Addiction Treatment Services
Santé facilitates two distinctly different assessment approaches, specific to an individual’s situation:
- For all clients, Santé’s Masters level Intake Counselors conduct an initial and confidential assessment to establish the appropriate level of care, whether it is Santé’s medical detox, residential program, intensive outpatient, transitional living, outpatient individual therapy, and medication management, or intensive workshops.
The Licensed Professional Assessment program, Santé Center for Healing’s more formalized program, is appropriate for licensed professionals (i.e. physicians, lawyers, nurses, pharmacists, therapists) in crisis. These LPA’s (usually 3 days in length) are commonly required by a licensing board, hospital system, or employer and offer a fair, precise, and objective investigation of the professional. Learn more about Licensed Professional Assessments.
Often Santé’s first level of programming for our clients, our on-site medical detox is staffed by Santé’s expert medical team. Psychiatrists, addiction medicine doctors, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and certified addiction registered nurses are trained and experienced in helping patients cope with the symptoms of early drug or alcohol abstinence. They understand how withdrawal works and why it’s so dangerous when individuals think they can do it alone. Without medical assistance and round-the-clock oversight, the symptoms are unpleasant and could be life-threatening. Santé’s compassionate professionals help to reduce withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, aches and pains, cold sweats, cravings, insomnia, and restlessness. Medications may be given to decrease the severity and the risk for complications. Substances that generally require medical support to detox from include:
Detox typically lasts four to ten days but is different for each individual.
Santé’s detox is a natural transition into a residential level of care where clients can continue their journey towards hope, health, and healing as they realize that alcohol and other drugs are often only a symptom of underlying problems or issues. For this reason, the clinical and medical team for each client customizes a treatment plan with the goal of long-term recovery.
Whether presenting with a substance use disorder, trauma, problematic sexual behavior, disordered eating, or dual diagnosis, individuals assessed needing a residential level of care will individually and collectively interact with Santé Center for Healing’s exemplary, tenured staff. Clients benefit from the expertise of Santé’s psychiatrists, addictionologists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, certified addiction nurses, licensed dietitians, and Masters level therapists who have additional credentialing and certifications in EMDR, CSAT, ACT, DBT, CBT, EFT, motivational interviewing, shame resiliency, psychodrama, relapse prevention, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and grief and loss.
Clients at this level of care benefit from around-the-clock services, as they navigate Santé’s clinically renowned services throughout the day on our serene campus and then reside on campus at night. Individualized treatment plans evolve through this level of care and are customized to each client. A residential level of care can involve individual and group therapy, education and accountability, nutritional counseling, gender-specific groups, relapse prevention planning, 12-step introduction, neurofeedback, experiential therapy. See more information at Residential Treatment Program.
Intensive Outpatient Program
Santé’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) addresses the same issues as those addressed in the Residential level of care – substance use disorder, trauma, problematic sexual behavior, other compulsive behaviors, and dual diagnosis. This level of care has three Phases. Each Phase has three nights of group sessions per week for a total of 16 weeks. Some of our more unique IOP characteristics include individual therapy spread throughout all phases, program completion dates, Phases being customized to each individual, clients being able to come from another residential treatment center, or being able to be assessed initially for needing this level of care.
Santé’s Transitional Living (TL) program provides a highly structured, therapeutic apartment-style living for adults who are in search of additional daily living support while in the early stages of recovery. In addition to a safe, chemical-free environment, TL residents experience:
- Separate men’s and women’s addiction treatment programs
- Masters level therapist on site Monday through Saturday
- Community liaison on site 7 days per week
- Daily group therapy and house meetings
- Daily morning mediation and check-in groups
- Random drug screens
- 12 step recovery model
- Individual and group counseling
- Financial planning, including budgeting
- Meal planning
- Educational guidance
- Career development
- Life Skills Education
- Walking distance to public transportation, employment, volunteer opportunities, exercise facilities, and the University of North Texas campus
Addiction impacts everyone in the family unit and friends. Santé truly believes these relationships play an integral part of addiction treatment. Santé provides family programming. With three main programming implementation formats, families and friends can learn to thrive without shame, without silence, and in relationships with other friends and families experiencing the journey to recovery. All family programming experiences stress the importance of self-care and supporting oneself while a loved one is in treatment, as well as strengthening emotional bonds and communication within the family.
Individual Counseling & Medication Management
This level of care is ideal for those who do not need a residential or intensive outpatient level of care and for whom the passing of time is not providing healing for lingering problems. For those whose coping skills seem ineffective for what they’re enduring. For those who feel stuck or have chronic, intense feelings impacting their life. For those frustrated with their behavior and choices and yet can’t seem to change patterns with life’s challenges – addiction, anger, trauma, life transitions, depression, and grief. Individual Therapy and Medication Management are available.
At Santé, we want to make your recovery as easy and convenient as possible. For this reason, we offer telemedicine as an option for our outpatient clients. After an initial counseling session in our office, clients have the opportunity to attend their individual sessions via video conference. This option is ideal for those with busy lives who still want to commit themselves to maintaining their recovery.