Q. What kinds of treatment do you suggest?
A. There are many options for treatment because each person is different and has different needs. Inpatient treatment is where the addict lives in a residential facility. Outpatient treatment is where the patient commutes to the treatment facility but lives at home. Generally outpatient is for several hours a day, and three to five days per week. Private therapy is also a possibility. In some cases the patient may need to be assessed for medication to assist treatment.
Q. What treatment facility do you use?
A. I work cooperatively with treatment facilities all around the United States as well as some out of the country. I use a range of facilities trying to match them to the patient’s situation. Should they be treated locally or conversely should they be treated far from home? Should they be treated in a co-ed or gender specific facility? Do they have multiple issues that need to be addressed in treatment? What are their physical and/or psychological considerations as well as budgetary factors. These all have to be factored into the treatment choice.