Primary Residential treatment utilizes an intensive curriculum in which clients delve into the affect their substance use disorder has had not just on their lives, but also on their family, friends, employer, and co-workers. Special group sessions are provided on topics such as stress management, decision making, communication, and anger management/anger replacement. The residential schedule also includes organized recreational activities. Primary Residential has scheduled hours for family visitation and facilitates a weekly family group. Treatment is self-paced and lengths of stay are based on individual need and client progress.
Programs that offer Primary Residential Treatment
To be admitted to primary residential, an American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) assessment is required with a recommendation for residential care. A candidate must have an identified or diagnosed substance use disorder that has significantly affected areas of his or her life and an indication that a structured living environment is needed. Potential clients must also exhibit a willingness to participate in the treatment planning process and work toward established goals.
Following Primary Residential clients may require additional support. ASAC offers a variety of continuing services including:
- Halfway House
- Intensive Outpatient
- Extended Outpatient
- Aftercare/Continuing Care