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Guide to the Levels of Addiction Treatment

When you first begin your treatment plan, your therapist will assign you to addiction treatment programs at the right level of care. The levels guide mental health experts when deciding how their clients should begin treatment. They also guarantee uniformity through the recovery process.

If you or your loved ones wish to quit alcohol or drug use, Renaissance Recovery in CA will help you determine which level of care is ideal.

Level 0.5: Early Intervention Services

Level 0.5 focuses on sensitizing people at higher risk of alcohol or drug abuse against the impending dangers. There is no need for referral in diagnosis at this level. The first level is ideal for school-going children, teenagers, and young adults.

You will be under close monitoring for signs that indicate you need higher levels of care.

Level 1: Outpatient Addiction Treatment Programs

Outpatient care requires you to attend several treatment sessions weekly. You can continue with usual activities, but you will be required to spare some time to attend professionally directed addiction therapy. The second level is suitable for those who show mild signs of dependency. Weekly sessions in outpatient programs often last for less than nine hours in total.

You can receive level 1 outpatient services after transitioning from intensive outpatient treatment. Conversely, your therapist can transition you to more intensive treatment if the first level does not produce the desired outcomes.

Level 2: Intensive Outpatient or Partial Hospitalization

The design of the second level of substance use care includes:

  • Psycho-pharmacological consultation
  • Around-the-clock crisis services
  • Psychiatric consultation
  • Medication management
  • Vocational training

Level 2.1: Intensive Outpatient Services

When you receive care under intensive outpatient treatment, you live on your own, often in a sober living home. If you have a robust social support system or have to attend to family responsibilities, you can live independently.

Expect to attend some mix of counseling, mental health education, and frequent meetings with specialists. This program is not as expensive as residential treatment, which usually becomes costlier when you include intensive drug and alcohol detox.

Level 2.2: Partial Hospitalization Services

A partial hospitalization program (PHP) offers you direct access to medical and mental health professionals. It also provides laboratory services, so you do not have to be referred to another facility for such services.

Level 3: Residential Treatment

The third level of substance use treatment offers clients functional deficits in the right environment for recovery. It removes you from your daily routines and triggers. Expect to live in the facility during the period of treatment.

Level 3.1: Clinically Managed Low-Intensity Residential Services

If you are reasonably stable and ready to move to a partial hospitalization program, you will receive care at level 3.1. This stage focuses on teaching you self-reliance, relapse prevention, and better management of emotions.

Level 3.3: Clinically Managed Medium Intensity Residential Services

The design of level 3.3 focuses on accommodating clients with alcohol or substance use disorders. These disorders are often those of permanent or temporary cognitive deficiency. The medium residential care offers intensive treatment but in gentler and repetitive steps. You can also access other essential services, such as sober housing, vocational needs, transportation, and frequent self-help meetings.

Level 3.5: Clinically Managed High-Intensity Residential Services

This level caters to individuals with multiple issues, such as impaired functioning, criminality, alcohol and substance use disorders, and difficulty following the law.

Level 3.7: Medically Monitored Intensive Residential Services

This level focuses on people with functional deficits due to severe withdrawal after drug and alcohol detox. Its design also helps those with emotional and medical issues to overcome the challenges hindering their recovery.

Level 4: Medically Managed Intensive Residential Services

The last level is the most comprehensive and intense of all drug rehab programs in OC. Here, you will be under 24-hour medical monitoring, care, and treatment. Rehabs offering this level of care have all the necessary facilities and resources to handle co-occurring disorders.

Such rehabs offer a variety of evidence-based therapies, such as:

  • Addiction therapy services
  • Holistic therapy program
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Mental health IOP

Get Addiction Help at Renaissance Recovery

You do not have to go through all addiction treatment programs and levels of care. We can help you get started on treatment right away. Contact Renaissance Recovery at [Direct] to schedule an appointment.

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Renaissance Recovery Coronavirus Policy Update

As the national pandemic continues to make it increasingly difficult for individuals to receive quality aftercare, The District Recovery Community & Renaissance Recovery has provided a solution to all those seeking long term care. We are proud to announce that we will be offering all aspects of our treatment including intimate groups, one on one therapy, and case management to individuals in all states from the comfort and safety of your home. This is a great option for clients that are in need of continued treatment, but are returning home to be with their families during this time.

The District Recovery Community and Renaissance Recovery will remain in operation during this time and continue to serve our mission of treating those suffering from alcoholism and addiction.

We encourage you all to reach out to learn more about how we can work together to ensure that our clients remain sober, safe, and continue to get the help that they need.