Multi Setting Mental Health Facility

A multi-setting mental health facility (e.g. residential plus outpatient) can help you overcome your substance abuse and addiction as well as manage any other co-occurring medical and mental health disorders that you might also have been struggling with.

What is a Multi-Setting Mental Health Facility?

A multi-setting mental health facility refers to a center that offers varying levels of addiction treatment and rehabilitation services. In such a facility, for instance, you would be able to receive both residential or inpatient addiction treatment as well as outpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

These facilities offer these services because of the advances that have been made in the management of substance use disorders and co-occurring medical and mental illnesses. they also allow their patients to enjoy the availability of more recovery options than they would be able to find at other types of treatment centers.

Who Needs Multi-Setting Mental Health Treatment?

You might be an ideal candidate for a multi-setting mental health facility if you have been diagnosed with a severe substance use disorder that requires intensive treatment offered in a continuum of care. This facility could also prove useful if you have also been struggling with the signs and symptoms of another co-occurring disorder over and above your addiction - such as mental illness or a medical disorder.

The primary advantage with this type of facility is that it will allow you to receive a step-down form of care. You would typically start treatment in an inpatient setting to ensure that you are able to receive the round the clock care and medical management that you need to overcome your drug abuse, dependence, withdrawal symptoms, and cravings.

After that, you will be offered intensive therapy and counseling still on an inpatient setting. As you start progressing towards recovery, you might step down to a less intensive treatment setting - such a partial hospitalization program, an intensive outpatient program. Once you are better able to cope with your triggers, the center can ask you to attend a regular outpatient treatment program.

How It Works

While enrolled in a multi-setting mental health facility, you will receive both somatic and psychotherapeutic services. Somatic treatments involve the use of electroconvulsive therapy, drugs, and many other therapies that are designed to stimulate the brain. Examples of these treatments include vagus nerve stimulation and transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Psychotherapeutic treatments, on the other hand, often involve the use of psychotherapy (family therapy, couples counseling, group therapy, and individual), hypnotherapy, as well as of behavioral therapy techniques (such as exposure therapy, relaxation training, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavioral therapy).

In most cases, you will also be able to benefit from medication management - also known as drug therapy - while enrolled in a multi-setting mental health facility. This is because there are several psychoactive drugs that have been found to be effective at the management of the signs and symptoms - as well as the effects - of substance abuse and addiction and poor mental health.

Getting Help

There are many benefits that come with a multi-setting mental health facility. However, the most important might be the fact that you will not have to change the facility over the entire course of your addiction treatment and management. This consistency might make it easier for you to overcome your substance abuse and any other co-occurring disorders that you might also be struggling with.

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