Planning for Discharge
Discharge planning begins during the last half of your stay in our program, when the clinical team has a good idea of what length of treatment you are going to benefit from most. In most cases, our residential treatment program lasts for between 30 days and 90 days, depending on the unique needs of each individual client. There are several factors which might influence the discharge planning process. These factors include:
- The severity of the substance use disorder.
- The presence of any underlying mental health concerns.
- Personal history with previous stints in treatment and subsequent relapse.
- Family involvement in the addiction treatment process.
- Financial ability/health insurance coverage.
- Plans to enter into a lower level of treatment like partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient care.
The day of your discharge you will have a solid plan of action in place, and you will know exactly which steps to take. We never release a client from our program unless they feel confident about what they are doing next. We involve the loved ones of each client in the entire discharge planning process from start to finish, making sure everyone is on the same page, and ensuring clients have a detailed plan in place to protect and support them during early sobriety.