Treatment Centers

There are a number of reasons an individual might seek services at a Treatment Center. Among the most common presenting concerns are Substance Abuse/Dual Diagnosis/Chemical Dependency, Eating Disorders, Trauma and/or Abuse, Severe Depression and/or Anxiety, Sex Addiction/Compulsivity, Severe & Persistent Mental Illness, and/or Pain Management.

At times, an individual might be reluctant or steadfastly refuse to be admitted to a treatment center. In such instances, the services of an Interventionist are often necessary. For patients with Chemical Dependency, a Detoxification Facility may be appropriate. The next step is to enter an Inpatient Facility, where the patient receives intensive services until his or her condition has stabilized.

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) are often indicated for those who either present with milder symptoms at the outset or who are transitioning from an inpatient program. Generally, patients enrolled in a PHP receive inpatient services during the day and are released at night.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) are another alternative for patients presenting with milder symptoms or who have completed an inpatient program and/or PHP. As its name suggests, the IOP provides frequently therapy sessions in an outpatient setting.

Recovery Residences are facilities at which the patient can reside after completing an inpatient program and/or PHP. These facilities provide their residents with the skills necessary to prevent relapse once the patient has transitioned back to his or her home. There are recovery residences specifically for college students.

Wilderness Programs are treatment alternatives that feature an outdoor component. These programs may be in the same setting as an inpatient facility or at a remote location.


Another type of Treatment Center is the Community-Based Mental Health Facility. These agencies provide services at their facilities and/or in clients' homes. Community-Based facilities are often accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). CORE Providers are DHR-approved facilities providing Mental Health, Addiction, and Developmental Disability outpatient services. Many community-based agencies provide Intensive Family Intervention (IFI), generally in clients' homes. Community-Based agencies may also provide Wrap-Around Services, which are interventions emphasizing the strengths of the child and family. Wrap-around services include individualized assessment and treatment planning, require case management, and include a variety of therapeutic interventions.


Quite frequently, the court system orders individuals to obtain evaluations and/or treatment due to problems with Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, etc. There is a list of Court-Ordered Evaluators on the MATN site. Individuals convicted of a DUI must received services from a DHR-Approved Provider.
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