Detoxification is one treatment service that is not always offered by every treatment facility. Most treatment centers do not regard detox as treatment; however, detox remains a critical first step in the pre-treatment process.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services and Administration (SAMHSA) defines detoxing as a ”set of interventions aimed at managing acute intoxication and withdrawal. It denotes a clearing of toxins from the body of the patient who is acutely intoxicated and/or dependent on substances of abuse.”
By abstaining from drugs and alcohol, a person can clear their system of harmful substance use. As an individual’s body and mind acclimate to abstinence, withdrawal symptoms become prevalent. Proper detox aims to lessen the harm caused by withdrawal. Once detox is completed, a person can begin SUD treatment.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a structured day program where a person participates in treatment for part of the day and returns home for the rest of the day. A PHP is a great option for those who have responsibilities that are unable to be put on hold – such as work, school, or childcare – but also struggle with moderate to severe symptoms of SUD or co-occurring mental health conditions. These programs are also a great transitional option for those stepping down from residential treatment.
Leaving home to stay in a strange new place can add unneeded stress that could lead to relapse. At Lighthouse Recovery, our PHP is an opportunity to learn skills and practice what you learn in real time since a person returns home after finishing treatment for the day. Our PHP lasts only four weeks of treatment. This is 30 hours a week focused on your recovery and sobriety.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Life is full of surprises and twists. People have to juggle work, school, family, friends, pets, homes, and so much more. Some people just cannot put those responsibilities on pause to go through residential treatment or even full days to go to PHP. At Lighthouse Recovery, our intensive outpatient program (IOP) provides a stable routine that a person can manage while taking care of their needs.
If someone has a stable home life to return to after treatment or if they need a lower level of care, IOP is a great option. At Lighthouse Recovery, we work with different treatment modalities to find what works best for each person. We believe a person’s SUD is more than an addiction. It is a disorder that has affected their body, mind, and soul, which is why we have a holistic philosophy that combines clinical therapies and life-skills programming.
The program is 12 weeks in duration, with three group therapy sessions and one individual therapy session per week. For busier schedules, we also have night sessions.
Sober living is where individuals in treatment create a sober community together. The sober living program at Lighthouse offers the opportunity to have a safe, recovery-supportive environment while going through any of our other clinical treatment programs. While we believe in a holistic approach to healing, we also pride ourselves on our individualized care.
Our program aims to help people not only stay sober but by helping with
- Family support/healing
- Life skills training
- Beautiful homes
Many people with SUD have dysfunctional or unhealthy family relationships. This is why we include family support in our sober living program. Family support can help relieve some potential stressors after leaving treatment.
Extended Care Program
For people who need more intense care or attention through treatment, extended care programs are available. These combine all components of PHP, IOP, and sober living. A person who participates in Lighthouse Recovery’s extended care program will find a safe, sober environment without temptations or distractions.
Our program offers different homes with only eight other residents, so each person can get a personalized, individual approach to recovery. Depending on the need of the individual, the extended care program ranges from six to eighteen months.
When a person leaves treatment, they may be on their own for the first time in a while. Not having accountability can be scary and make someone feel unmoored. In addition to PHP and IOP, we also provide programs to support people on their journey after leaving treatment.
Clients often rely on family for support through treatment. While family support is important, relying solely on family support is not always healthy. Through our recovery coaching program, a person fresh out of residential, PHP, or sober living can find a supportive liaison to walk with them through recovery.
Recovery coaching at Lighthouse is usually the last structured therapy before an individual is ready to go out on their own. Depending on the need of the client, we work together for 90-180 days, working to rebuild the family system for a sustainable recovery.
Have you been considering substance disorder treatment but are unsure how it can fit into your schedule? Do you need to be home at night to feed your pets or have children who need you after school? Whatever your reasons or obligations, Lighthouse Recovery Texas has a program to fit your needs. At Lighthouse Recovery, you will learn how to form treatment goals and form healthy habits. Through relationships with peers, you will have an inspiration of what sobriety can look like, as well as validation and community. Your sobriety is important; you need to find the right treatment. Contact us at (214) 396-0259 to start an assessment to find the best program for your needs.