PHILOSOPHY OF TREATMENT
Transitions, Inc. believes that addiction is a disease, and treats Substance Use Disorders from the disease model. Treatment is individualized to best meet the needs of the consumer. Treatment is provided through trauma-informed, person-centered and recovery-focused services.
Our Residential and Outpatient Programs (WRAP, Droege, and IOP) follow evidence-based practices. These practices indicate that providing individualized treatment is most successful when intervening with individuals with a Substance Use Disorder. What this means is that each person’s treatment plan may look a little different, which directly relates to the length of stay in treatment at various levels of care.
We start our treatment plans by identifying the appropriate level of care for our consumers based on ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) Criteria. Facilitating a thorough bio-psycho-social assessment, we identify a client’s needs, strengths, psycho-social history and problem areas. We then begin to develop a treatment plan. Once referred to the correct level of care and treatment program, we continue the planning process by identifying what it takes to assist our clients with a successful reentry into the community, living a safe and sober life.
Length of stay and successful completion of treatment depends on each individual’s needs. It depends on many psycho-social factors, but ultimately it is the progress made by the consumer that determines a projected discharge date. Discharge dates are not set in stone. Dates can change based on a consumer’s progress throughout the treatment program. When evaluating a consumer for projected discharge, Transitions clinicians work in teams to review consumer files to make sure the consumer is working toward, and successfully completing the goals set in the initial treatment plan.
Goals for treatment include:
*The individual gains knowledge of the disease of addiction (including their triggers, cravings, coping skills, relapse prevention planning, etc) and a referral for continued substance use disorder treatment services at the Outpatient level, again determined by ASAM Criteria;
*Safe and stable living environment;
*Supportive recovery environment including family, friends, sponsor, AA / NA and other community supports;
*Referral to, or confirmation of, an established mental health provider and support, including Transitions’ Mental Health Counselors, depending on the consumer’s identified needs;
*Referral to (through Transitions’ Supported Employment Program), or confirmation of, supportive and meaningful employment;
*Referral to, or confirmation of, an established Medical Provider and a plan to resolve or treat any major medical concerns or complications, if applicable; and
*Collaborative discharge planning, with legal and referral sources to ensure all requirements are met and Outpatient recommendations are agreed upon and understood by all parties.
Transitions strives to provide wrap-around services to consumers at all levels of care based on what the individual needs. We accomplish this through Substance Use Disorder education and counseling, Mental Health Therapy (currently at WRAP only), Case Management, Supported Employment and many other valuable services. Once the plan is established and consumers are working toward and completing their treatment goals, Transitions’ clinicians can then determine a projected discharge date. Each week, consumers are evaluated in Treatment Team meetings, to ensure steps toward successful goal completion, and that consumers are prepared and confident to enter the next level of treatment.