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1 in 5 adults suffer with Mental Illness
What is Substance Use Disorder Outpatient Treatment?
There are 2 level of outpatient programming for Substance Use Disorder Treatment:
Intensive Outpatient ( IOP- level 2.1)
This is a highly structured outpatient program that includes 9-20 contact hours per week. The contact hours will include groups, individual session and UA as prescribed by the provider
Outpatient (OP -level 1)
This is less structured than IOP and includes roughly 2.5-9 contact hours per week. The contact hours will include groups, individual session and UA as prescribed by the provider
What is a Co-occurring Disorder?
People with substance use disorders are at particular risk for developing one or more primary conditions or chronic diseases. The coexistence of both a mental illness and a substance use disorder, known as a co-occurring disorder.
What is a substance use disorder(SUD)?
Is a mental disorder that affects a person’s brain and behavior, leading to a person’s inability to control their use of substances such as legal or illegal drugs, alcohol, or medications. Symptoms can range from moderate to severe, with addiction being the most severe form of SUDs.
What is a Mental Health Disorder?
Mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in emotion, thinking or behavior (or a combination of these)
Can my family visit me in Outpatient?
Generally speaking, family is not allow to visit outpatient, unless you are receiving family services.
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Why can an Outpatient treatment for substance abuse and mental health be an ideal?
What is substance use disorder?
Who would benefit from an inpatient program?
Are withdrawal symptoms dangerous?
Withdrawal symptoms can present as the physical and mental symptoms that occur during a period of lowered or no substance use. Symptoms varied dependent on substance and can be dangerous, requiring medical care to prevent life-threatening effects. Withdrawal occurs in three main stages following your last use- Start, peal and subsiding withdrawal.
Average lengths of withdrawal for drug classes and alcohol (according to SAMHSA):
- Alcohol: 5 – 7 days
- Sedatives (Benzodiazepines): 7 days to 5 weeks; withdrawal symptoms last longer if tapering off the drug but are less likely to be fatal
- Opioids: 4 – 10 days with certain opioids lasting up to 3 weeks
- Stimulants: 7 – 14 days
The length of withdrawal symptoms varies from person to person and depends on:
- how the drug is abused
- how much of the drug is abused during a single sitting and throughout the addiction
- how long the drug is abused
- the level of dependence and addiction will determine the severity of withdrawal symptoms.
Symptoms that last beyond this period, or reappear after this period, are then labeled as protracted withdrawal (commonly known as post-acute withdrawal, chronic withdrawal, or extended withdrawal). Protracted withdrawal is the lesser studied of the two types of withdrawal, but it can often be a major factor in the incidence of relapse.
Alcohol Withdrawal symptoms
Alcohol withdrawal is a painful process best managed in an addiction rehab under the care of trained medical professionals. In fact, withdrawing from alcohol can cause DTs, or delirium tremens. Obviously, delirium tremens cause delirium and tremors, but people experience hallucinations, as well as potentially fatal seizures. In fact, withdrawing from alcohol through medical detox versus at home can be the difference between life and death.
Sedative Withdrawal symptoms
Sedative drug withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening— particularly benzodiazepines. In fact, the benzodiazepine side effects commonly result in life-threatening seizures if not properly tapered. Your prescribing physician can place you on a taper, slowly decreasing your dose until you could cease use. After all, abusing sedatives is incredibly harmful considering that a missed dose could result in a seizure.
Opiate Withdrawal symptoms
Opioid drug withdrawal symptoms, like sedatives and alcohol, can result in mind-altering hallucinations and deadly seizures. Seizures caused by opioids can lead to permanent brain damage and epilepsy. Therefore, it is vital to enlist the help of medical professionals in a detox facility to prevent dangerous complications.
Stimulant Withdrawal symptoms
Stimulant drug withdrawal can range from irritability to full-blown psychosis. Psychosis from a stimulant can occur even with Adderall. A person experiencing drug-induced psychosis may think things are trying to harm them and end up hurting themselves or others. Medical detox can reduce the risk of psychosis.
Can I fully recover from addiction?
YES!!!! You can recover to a completely lucid and mature state, this process can take a long time. The amount that someone’s brain can recover in a short period of time is truly amazing. Scientists have confirmed that within one year people addicted to meth have been able to re-grow most neural pathways they lost during active addiction . While there is a multitude of other factors associated with this, it remains evident that abstinence allows people to develop social skills and emotional growth that was lost during their time in active addiction.
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth counseling is the use of telecommunications or videoconferencing technology to provide addiction or mental health services. It is sometimes referred to as telepsychiatry or telepsychology.
Telehealth allows for :
- More Immediate Access to Help
- Removes many roadblocks that could otherwise interfere with arranging counseling services. Including but not limited to:
- wait times
- scheduling issues
- limited local access
Telehealth Counseling allows clients to receive quicker and more efficient access to care.
Life Renewal has a HIPAA compliant platforms that allows clients to interface with counseling via their mobile devices. Clients can attend group and individual sessions by logging on to the app. They can fit in session at lunchtime or immediate after or before work. All materials are available on the app to review when needed. All follow up appointments can be scheduled via the app and forms are available to complete prior to attending sessions.
The platform allows clients to message their counselor through the platform in moments of struggle or crisis. It also allows access to materials to help you stay on track and connect with others for peer interactions. The platforms will help you to manage trigger areas in your neighborhood with reminders. Telehealth counseling and technology is breaking down barriers, removing stigma and increasing access to care. It is allowing counselor to individualize care needs of clients and provide the level of service they needs.
What is Faith-based Treatment?
Mental Health and Substance Use disorder treatment program designed to strengthen your faith and help you achieve lasting recovery. Strong faith can give you the power to persevere and overcome any obstacle. With faith, the right tools, and the right people by your side, you CAN overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol. Life Renewal, we created an addiction treatment program that will provide you with the tools you need to develop the skills to be successful in long term recovery.
Our Staff are experts in the field of addiction and recovery to ensure the needs of Christian patients are met, Life Renewal is a unique and life-changing Christian Mental Health and Substance Use disorder treatment program that can help you refresh your connection to God and achieve lasting freedom from drugs and alcohol.
How long is the program?
Program length varies on client need and can last any where from 90 days to two years.
How much does it cost?
We accept Medicaid insurance and work with private insurance as best we can. We have a slide fee scale available as needLife Renewal Behavioral Health is an outpatient program. The environment is warm, caring, trusting, and positive. The main focus is life transformation. We use both evidence based and biblically based curriculum to led clients to toward restoration. We know that when people meet Christ as their father and savior their life changes forever. These changed individuals become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Can I work and be in the program?
This is an outpatient program; therefore, you are able to remain active in your life while working through your challenges. Depending on your Level of Care you will be receiving between 2.5 and 20 hours of services, which can be scheduled around your work and family schedule.
Is this program for adults or teens?
We can serve clients from 14 year of age (with parental consent) and older.
What are the steps I need to take to be accepted into the program?
Step ONE: A desire change.
Step TWO: Contact our intake department at 855-932-3852.
Step THREE: They will guide you through the intake process and establish a Portal account for you to complete the necessary intake forms. This will include insurance verification and/or sliding fee discussion.
Step FOUR: You will be schedule for an Admission appointment at our office. This appointment will last roughly 2-3 hours, we will complete a detailed assessment and treatment plan.
Step FIVE: You will be given a treatment schedule and start services within 3 days of the assessment being completed.
If I leave the program, can I restart it?
YES! We understand that life transformation is a process, and our door are open to all that are looking for transformation.
How do I know if I need treatment?
If everyday life has become unmanageable because of substance use, unresolved emotional trauma, uncontrollable mood disorders, or compulsive behavior, then you should consider treatment. If dysfunctional behaviors have had a negative effect on your job, relationships, finances, or health, then you should contact a professional counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist, or addiction specialist who can better assess the situation.
Will the program adequately address my problem or addiction?
All clients at Life Renewal Behavioral Health are screened prior to admission to make sure they are clinically appropriate for the program. They also receive an extensive assessment and diagnosis to uncover their specific core issues and to create an individualized treatment plan.
Does the treatment follow a 12-Step model?
Yes. We’ve found that the 12-Step model provides a path to accepting that addictions and trauma are powerful and destructive, so it is a component of our program. Of course, we understand that one size doesn’t fit all, so at Life Renewal we develop personalized recovery plans to fit our clients’ unique needs. These plans include a variety different therapies and modalities.
Can I opt for individual care?
Treatment at Life Renewal consists of individual and group services. You will have a primary therapist who will work with you to meet your needs as laid out in your individualized treatment plan. While it might seem like more individual sessions would equal faster healing, that’s not necessarily the case. Our treatment program includes a varied schedule that allows for time to process the information and insights gained during individual and group sessions, get peer feedback, as well as explore feelings and emotions through holistic therapies like mindfulness, CBT, DBT or expressive arts.
Didn’t Find the Answer You Were Looking For?
We know that each individual is unique, and you may have specific needs that aren’t addressed here. We’re happy to talk through any questions or concerns you have to help determine if Life Renewal is the right fit for you or a loved one.
You can call 855-932-3852 to be contact with an intake specialist that will be able to answer your questions.
Addition Support Resources for your healing and wholeness
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
For Family & Friends: Al-Anon & Alateen
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)
Teen Drug Abuse
National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center
(Educating about side effects and interactions with prescription and over-the-counter medications, including the risks of addiction.)
DUI Arrest Help
(Everything you need to know about DUI and drunk driving)
Car Insurance After a DUI
Understanding Alcohol’s Impact on Your Health