The Changing Pointe Addiction Treatment Program is based on the philosophy that addiction is a disease with identifiable, diagnosable symptoms. CenterPointe also believes that addiction can be effectively treated in a medically monitored, multi-disciplinary environment utilizing proven therapeutic techniques, and managed throughout life by employing effective coping skills and with the support of a 12-step model of recovery. Our holistic treatment model is group-oriented and includes therapy, education and other treatment modalities designed to promote personal reflection and the development of individual recovery skills.
Sometimes individuals experience more than one behavioral health disorder – a dual diagnosis – consisting of separate illnesses that occur simultaneously and may have overlapping and interwoven symptoms.
Chemical dependency programming in all levels of care addresses the emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological needs of each patient and includes family services and aftercare as integral components of the treatment program.
CenterPointe’s addiction recovery programs are designed to initiate the recovery process and promote a substance-free lifestyle. Patients learn about addiction as a disease, the ways it affects their lives and the lives of their families, as well as the techniques necessary to maintain a life of recovery.
CenterPointe’s addiction treatment services include the following levels of care:
- Inpatient detoxification
- Residential treatment
- Outpatient treatment
CenterPointe treatment centers provide inpatient detoxification from alcohol, opiates and benzodiazepines. CenterPointe’s medically assisted detoxification is a process that allows the body to safely cleanse itself of toxins built up from drug and alcohol abuse while managing the symptoms of withdrawal. Detoxification is usually the first stepping-stone to a comfortable and safe addiction recovery and is strongly recommended as a precursor to effective drug treatment. However, medical detoxification is only the first stage of addiction treatment and by itself does little to change long-term drug use. Further addiction counseling is needed to ensure long-lasting recovery.
Residential treatment is a structured and highly supportive 2-4 weeks treatment regimen with 24-hour medical supervision that is less medically intensive than inpatient acute care. Residential treatment allows patients to dedicate their full energies to recovery without the distraction of triggers from their outside environment. Under the leadership of a psychiatrist/addictionologist, residential treatment provides a comprehensive assessment of treatment needs followed by wide variety of treatment modalities including 12-step groups, addiction disease education, psychotherapy by licensed counselors, medication-assisted treatment, relapse prevention groups, trauma-informed therapy, sober coping skills, mindfulness, yoga and therapeutic activities.
Outpatient treatment can be a starting point for treatment if the individual is medically stable, or the next treatment progression after residential treatment or detoxification. CenterPointe offers a half-day intensive outpatient program (IOP) for substance abuse/addiction, as well as for dual disorders of substance use and mental health issues. IOP is offered during the day and in the evening to allow flexibility for individual needs. Outpatient medication-assisted detoxification and recovery for addiction to opioids (heroin and prescription pain medications) is also available at the discretion of the program medical director.
CenterPointe Hospital is an active member of the Hazelden Betty Ford Patient Care Network, a clinical collaboration of high-quality health care organizations that share a philosophy about the most effective, evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders and a commitment to improving patient outcomes.