According to the World Drug Report of the United Nations in June 2019, around 35 million people globally suffered from substance abuse disorder 2019. But unfortunately, only 1 in 7 of those people received help from professional treatment programs.

Substance abuse is challenging to overcome alone. Receiving professional help for your drug abuse and co-occurring disorders provides your best chance of becoming (and remaining) sober.

Thankfully, there are several programs you can use during your substance abuse treatment. Once you’ve completed a more intensive program, there are supportive therapies that can help you transition back into your everyday life and remain sober once you’ve made the transition. Read on to learn more about our alcohol and drug rehab programs for residents in Wilmington North Carolina.

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Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Programs in Wilmington NC

Substance abuse treatment services near Wilmington, NC, are designed to support recovery. Treatment options from Changing Tides include general and intensive outpatient programs, partial hospitalization, sober living and family therapy.

Although these structured programs almost always offer the same services, your treatment plan will depend on several factors. For example, if you have a co-occurring mental health issue, you must receive mental health services alongside your addiction recovery journey.

Often, mental health problems are the root cause of addiction. For example, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after experiencing a traumatic event. However, instead of seeking mental health services, you may have turned to illicit substances to cope with symptoms of PTSD like flashbacks, nightmares, difficulty sleeping and ongoing anxiety or panic attacks.

If co-occurring conditions aren’t treated, it can be difficult to overcome addiction. When mental health conditions are managed during and after your time at a drug or alcohol treatment center, the chances of relapse are significantly reduced.

Intensive (IOP) and General Outpatient Programs

The intensive outpatient program treatment, also known as IOP, is a drug abuse and alcohol addiction option available at Changing Tides treatment center. The program is designed to provide comprehensive treatment to support your first steps to sobriety and every step after.

Our structured IOP takes place 5 days weekly for 3 hours each session. A few of the treatments and therapies offered in our outpatient programs include:

  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Therapy with family members
  • Psychoeducational groups
  • Experiential groups

What makes our IOP different is that we focus on you getting sober and remaining sober. To do this, we target relapse prevention by teaching healthy coping skills and how to identify or avoid triggers. During the intensive outpatient program, you’ll remain in comfortable lodgings at our treatment center, letting you focus entirely on your recovery process without external stressors.

Once you’ve completed the IOP, the general outpatient program can be used as a step-down treatment. During the general outpatient program, you’ll be able to work, go to school and take care of familial obligations while living at home but continuing key treatment options. This helps you successfully transition back into your everyday life without relapsing.

Young man after a successful recovery from addiction in Wilmington NC.Young man after a successful recovery from addiction in Wilmington NC.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)/ Day Treatment

Partial hospitalization is also known as PHP or day treatment. Our day treatment center provides additional care and support compared to our outpatient program. It can be used as a first treatment or step down from more intensive programs like long-term treatment.

A few treatment options available from our partial hospitalization program treatment or day treatment include:

  • Learning how to manage withdrawal symptoms
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Yoga
  • Refuge recovery

During the first 10 days of PHP, you can expect the program to resemble a traditional inpatient treatment program closely. This is because the first few days are the most difficult, especially if you’re undergoing a detox program at this time. After the first 10 days, you’ll be encouraged to receive visits from family members and given more freedom as you transition into a less restricting part of the program.

After day treatment, it’s highly recommended you attend the intensive or general outpatient programs to help you transition back into daily life. Receiving continuing support and care is crucial to avoiding relapse.

Sober Living at Changing Tides

Sober living facility at Changing Tides is part of our tiered program of services, allowing you to have a slow and easy transition back into your everyday life. This tiered approach to the recovery process offers the best chances at lifelong sobriety because you continue to receive the care you need, when you need it, for as long as you need it.

During this time, you’ll stay in our comfortable sober living residence to help maintain some structure while you adjust to a life free of alcohol or drug abuse problems. Light housekeeping services are provided by on-site staff to free up some of your time so you can continue attending group counseling and individual therapy.

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Family Therapy

Family counseling can be incorporated into any of our addiction treatment options. While family dysfunctions aren’t always at the root of addiction, well-meaning family members could worsen matters. Generally, this is done through “tough love” tactics that take away the addict’s support system or through enabling.

During family therapy for addiction, close members will learn about addiction recovery and how they can best support you. First, the counselor will ask questions that help them identify the family’s strengths and problems. Then, they’ll use this information to direct ongoing therapy sessions to help the family heal after addiction.

How Changing Tides Can Help

If you or a loved one is battling substance abuse, you don’t have to go it alone. Call us today at (252) 596-0584 to speak with one of our compassionate professionals about how we can help you start the road to recovery. You can also fill out our online contact form if preferred and someone will reach out as soon as possible.

If you have questions about your insurance, our customer service reps can help with that, too. During your call, ask us to verify your insurance benefits so you can plan on the financial aspects of our treatment center.