Our Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs in Ft. Walton
Addiction treatment is not one-size-fits-all, rather addiction treatment is very involved and dependent on what the patient needs. There are several different treatment approaches that have proven to be highly successful in treating substance use disorders. And, when those approaches are combined and patients are provided with a customized treatment plan, their opportunities are endless.
Levels of Care
Our partial hospitalization program, or a PHP, in Ft. Walton, FL provides addiction treatment services as well as medical care. Patients of our partial hospitalization program are usually those who have a medical condition that requires regular monitoring while they are engaging in other therapies such as individual and group therapy. Patients spend anywhere from 5-7 days a week at the facility when enrolled in PHP, however, are allowed to continue to live at home during their care.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Our intensive outpatient program, which is often referred to as an “IOP”, is similar to partial hospitalization in that it requires a strong commitment from patients and allows them to continue to reside at home. In general, a patient at our intensive outpatient program will go to the facility for treatment anywhere from 3-5 days per week. He or she will participate in different types of therapies deemed appropriate for their needs, such as individual therapy, behavioral therapy, or PTSD therapy. Since patients only spend a few hours at the facility at a time, they can continue to go to work or school and engage in other outside activities.
Different from an intensive outpatient program, outpatient treatment requires patients to go to the facility about 2-3 days per week and engage in therapies that are helpful for their needs. A patient in our outpatient treatment in Ft. Walton may go to the facility and have an individual therapy session and then leave, or he or she could stay for a few therapeutic sessions prior to going home. Most outpatient treatment programs last 6-8 weeks, however, can continue for however long the patient needs.
Specialized Addiction Treatment
Different populations face different issues when it comes to the development and continuation of a substance use disorder. As a result, a different focus needs to be placed on their treatment. Treatment in Ft. Walton, FL focuses on providing more specialized treatment services to those who require such an approach, such as those who are physically dependent on opioids, LGBT community members who are addicted to drugs, and even people who are struggling with addiction mid-life.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Upon entering into treatment, it can be determined if the patient would benefit from medication-assisted treatment, which is highly popular amongst those addicted to opioids. Medication-assisted treatment incorporates prescription medication and therapy into one’s treatment plan.
Members of the LGBT community face challenges in their everyday lives that many other people do not experience. Patients can work with therapists who understand the common struggles they have faced because of their sexual orientation and how that connects to the development and continuation of a substance use disorder.
Young Adult Treatment
Many young adults (usually between 18-25) struggle with a substance use disorder, if not a co-occurring condition. However, young adults require a different approach to their treatment as they are still developing both cognitively and emotionally. Patients can benefit from working with therapists who utilize therapies that are designed with young individuals in mind, such as rational emotive behavior therapy
Do You Need Help for an Addiction?
If you are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, do not waste one more day. Reach out for help and get the treatment you need to end your addiction once and for all.