Residential Treatment for Behavioral Health

Much can be gained when an individual is able to step away from his or her everyday life to focus solely on healing and recovery. Some mental health conditions and addictions can be effectively treated on an outpatient basis, though some people benefit more from engaging in more intensive and long-term care that allows them to reside in a safe environment in which they can place all of their attention on becoming well again.

Residential treatment, one of the high quality levels of care offered by numerous Acadia Healthcare treatment centers, has helped countless individuals in their pursuits of achieving happier, healthier, and more satisfying lives. Within this type of treatment, dedicated, expertly trained, and multidisciplinary staff members who have expertise in treating a myriad of mental health and chemical dependency concerns are on-hand to offer support, guidance, and the interventions needed to help people reach their treatment goals. Additionally, numerous treatment modalities are utilized within residential care, which are backed by research and designed to elicit the most favorable treatment outcomes. Among the various modalities used within this level of care, the following are those that are most commonly implemented into the treatment offered within Acadia’s residential treatment programs:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • 12-Step Philosophy

Additionally, and in order to meet the needs of those who are requiring residential treatment, Acadia Healthcare is proud to include various types of residential care within its network of high quality treatment providers:

Residential treatment for chemical dependency, substance abuse, and co-occurring mental health conditions: For those who need more intensive treatment in order to overcome an addiction to alcohol and/or other drugs, Acadia has numerous treatment centers that supply residential care for men and women who are grappling with substance use concerns. This type of residential treatment includes various interventions that are designed to foster healing and make recovery more achievable. Qualified addiction specialists who understand the needs of those who are struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental illnesses facilitate this level of care and are available 24 hours a day to provide support, encouragement, and guidance as the road to a sober life is navigated.

Psychiatric residential treatment: When an individual’s mental health treatment needs exceed the type of treatment that is available in inpatient care, residential treatment that is centered on healing and alleviating the symptoms of mental health conditions may be more suited for that person. Acadia Healthcare’s network of treatment centers includes a myriad of providers that offer this type of care so that people of all ages have access to the more intensive treatment they need to live healthier lives. Similar to residential treatment that is designed for those struggling with addictions, psychiatric residential treatment includes 24-hour support and supplies a variety of interventions that are effective in decreasing the severity of mental health symptoms, teaching the skills needed to manage those symptoms, and assisting people in developing the confidence needed to continue making positive changes in their lives.

Specialty residential treatment: In addition to the addiction- and mental health-focused residential treatment options that Acadia centers provide, there are a number of residential treatment centers that offer specialized residential programs for individuals who require care that necessitates a greater level of expertise when it comes to treating certain concerns or populations. Among the concerns and populations addressed and treated via Acadia’s specialized residential programs, the following are those that are the focus of these high quality programs:

  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma-related concerns and conditions
  • Process addictions
  • Mental health or addiction-related concerns with co-occurring chronic pain conditions
  • Weight loss concerns
  • Gender-specific treatment
  • Adventure therapy for adults

Specialized residential programs also feature numerous therapeutic interventions that are facilitated by staff members who treat those entrusted into their care with a high regard for the dignity and respect of all who elect to participate in this type of treatment.

In choosing residential treatment at an Acadia treatment center, only research-based and proven effective methods of care are implemented so as to help individual both meet and exceed their treatment goals. The following interventions are those frequently featured in residential treatment, and are those that may be included into a patient’s personalized treatment plan when engaged in this level of care:

Detoxification services: When individuals are working towards overcoming chemical dependency concerns, detoxification services, or detox for short, may be included into their care. This method of treatment is often facilitated under the supervision of medical professionals who are able to make the process of withdrawal more comfortable. Depending on the program and the individual’s needs, this service can be implemented at the start of treatment so that the person can achieve the clarity of mind needed to place his or her attention on other aspects of his or her recovery.

Medication management services: When the symptoms of a mental health condition cannot be managed through the use of coping skills alone, certain psychotropic medications may be recommended and prescribed during a patient’s time in residential care. Many of Acadia’s residential programs feature on-site psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and nurses who can monitor patients’ process while on a medication regimen so that individuals struggling with mental disorders can experience the alleviation from their symptoms that they need.

Medical care: Patients who are suffering from certain conditions, e.g. eating disorders or chronic pain conditions, may require medical attention in order to focus on other aspects of their healing and recovery processes. Within certain residential programs, namely Acadia’s specialized residential programs, on-site medical care that is supervised by medical professionals is incorporated into a patient’s treatment and can improve a patient’s odds of reaching his or her treatment goals.

Individual therapy: As a means of providing patients with the individual attention that they deserve, residential treatment at Acadia treatment centers includes individual therapy sessions as part of the treatment experience. These sessions can serve as a time in which patients can process their experiences, feelings, and emotions with a qualified professional who can offer guidance, support, and an attentive ear while the person is in treatment.
Group therapy: Cornerstone to many of Acadia’s residential treatment programs, group therapy is an invaluable method of treatment that can provide many benefits to patients within this level of care. Often led by one or more qualified staff members, group therapy sessions enable patients to give and receive support from others who have endured similar challenges. Additionally, group therapy can serve as an excellent forum in which to discuss topics related to healing and recovery as well as to gain information about mental health conditions and various substance abuse concerns.

Experiential therapy: So as to help patients experience the mind-body-spirit connection, residential treatment programs frequently include experimental therapy opportunities. These interventions, which can include yoga, art therapy, exercise opportunities, and meditation, help men and women heal in a holistic manner so that they can experience recovery in a profound way.

Family therapy and family support programs: Understanding that the loved ones of patients play an important role in patients’ lives, many of Acadia’s residential programs feature both family therapy opportunities and programs designed specifically for the friends and family members of the individuals treated within this level of care. Family therapy sessions and family support programs are offered so that friends and family members can come to understand what their loved one is going through, develop a greater understanding of the residential treatment experience, and learn how they can best support the person they care about during and after treatment is complete.

Specialized treatment tracks: Given the fact that people have different treatment needs, several of Acadia’s residential treatment centers offer specialized treatment tracks within their programming. Often focused on a particular concern or population that presents with its own unique needs, these treatment tracks can be incorporated into a patient’s treatment plan so that the therapeutic process is more effective. The following are but a few examples of the treatment tracks featured within Acadia’s residential care:

  • Opioid addiction treatment
  • Christian-focused treatment
  • Active and inactive military member treatment
  • Gender-specific treatment
  • Gambling addiction treatment
  • Native American treatment
  • Trauma-focused treatment

Continuing care options: Once a patient’s time in residential care is nearing an end, the staff within the individual’s program strive to do all that they can to ensure that he or she will remain successful once he or she has left the treatment center. Part of this effort includes recommending continuing care services, both offered at the same center or via follow-up services outside of the program, so that whatever recovery successes were achieved in treatment can continue to serve the individual well for a lifetime. Many Acadia residential treatment programs offer continuing care services, which can provide patients with the support they need make great strides in their healing and recovery processes.

Acadia’s residential treatment providers are located in the United States and the United Kingdom and feature a wide range of programming options and specialty services that can positively transform the lives of those who participate in them. To learn more about residential care or to begin the process of admissions, please contact an Acadia residential treatment center that you feel can meet your or your loved one’s treatment needs. In doing so, a healthier, happier, and more gratifying life is just on the horizon.