Individuals recovering from substance use disorder (SUD) spend the majority of their time in treatment, engaging one-on-one with clinicians. Non-residential programs provide the same positive outcomes as residential care for SUD and any co-occurring disorders. According to studies, “No single treatment approach is effective for all persons with alcohol problems, and there is no overall advantage for residential or inpatient treatment over outpatient care.” On-site clinicians for non-residential programs provide essential guidance and ensure clients receive care tailored to their unique needs. The Redpoint Center uses on-site clinicians to help clients recover from substance misuse and any co-occurring mental health issues.
What Is an On-Site Clinician?
An on-site clinician is physically available at the treatment center to provide expert services to clients, alumni, and their families. Clinicians include registered nurses, therapists, psychiatrists, registered dieticians, and other medical professionals. The Redpoint Center has on-site clinicians to ensure clients receive appropriate and effective care during every stage of treatment.
Clinicians provide clients with the following:
- Essential information about their diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis
- Advice on how to navigate various challenges during recovery
- Skill development to ensure clients have the tools to manage their condition
- Empathetic and compassionate care
Clinicians who provide on-site services often have more time to spend one-on-one with clients and their families. The additional support makes a significant difference in recovery time for some clients.
How Do On-Site Clinicians Improve Treatment Outcomes?
On-site clinicians offer guidance, education, and encouragement to clients during treatment. The physical interactions at the center make a more significant impact on some clients compared to telehealth or off-site meetings. Clients build a stronger bond with their clinicians if they spend more time with them during and between therapy sessions.
Providing treatment with clinicians on-site improves client outcomes by doing the following:
- Building trust and a deeper connection between clients and the care team
- Ensuring the client feels heard and understood
- Allowing clinicians to witness changes in mood or behavior first-hand
The relationship between clients and the care team is essential to recovery. Studies have shown that “[c]ommunication is an essential element of collaboration.” Clinicians have an obligation to be transparent with clients about their recovery progress during treatment. Clients participating in non-residential care have an easier time communicating with clinicians who stay on-site. The additional one-on-one interactions help clients and clinicians remain more open about the realities of SUD and recovery.
Non-Residential Programs Benefit from On-Site Clinicians
Non-residential programs provide clients with additional independence, allowing them to return home during evenings and weekends. The time away from treatment may cause some people to feel overwhelmed, uncertain, or ambivalent about their treatment and recovery. On-site clinicians provide added support and keep clients accountable for maintaining positive lifestyle changes.
Off-site clinicians may not offer the same level of engagement and can cause some people in outpatient treatment to feel disengaged from their recovery. The on-site care team leads through example and shows clients how to create healthy relationships and manage everyday stressors using healthy coping skills.
What Role Does Support Staff Play in Addiction Recovery?
Support staff are essential to treatment at The Redpoint Center. Clients and clinicians benefit from engaging with support staff throughout the day. In addition, support staff are always on-site to handle everyday tasks related to the upkeep and efficiency of the programs. Often, support staff are peers who have gone through treatment themselves and understand the daily struggles clients and their loved ones face during early recovery.
Some of the roles support staff play in addiction recovery include:
- Managing sober living or transitional housing communities
- Intake support
- Office management
Support staff help clients are part of the welcoming community at The Redpoint Center. Clients can rely on support staff to provide compassionate and empathetic support. Individuals may feel more comfortable opening up to support staff they interact with on a daily basis, and many find comfort in sharing their stories or experiences with the people who help them feel comfortable and safe during early recovery.
Treatment Programs and On-Site Clinicians at The Redpoint Center
Programs for SUD and mental health issues often involve a combination of psychotherapy, peer support, family therapy, self-help groups, and alternative holistic therapies.
Some of the treatments and services provided by on-site clinicians at The Redpoint Center include:
- Adventure therapy
- Activity therapy
- Play therapy
- Anger management
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Drama therapy
- Eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Experiential therapy
- Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)
- Motivational interviewing (MI)
- Creative healing
- Music therapy
- Art therapy
- Relapse prevention
- Somatic experiencing (SE)
The Redpoint Center uses on-site clinicians to provide clients with the support they need to heal and manage their condition. Clients benefit from spending time with on-site clinicians, support staff, and peers during non-residential treatment.
Individuals recovering from substance use disorder benefit from participating in multiple treatment services. Collaborating with multiple clinical experts gives clients access to essential resources and support. On-site clinicians ensure clients have access to the information, evidence-based treatments, and skill development they need to manage their disorders. On-site experts allow for greater flexibility and personalized care. The Redpoint Center uses on-site clinicians to help clients and their families navigate treatment. Clients often experience the best outcomes when they frequently communicate in person with all members of their care team. The Redpoint Center encourages clients to actively participate in their recovery and build healthy connections with the care team. To learn more about our programs, call us today at (303) 710-8496.