Continuum of care is a term that gets thrown around a lot when referring to addiction treatment. For those seeking help for their substance use disorders, they might be perplexed on what this term means. If you need to be brought up to speed on what this model entails, rest assured–North Jersey Rehabs has got you covered. Here is why the continuum of care model is a powerful tool for addiction treatment.
When people refer to continuum of care, it’s often imagined as a single thread of treatment that begins when you choose to enter rehab, carrying through to aftercare and beyond. In this model, patients will step down to less intensive levels of care as they go about their recovery. Continuum of care personalizes and adjusts care to meet your individual needs, every step of the way, especially after you have left the facility.
The perfect continuum of care treatment model should cover a wide array of services and specialties to meet your needs. This can include the following:
In addition to these treatment programs, a patient may also need assistance from detoxification services that help the body rid itself of alcohol and drugs, all of this is safely overseen by our team of medical professionals. Detox can occur in either an inpatient or outpatient program. Alternatively, medication-assisted treatment or MAT, should be a core element of a continuum of care model to better manage addictions, cravings, or any co-occurring disorders. Not every person will need all the services on the continuum, but each service should be available.
As mentioned in the previous section, every case is unique, meaning that not everyone will need access to all the services that we mentioned. The general steps in the continuum of care are as follows:
The level of support will gradually decrease as the client becomes more adept at practicing the skills needed to manage the chronic ailments of substance use disorders.
Even though the specifics of this plan looks different for every person, the goal remains the same. Continuum of care aims to ease the transition from the structured environment of residential treatment to a fully independent, sober life. Our care team will continually help you in applying the skills you’ve learned in everyday situations. This includes coping with cravings, managing triggers, finding productive ways to manage stress, and learning how to reorient and communicate effectively around family and friends.
If you or a loved one are in need of a structured program that will aid you in your recovery, North Jersey Rehabs has your back. Contact us today to start the process of treatment.
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