People often shy away from talking about alcohol and substance abuse issues. But the staggering reality is that abuse and addiction disorders affect many Americans. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017. And nearly 74% of adults suffering from a substance use disorder struggled with an alcohol use disorder. Adding to those statistics, Arkansas has more alcohol-related deaths per capita than most states and a higher rate of underage drinking.1
Understanding Substance Abuse and Addiction
It's important to note that there is a difference between substance abuse and substance addiction. Substance abuse is a pattern of compulsive substance use marked by recurrent significant social, occupational, legal, or interpersonal adverse consequences. Addiction, on the other hand, is a state of psychological and/or physical dependence on the substance itself.2
Substance abuse or addiction doesn’t just impact the person using, it impacts family and friends as well. When someone is abusing substances such as alcohol or experiencing addiction, they may fail to make it to work or school regularly, fail to follow through with obligations, or even end up committing crimes. Does this sound familiar? The good news is that there is help through a variety of treatment program options.
Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment Programs
If you or someone you care about is considering going to treatment for addiction issues, you may have questions about what type of program is best for your unique situation. At Lake Point Recovery & Wellness, we offer a variety of treatment programs from Residential Stay to Outpatient treatment, including an Intensive Outpatient program. Let’s take a look at the various programs to see which one may be best suited to you.
Residential Treatment Program
Residential treatment for substance use disorders is typically a 30-day program. However, drug and alcohol treatment is not a one-size-fits-all model. At Lake Point Wellness & Recovery, we provide individualized treatment to address each client's specific needs, so treatment length may vary.
This treatment program is for those needing to leave the situation they are currently in — an environment that is not conducive to recovery. It is typically for those with severe drug or alcohol addiction and initially requires 24-hour supervision to prevent relapse. If someone is suffering from severe withdrawals, they may need to be admitted directly to our Detoxification program before starting Residential treatment. Severe cases may require hospital admission for medical detoxification.
Residential treatment is the most intensive and structured program, addressing withdrawals, minor medical concerns, psychological and emotional issues, substance abuse education, skills for coping, and life skills needed for recovery. Our Residential program provides 24-hour care, intensive daily counseling, room and board, meals, snacks, and leisure activities.
Intensive Outpatient Program
Intensive Outpatient (IOP) treatment consists of at least 9 hours of intensive-level therapy each week. We know that those dealing with substance abuse issues and addiction still have normal lives — work, family, and other obligations that prevent them from entering into our Residential treatment program. IOP is often a better alternative and more appropriate for those who can remain in their current living situation without using drugs or alcohol and who can’t take a leave of absence from work or other obligations. Lake Point's IOP program offers afternoon group sessions three days a week to accommodate those who cannot attend morning group sessions.
Outpatient Treatment Program
Outpatient treatment is for those who feel they no longer require intensive therapy to remain clean and sober but may still need increased support. Our Outpatient program includes recovery skills and addresses mental health issues. Outpatient treatment consists of individual therapy from one to four times a month, optional group therapy, and drug screens as needed.