How Does Treatment Work?
At our treatment center, the main focus is on helping folks with addiction, addictive behaviors, and mental health concerns. Sometimes, people have co-occurring disorders, which means they have addictive behaviors and mental health concerns. We treat them both at the same time. Regardless of the challenges someone faces, our goal is to help to reintroduce people to themselves. Moreover, we work with them to do that in a loving way.
We’ve found that the best programs begin with a comprehensive assessment. Why? Because that provides the information which can be used for a personalized treatment plan. Everyone is different. So, they’ll have unique needs, as well as different experiences with mental health and addiction. All of that has to be addressed and tended to in the healing process.
For many, treatment begins with hospitalization or detox. For example, at our facility, we’ve proven to be especially helpful for those in the “early recovery period,” as well as those who are looking to change their strategies for better managing their mental health. (Of course, as we treat co-occurring disorders, we can also help with a combination of the two.)
For individuals who have a physical, literal dependence on drugs or alcohol, detox rids the body of addictive substances completely. However, it does not treat the addiction itself. That is a mental health issue, and must be addressed differently.
Through the course of mental health treatment as well as addiction treatment, a person undergoes various therapies, counseling, experiential groups, competency building, education, family systems therapy, and many, many other modalities. These are all designed around one thing: making life easier and more enjoyable.
Therapy helps people work through issues that can cause them to feel “stuck,” disempowered, misunderstood, isolated, and lonely. By replacing unwanted behaviors and consequences, we help those in need find positive alternatives and new, healthy coping strategies.
Licasa Treatment Center’s various level of care is either a direct-admit or step-down level of care. PHP is a great option for those who no longer need 24-hour support, such as Residential or hospital-based care who are seeking an intensive daytime therapeutic program. Therapeutic offerings and activities in PHP help clients develop skills to understand mental health, behavioral patterns, reduce or extinguish maladaptive behaviors, build a stronger sense of self, develop healthier relationships and live a more honest life.
Treatment in PHP and IOP includes:
*Six hours of treatment per day, up to five days per week
*Emphasis on developing values-oriented behaviors, learning and practicing emotional recovery skills and developing healthy support systems to sustain wellness following discharge
*Experts in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, mood disorders and secondary substance use and abuse
*Focus on reducing and replacing unwanted behaviors by learning to tolerate emotions, building self-compassion and developing resilience through integrative therapies
*Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Exposure Therapies as a means for looking at concerns with one’s mood, anxiety, depression and trauma- related disorders
*Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),
*Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Narrative Therapy and expressive therapies, including; yoga, dance and movement therapy, breath work and art therapy
*Monthly family programming to help build a bridge back to family and educate and support those in your support system
*A dedicated treatment team to facilitate care and collaborate with outside providers
Following treatment in PHP, you can choose to step-down to a lower level of care including Intensive Outpatient Treatment. Our team of compassionate experts will work side-by-side with you to create a plan to help you maintain health and wellness after treatment ends.
With each transition to a different level of care, we will help you find the resources that best suit your needs, including aftercare services, alumni programing, support groups or family therapy. Ideally, you will be able to transfer the skills you’ve learned in treatment to life outside — moving towards your interpersonal, occupational/academic, professional and overall health and wellness.