When an individual’s needs can not be met through outpatient services, a 24-hour therapeutic environment is available.
Individual Counseling Sessions
These counseling sessions provide the patient with an individualized approach to treatment. Some counseling methods include, behavioral therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and other treatments to help the patient evaluate behavior, examine triggers and develop strategies to cope without using drugs or alcohol.
Group Counseling Sessions
Group therapy can be a successful approach to overall substance abuse treatment. Group therapy will have a trained leader conducting each session, and unlike family therapy, members of the group don’t know one another. However, members are composed of people currently in the same residential program. Group therapy sessions can be conducted in varied therapeutic settings and levels of care. Group therapy provides motivation and peer support to the patient.
Peer mentoring is most easily recognized in 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. In these peer relationships, support is provided by those in recovery who are maintaining sobriety, offering motivation, support and tactics for avoiding substance abuse.
Telemedicine psychiatry can help patients by providing convenient and affordable mental health services. Benefits of this kind of therapy include improved access, reducing delays in care, reducing the need for time off work, child care concerns and transportation issues. Additionally, many patients feel more comfortable speaking to someone over the phone or on a video call than in person.