Addiction Treatment Planning
Tailoring your addiction recovery to fit your needs.
What is Treatment Planning?When one first enters an addiction treatment program, a vital component in the therapeutic process is to create an effective treatment plan. A treatment plan outlines measurable short and long-term goals pertaining to substance use recovery, while also including other important areas of the client’s life. Treatment planning may include goals for improved interpersonal relations, vocational aspirations, nutrition, mental health, and fitness. Given that each person is unique, the approach to treatment planning should be flexible and accommodating to meet the personalized needs of the individual. A well administered screening and substance use evaluation will provide both the clinician and the treatment team with the foundation for an effective treatment plan. During the screening process, prior to the clinical evaluation, Stonewall Institute’s admissions staff will first determine if the outpatient level of care is clinically appropriate to meet the therapeutic needs of the individual. During the screening, we will be assessing for life-threatening risks pertaining to substance use withdrawal and more serious psychiatric issues. If these issues present themselves during the screening, our admissions staff may recommend a medically monitored detoxification program or an inpatient setting for more serious psychiatric or addiction issues. These recommendations are made to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the individual. Assuming no life-threatening risks are present and the individual meets criteria for the outpatient level of care, our admissions staff will proceed in scheduling the Clinical Evaluation. The clinical evaluation consists of an individual session between the client and the practitioner where the following information is gathered:
- Substance use history
- Medical history
- Family history
- Social relationships
- Educational history
- Legal history
- Treatment history
- Psychiatric history
- Trauma history
- potential or known underlying mental illnesses, and physical needs and conditions are all taken into account so that the clinician and client can work together to prioritize needs, thus laying the foundations for recovery.
Treatment Planning and Co-Occurring DisordersAccording to statistics, over half of people admitted into addiction treatment facilities have an underlying mental illness. When further examining this data, a large majority of people afflicted with addiction were showing underlying signs of depression and/or anxiety-based disorders. Many people may not be fully cognizant that they are experiencing mental illness in their own lives, as some cases are less severe and longstanding (thus confused with being a normal state of functioning). Other individuals may have even been drawn to substance use as a means of self-medicating for these mental health issues. These are the clients we often see in our treatment programs. If left unaddressed during the treatment process, an untreated mental illness can dramatically impact the person’s ability to sustain recovery. Conversely, if mental illness is effectively treated concurrently with the substance use issue, the likelihood of a successful treatment outcome and sustained recovery is greatly increased. Many treatment centers, including Stonewall Institute, work with clients who are dually diagnosed with both a mental health issue and a substance use issue. For many clients with co-occurring disorders, our team at Stonewall Institute has the expertise to help these individuals manage symptomology and substance use recovery simultaneously.
Stonewall Institute and Your Treatment PlanAt Stonewall Institute, we believe that true healing from drug and alcohol addiction must begin by treating the whole person, not just the addiction itself. Our clients come from varying backgrounds, and each person’s unique experiences are reflected in our treatment planning process. Our licensed clinicians are ready to guide you on your journey. If you or someone you love needs help with a substance use issue, our team at Stonewall Institute is available to assist. Please give us a call at (602)-535-6468 to get started.
Why Stonewall Institute Treatment Center?
Why Stonewall Institute Treatment Center?
Stonewall Institute Treatment Center offers superior quality care in an upscale treatment setting at an affordable price. You’ll notice the difference when you work with us:
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