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Upon assessment, The Council’s Central Intake may determine that an individual’s needs can best be met in The Council’s residential programs. By utilizing the six dimensions of the American Society of Addiction Medicines’ (ASAM) criteria, The Council’s staff can better intervene and reverse the process of chemical dependency by more effectively designing individualized treatment plans. Treatment plans are developed after assessing each patient’s individual needs. This allows patients to progress from non-medical detoxification, if necessary, through rehabilitation at a pace that is most suitable for their specific recovery.
Detoxification consists of monitoring conditions during withdrawal, medical consultation, counseling, and education. Rehabilitation begins when a patient has stabilized and is mentally and physically capable of undergoing intensive counseling. At this time, the staff work with patients to understand their relationship with their drug of choice. Since The Council is a nicotine-free facility, smoking cessation services are offered in Residential Treatment. The Council staff strives to better equip the patient with the skills necessary to maintain a recovery program and to reintegrate into society by providing individual, group and family counseling and relapse prevention services.
Upon discharge from the program, The Council provides patients with referrals to on-going recovery support systems that include medical care, 12-step programs, halfway houses, and outpatient counseling services. In addition, The Council provides education and referral services to family members of its patients including support systems and treatment opportunities.
By providing a safe residential environment, The Council enables the patient to progress at a pace most suitable for sustained recovery.