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Substance Abuse Programs, Explained

Substance abuse programs are the best way to learn why you abused substances in the first place, and then continue treatment with therapy to work on those reasons. That’s where Royal Life Centers comes in. As an illustration, we guide you through recovery from start to finish, starting with abstinence and ending with true recovery—a new life that will be really worth living. 

For that reason, Royal Life Centers provides a full continuum of care within our substance abuse treatment for substance use disorders. Foundationally, our programs include medical detox, residential inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and sober living.

Substance Abuse Programs

Substance abuse programs cover a range of treatment options and levels of care for substance use disorders. Generally, substance abuse programs progress from the most intensive level of care to the least intensive. It’s important to understand what services are provided in each substance abuse program. In doing so, you can receive appropriate treatment for your individualized needs. 

The most intensive substance abuse programs include medical detox and residential inpatient programs. During these levels of care, you recieve 24-hour supervision and participate in evidence-based therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy.

Similarly, programs such as partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs provide more intense interventions. While less intense than inpatient services, both PHP and IOP require routine participation in therapy.

The least intensive level of care often involves outpatient services such as group therapy or addiction education.

No matter what substance abuse program is chosen, individuals struggling with substance use disorders can benefit from a comprehensive approach with meaningful therapeutic experiences to help them reach long-term recovery.

Medical Detox for Substance Abuse

Medical detox is typically the first step in substance abuse treatment. Granted, if you detox yourself completely off of a substance before seeking treatment, you may not require medical detox. However, depending on the severity of your addiction, and the substance being abused, it is suggested that you seek professional medical care in order to detox. Indeed, certain substances, especially alcohol and benzos, can lead to serious health complications such as fatal seizures during withdrawal without proper medications and monitoring. Within the detox portion of substance abuse treatment, medical staff will safely remove all toxic substances from your body.

Inpatient Substance Abuse Programs

Residential inpatient programs are typically what most people think of when they hear the term substance abuse treatment. Following medical detox, where the toxins are removed from your system, you move into residential inpatient. Within this level of care which spans a few weeks to a month, you will participate in intensive therapy, groups, and counseling. Most importantly, this highly structured setting is perfect to establish good habits before moving onto a less restrictive level of care.

Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs

People who continue treatment after residential inpatient increase the chance of achieving long-term success. Following inpatient, you may transition to a less strict program, partial hospitalization (PHP). After, you can enter intensive outpatient (IOP) for even less restrictive care. By the same token, these two phases are where you’ll be given much more freedom, and be able to explore your newfound sobriety in a safe and supportive environment. In fact, quality substance abuse programs will continue your therapy sessions throughout PHP and IOP. For this reason, Royal Life Centers goes above and beyond to create a customized program just for you.

Outpatient Substance Abuse Programs and Sober Living

Completing your time in substance abuse programs is a marvelous accomplishment. Nevertheless, recovery is an ongoing process. In fact, you are never “cured.” Indeed, addiction is something you must remain vigilant against, or else addiction may try to reenter your life. To prevent this from happening, continuing your recovery maintenance in substance abuse programs that incorporate outpatient program (OP) services can help you maintain your sobriety.

In OP, you can reintegrate yourself into your community with support from peers and staff. In doing so, your sober support systems can offer help when you encounter roadblocks or triggers.  As a result, you will better manage your emotions and reactions in times of stress. For this reason, OP is a beneficial way to solidify your recovery.

Additionally, you can also stay in sober living following treatment in inpatient substance abuse programs. Sober living is a great way to hold yourself accountable to peers and professionals while you build up your sobriety.

Entering Our Substance Abuse Programs

Royal Life Centers is proud to offer all these proven substance abuse treatments. Staying with us means you won’t have to bounce around to a new facility after each level of care. That way you can spend more time focusing on what’s important—your recovery. If you’re ready for the life you know you deserve, Royal Life Centers is ready for you. Call our treatment experts at (877)-RECOVERY.

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