Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Alcohol and Drug Abuse Outpatient Treatment: Individual or Group Therapy that is usually one hour per week. Usual course of treatment will vary depending on the therapist’s assessment of a client’s treatment needs. Treatment focuses on addressing treatment issues that affect addiction. This may include family therapy sessions, providing education about addiction, increasing coping and other skills, developing relapse-prevention strategies, and establishing long-term recovery supports such as participation in 12-step recovery programs.

AA Meeting Locator
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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Intensive Outpatient Treatment: Intensive, group, outpatient treatment that is typically 12 therapy hours per week;  three-hour sessions for four days or evenings per week. Usual course of treatment is eight to 16 weeks, depending on type of treatment program. (Matrix model, methamphetamine abuse treatment is more weeks in duration than other programs.) Treatment focuses on providing education about addiction issues, addressing treatment issues that affect addiction, increasing coping and other skills training, developing relapse prevention strategies, and establishing long-term recovery supports such as participation in 12-step programs. Client’s family members are included in treatment, and other supports, such as case management, are provided to the client to assist the client with maintaining long-term recovery after the client completes treatment. Clients are also encouraged to attend weekly aftercare meetings after completion of treatment. Clients may attend aftercare meetings for as long as they feel it is needed. 

Social (Non-medically managed) Detoxification: Residential setting in which clients who have demonstrated withdrawal symptoms or the potential of withdrawal symptoms that can be managed in a non-medical setting. Social detox is designed to facilitate the substance-dependent client’s withdrawal from alcohol and/or other drugs. Social Detox provides detoxification, stabilization and identification of the client’s behavioral and social problems, in a supportive environment.  Clients are assessed by a medical professional within 24 hours of admission. If medical complications occur that cannot be managed safely in a social detox facility, the client is referred to a medical detox facility. The duration of social detox is usually a few days, until the client is no longer displaying symptoms of withdrawal from substances. Once the client is no longer needing social detox treatment, the client is usually stepped down to a residential addiction-treatment   facility or an intensive outpatient program for further treatment. 

Medical Detox: Inpatient setting in which clients who have demonstrated withdrawal symptoms or the potential of withdrawal symptoms that can safely be monitored and managed only in a medical setting. Clients are closely monitored by medical professionals, with 24-hour medical observation and care, which may include medication prescribed by a physician or nurse practitioner to treat physical withdrawal symptoms of alcohol and other drugs. Medical detox is designed to facilitate the substance-dependent client’s physical and emotional withdrawal from substances in a safe and supportive environment. Medical detox provides detoxification, stabilization and identification of the client’s behavioral and social problems. The duration of treatment is usually only a few days, until the client is no longer displaying symptoms of physical withdrawal. Once the client is no longer in need of medical detox treatment, the client is usually stepped down to a residential addiction-treatment facility or an intensive outpatient program for further treatment. 

Residential Treatment: Intensive individual and group therapy on a daily basis in a residential setting where the usual course of treatment is between one and three weeks. Some residential programs are longer in duration with extended treatment for several months. (Matrix model, methamphetamine abuse treatment is typically longer in duration than other programs.) Treatment focuses on providing education about addiction issues, addressing treatment issues that affect addiction, increasing coping and other skills training, developing relapse-prevention strategies, and establishing long-term recovery supports, such as participation in 12-step programs. Client’s family members are included in treatment, and other supports, such as case management, are provided to the client to assist the client with maintaining long-term recovery after the client completes treatment. Clients are usually stepped down to intensive outpatient program or outpatient addiction-treatment programs after completion of residential treatment. 

Half-way House: Extends a recovery-oriented living environment with a less intense therapeutic structure than that of residential treatment. The client is required to look for a job and/or work at a job during the daytime hours and to participate in attending 12-step meetings. Clients are encouraged to work 12-step programs, establish a recovery support network, and to attend outpatient treatment programs or aftercare programs. Half-way house programs promote progressive autonomy, responsibility and accountability. Case management and transportation services are provided to clients to assist them with gradual socialization for maintaining a recovery-oriented lifestyle. Individual and group sessions address addiction issues, vocational issues, independent-living skills, parenting issues, family issues, coping skills and establishing long-term recovery supports.

TAADAS Clearinghouse: Information and referral center where the public can call to obtain information about addiction, addiction treatment and other resources such as 12- step self-help recovery programs. The program is available on a statewide basis and is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on the TAADAS hotline. The Clearinghouse provides outreach and education to the public about addiction issues through training and other public service activities, as well as written information.  TAADAS also provides a specific program to provide information and referrals to individuals who need information about gambling addiction and gambling addiction treatment. The Problem Gambling Outreach, Education and Referrals Program (PGOERP) is a statewide, multipurpose program designed to provide outreach to the general public, persons at risk for gambling problems and service providers to raise the awareness of the risks of gambling, prevention of gambling addiction and treatment resources for gambling addiction.  

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Looking for additional community resources?

Tennessee REDLINE 1-800-889-9789

https://www.taadas.org/our-programs-and-services/redline

Tennessee Red Line: alcohol, drug, problem gambling, and other addiction information and referrals to all citizens of Tennessee at their request. The Redline also provides referrals for Co-Occurring A&D disorders

Visit 2-1-1 Tennessee or dial 211 for info and referral support: