Deciding to get help for an addiction is a big step. Many individuals start with inpatient care and then transition to an outpatient program. This allows you to get the treatment you need at each step in your recovery journey. Selecting the right level of care can be overwhelming. By having a firm grasp on the different inpatient care levels, you can determine which one is right for you or the person in your life battling addiction.
An Overview of All Levels of Care
There are four levels of drug addiction treatment. As you progress in your recovery, you may need to go through each level of treatment. This “step-down” approach allows the different aspects of your addiction to be addressed and treated and increases the odds of a successful recovery. Studies have shown that longer treatment periods increase long-term recovery rates and that abstinence is more likely when the person is actively participating in a drug treatment program.
The levels of treatment are:
- Level 1: Outpatient treatment (OP)
- Level 2: Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) and partial hospitalization (PHP)
- Level 3: Residential treatment, also known as “medically monitored inpatient rehab”
- Level 4: Medically managed residential treatment or medically managed inpatient rehab
Level 3 is medically monitored treatment. There are four inpatient care levels within level-3 treatment. All levels of inpatient treatment require the individual to live at the facility and provide structure and supervision.
The levels of care are:
- 3.1 – Low-intensity residential program
- 3.3 – High-intensity residential program for adults
- 3.5 – Clinically managed inpatient: high-intensity for adults, medium-intensity for adolescents
- 3.7 – Medically monitored inpatient: intensive for adults, high-intensity for teens
3.1 Low-Intensity Residential Program
This level of treatment is often the last step before moving to outpatient treatment. Individuals must receive at least five hours per week of addiction services. This can include medication management, recovery skills, and relapse prevention. Mental health treatment and individual & group therapy services may also be provided. The services may be performed at the residence of the individual or an addiction treatment center.
3.3 High-Intensity Residential Program
This level of care is only provided for adults with cognitive impairment. Cognitive impairment can be caused by substance use or a co-occurring mental disorder. If the impairment is temporary, we can design the program to go at an appropriate pace until the individual is ready to progress to another level of treatment.
3.5 Clinically Managed Inpatient
This level of care is designed for those who have several co-occurring disorders and past unsuccessful interventions. They may struggle to progress in a lower level program or have not been able to complete a rehab program in the past. It is particularly effective for those who have unstable or abusive relationships or difficulty following societal norms. Individuals who require this level of care may have a co-occurring mental disorder or a history of criminal activity.
3.7 Medically Monitored Inpatient
This is the highest level-3 residential treatment. It is best for those struggling with withdrawal, at a higher withdrawal risk, or who have significant emotional or mental issues. These individuals receive around-the-clock medical monitoring and support.
Level 4 Residential Treatment
Level 4 is the most intensive of the inpatient care levels. It provides twenty-four-hour nursing care and daily care from a physician. This level of care can be provided in a hospital, psychiatric hospital, or a licensed addiction treatment facility. Individuals will receive intensive care for addiction and any co-occurring mental health disorders. This level of care is appropriate for those who have severe physical dependence or mental health disorders that require daily treatment and monitoring. Many individuals who need to detox from drugs begin with this level of treatment. They move to a lower treatment level once they are physically stable.
Learn More at Spokane Falls Recovery Center Today
Spokane Falls Recovery Center in Spokane, Washington, provides all levels of care, from medically supervised detox through our outpatient and aftercare programs. Our holistic and individualized approach is perfect if you are ready to transfer from an inpatient rehabilitation program. Contact us today at 844.962.2775 or reach out to us online to learn more about our programs.