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Substance Use Levels of Care

Level of Care/ Type of Service Description Length of Stay
Substance Use Evaluation Licensed counselor or other practitioner with substance use assessment in their  approved scope of practice interviews and assesses the potential existence of diagnosable substance use disorder. If indicated, will make a level of care recommendation. Typically 2-3 hour process that includes collateral interview and testing.
Medical Detox/Inpatient Hospitalized inpatient care for the medically unstable patient unable to attend substance use programming. Includes daily physician visits and intense medical monitoring by nursing staff.

Stay typically lasting 1-5 days.  Individualized as needed.

Social Detox

24-hour bedded care with minimal physician or nursing oversight. Includes no programming or therapy.

Stay typically lasting 1-5 days.  Individualized as needed.
Short-Term Residential

24-hour residential care with intense substance use programming from 9 am - 9 pm. Includes group therapy, individual sessions, family sessions, lectures, discussions, and recreational activities.

Stay typically lasting 5-30 days.  Individualized as needed.
Partial Care/ Day Treatment

An outpatient level of care that includes at least 6-8 hours of programming. Includes group therapy, individual session, family sessions, lectures, discussions, and recreational activities.

Typically 3-5 days per week and lasts 1-6 weeks. Individualized as needed.

Intensive Outpatient

An outpatient level of care that includes at least 3 hours of programming. Includes group therapy, individual session, family sessions, lectures, discussions, and recreational activities.

Typically 3-5 days per week and lasts 1-8 weeks. Individualized as needed.

Outpatient

An outpatient level of care that includes individual therapy, group therapy, and family sessions. On occasion, this level is individual sessions only.

Typically one group per week and 1-2 individual sessions per month and lasts 4-16 weeks.  Individualized as needed.
Drug & Alcohol Education

An outpatient level of care that is a didactic presentation of education. This is a minimal intervention aimed to educate individuals to change their substance use patterns.

Typically a one-day offering lasting 6-8 hours or spread into shortened classes over several weekends.