Levels of Addiction Treatment

Addiction takes many forms. An individual patient could be addicted to any number of substances while their level of addiction could be influenced by the duration of addiction, their personality, and a host of contributing factors. Addiction treatment should always reflect the patient’s individual circumstances.

Whether seeking professional addiction rehab care for yourself or a loved one, understanding the levels of addiction treatment is key. 

Level 0.5: Early intervention services

In addition to the 21 million addicts in America, many more have problematic relationships with drugs and alcohol. For example, one in four adults will binge drink in any given month. While they may not be addicted, a large percentage will show signs of addiction and will be considered a risk. Early intervention addiction treatment can save the day.

Level I: Outpatient services

Outpatient services are the lowest level of addiction support and are primarily reserved for new addicts or those who only show some of the symptoms. Outpatient services do not require the patient to stay on site, allowing them to maintain their job and other commitments. 

This level of addiction treatment may include daily or weekly visits to a rehab center for group sessions or individual cognitive-behavioral therapy. One in nine Americans over the age of 12 admit to illicit drug use each month. For individuals who want to prevent their habit from spiraling out of control, outpatient services can be the ideal solution.

Level II: Intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization services

Intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization services (PHP) are two options often used by people who are categorized under level two of addiction treatment. IOP gives patients access to up to 20 hours of direct contact with physicians and therapists each week, but they will not need to stay at a drug rehab center. So, they can continue their lives.

PHP is the most intense variant of outpatient services and includes at least 20 hours of contact per week, and are usually done in a residential rehab setting. In addition to group and individual therapy, patients gain an education to help them steer clear of relapses. Additional activities like acupuncture or yoga may be introduced to encourage a better appreciation of physical and mental health.

Level III: Residential/inpatient services

Level three drug rehab services include a range of inpatient services and residential addiction treatment programs. It can include work with therapists, physicians, and a range of other experts. Inpatient rehab gives patients access to 24/7 services and involves living on-site or in a nearby community.

Residential services can be broken into subcategories including Clinically Managed Low-Intensity Residential Services (level 3.1) , Clinically Managed Population-Specific High-Intensity Residential Services (3.3), and Clinically Managed High-Intensity Residential Services (3.5).

Level IV: Medically managed intensive inpatient services

Level four medically managed intensive inpatient services are the most rigorous type of care. The 24-hour treatment and high-level medical and clinical monitoring are spearheaded by medical detoxes and medication-assisted treatments. This is a good choice for the 1.55% of people addicted to opioids, as well as those with severe alcohol addiction.

The medically managed intensive inpatient services are also suitable for people with co-occurring mental conditions. When a patient needs an intervention followed by intense care for an extended period, this is the answer. To learn more about all five levels of addiction treatment, get in touch with Peaks Recovery now!

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