Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do we treat adolescents?

No. We do not treat patients under the age of 18.

Are we an inpatient program?

No. A1 Behavioral Health is strictly an intensive outpatient program. However, we are state-licensed to provide overnight accommodations while the patient is in treatment.

Will it be a problem if my work schedule conflicts with the group times?

No. We offer programs that run in both the day and the evening formats. We think it is important for group functioning for the patient to arrive on time and stay for the entire group. For that reason, we offer group schedules at night times as well as daytime. In addition, we can supply a nonspecific medical excuse slip for your employer.

What is the program like?

Our clinic is your home away from home. You will be greeted with a smile and we will treat you as a welcome guest. We attempt to make the patient feel safe and comfortable in our beautifully appointed facility. In a group setting, we avoid confrontational or adversarial treatment. The sessions use a cognitive behavioral approach, which looks at the thought process and beliefs underlying the patient's behavior. Our therapists come from a humanistic and supportive schools of patient care. We do not use any confrontational techniques.

How long is the program and how long do I have to come?

The detox/rehabilitation and intensive outpatient (IOP) phase is between 20 and 30 sessions. The patient is expected to complete the entire program in approximately 7 to 8 weeks.

Can a person come for detox and not participate in the counseling part of our program?

No. We have found that when detox is done without the person participating in a program the rate of relapse among patients is high. It makes more sense to us to work with a patient who has committed to a comprehensive treatment program. When we all have the same high level of commitment, we are much more likely to arrive at the desired outcome.

Does A1 Behavioral Health treat dual diagnosis (patients with a substance use disorder as well as another behavioral health condition such as depression)?

Yes, as long as the diagnosis is not psychosis. Psychotic patients are outside of our scope of treatment.

What is buprenorphine (suboxone)?

Buprenorphine is a medication used in treating people with narcotic problems.
For more information visit: www.buprenorphine.samhsa.gov

Do you provide buprenorphine (suboxone) without requiring the patient to participate in the rehab program?

No. We want you to achieve sobriety while in our treatment program. You did not become addicted overnight, and it will take time and commitment for you to get clean. Our rehab program is an integral part of your success.

Do you follow a 12-step model?

While it is not a mandatory requirement for our program, we strongly encourage patients to participate in a community recovery support group and it is discussed throughout our program.

 

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