Your Most Common Questions Answered
Your Most Common Questions Answered
At The Meadows Outpatient Center, our treatment program helps adults cope with their problems by addressing the core issues behind addictions and other conditions. We work to resolve the core issues in order to end the resulting maladaptive behaviors. Our programs treat addiction, trauma depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and other behavioral problems.
Rehab or rehabilitation is any form of treatment or therapy for individuals who abuse substances. Rehab can also refer to a broad range of approaches used to treat a variety of emotional and physical problems.
If you cannot manage or control your life because of an addiction or compulsive behavior, you may require rehab or treatment. Problem behaviors persist even when addicts are aware of the negative impact of their addiction. When a person starts to show signs of addiction, it is best to seek professional help.
Detox or detoxification is clearing toxins or harmful substances from the body. A detox may be done by taking supplements or drinking liquids made specifically for detoxification, fasting and/or eating prescribed foods. This flushing of toxins is vital for an individual’s health and stability. While detox may initially be uncomfortable, there are ways to lessen the discomfort. Detox can be dangerous if not supervised by a qualified medical practitioner. Detox addresses the physical issues that come with addiction. Once a patient undergoes detox from alcohol or drugs, they are then ready to begin the psychological journey of recovery. Different addictions call for different treatments. In order to find out what is optimal for you, discuss your situation with a qualified healthcare professional, such as a therapist, addictions counselor, psychiatrist or medical doctor.
Here are a few questions you can ask about a facility’s programs and services:
An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is often recommended when an individual requires a “step down” from one level of treatment to the next before they are ready to return home and apply their recovery skills to everyday life.
If you aren’t showing progress in an outpatient program, or if it becomes unsafe for you to remain in an outpatient program, you should be admitted to an inpatient facility.
The following are common symptoms of addiction:
Family involvement is crucial during the recovery process. Most treatment facilities have a set period of time for the family to visit and participate in workshops or lectures. Addiction often stems from issues within the family, so it’s essential to understand family dynamics and provide a space for the family to communicate and heal. Not only does this help the healing process for the patient, but it helps the entire family, too.
Most addictions, no matter what kind, have no definitive “cure”- only ongoing recovery. At the Meadows Intensive Outpatient Program, we base our success rate on our high rate in three factors: the number of alumni who recommend our program to friends and relatives; the number of referrals we get from other treatment facilities; and the number of patients referred to us by therapists and other medical practitioners.
Our Senior Fellows are industry experts with decades of research and experience who help the executive team refine The Meadows Model. The Senior Fellows also provide specialized education to staff members, healthcare professionals, clients, family members, and alumni through the Meadows Intensive Outpatient Program.
What makes The Meadows Outpatient Center treatment experience unique is that our senior fellows are directly involved in the clinical formulation of our IOP model. Many treatment centers in the country use materials created by The Meadows’ Senior Fellows, but at our outpatient center these same leading experts conduct workshops, lectures, and other events.