Addiction Treatment & Rehab Guide For Addiction

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There are thousands of programs and drug rehabs to choose from which can make it challenging to assess which addiction treatment programs will provide the highest quality of care.

Many times individuals struggling with substance use disorder only have one chance and going to rehab requires time, money, and energy not only from the individual attending rehab but from the entire family. There are numerous resources available, whether you are seeking treatment for yourself, a friend, a family member, or someone you know. While the process of finding the right addiction treatment center can be overwhelming and confusing, this article seeks to walk you through the basics, providing an overview of evidence-based treatment practices.

Levels of care drug rehab

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There are different phases of addiction. Generally, the phases of addiction are broken into 4 categories that all have different levels of willingness to accept help. When an individual enters treatment it’s very important that they are at a point in their addiction where they are motivated enough to get help and willing to leave friends, family, and old habits behind.

Types Of Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs

When seeking treatment, the phase of addiction you are in will help to guide which level of care you need to start your recovery journey. If your substance use has progressed to the point of physical dependence, then you will most likely start treatment in a medically monitored detox. Our clinical team will help decide placement within the treatment continuum during your initial evaluation. This graphic shows all of the levels of care within drug and alcohol rehab.


Within The Ethan Crossing Recovery system, we offer all of the primary levels of care individuals may need to recover.

  • Evaluation:

    • All treatment starts with an evaluation conducted by a licensed medical professional to evaluate need, effective medications, and the most beneficial therapeutic model to aid in recovery.
  • Medical Detox Program:

    • Detox is an essential first step of recovery, but studies have shown that detox alone is not sufficient for overcoming addiction. Medical detox is the first step in the continuum of care involves safely removing the substances from your system while minimizing side effects and withdrawal symptoms associated with detox.
  • Residential Treatment Program: 

    • This level of care allows patients to begin on the path to recovery in a healing environment. Residential drug rehab and alcohol rehab is ideal for patients who will benefit from a long structured care setting to focus on their individual recovery. This level of care lasts for 10 to 30 days and involves 24/7 monitoring with intensive clinical therapy and medical assistance.
  • Partial Hospitalization Program:

    • Partial Hospitalization Programs are also referred to as PHP. A partial hospitalization program involves 20 hours a week of outpatient treatment. Patients participate in therapy and various activities throughout the day but return home or to a sober living residence in the evenings. This level of care allows patients to still have structure and supportive therapy and medication management while transitioning back to home life.
  • Intensive Outpatient Program:

    • As a form of primary treatment, an intensive outpatient treatment program (IOP), as it is often called, provides more flexibility to the patient. Treatment is built around the patient’s schedule, allowing them to fulfill work commitments and family obligations.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Long Does Drug Rehab Last?

    Drug treatment is individualized so the length of stay and the appropriate level of care is based upon medical necessity. However, rehab typically lasts anywhere from 6 days to 90 days and longer. Medical detox can last anywhere between 5-10 days, while inpatient and residential programs are 15-30 days followed by lower levels of care like partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient therapy, and outpatient treatment.

  • Will Insurance Pay For Rehab?

    We accept most insurance plans both private and government-sponsored. It is our mission to make treatment accessible so that everyone can seek help. As part of this mission, we partner with insurance payors to secure in-network contracts. Here are some of the insurances that we accept but there is a good chance we will still be able to work with you to find help even if your insurance isn’t listed below. We are in-network with the following insurance providers: Aetna Better Health Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield AultCare Buckeye Insurance Care Source Cigna Humana Magellan MMO Molina Multiplan Paramount Valor Health Plan UHC.

  • What rehab has the highest success rate?

    The success rate of rehab centers will depend on the individual’s unique circumstances.

  • Which treatment is most effective in treating addiction?

    A multidisciplinary approach to care receives the best outcomes which includes medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is often highly effective in treating addiction combined with behavioral therapy in both a private and group setting. This medical and clinical approach has the best outcomes based on evidence and university studies.

Treatments During Rehab

During each level of care, patients participate in different types of therapies.

  • Medication Assisted Treatment

    • For some substance use disorders, medication assistance is necessary to help manage cravings, deal with withdrawal symptoms, and stabilize a patient’s mental state. We offer a medication-assisted detox program that uses a variety of medicinal options to assist patients in gradually overcoming the physical symptoms of addiction.
  • Individual Counseling

    • During individual therapy sessions, CBT therapy, EMDR therapy, and other effective treatments happen with a primary therapist. This allows the patient to have a sounding board and engage in stable therapeutic exercises throughout their treatment stay.
  • Group Therapy

    • Group therapy in a drug and alcohol rehab center entails talking and processing groups with peers that are struggling with the same issues. Peer support and speaking with others can be extremely beneficial during treatment. This is also where 12-step models like AA meetings, NA meetings, and Smart Recovery can be introduced.
  • Relapse Prevention

    • Relapse occurs when a person has had some time free of their addiction and then reverts back to old habits. This can be for a variety of reasons, such as:
      • Lack of support system
      • Lots of high stress
      • Loss of family member/job/home
      • Pressure from friends & peers, or even loved ones

Relapse rates are very high for individuals that struggle with addiction. Partaking in all of the levels of care drug and alcohol rehab offers is extremely important to learn how to combat triggers and address the issues that may have led to the addiction in the first place. Staying connected after treatment through alumni programs or support programs like AA, NA, and Smart Recovery, along with regular visits with a primary therapist is critical.

Our expert staff does a complete evaluation when an individual comes to Ethan Crossing Recovery to determine the best level of care to begin the journey. Also, should a patient first need to complete medically-supervised detox at a drug detox center, we provide it for them and create a treatment plan designed just for their needs.

There are 4 broad categories of clinical care outlined by the American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Each level of care refers to a category of medical services and treatment models, increasing in intensity from level one to level four.

Rehab Doesn’t Have To Be Scary

Each individual’s experience with substance use disorder is unique. The severity and the stage of addiction will affect the type of treatment they need. What may be effective for one person may not work for another. This is why Ethan Crossing Recovery offers several treatment programs. We provide a progressive spectrum of care so that individuals can start with a program that meets their initial needs and, as they move through recovery, they will also move through other treatment programs. Long-term recovery is the goal of Ethan Crossing Recovery. We know we can help you or a loved one overcome substance abuse and get on the road to recovery. Further, we understand dealing with addiction means treating the whole person and the different relationships they have. Drug and alcohol addiction takes a toll not just on the individual but on those around them including their family, friends, loved ones, and coworkers. Finding the right drug rehab program does not just benefit the individual but everyone around that person. Therefore, we provide treatment programs from medically-supervised detoxification through residential treatment to alumni support so patients and their loved ones can heal their bodies and minds. Start the admissions process today to see how we can help.


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George is a content creator with 7 years of experience working with substance use disorder patients. He has held positions as an admissions director, marketing manager, and Chief Marketing Officer within chemical dependency.

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