Types of Behavioral Health Treatment
There are many forms of treatment that effectively provide care and guidance to individuals managing opioid addiction or misuse. We encourage you to always seek out the advice of your primary care provider or doctor, and to also reach out to us if you want additional guidance. We don’t provide medical treatment or advice, but have the expert staff and resources available to help guide you toward the right solution for your treatment.
To help you better you better understand the different treatment settings, here is a list of descriptions. You should always check your benefits to see what settings your plan covers.
Partial Hospital Program (PHP)
A PHP is an outpatient treatment setting. Programs are usually at least six hours per day, up to five days per week. PHP programs provide individual, group, and family therapy along with educational groups.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
An IOP is an outpatient treatment setting. Treatment times are usually shorter and less frequent than for PHPs. For example, an IOP may offer treatment three days per week for three hours per day. IOP programs provide individual, group, and family therapy along with educational services.
Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
Outpatient behavioral health services consist of office-based individual, group, and family therapy with a private therapist.
Inpatient Detoxification (Detox)
If you are physically addicted to a substance or substances, or have been using substances in large amounts, you may require medically supervised withdrawal to avoid complications from the substance you have used.
Please note: Inpatient detoxification is not a comprehensive treatment — however, it is often the first step on the path to recovery.
Rehab or Residential Treatment Center (RTC)
This level of care is sometimes needed after inpatient detoxification. It is also available for those who do not require detoxification, but who may need 24-hour care. RTC facilities provide individual, group, and family therapy along with educational services, as well as access to community groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous® or Narcotics Anonymous®. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are independent organizations that offer health information you may find helpful. The length of a stay at an RTC can vary.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Proper use of certain medications can help individuals combat the physical opioid addiction and can offer relief, as well as support in other areas. Established evidence indicates that MAT is a highly effective approach to preventing overdoses and death for people living with opioid addiction.