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Understanding Substance Misuse Triggers in Early Recovery

Understanding Substance Misuse Triggers in Early Recovery

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Individuals diagnosed with substance use disorder (SUD) often experience intrusive thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations triggered by memories of past substance misuse. Studies have shown that “[w]ith repeated exposure to opioids, stimuli associated with the pleasant effects of the substances (e.g., places, persons, moods, and paraphernalia) and with the negative mental and physical effects of withdrawal can trigger intense craving or preoccupation with use.” Anything related to SUD may become a trigger. However, scents and sounds often cause the strongest emotional reactions. The Redpoint Center uses evidence-based treatments, including trauma therapy, to help individuals with SUD prevent and manage potential substance misuse triggers. 

What Are Common Substance Misuse Triggers?

No two people have exactly the same triggers or automatic body reactions. Flashbacks, cravings, and intrusive thoughts make it impossible for some people to function in their day-to-day lives. In addition, severe triggers decrease quality of life and may interfere with recovery. Mental health and addiction recovery programs are the best way to avoid a triggered relapse. 

Clients in treatment learn to spot potential triggers and manage them using healthy coping techniques. However, a person must be able to identify triggers before they can find ways to manage them. 

Some common substance misuse triggers include: 

  • Locations where substances were previously procured, misused, or kept for future use 
  • Individuals or groups who participated in or enabled addictive behaviors
  • Sounds, smells, sensations, or tastes associated with substance misuse 
  • Being confronted with past mistakes or the consequences of maladaptive behaviors
  • Muscle memory and repeating actions related to substance misuse 
  • Feelings or moods similar to states experienced while under the influence of substances

Triggers often involve memories, thoughts, beliefs, experiences, or anything that reminds a person of past substance misuse. People in recovery work with their care team to identify, process, and manage any known triggers. 

How Do Substance Misuse Triggers Affect Recovery?

Recovery takes time and effort. Triggers interfere with recovery by reducing motivation and making it more challenging to focus on treatment and healing. In addition, triggers force a person to relive moments and experiences related to substance misuse. If triggers aren’t managed, the constant reminder may cause some people to relapse, overdose, or return to maladaptive behaviors. 

Substance misuse triggers cause the following: 

  • Intense cravings
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Compulsive and impulsive behaviors
  • Flashbacks or other dissociative events 
  • A desire to relive past experiences 

Traumas related to substance misuse are more likely to cause severe trigger responses. Individuals with co-occurring post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues may experience more intense reactions. Triggers are also often worse on meaningful dates. For example, people in recovery might feel an increase in cravings or intrusive thoughts on the anniversary of their sobriety. Studies have shown that “[t]riggers are often associated with the time of day, season, holiday, or anniversary of the event.”

People in recovery may not always have the ability to avoid triggers. Therapy and other forms of treatment help them develop the skills to cope with triggers and manage any emotional or physical reactions. The Redpoint Center uses traditional talk therapy and alternative holistic treatments to help clients learn effective ways to manage everyday triggers. 

Coping With Substance Misuse Triggers in Everyday Life

Everyday life is full of unexpected triggering moments. No one has complete control over their environment, and some people have a higher risk of encountering distressing or triggering situations. Individuals who continue to work or go to school while attending treatment for SUD may have to navigate coworkers, friends, or acquaintances who continue to misuse substances or other triggering situations. 

People cope with triggers in everyday life by doing the following: 

  • Practicing mindfulness and increasing self-awareness
  • Replacing negative internal self-talk with positive affirmations 
  • Consciously choosing to focus on positive things when triggers cause intrusive thoughts 
  • Finding healthy ways to reduce stress and improve physical health to reduce the impact of triggers 

Mental and physical health are directly linked. People who feel tired, drained, or sick have a harder time combatting maladaptive thoughts and cravings. Non-residential treatment programs provide clients with the tools to improve their physical and mental health. 

Managing Stress During Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient programs, including partial hospitalization (PHP), allow people to practice coping skills in the real world before they transition to independent sobriety. Spending more time outside treatment also allows people to track their moods and emotional responses, making it easier to identify potential triggers. The Redpoint Center uses various therapeutic methods to help clients cope with the effects of triggers. 

Managing stress during aftercare is essential. Clinicians provide clients with access to resources and the skills necessary to reduce stress and manage their condition. The goal of treatment is to improve quality of life and ensure clients have all the tools they need to maintain long-term positive mental health and sobriety. 

Many people in early recovery struggle with cravings, intrusive thoughts, and other automatic reactions caused by triggers. Everyone experiences different triggers. Part of recovery treatment involves identifying triggers and their responses. The clinical team ensures clients have the skills and resources to manage their condition and reduce the adverse effects of triggers. Trauma-informed care and personalized treatment programs help people find healthy ways to manage their triggers. The Redpoint Center also encourages peer engagement and support. People often feel more comfortable discussing triggers with people who have similar life experiences. The care team guides clients through managing their triggers during early recovery. To learn more about our outpatient treatment programs and services, call us at (303) 710-8496.

Cannabis in Colorado: Treatment Options for Marijuana-Induced Psychosis

Cannabis in Colorado: Treatment Options for Marijuana-Induced Psychosis

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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “In 2015, about 4.0 million people in the United States met the diagnostic criteria for a marijuana use disorder; 138,000 voluntarily sought treatment for their marijuana use.” Also, this survey was taken only a year after the legality of cannabis in Colorado came into effect and before the increase in illicit substance use (including marijuana) during the COVID-19 pandemic. So, the need to take a closer look at the negative effects of cannabis remains a relatively high priority. This is especially true because there has also been an increase in marijuana-induced psychosis.

Cannabis in Colorado: The Often One-Sided Discussion

The conversation surrounding cannabis in Colorado is actually a healthy conversation to be had. It’s better than the extended period of ignoring that cannabis and cannabis use not only existed but was prevalent across the entire United States. What is unhealthy about the conversation is how one-sided it has seemingly become in favor of the “benefits” of cannabis instead of its potential harms.

One of the “beneficial” aspects that people often bring up regarding cannabis is that it is not an addictive substance. This just simply is not true. According to NIDA, “Marijuana use can lead to the development of problem use, known as a marijuana use disorder, which takes the form of addiction in severe cases. Recent data suggest that 30% of those who use marijuana may have some degree of marijuana use disorder.”

Also, marijuana addiction is just the overarching issue. The real issues reside in the negative effects that addiction brings with it.

Understanding the Negative Effects of Cannabis Abuse

As with any other illicit substance, cannabis’ negative effects live on a spectrum. The truth is that there are some people that may use marijuana recreationally and have very minimal (non-addictive) side effects. But, there are many others that experience serious problems due to marijuana use. These problems can be social, emotional, physical, and psychological, and they can be detrimental to both everyday life and future goals.

The following are just a few of the negative effects that cannabis abuse can cause:

  • Trouble concentrating and focusing, which can lead to problems at home, school, and work
  • Physical ailments such as headaches, gastrointestinal problems, and trouble with breathing over time
  • Loss of interest in once-enjoyed activities and friend groups
  • A greater likelihood of engaging in risky behaviors, which could also lead to legal ramifications
  • For adolescents, the potential to interfere with or even damage brain development
  • A higher chance of acquiring co-occurring mental health disorders
  • Experiencing marijuana-induced psychosis

What Exactly Is Marijuana-Induced Psychosis?

Marijuana-induced psychosis (also known as cannabis-induced psychosis) is when marijuana consumption causes a temporary period of psychosis, also known as a psychotic episode. These can be particularly dangerous because when experiencing this psychosis, an individual can become a danger to both themselves and others. This can be due to a violent outburst or simply not comprehending the type of agitated mental state they are in.

It is also important to note that while marijuana-induced psychosis is generally temporary, it can lead to longer-lasting issues. According to another research report put out by NIDA, “Considerable—though not all—evidence has linked cannabis use to earlier onset of psychosis in people with genetic risk factors for psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, as well as worse symptoms in people who already have these conditions. Although less consistent, there is also evidence linking cannabis use to other mental illnesses and self-harm, including suicidal thoughts and behaviors.”

So, not only is it important to address marijuana-induced psychosis due to the immediate symptoms, but doing so may also reduce the potential for negative long-term issues down the road.

Cannabis in Colorado and Effective Treatment Options

The good news is that there are many treatment options for those who struggle with cannabis in Colorado. There are many effective treatment programs, such as inpatient programs, partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), and intensive and general outpatient programs. Also, there are many effective treatment modalities for those struggling with marijuana addiction and those that may be experiencing marijuana-induced psychosis.

One of the most commonly used treatments is psychotherapy. Psychotherapy such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) can help individuals who are struggling with addiction get to the underlying issues that may be connected to their negative behaviors. It is only when these issues are brought to the surface that they can be dealt with, and deeper healing and recovery can begin.

The Recovery Mission at The Redpoint Center

Here at The Redpoint Center, we understand that cannabis in Colorado remains a hotly debated subject. However, ultimately, it is not the debate that we are concerned with.

Our primary purpose is to help our clients get past their addictions and onto the healthy road to long-term recovery. That is the main conversation that we are interested in having. For those of us in recovery, it is the conversation that concludes with a new way of being and a life that is beyond what could once be imagined.

Legalized marijuana is still a big discussion point across the U.S., and Colorado remains one of the focal regions of that discussion. Unfortunately, the primary focus tends to be on the “benefits” of cannabis rather than the potential dangers and side effects. One of these side effects is what is known as marijuana-induced psychosis, which can cause serious disruptions and should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. If you feel like you or someone you love is struggling with cannabis use disorder, you are not alone. We can help. For more information on marijuana-induced psychosis and effective treatment options, please reach out to The Redpoint Center today at (303) 710-8496.

Five Things to Know About PHPs and the Benefits of Full-Day treatment in Colorado

5 Things to Know About PHPs and the Benefits of Full-Day Treatment in Colorado

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The truth is that there is a very serious deficit when it comes to the number of people that need addiction care and those that actually receive it. According to a study released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “About 25 percent of people who had ever had drug use disorder received care.” Also, “among people with moderate-to-severe drug use disorder, less than 20 percent of those with past-year drug use disorder and less than one-third of those with lifetime drug use disorder received treatment.” It is critical to understand the treatment options that are available. This includes PHPs and the benefits of full-day treatment.

Understanding PHPs and the Benefits of Full-Day Treatment

Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) are hybrid programs that incorporate elements of both inpatient and outpatient care. For example, a PHP utilizes the same full-day treatment methods as an inpatient program, but it allows for the flexibility to go home at night like an intensive or general outpatient program.

PHPs are generally for those individuals who need more focused attention but can also maintain and manage their affairs in their everyday lives. Many of these individuals in a PHP have also transitioned down from a residential or type of inpatient treatment program. Engaging in a PHP also makes the transition to an outpatient program often go significantly smoother as well. That is just one of the benefits.

Assesing the Right Treatment Option Right Away

When it comes to choosing a treatment program, it is important to choose the correct one right away. This means that it is important to consult with professional addiction and mental health specialists who can help determine what the right program should be.

A reputable recovery center will either have these specialists on staff or have connections to qualified professionals nearby. Now there will be several factors that will most likely be taken into account when this assessment is being made. These factors include:

  • The severity of the issue
  • Other past medical issues
  • Personal backstories
  • The comfort level of the client
  • Available time frame
  • Financial considerations

Considering the Costs

Regarding PHPs and the benefits of full-day treatment, it’s generally less expensive than residential addiction and/or mental health care. It is also true that PHPs are more likely to have some coverage by insurance. Of course, this depends on the type of insurance and many other factors.

However, while it is true that affordability can be a benefit of a PHP, it should never be the wholly determinant factor when it comes to treatment. The most important factor when it comes to treatment is what treatment is going to work best. A reputable recovery center can help make sure that this happens.

Understanding Transitional Recovery

Another aspect of PHPs and full-day treatment is that it offers an excellent bridge between inpatient care and outpatient care. Recovery is very much a transitional process. It is ultimately about transitioning away from a toxic way of life that was only going to lead to destruction.

Because of this overarching transitional component of recovery, it is important to make that transition as smooth as possible. It is also important not to rush the process, as being thorough in early recovery is one of the keys to avoiding relapse down the road. A PHP can offer this much-needed transitional time.

Staying Connected to Everyday Life

When thinking about PHPs and the benefits of full-day treatment, what often comes to peoples’ minds is the ability to stay connected to the outside world. A big part of peoples’ hesitancy when it comes to seeking treatment is not being able to stay active in their everyday lives. An effective PHP makes this connectivity possible.

However, it should be noted that some people do not benefit from staying connected in early recovery. This includes those who don’t have safe spaces to go home to or people who may be struggling with symptoms that need 24/7 attention. The good news is that many of these individuals are wholly capable of transitioning to PHPs and full-day treatment after this more intensive, immediate care.

Full-Day Schedule Limitation of a PHP

Of course, as with any form of treatment program, there are some limitations to PHPs. This includes not being able to schedule the entire day for treatment and therapy. For those who can stay active in everyday life but cannot manage to commit to full-day treatment, an outpatient program is probably more suitable.

The Redpoint Center: Offering PHPs and the Benefits of Full-Day Treatment

Here at The Redpoint Center, we believe in meeting our clients where they are and getting them into the right program immediately. Whether it be a PHP with full-day treatment or another program, we understand that recovery is about the journey, not the destination, and the journey needs to begin in the right place.

Just like life, recovery is a process, and just like life, that process runs smoother when we ask for help. At The Redpoint Center, we know what it’s like to ask for help, which is also why we know the best ways to give it.

Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) with full-day treatment programs are ideal options for many people looking to recover. It allows individuals to focus intently on their recovery while also keeping one foot in their everyday lives. The key is to determine if a PHP is the right recovery road when seeking treatment. If you feel like you or someone you love is struggling with issues of addiction and/or mental health, please know that you are not alone. We can help get you on the path to successful long-term recovery. For more information on the benefits (and limitations) of PHPs and full-day treatment, reach out to The Redpoint Center today at (303) 710-8496.

Differences Between Non-Residential Treatment in Colorado vs Colorado Rehab Facilities

Differences Between Non-Residential Treatment in Colorado vs. Colorado Rehab Facilities

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There is little doubt that there is a major mental health/substance use disorder (SUD) issue in the U.S. right now. According to the 2020 Common Comorbidities with Substance Use Disorders Research Report, “Many individuals who develop substance use disorders (SUD) are also diagnosed with mental disorders, and vice versa. Multiple national population surveys have found that about half of those who experience a mental illness during their lives will also experience a substance use disorder and vice versa.” The good news is that for those individuals looking for an exceptional and successful recovery experience, there are many excellent Colorado rehab facilities, including residential and non-residential options.

What Does Non-Residential Treatment Look Like?

One of the most important factors to take into account when considering recovery is at what stage the mental health or addiction issues are. For example, individuals struggling with SUD need to determine whether a detox is necessary or not. Also, it is important to remember that this determination should never be made by anyone other than a professional. Detoxing is a very serious matter, and doing so irresponsibly can be devastating and even deadly. Though rare, this is especially true for those struggling with alcohol use disorder (AUD).

However, for individuals that do not require detox and are not in the later stages of mental illness, a non-residential program can be an ideal choice. This is because a non-residential treatment center can allow an individual to achieve recovery and stay in regular contact with their therapists and specialists, while also keeping one foot in their everyday life. Furthermore, being able to stay involved in day-to-day activities is not the only benefit of non-residential recovery.

The Benefits of Non-Residential Treatment

Again, it is critical to be advised by a professional when it comes to starting a recovery journey. They can make the ultimate decision as to whether residential or non-residential treatment is best. The following are just some of the benefits if non-residential recovery is recommended:

  • Allows for more flexibility in a schedule
  • Individuals can stay connected to their job or school
  • It can often be less expensive than residential care
  • For those coming back from a relapse, it allows for the ability to stay connected in an established recovery community
  • It often makes the transition process easier from a recovery center back into full everyday life

However, it is also important to remember that non-residential treatment is mostly recommended for those that already have a healthy and established support system to rely upon. If that, as well as some other factors, doesn’t exist, then residential rehab may be the best choice.

What Does Residential Rehabilitation Look Like?

Residential rehabilitation is for those individuals that are in the more severe stages of mental illness and/or addiction. Now, that may not always be the case, and other factors may help determine whether residential treatment is the right choice.

These factors may include the stability of one’s home life, if any legal issues are present, or if a client simply feels more comfortable starting their recovery journey in a more connected setting. Regardless of the reasoning, the good news is that there are many benefits to residential rehab.

The Benefits of Residential Rehabilitation

Below are some, but not all, of the benefits that residential rehabilitation has to offer:

  • 24/7 monitoring and connection if anything should come up
  • The ability to change or amend a recovery plan sooner than later
  • Allows for family members and loved ones to get the help they need while an individual is in residence
  • Better ensures accountability to responsibilities like attending therapy or 12-Step meetings

The good news is that both Colorado rehab and Colorado non-residential treatment programs are some of the best in the world.

Some of the Benefits of Colorado Rehab Facilities and Non-Residential Treatment

Many people may be unaware of how important the environment is to successful recovery. This includes having access to nature as well as access to where the best treatment specialists are.

In Colorado, there are both. There is access to the Rocky Mountains and all of the activities and immersion therapy one can hope for. Yet, there is also access to urban hubs like Denver, where some of the best mental health and addiction professionals practice.

Exceptional Treatment at One of the Premier Colorado Rehab Facilities: The Redpoint Center

The Redpoint Center offers some of the best non-residential intensive outpatient programs (IOP) – not only in the state but in the country. We also offer exceptional sober living options for those that have completed inpatient Colorado rehab.

At The Redpoint Center, our mission and primary purpose has always been to help our clients recover on an individualized basis, utilizing comprehensive recovery plans. Our goal is also to empower our clients to visualize the future that they want for themselves – and having the Colorado Rockies available to help get a better view is definitely a bonus.

What Makes Full-Day Treatment in Colorado Unique?

What Makes Full-Day Treatment in Colorado Unique?

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There is a tongue-in-cheek saying in many recovery communities that goes, “The best places to ‘party’ are also often the best places to recover.” While this is a fun little aside, it is also not hard to see the truth in it. For individuals struggling with active addiction, their time becomes fully consumed with feeding that addiction. So, what happens when that time opens up? It needs to be filled, and in recovery, it needs to be filled in healthy and progressive ways. Full-day treatment in Colorado has this requirement covered, and then some.

Understanding Full-Day Treatment

Ultimately, full-day treatment, including full-day treatment in Colorado, is a type of non-residential treatment that may include a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or not. Ideally, full-day treatment involves an individual checking in on a daily basis at a physical recovery center. Particular days may be more intensive, while other days may focus more on accountability and long-term goals.

Some individuals may minimize full-day treatment as a less effective option compared to an inpatient program. This is a fallacy. In fact, full-day treatment is often a better choice for certain individuals that need to stay active in their day-to-day lives. For example, some people need to remain more available for their children, or some individuals do not have the option or luxury to fully disconnect from their work. Full-day treatment is often an ideal choice for them.

The Benefits of Full-Day Treatment

Now, full-day treatment does have its limitations and is not for everyone. For example, individuals in the later, more severe, stages of addiction may be better served in a residential setting. Though it should be noted that full-day treatment can be an effective and often recommended transition from a residential program.

However, those that fit the qualifications for full-day treatment often find that it is a quintessential choice for their recovery needs. The following are just some of the benefits that full-day treatment has to offer:

  • Ability to stay connected to home, work, and/or school
  • Many insurances cover full-day treatment, and some offer more coverage for full-day treatment over residential options
  • Often offers more direct accountability over self-chosen community recovery
  • Helps individuals transition to community and/or 12-Step recovery in a healthy and supportive manner
  • Daily connection with professionals offers real-time progress reports, as well as the option to adjust recovery plans based on how things are going
  • Allows for family members and loved ones to be more connected to the recovery journey as they remain in closer contact

Those are just some of the broader benefits of full-day recovery. However, full-day recovery in Colorado offers many more. 

What Makes Full-Day Treatment in Colorado Unique?

Colorado has some of the best recovery communities in the country. It also has some of the best options for natural therapy and nature immersion as well. There are also some of the most highly regarded and effective treatment centers in the country located in Colorado.

The Redpoint Center has multiple locations in Colorado, and they all offer exceptional evidence-based treatment while at their recovery centers, but also the backdrop of Colorado to aid in the recovery process. 

For example, The Redpoint Center has a location in Longmont. Not only is Longmont located less than 40 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park, but it is also roughly 45 minutes from Denver. This allows individuals to get the connection to nature that is often a powerful component of recovery but also lets them connect to one of the country’s most unique urban hubs. It is true that staying active can be an essential element of recovery, and full-day treatment in Colorado can check nearly any activity box that one could want.

The Redpoint Center: The Primary Purpose Is Recovery

When it comes to recovery, the mission at The Redpoint Center is to help as many people not only recover at the moment but to acquire the tools needed for long-term recovery. At The Redpoint Center, we also understand that no individual recovery journey is the same. That is why we believe in “meeting people where they are at.”

In addition, we believe in being part of the community rather than a separate entity. Also, we just happen to be blessed with one of the most beautiful mountain backdrops in the country. Our community-minded space ensures that our clients feel at home, while also receiving the clinical and therapeutic expertise that is often required for recovery. 

It has always been our recovery mission to help our clients – and their families – recover without requiring inpatient stays or traveling exorbitant amounts of time to get the help they need. Recovery needs to be both accessible and accountable, and at The Redpoint Center, we are thrilled to offer both with our full-day treatment programs.

How to Find Longmont Non-Residential Treatment Programs

How to Find Longmont Non-Residential Treatment Programs

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According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the percentage of people 18 to 26 needing “but not receiving treatment at a specialty facility for illicit drug use in the past year” was over 18% in Colorado. The numbers are similarly high with other age demographics in the state, with over seven percent in all of the other categories. To put that in perspective, that is over 41,000 people, or roughly one out of every 15 Coloradan, in need of adequate addiction care. For some of these individuals, Longmont non-residential treatment may be an ideal choice.

What Are Non-Residential Treatment Programs?

It is important to note that not all non-residential treatment programs are the same, and not all of them are created equally, either. Non-residential treatment programs are licensed programs offered by recovery centers and treatment facilities that do not require the individual to stay on the property.

Generally, these are programs that are best suited for individuals that are not in the later, more severe stages of addiction, have limited insurance, or are ultimately unable to commit to inpatient or residential care. Now, this does not make them any less effective or ideal than residential treatment; it just makes them more ideal and effective for certain individuals. Remember, a recovery plan is always effective when individualized, including the initial choice of type of treatment.

Another option for non-residential treatment is a partial hospitalization program (PHP), which is often overlooked as non-residential due to the name. But many PHPs only require continued intensive check-ins to the facility rather than prolonged stays. However, a PHP is a slightly more involved variation of non-residential treatment.

What Are the Benefits of Non-Residential Treatment?

There are many benefits to non-residential treatment. The primary one is the ability to remain active in one’s external day-to-day life. However, while this is a very appealing benefit, it should not cloud the need for residential treatment if required. For example, if a detox is required, it is often recommended that residential care follow – at least at the beginning. Also, if there are issues at home or a lacking support system, residential care may be the right choice as those issues get resolved.

However, if these components are present, and non-residential care is optimal, these are some of the benefits that often accompany it:

  • The ability to connect with a community or 12-Step recovery program from the start
  • Allows for an easier transition away from a recovery program and back into individual accountability
  • A chance to keep family and loved ones more connected and involved in the process
  • It can be more cost-effective
  • Insurance often covers more costs regarding non-residential treatment
  • It still allows for intensive treatment and clinical oversight, which can help avoid initial relapse

An Ideal Environment: Longmont Non-Residential Treatment

While there is a relatively high number of individuals needing addiction care in Colorado, there are also many highly regarded treatment centers. This is especially true in the Longmont, Colorado area. The issue is that many people are not receiving the information and support they need to find the right treatment center.

One of the ideal locations in Longmont is The Redpoint Center. The Redpoint Center has some of the best non-residential programs in the area. With its immediacy to the Rocky Mountains as well as close proximity to Boulder and Denver, there is the option of nature immersion while also engaging in all of the benefits of having access to an urban hub.

Longmont also has an exceptional recovery community, which has both 12-Step and non-12-Step options. Also, at the Longmont location, The Redpoint Center can provide ongoing support after non-residential treatment, which includes the potential to engage with its sober living services. So, for both residential and non-residential individuals, Longmont can be an ideal location for both unplugging from active addiction and plugging into long-term recovery.

Longmont Non-Residential Treatment: The Recovery Mission at The Redpoint Center

While not a requirement of a recovery center, here at The Redpoint Center, we are a family-owned business, and that carries over to how we care for our clients. One of our maxims is “meeting people where they are at.” Just as we would with our own family members, we treat everyone based on who they are rather than their symptoms.

We also have a professional staff that brings their expertise and knowledge from some of the best treatment centers in the country. Together, The Redpoint Center has over 200 years of treatment experience, which is then focused solely on the client on an individualized basis with customized and comprehensive recovery plans.

The paradigm needs to shift for those that need recovery but cannot access it. Here at The Redpoint Center, we continue to be the epicenter of that shift. Because one out of 15 is not what caring for those that need the most help is supposed to look like.

Non-Residential Programs: Full Day Treatment in Colorado

Non-Residential Programs: Full-Day Treatment in Colorado

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Recovery from substance misuse often involves multiple levels of care, including non-resident programs like partial hospitalization (PHP). Full-day treatment offers structure, resources, accountability, and peer engagement for individuals recovering from substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health issues. Studies have shown that non-residential treatment, including PHP, “is suitable for patients who do not need full-time supervision and have some available supports but need more structure than is usually available in less intensive outpatient settings.” The Redpoint Center offers high-quality personalized full-day treatment programs for individuals living in and around Longmont, Colorado. 

What Are Full-Day Treatment Programs?

Full-day treatments include intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization (PHP) programs. Clients are encouraged to attend treatment sessions throughout the week. In some cases, clients may also participate in weekend treatment sessions. You can collaborate with your care team to determine the best program and schedule to fit your specific needs. Every program has different criteria and guidelines for clients. Your case manager will ensure the program offers the support you need to fully recover from SUD and related mental health disorders. 

Every program has different schedules for daily sessions. However, full-day programs often include the following: 

  • Support group meetings 
  • Individual therapy 
  • Group therapy 
  • Community activities 
  • Case management
  • Relapse prevention education
  • Aftercare planning

Full-day treatment reduces the risk of relapse by decreasing feelings of isolation, reducing stress, and increasing accountability. The care team will guide you through learning healthy ways to manage your condition effectively. Clinicians at The Redpoint Center have personal experience overcoming substance misuse and mental health issues. You can rely on their expertise and knowledge to help you overcome challenges in recovery. No matter where you are in your recovery journey, the Redpoint team can help you reach the next level. 

Different Types of Full-Day Treatment Programs

The Redpoint Center offers IOP and PHP for clients requiring more daily monitoring and guidance. Weekdays are spent engaging in group, individual, and community activities, including evidence-based therapies and complementary treatments. 

The specific schedule for each day depends on the needs of each client. However, full-day treatments generally incorporate some of the following modalities: 

  • Eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for addressing trauma-related issues 
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and other forms of psychotherapy
  • Experiential therapies 
  • Peer engagement through group therapy or other activities

IOPs fill your day with activities and therapy sessions. The treatment services address underlying issues and co-occurring disorders. Coping skills you learn allow you to manage unexpected stressors you may encounter in your day-to-day life. The Redpoint Center offers full-day programs to help clients with mild symptoms who have difficulty staying focused and maintaining sobriety. You can use IOP and PHP programs to keep on track with your recovery goals. 

The Benefits of Non-Residential Care

Non-residential care is incredibly flexible. The programs allow you to heal at your own pace while attending treatment sessions that fit your schedule. You can work, attend school, or manage other responsibilities while participating in non-residential treatment. The care team understands not everyone has the luxury of putting their life on hold while they heal from SUD. 

Some of the primary benefits of full-day outpatient treatment include the following:

  • A consistent routine that reduces stress and more easily facilitates healthy routines 
  • Spending a significant amount of time with the same peers and care team, building trust, and developing social skills 
  • Filling your days with activities related to recovery reduces the risk of intrusive cravings, thoughts, and behaviors

Recovering from substance misuse doesn’t happen overnight. Full-day outpatient programs give you the time and space to set a foundation for a life of sobriety and sustained recovery. 

What to Expect From Full-Day Treatment

Non-residential programs at The Redpoint Center are flexible and include morning and evening treatment sessions. Clients can participate in sessions at whatever time works best for their schedule. Full-day treatment is designed to be accessible and comprehensive. You can expect to take advantage of the following during outpatient care: 

  • Case management 
  • Peer support  
  • Individual and group therapy 
  • Aftercare planning 
  • Holistic therapies 
  • Community events and activities
  • Family therapy
  • Trauma-informed support services

Treatment plans are personalized and integrative to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients in recovery. Social support is essential for long-term sobriety. Full-day treatment allows you to make positive connections with peers, clinicians, and support staff. At The Redpoint Center, most of the clinicians are also in recovery and have a greater understanding of how to help people heal from SUD. 

Redpoint is one of the premier addiction recovery programs in the state. Individuals living in and around Longmont, Colorado, can benefit from attending our full-day treatment programs. The care team keeps clients engaged in their recovery by offering various services. 

How Redpoint's Full Day Programs Provide Goal Oriented and Recovery-Based Treatment in Colorado

How Redpoint’s Full-Day Programs Provide Goal-Oriented and Recovery-Based Treatment in Colorado

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Recovering from substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health issues may feel overwhelming. A structured environment makes it easier for individuals to gain confidence in establishing and achieving recovery goals. According to research published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “For clients who are stepped down from [intensive outpatient treatment], outpatient treatment offers the support they need to continue developing relapse prevention skills and resolving the personal, relationship, employment, legal, and other problems often associated with early recovery.” Full-day programs at The Redpoint Center provide personalized treatment plans to ensure clients achieve their personal and recovery goals.

How Are Full-Day Programs Different From Residential Treatment?

Residential treatment is generally reserved for individuals with severe SUD symptoms and complex co-occurring mental health issues. People with mild symptoms who have a strong support system at home benefit most from the flexibility and personalization of outpatient care. Full-day programs ensure you have a schedule to keep you on track during the week. The structure makes avoiding distractions, intrusive thoughts, and triggers less stressful.

Full-day programs provide many of the same benefits as residential care. However, a few ways full-day programs are different from residential care include:

  • Residential care requires clients to remain at facilities overnight and follow a strict daily schedule
  • Full-day programs allow clients to return home at night
  • Residential clients have access to recovery professionals 24/7
  • Full-day programs provide access to services during specific hours of the day
  • Residential treatment prepares clients for self-accountability
  • Full-day programs rely on clients to use self-accountability to maintain recovery

Non-residential programs allow more freedom of movement. The care team can adjust sessions to your unique schedule. Also, peer support during non-residential treatment helps clients achieve their goals by providing additional motivation and inspiration. You can share your successes and concerns with people who have similar life experiences and understand your situation.

The Benefits of Full-Day Programs

Full-day treatment programs keep clients focused on the work of healing and establishing new behaviors. In addition, the full daily schedule makes it more difficult for people in recovery to feel bored or unfulfilled. Clinicians provide services to keep you excited about moving forward in your recovery journey. The Redpoint Center is dedicated to ensuring you have the necessary resources to meet your personal goals.

Attending a full-day program allows you to do the following:

  • Practice active listening, conflict resolution, and other social skills between treatment sessions
  • Learn to monitor, identify, and cope with potential triggers, cravings, and intrusive thoughts related to substance misuse
  • Take personal time to process changes and practice essential therapeutic techniques
  • Engage with peers in a wholesome and welcoming recovery community

People struggling with substance misuse in and around the Longmont, Colorado, area benefit from participating in the programs and services offered at The Redpoint Center. The care team uses a goal-oriented and recovery-based approach to treatment, allowing clients to grow and thrive in early recovery.

Recovery Goals Include Relapse Prevention

Intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization (PHP) programs provide consistency and familiarity to help clients feel comfortable maintaining sobriety. Clinicians ensure clients understand what to expect during early recovery by educating them on the realities of substance misuse treatment, potential triggers, and relapse prevention. The Redpoint Center uses evidence-based methods to help clients prepare for long-term recovery by creating relapse prevention and crisis management strategies.

Some common recovery goals clients focus on include:

  • Avoiding relapse for a set period of days, weeks, or months
  • Improving and managing symptoms of SUD and related mental health issues
  • Making amends or repairing relationships affected by substance misuse

Full-day treatment programs provide the support you need to achieve realistic recovery goals.

Outpatient Programs Motivate Lasting Change

Full-day non-residential programs in Longmont, Colorado, provide locals access to a wide range of services. You will gain self-confidence and increase self-esteem as you learn to successfully navigate early recovery. Your personalized care plan focuses on ensuring you achieve the personal and recovery goals to keep you feeling motivated. The care team will collaborate to ensure you feel comfortable and confident managing your condition before completing treatment.

What to Expect From The Redpoint Center’s Full-Day Programs

Attending programs at Redpoint ensures access to essential treatment services and the support of a dedicated recovery team. The sense of community and peer support makes it easier to focus on achieving goals. Treatment programs focus on providing a truly unique recovery experience to help clients create long-term positive changes.

You can expect to benefit from the following:

  • Compassionate support from peers, clinicians, and the support staff
  • A fellowship of individuals with similar life experiences
  • Evidence-based and goal-oriented treatment services

Full-day programs allow you to develop and practice life skills to keep you moving forward in your recovery after completing treatment.

How Redpoint's Non-Residential Programs Help Families Foster the Transition of Loved Ones Back Into Their Lives

How Redpoint’s Non-residential Programs Help Families Foster the Transition of Loved Ones Back Into Their Lives

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Individuals recovering from substance misuse and co-occurring conditions benefit from family participation in outpatient treatment. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “Involving family members in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment can positively affect client engagement, retention, and outcomes.” The Redpoint Center facility in Longmont, Colorado, offers partial hospitalization (PHP) and other non-residential treatment programs to help families and their loved ones heal from the effects of substance misuse.

Family Engagement Is Essential During Early Recovery

The side effects of substance misuse impact everyone in a family unit. Encouraging family members to participate in family therapy or other recovery services reduces stress and helps family members heal from their own trauma. According to SAMHSA, “While there is no one-size-fits-all solution . . . research shows that family support can play a major role in helping a loved one with mental and substance use disorders.” Therapy and other support services assist people in regaining their independence with the encouragement of family and close friends. The Redpoint Center helps families heal and thrive during recovery using evidence-based and alternative holistic therapies.

Family members can support their loved ones using an empathetic and compassionate approach to improve the effectiveness of therapy. Sometimes family dynamics influence a person’s ability to manage their condition. Therapy offers families an opportunity to identify and process potential issues and find healthy solutions under the guidance of a trained professional.

Family engagement is essential during early recovery due to the following:

  • The support of family reduces symptoms related to stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Family members have an easier time identifying potential triggers for relapse prevention
  • Families hold their loved ones accountable for maintaining sobriety and attending treatment

The Redpoint Center helps families support their loved ones during the transition out of treatment. Often, people in recovery feel more confident about their ability to overcome challenges in early recovery if their family participates in treatment and aftercare services.

How Does Family Therapy and Other Services Support Loved Ones?

Many of the clinicians and support staff at The Redpoint Center are in recovery themselves and understand the challenges of increasing independence in early recovery. Family therapy and other services can help you and your loved ones navigate treatment and aftercare.

The Redpoint Center offers a continuum of outpatient care, including the following:

  • Outpatient programs (OP)
  • Intensive outpatient programs (IOP)
  • Partial hospitalization programs (PHP)
  • Sober living communities
  • Extended aftercare services
  • Alumni support

Family therapy and other support services provide clients at every level of care with the resources they need to build a strong foundation for future success. The care team will educate you and your family about the realities of mental health, addiction, and recovery.

How Can Families Support Loved Ones Participating in Non-Residential Treatment?

Non-residential treatment programs allow families to take a lead role in their loved one’s recovery from SUD. The transition out of structured treatment and into aftercare may destabilize some people. Family members help clients maintain emotional stability and the healthy behaviors they learned in outpatient care.

Non-residential treatment allows families to contribute more directly to their loved one’s recovery by doing the following:

  • Providing practical support, including rides to treatment or medication management
  • Allowing families to practice skills they learn in family therapy to build deeper bonds
  • Providing compassionate and empathetic support

For many people, family engagement in recovery is essential to long-term recovery. You may worry about how treatment might interfere with close relationships and personal responsibilities. However, The Redpoint Center uses evidence-based methods to help clients and their families benefit from outpatient care.

The Redpoint Center Helps Families Support Loves Ones in Recovery

Recovery experts at The Redpoint Center understand every member of the family unit is affected when a loved one receives treatment for substance use disorder. According to the Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, “The effects of a SUD on a specific family or concerned significant other are determined by the severity of the disorder, the presence of other serious problems such as psychiatric illness, behaviors exhibited by the family member with a SUD, support available for the family, and the family members’ coping strategies.” You and your loved ones can heal from the effects of SUD by working together with the dedicated clinicians at The Redpoint Center.

Supporting Your Loved One During the Transition to Continuing Care

The transition from structured care to full independence usually involves a period of aftercare. Some people may join a sober living community to reduce the stress of the transition. However, strong family support can help clients in recovery move smoothly from treatment programs to long-term recovery at home. Redpoint assists families by giving them the tools to overcome obstacles and heal as a family. The experts at The Redpoint Center are here to help you and your family grow and heal together.

Is a Non-Residential Program Going to Provide the Structured Treatment I Need?

Is a Non-Residential Program Going to Provide the Structured Treatment I Need?

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Structured treatment programs help people recovering from substance use disorder (SUD) establish and maintain healthy routines. You may wonder if non-residential programs provide enough support and accountability to ensure your long-term sobriety. Studies have shown an “intensive outpatient program (IOP) or partial hospitalization program (PHP) is appropriate for patients with mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms.” The non-residential programs offered at The Redpoint Center’s Longmont, Colorado, facility provide clients with the support and care they need to recover from SUD and related mental health disorders.

Does Outpatient Care Provide Enough Structure?

Outpatient programs, including IOP and PHP, meet throughout the day, with both morning and evening sessions available. The flexibility allows people with varying schedules to continue attending weekly treatment while attending to work and home responsibilities. Non-residential programs also have weekend sessions to reduce the time clients spend outside of treatment during early recovery. Every program has different levels of care. Clinicians collaborate closely with clients to determine the best treatment plan and services to meet their needs.

Non-residential programs provide structured treatment by doing the following:

  • Giving people access to essential addiction recovery services
  • Providing peer engagement in a controlled environment
  • Holding clients accountable for participating in treatment sessions
  • Ensuring clients learn time management by prioritizing attendance
  • Providing a drug-free space for treatment and healing
  • Meeting every client where they are today and finding healthy ways to engage them in recovery

Clinicians set clear client expectations to help them manage their mental and physical well-being. Your care team will work with you to find the best balance between treatment and independent sobriety. Many people temporarily transition to a sober living community while participating in outpatient treatment if they feel the need for additional support. The combination of sober living and IOP or PHP programs is similar to inpatient treatment for individuals with less severe symptoms.

Structured Treatment Helps You Overcome Challenges

Everyone experiences difficult moments during treatment and ongoing recovery. The team at The Redpoint Center has experienced overcoming challenges related to rehabilitation. Your care team can provide you with helpful insights on how to prevent potential problems before they occur. Relapse prevention education, skill development, peer support, and other services ensure you have the tools you need to successfully maintain sobriety.

Outpatient programs help you heal and overcome challenges in early recovery by doing the following:

  • Providing you with access to a team of professionals with decades of experience navigating addiction recovery
  • Ensuring you have a plan in place for coping with unexpected issues as they arise
  • Using individualized care to address potential stressors or triggers and develop preventative measures

You can collaborate with your therapist to create crisis management and relapse prevention strategies to achieve your recovery goals.

Structured Treatment Allows You to Balance Personal Responsibilities and Self-Care

You are not alone in your recovery. Your care team will guide you through challenging moments and ensure you feel motivated to continue making positive changes. Full-day programs help you develop essential coping skills you can practice in real-world situations. In addition, non-residential treatment allows you to focus more time on creating self-care routines ideal for your lifestyle.

You may worry about how to maintain a career or home life while balancing addiction recovery. The Redpoint Center understands the value of outpatient programs like partial hospitalization. Clinicians ensure clients have the resources to balance their personal, professional, and recovery goals. You won’t have to put your whole life on hold to get the treatment you need to heal.

Full-day programs provide structure and freedom by doing the following:

  • Holding you accountable for your recovery choices
  • Offering a safe space for self-expression and growth
  • Ensuring you have the resources and tools you need to function day-to-day
  • Increasing quality of life and reducing overall stress

You don’t need residential treatment to successfully manage SUD. Full-day programs provide all the services you need to thrive during treatment and aftercare. Many people in recovery choose to participate in outpatient care while attending a sober living community. The combination allows them to work, go to school, and raise a family without putting their sobriety at risk. A structured environment provides additional support and reduces the risk of relapse.

Structured Treatment at The Redpoint Center

The Redpoint Center offers high-quality no-residential care, including non-residential care and a sober living community. Treatment programs give you access to recovery services that increase your independence while maintaining structure in your everyday life.

The Redpoint Center offers clients the following:

  • Case management
  • Multiple levels of care
  • Individual therapy
  • Peer support
  • Relapse prevention
  • Aftercare planning and support

Ninety percent of the care team is in recovery and understands the challenges you may face during treatment and aftercare. You can rely on The Redpoint Center to help you navigate early recovery through non-residential treatment programs.

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