Levels of Care
Avenues Recovery- Townsend addiction treatment facilities can provide the addiction treatment you or your loved ones need in our outpatient or residential programs. If your addiction severity and treatment needs are appropriate for outpatient care, we operate nine facilities outside the state of Louisiana.
Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
In our daytime or evening programs, we offer Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and Outpatient Detox for individuals suffering from alcohol or drug addiction. Our flexible scheduling offers day and evening programs that don’t interfere with patients living their lives. Unlike some inpatient rehabilitation, our outpatient programs don’t take patients away from their family, job, or school responsibilities for extended periods of time.
Residential Treatment (RT)
At our Residential Treatment (RT) program in New Orleans, Louisiana patients reside at the facility and are under 24/7 monitoring by our medical staff. All patients participate in their individualized treatment plans of appropriate addiction therapies that may include individual counseling, group therapy, family sessions, and other therapeutic activities.
While the patient’s body adjusts to a decrease in substance levels, a higher level of medical supervision is prudent. Not all patients require this level of care, but the addiction severity and the patient’s need for Residential Detox is determined following a thorough medical and psychosocial evaluation.
Not every patient requires medically supervised detox, and factors influencing the need for medical monitoring include the patient’s drug of choice, current usage, length of abuse, severity of addiction, physical dependence, and anticipated intensity of withdrawal symptoms. Along with the patient’s addiction, our team takes into account the presence of a co-occurring mental health disorder, chronic medical problem, past trauma exposure, or other factors that may influence recovery.
Townsend stresses the importance of patients developing their aftercare or continuing care plans from day one. Before graduating from treatment, it’s important for patients to have their aftercare or continuing care plans in place. In early recovery, or in the days or months after program completion, individuals have thoughts of returning to their substance. Despite all of the hard work they did in treatment, the urge can be overwhelming. To help reduce these feelings, a plan for continuing care is important.