We put together this graphic to illustrate our philosophy.
After completing Inpatient Detox and/or Rehabilitation Treatment, we believe all 4 of the treatment elements below should occur AT THE SAME TIME.
Research proves that combining all 4 treatment elements at once, will give you the highest chances for successful outcomes.
If MAT is not appropriate for you then at minimum the 3 other treatment elements working together collaboratively will give you the best hope for a successful recovery.
This level of care is recommended after detox or inpatient treatment. In today's times, even if participation in inpatient care first is preferred, and may produce better outcomes, it may not be affordable, or a person may not be able to be away from their work or home life for an extended period of time. SAIOP is a great option, offering evidence-based treatment provided in Individual, Family, and Group Therapy as well as offering case management.
This program is offered 3 days per week for 3 hours at a time for 36 sessions. We have morning and evening groups in Leland and Wilmington. In addition to group therapy, SAIOP includes the option of individual and family therapy as well as case management. SAIOP provides the skill building, education and support needed to achieve and maintain long-term abstinence and recovery.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN.
Early Recovery Skills, Triggers, Relapse Justification and Relapse Prevention Skills
Coping with Anger, Anxiety, Mood Management, Guilt and Letting Go
Educating Family Members and yourself about the addiction process.
Repairing Relationships and Communication.
Identifying strengths and setting goals
Self-care, self-esteem, developing self-respect
Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program
Individual, Couples, Family, and MRT Group
Outpatient Therapy is available up to two times per week. Individual, Couples, and Family therapy is available by TeleHealth, in the office, home, or community and only evidenced-based treatment that works is provided.
MRT Group is a great option for clearing DWIs, a step-down from SAIOP, and to satisfy mandating referral sources for those who have substantial clean time. These are our highest attended groups ever!
Evidence Based Approaches used:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Trauma Focused CBT
What is CBT?
Thoughts, not people, situations, and events, create feelings and affect behavior. Learn to control how you perceive and react to the events in your life!
Evidence Based Approaches used:
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
What is DBT?
CBT and Emotion Regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness.
In all therapy services any of the following are examples of goals people work towards.
Substance Use Disorders
Recovery Support Services
Real recovery is a complete lifestyle change
Revia (Naltrexone) Help fight cravings while gaining the skills needed to maintain abstinence. A Helping Hand of Wilmington offers the Vivitrol (Naltrexone) monthly injection or Revia (Naltrexone) daily oral pill, for our clients struggling with alcohol and/or opioid addictions. When combined with active treatment, data shows that Vivitrol or Revia, assisted clients with having more days of complete abstinence; they stayed in treatment longer, reported less craving; and were less likely to relapse. Vivitrol (Naltrexone) and Revia (Naltrexone) are not addictive, are non-narcotic; won’t prolong dependence on opioids or alcohol; doesn’t replace or act as a substitute for opioids or alcohol, is not pleasure inducing, and has no street value.
SUBOXONE (Buprenorphine & Naloxone) can deliver relief from cravings and withdrawal and make recovery from addiction to opioids manageable; but, medication is not enough. MAT should only be used in accordance with a comprehensive treatment program likes the ones we offer. Our medical provider can determine an appropriate dose of Suboxone and through pairing the use of medication with therapy this allows people to gain the skills needed for long-term recovery from addiction to opioids.
through our collaboration with Coastal MDs, and other medical providers,
Providing Integrated Health Care to take care of the Whole Person
People with mental health disorders are more likely than people without mental health disorders to experience an alcohol or substance use disorder. Alcohol and drugs are often used to self-medicate the symptoms of mental health problems. People often abuse alcohol or drugs to ease the symptoms of an undiagnosed mental health issue to cope with difficult emotions, or to temporarily change their mood. Unfortunately, abusing substances causes side effects and in the long run often worsens the symptoms they initially helped to relieve. Outpatient Therapy and Psychiatric Medication Management are available to those with co-occurring mental health disorders.
The concept that behavioral health is important to overall health and well-being has historical roots that date back to
many ancient cultures focusing on mind–body interaction. In modern times, many respected sources recognize the importance of the interaction of general physical, mental, and substance abuse issues in providing health care. Together we can address the whole mind and body and successfully provide integrated health care.
Research shows that residing in a Recovery Residence, while attending outpatient clinical treatment, will increase the likelihood of achieving long-term recovery.
Combining living in a RECOVERY RESIDENCE with OUTPATIENT TREATMENT. A common challenge facing people who receive outpatient services is finding a living environment that is free of alcohol and drugs and that promotes recovery. Studies are showing that people who use both recovery residences and outpatient treatment for substance use disorders at the same time, are benefitting from decreased drug and alcohol use over the course of 18 months as compared to those who don’t. Furthermore, legal problems, employment, and arrests improved over time. Social needs are met as many recovery homes provide an instant sober social support network complete with mentors and recovery coaching. We are encouraged that research supports our personal belief that residing in a Recovery Residence, while attending outpatient clinical treatment, will increase the likelihood of achievement of long-term recovery. While A Helping Hand of Wilmington does not operate its own recovery home we collaborate with quality providers.
For those who lack transportation, there are several wonderful programs within walking or bike riding distance from our facility (1-3 miles). For those who have access to a car, Uber, or rides from peers, or who are able to ride the bus (bus stop is just outside our facility), there are additional quality programs we collaborate with. See all links below:
MUTUAL SUPPORT GROUP
Community or online-based mutual support groups have been associated with higher rates of abstinence from alcohol and other substances, particularly for weekly or more frequent programs. Those who build sober social support while attending formal treatment have higher rates of long-term recovery than individuals who do not.